LSU Department of Interior Design students have access to the facilities they need to create, learn, and excel in their studies. Whether a student needs to build a model, print a master plan, or prepare a final project for review, the Department of Interior Design or the College of Art & Design has a resource in place to help. The Design Shop, a traditional wood-working studio where students have access to state-of-the-art digital fabrication equipment including a 3D printer, laser cutter, and CNC mill, is located next door in the Art Building. Students can rent photography and lighting equipment and access more 3D printers and a 3D scanner while learning effective communication skills specific to the discipline of interior design at the Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) Art & Design Studio. The Computer-Aided Design and Geographic Information Systems (CADGIS) lab offers large-scale printing, scanning, and other computer services as well as specialty software.
Students seeking academic advice can meet with counselors in the Office of Student Services, located in the heart of the college on the second floor of the Design Building.
Beyond the studio, networking opportunities with fellow students, faculty, alumni, and professionals abound through the Department of Interior Design’s student organizations. Students may also choose from a variety of study abroad opportunities including programs in South Africa, China, and Germany.