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Professor Desmond Presents at Architecture, Culture, Spirituality Symposium

Architecture professor Michael Desmond was a co-chair organizer of the Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality 2019 Symposium in May. His gave a keynote lecture entitled “Prairies as Prelude: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Idea of…

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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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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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You like drawing. Check. You're good at math. Check. Try architecture. Check, check!
Architecture professor works with student
Students can talk through their design concepts with faculty who have practiced in the field.
lsu students build solar pavilion
Students build a solar pavilion as part of a service-learning project.
two female students work in lsu architecture studios
The friends you make in studio will remain your friends for life!
lsu architecture students work on constructing structure with wood
Second-year students build study kiosks in the Quad for a design-build project.
Male student works at laptop in lsu architecture studios
Architecture is a lot of hard work, but look at all the things you get to make!
Group of students gathered in white t-shirts
Students launched a social media campaign, #iammidcity, as part of a Mid City Studio service-learning project.
View of lsu architecture studios, work pinned on wall
Students are completely immersed in their studies from their first day at LSU to the last.
Two Asian students sitting on ground, columns in background
Students designed a 20-year vision plan for the Vietnamese Tam Bao Community.
Blonde female student works at table in lsu architecture studios, other students in background
Sometimes you just have to sketch out an idea to get a feel for the details.
kids at desks in lsu project pipeline summer camp
Architecture students volunteer as mentors for 8th-12th 8th-12th grade students during Project Pipeline summer camp.
Young African American man works with white headphones on in lsu architecture studios
Make your space your own!
Architecture professor Tom Sofranko in blue shirt leans over students desk
Professors meet one on one with students during studio critiques.
Students grin as they lean over their work in the lsu architecture studios
Study architecture in one of the most historic buildings on campus - Atkinson Hall.
People sit at tables in the LSU quad for the lsu architecture oj baker awards
Each spring students attend the OJ Baker Awards crawfish boil.
lsu architecture mid city studio listens to tara wicker speak
Councilwoman Tara Wicker confers with students on a Mid City Studio project.
Young African American man chats with family on house front porch
Students visit residents in Mid City Baton Rouge to collect community opinion for a project.
Students construct wooden structure
Fourth-year students built chalkboard panels to solicit feedback from the community for a Mid City Studio project.
Mayor speaks at lsu rekindle mid city studio project
Rekindle Mid City Studio project with Mayor Kip Holden
lsu architecture students show off digital fabrication projects: wooden chairs in quad
Students display chairs made for Edges: Analog + Digital Fabrication exhibition at Middleton Library.
Students assemble installation project for LSU ARCH 4041 Issues in Sustainability
Lindsay Boley, Jamie Joyner, and Xueru Lan work on their installation of bicycle tire tubes at LSU UREC.
Dutch apartment balconies, lsu academic programs abroad contemporary dutch design
Students can travel to the Netherlands to study contemporary Dutch design during a summer intersession program.
Crawfish on newspaper
Enjoying a crawfish boil - a typical activity in Louisiana!
Students in green kayaks
Kayaking in the marshes near LUMCON in Cocodrie, Louisiana - research trip for studio.
Students on boat
Trawling for bottom-dwelling organisms on the LUMCON Acadiana Research Vessel
Students stand on wall with word CITY
On the top of the seawall flood protection infrastructure in Morgan City, Louisiana
Students in orange life jackets in boat on lake
Borrowing a boat from the LSU School of the Coast & Environment for a field trip to the Wax Lake Delta
LSU architecture and photography students climb on brick wall ruin at Fort Proctor
Architecture and photography students at work on Fort Proctor preservation project
fort proctor surrounded by water
Students worked on a historic preservation project for Fort Proctor.
architecture students by a river
The architecture graduate program attracts students from across the US interested in researching coastal issues.
lsu architecture graduate students redesign shore base, wearing white hard hats
Graduate students visited Chevron facilities for a project where they redesigned an oil industry shore base.
students clapping at lsu college of art & design commencement ceremony
LSU architecture graduates have the highest pass rate in Louisiana when taking the Architecture Registration Exam.
Two women in gowns hugging at lsu college of art & design graduation
Our graduates are employed at presitigious architecture firms across the US.
lsu school of architecture alumni fabricated structure, glowing blue
James Catalano and Adrienne Trahan(BArch '13) started their own 3D printing business, Future Factory.
lsu architecture alumni created 3D printed black jewelry
James Catalano and Adrienne Trahan (BArch '13) specialize in 3D-printed jewelry, custom digital modeling, and rapid prototyping.
red brick building, lsu architecture alumni work
LEED certified, mixed-income housing at 428 Main Street in Baton Rouge, LA, designed by Ray Tse (BArch 2001)
modern office building, lsu architecture alumni work
Ray Tse (BArch 2001) worked on this seven-building campus project at Akiba Yavneh Academy (Dallas, TX) in 2003.
Restaurant interior, lsu architecture alumni work
Construct, owned by architecture alumni Smith and Fess (BArch '10), has turned into a full design-build operation.
office with windows, lsu school of architecture alumni work
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.
Contemporary building exterior, lsu architecture alumni work
Center for the Arts at University of Redlands, Paul Russell Lentz (BArch 1977), Lentz Morrisey Arch.
LSU football jerseys and helmets hang in row on wall
Stephen Jackson (BArch '78), principal and partner of CJA, renovated the Jeff Boss Locker Room at LSU Tiger Stadium.
LSU Business College building
LSU EJ Ourso College of Business was designed by Buddy Ragland (BArch 1980) of Coleman Partners.
Republic Finance, office space interior
Buddy Ragland (BArch 1980) of Coleman Partners Architects helped design the Office building for Republic Finance.
LSU Student Recreation Center renovation: gym space with purple mats
Jerry Hebert (BArch '85), president of GraceHebert Architects, worked on the renovations and additions to LSU UREC.
LSU Animal & Food Sciences Laboratory Building
Jerry Hebert (BArch '85), president of GraceHebert Architects, designed the LSU Animal & Food Science Laboratory Building.
Harper Hicks Bateman, BArch 2000, is vice president of Corgan's Aviation Studio in Dallas.
Harper Hicks Bateman, BArch 2000, is vice president of Corgan's Aviation Studio in Dallas.
Terminal A at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW), one of Bateman's projects at Corgan.
Terminal A at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW), one of Bateman's projects at Corgan.
Poster reads "61 Bullets: A mystery unsolved"
Yvonne Boudreaux (BArch '02) is a production designer for film dance and theater. She produced the documentary 61 Bullets.
Colorful waiting room design
As an intern architect at Curry Boudreaux, Elyse Herman (BArch '10) worked on renovations for Memorial Hermann Hospital.