Our Donors

A Donor’s Story

Martha Richard and Eva Rodriguez

Thomas Byron Smith Memorial Scholarship recipient Eva Rodriguez meets Martha Richard in the Robert Reich Courtyard outside the Design Building.

Martha Richard never attended LSU, but she recognizes how the university has impacted her life. After her husband’s death, Richard began celebrating his birthday by giving to the Thomas Byron Smith Memorial Scholarship. The award is given to an upper class student studying architecture at LSU. “I want it to go to somebody who is committed to the program,” Richard shared. This year, which would have been Smith’s 70th birthday, Eva Rodriguez was named the scholarship recipient. Richard shared that establishing the scholarship is something she knows her late husband would have wanted. “Because of what LSU provided to him as far as income and improving his life, he accomplished so much.” Read more.

Our Donors

The College of Art & Design gratefully acknowledges the alumni & individuals and corporate sponsors who made gifts in support of our mission. Recognized below are gifts of $1,000 and above made July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.

Gifts from Corporate Sponsors

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Coleman Partners Architects
Friends of Hilltop Arboretum
Louisiana Machinery
Newton Landscape Group
Schwab Charitable Fund

Dantin Bruce Development
OJB/The Office of James Burnett
Southern Garden Symposium

Bani Carville & Brown AIA Architects, Inc.
Ceramic Art Student Association, Inc.
Design Workshop
Hermance Machine Company
Holly and Smith Architects, Inc.
Imahara’s Landscape Co., Inc.
Jeffrey Carbo, FASLA, Landscape Architects, LLC
LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects, Inc.
Louisiana Nursery & Landscape Foundation
No Fault Industries, Inc.
Parkside Foundation
Reich Associates Landscape Architects
Rozas-Ward Architects
Tillotson Design Associates

Gifts from Alumni & Individuals


Clare A. Glassell
Alton, BLA ’69, and Hillery Scavo

Jeffrey, BLA ’85, and Wendy Carbo
Estate of Carl D. Garlington Sr., BArch ‘69
Marvin R. Ragland Jr., BArch ’80, and Lauren M. Ragland
Douglas P. Reed, BLA ’78
Martha Taylor Richard and Thomas E. Richard

John G. Turner

William T. Arterburn, BLA ’79
Carl, MFA ’08, and Susie Blyskal
Marvin E. Borgmeyer
Van, BLA ’72, MFA ’79, and Jan Cox
Charles D. Cadenhead, BArch ’75
Elizabeth S. Campbell
Ken Carpenter
Max Z. Conrad, BLA ’61
Robert T. Grissom, BS ’71
Kyley E. Harvey, BArch ’00
Kimberly H. Hawkins, BLA ’82
Brian J. Jacobus, BArch ’86
Lewis T. May, BLA ’60, MLA ’73
Patrick C. Moore, BLA ’79
Roger H. Ogden
Tim J. Orlando, BLA ’83
Judith T. Patrick
Michael L. Petty, MLA ’12
Margaret P. Robinson, BLA ’82
Seth M. Rodewald-Bates, MLA ’05
Charles E. Schwing
Bruce G. Sharky
Camile A. Silva, MFA ’05
Isis C. Spinola-Schwartz, BLA ’83
Jeffrey C. Stouffer, BArch ‘84
Tara R. Street-Bradford, BArch ’03
Ronald G. Trageser Jr., BLA ’90