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Distinguished Faculty Awards 2019

College of Art & Design faculty members were honored for their achievements at the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Awards Presentation April 29, 2019. Art history professor Darius Spieth received the San Diego Alumni Association Chapter…

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LSU Giving Day

The inaugural LSU Giving Day is on Tuesday, April 30, an opportunity for every Tiger to join LSU in making history and breaking the state’s record for higher education fundraising. The Fierce for the…

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CoAD Awarded Grant for Architecture and Landscape Field Trip Program

The LSU College of Art & Design received a grant from the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip Program to support LSU College of Art & Design-hosted field trips…

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Thinking, learning, research, and design centered on the collaborative act of making . . .

LSU School of Architecture students develop a solid foundation of traditional design, hand building, and drawing skills and learn to use computer and technological resources. The architecture program at LSU provides a balance between broadening educational experiences and discipline-focused coursework. In addition to learning how to make buildings, students develop a sense of professionalism and leadership in shaping the world by learning how to see, think, and act creatively.

15:1 Student to faculty class-size ratio after third year of study
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You like drawing. Check. You're good at math. Check. Try architecture. Check, check!
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Students can talk through their design concepts with faculty who have practiced in the field.
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Students build a solar pavilion as part of a service-learning project.
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The friends you make in studio will remain your friends for life!
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Second-year students build study kiosks in the Quad for a design-build project.
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Architecture is a lot of hard work, but look at all the things you get to make!
Students launched a social media campaign, #iammidcity, as part of a Mid City Studio service-learning project.
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Students are completely immersed in their studies from their first day at LSU to the last.
Students designed a 20-year vision plan for the Vietnamese Tam Bao Community.
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Sometimes you just have to sketch out an idea to get a feel for the details.
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Architecture students volunteer as mentors for 8th-12th 8th-12th grade students during Project Pipeline summer camp.
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Make your space your own!
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Professors meet one on one with students during studio critiques.
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Study architecture in one of the most historic buildings on campus - Atkinson Hall.
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Each spring students attend the OJ Baker Awards crawfish boil.
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Councilwoman Tara Wicker confers with students on a Mid City Studio project.
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Students visit residents in Mid City Baton Rouge to collect community opinion for a project.
Fourth-year students built chalkboard panels to solicit feedback from the community for a Mid City Studio project.
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Rekindle Mid City Studio project with Mayor Kip Holden
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Students display chairs made for Edges: Analog + Digital Fabrication exhibition at Middleton Library.
LSU ARCH 4041 Issues in Sustainability
Lindsay Boley, Jamie Joyner, and Xueru Lan work on their installation of bicycle tire tubes at LSU UREC.
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Students can travel to the Netherlands to study contemporary Dutch design during a summer intersession program.
Enjoying a crawfish boil - a typical activity in Louisiana!
Kayaking in the marshes near LUMCON in Cocodrie, Louisiana - research trip for studio.
Trawling for bottom-dwelling organisms on the LUMCON Acadiana Research Vessel
On the top of the seawall flood protection infrastructure in Morgan City, Louisiana
Borrowing a boat from the LSU School of the Coast & Environment for a field trip to the Wax Lake Delta
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Architecture and photography students at work on Fort Proctor preservation project
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Students worked on a historic preservation project for Fort Proctor.
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The architecture graduate program attracts students from across the US interested in researching coastal issues.
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Graduate students visited Chevron facilities for a project where they redesigned an oil industry shore base.
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LSU architecture graduates have the highest pass rate in Louisiana when taking the Architecture Registration Exam.
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Our graduates are employed at presitigious architecture firms across the US.
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James Catalano and Adrienne Trahan(BArch '13) started their own 3D printing business, Future Factory.
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James Catalano and Adrienne Trahan (BArch '13) specialize in 3D-printed jewelry, custom digital modeling, and rapid prototyping.
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LEED certified, mixed-income housing at 428 Main Street in Baton Rouge, LA, designed by Ray Tse (BArch 2001)
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Ray Tse (BArch 2001) worked on this seven-building campus project at Akiba Yavneh Academy (Dallas, TX) in 2003.
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Construct, owned by architecture alumni Smith and Fess (BArch '10), has turned into a full design-build operation.
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Architecture alumni Jonathan Smith and Patrick Fess (BArch '10) are co-owners of Construct: Custom Architectural Fabrication.
St. George Catholic Church
David Hebert (BArch '08), principal of GraceHebert Architects, designed St. George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge.
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Center for the Arts at University of Redlands, Paul Russell Lentz (BArch 1977), Lentz Morrisey Arch.
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Stephen Jackson (BArch '78), principal and partner of CJA, renovated the Jeff Boss Locker Room at LSU Tiger Stadium.
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The Jeff Boss Locker Room at Tiger Stadium was completed by alumnus Stephen Jackson (BArch '78).
LSU EJ Ourso College of Business was designed by Buddy Ragland (BArch 1980) of Coleman Partners.
Buddy Ragland (BArch 1980) of Coleman Partners Architects helped design the Office building for Republic Finance.
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Jerry Hebert (BArch '85), president of GraceHebert Architects, worked on the renovations and additions to LSU UREC.
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Jerry Hebert (BArch '85), president of GraceHebert Architects, designed the LSU Animal & Food Science Laboratory Building.
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Harper Hicks Bateman, BArch 2000, is vice president of Corgan's Aviation Studio in Dallas.
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Terminal A at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW), one of Bateman's projects at Corgan.
Yvonne Boudreaux (BArch '02) is a production designer for film dance and theater. She produced the documentary 61 Bullets.
As an intern architect at Curry Boudreaux, Elyse Herman (BArch '10) worked on renovations for Memorial Hermann Hospital.