Jun Zou portrait, black and white

Jun Zou

Associate Professor

225-578-8464 | 406 Julian T. White Hall

Interior Design BS Hunan University, China
MArch Hunan University
MArch Carleton University

Jun Zou is an associate professor in the School of Interior Design and is a College of Art & Design Doctor of Design candidate. She received a BS and a master of architecture degree from Hunan University in China and a master of architecture degree in the design and technology stream from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She has worked in 3D animation and graphic design in Ottawa, and was an intern architect at an architecture firm in Baton Rouge. With her mixed background of Eastern and Western education systems as well as extended teaching and research experience in both, she has always been interested  in researching how cultural, social, and technological aspects affect interior/architecture design research and how they interact with design education.


Jun’s research interests are in the following areas:

Eastern and Western architectural thinking, aesthetics and technologies, their design meanings in the semiotics framework, and the inherited ecological philosophies; including regional vernacular dwellings and the relationships with sustainable design;

Interior/architecture lighting design; how light may change perceptions of the architectural space, and how light is used as a critical design element to transform interior atmosphere;

Applications of digital fabrication used in architectural/interior design, lighting visualizations, simulations, and technologies.

She has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences and published papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. She was awarded an LSU Faculty Research Stipend, was a 2009-2010 LSU Service-Learning Faculty Scholar recipient, held the Ruth Z. McCoy Professor in Interior Design, and was a Co-PI for a Louisiana Board of Regents ATLAS grant.


Zou, Jun. Hu, Sihan & Wang, Liqun. Common Area Redesign For Fullness of Senior Living. Proceedings of Interior Design Educators Council  (IDEC) International Conference, 2018.

Zou, Yang. Chen, Feihu. & Zou, Jun. Integrated, Experiencing, Opened. ZHUANGSHI (Decoration, Chinese tier one professional journal published by Tsinghua University, top one university in China), (ISSN: 0412-3662), May 2011 Vo.216 (2-346), pp. 122-124.

Zou, Jun. Chen, Feihu. Concerting with Past Souls and Future Minds. 53rd IDEC Post-Conference JID Symposium, Design + Culture: New Direction for Interior Design Scholarship and Pedagogy, 2015.

Zou, Jun. Cellucci, Vincent A.. Ritchie, TL. & Tebbutt, Phillip. Improving Concept Statements in the Interior Design Junior Studio Course. Proceedings of Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) International Conference, 2011.

Zou, Jun. & Tebbutt, Phillip. Embracing Globalization in Junior Interior Design. Proceedings of Interior Design Educators Council  (IDEC) International Conference, 2011.

Zou, Jun. Linkages between Louisiana Creole and Hunan Courtyard Vernacular – A Perspective from Sustainability. The Dao of Sustainability, an international conference on sustainable design strategies in a global context. (Full paper in ISBN conference proceedings), Huazhong University of Science & Technology, October 2011.

Zou, Jun. & Ritchie, TL. Cultural and Environmental Influence to Vernacular Dwelling Designs: A Comparative study. Proceedings of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference, 2011.


ID 2751 Interior Design Studio II
ID 2770 Color and Illumination I
ID 2781 Interior Design Graphics
ID 3752 Interior Design Studio III
ID 3753 Interior Design Studio IV
ID 3770 Color and Illumination II
ID 4720 Seminar in Interior Design
ID 4742 Interior Design Contemporary Issues and Theories
LSU Study Abroad Program in China (summer)