Faculty

Marsha Cuddeback

Marsha Cuddeback


Associate Professor



225-578-8465 | 410 Design Building
mcuddeb@lsu.edu |

Interior Design BA Ryerson University
MDS Boston Architectural College
MArch Boston Architectural College



Marsha Cuddeback is an associate professor in the LSU School of Interior Design. She received a Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design and a Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design from Ryerson University. Cuddeback is an NCIDQ certificate holder, registered architect, LEED AP BD+C, and NCARB certificate holder. She recently served as the chair of the IDEC Academic Integrity Task Force and currently serves on the NCIDQ Champions Task Force. She is a practicing interior designer and architect in the firm Desmond Cuddeback Architects, which was awarded an AIA Gulf States Regional Honor Design Excellence Citation for the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center Exhibition Building. She has conducted research and published extensively on the scholarship of teaching and learning and has been recognized through awards including the Gulf South Summit Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award in 2010 and the LSU Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award in 2009.

Cuddeback’s research has been supported through grants, including the National Endowment for the Arts, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Louisiana Department of Social Services, Department of Transportation and Development, and Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Prior to her appointment in the School of Interior Design, Cuddeback served as the director of the Office of Community Design and Development (OCDD) and as a faculty member in the LSU School of Architecture. During her tenure as OCDD director, her collaborative work was recognized by NCARB through receipt of a 2010 NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of the Profession in the Academy. Cuddeback has served as Louisiana’s NCARB intern development program coordinator, as a member of the NCARB IDP Advisory Committee, and as the IDP educator coordinator in the School of Architecture. Prior to relocating to Southeast Louisiana, she practiced in the office of Kallmann, McKinnell & Wood Architects in Boston, Massachusetts; was associate director of academic affairs at the Boston Architectural College; and was the career advisor for the Career Discovery program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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