Faculty

Jun Zou

Jun Zou


Associate Professor



225-578-8464 | 406 Design Building
junjiang@lsu.edu |

Interior Design BS Hunan University
MArch Hunan University
MArch Carleton University



Jun Zou is an associate professor in the School of Interior Design and has been teaching at LSU since 2004. She received a BS and a Master of Architecture from Hunan University in China and a Master of Architecture in design and technology stream from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. With a mixed background from Eastern and Western education systems, as well as extended teaching experience in both, she has always been interested in researching how cultural, social, and technological aspects affect interior/architecture design practice and how they interact with the design education. She has worked in 3-D animation and graphic design and practiced as an intern architect at an architecture firm in Baton Rouge. Zou’s research interests are in Eastern and Western architectural thinking, their aesthetics, technologies, and the inherited ecological philosophies; regional vernacular dwellings and the relationship with sustainable design; digital technologies in architectural/interior design and practice; and interior lighting simulation and technologies. She has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences and published papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. She has been a recipient of a faculty research summer stipend, a faculty research grant, a service learning faculty scholar award, and has held the McCoy Professorship.

Publications

Integrated, Experiencing, Opened. ZHUANGSHI (Decoration). May 2011. Vol. 216, pp.122-124. (with Y. Zou, and F. Chen)

Improving Concept Statements in the Interior Design Junior Studio Course. Proceedings of Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) International Conference, 2011. (with V. Cellucci, TL. Ritchie & P. Tebbutt)

Embracing Globalization in Junior Interior Design. Proceedings of Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) International Conference, 2011. (with P. Tebbutt)

Cultural and Environmental Influence to Vernacular Dwelling Designs: A Comparative study. Proceedings of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference, 2011. (with TL Ritchie)

Linkages between Louisiana Creole and Hunan Courtyard Vernaculars — A Perspective from Sustainability. Full paper was published in an ISBN conference proceedings. The conference is “the Dao of Sustainability” organized by Tsinghua University, Beijing, October 2011. (with TL Ritchie)

Environmental and Social Connotations of Sustainability in Traditional Vernacular of Hunan. Proceedings of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference, 2010.

Feng Shui as a Pre-Industrial Approach to Sustainability. Proceedings of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference, 2010.

Spatial Characteristics of Network Interface. Chinese and Overseas Architecture, May 2009 Vol.97, pp.109-112. (with TL Ritchie)

Feng Shui as Pre-Industrial Environmental Design Guidelines: The perception      of architects/interior designers on interior layout and design under the influence of feng shui. Proceedings of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference, 2009.

Case Study: Comparing American and Chinese Interior Design Programs. Proceedings of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) International Conference, 2008. (with TL Ritchie)

A Comparative Study of American and Chinese Interior Design Education. Proceedings of Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) International Conference, 2008. (with F. Chen and Y. Zou,)

Human-Computer Interface Design in Eyes of an Escherist. Proceedings of Interior Design Educator’s Council (IDEC) International Conference, 2008.

Application of Chinese Elements in Interior Decoration Practice at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Proceedings of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference, 2008.

Web Interface – a Designer’s Perspective. Proceedings of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference, 2007. (with M. Jemtrud, TL. Ritchie).

Courses

ID 2751 Interior Design Studio II
ID 2770 Color and Illumination I
ID 2781 Interior Design Graphics
ID 3752 Interior Design Studio III
ID 3753 Interior Design Studio IV
ID 3770 Color and Illumination II
ID 4720 Seminar in Interior Design
ID 4754 Interior Design Studio V
ID 4755 Interior Design Studio VI
ID 4756 Independent Study Project