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Brent Fortenbury

Brent Fortenberry

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Interim Director
Robert Reich Professor

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College of Art & Design
Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture

Brent Fortenberry is the associate dean of research and graduate studies for the College of Art & Design, the interim director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, and holds the Reich professorship of landscape architecture.

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 joined LSU in 2023 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.