Administration & Staff

Brent Fortenbury

Brent Fortenberry


Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies



225-578-5400 | 204 Julian T. White Hall
brfort@lsu.edu

College of Art & Design



Fortenberry’s research and teaching areas include: historic preservation; vernacular architecture; digital documentation; architectural conservation; colonialism; Early Modern Atlantic world; heritage; outreach and education; architectural finish; and analysis and interpretation.

Fortenberry joins LSU from the Tulane School of Architecture, where he was the director of the historic preservation program. Prior to Tulane, Fortenberry was the associate and interim director of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture Center for Heritage Conservation. He previously served as the associate director for historic preservation, architectural history and archaeological research at the Clemson University Warren Lasch Conservation Center. He holds a B.A. in anthropology from the College of William & Mary, a M.A. in historical archaeology from Bristol University, a M.S. in historic preservation from Clemson University/College of Charleston, and a Ph.D. in archaeology from Boston University. He is also the founder and principal of Heritage Resource Management Consultants, LLC.