Harmon Publishes Book Computational Design for Landscape Architects

Brendan Harmon, assistant professor of landscape architecture, has published the new book Computational Design for Landscape Architects (Routledge 2024). This book is a guide to computational design for landscape architects replete with extensive tutorials….

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LSU Landscape Architecture Students Redesign Downtown Baton Rouge

LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture undergraduate (BLA) students created designs for the Baton Rouge community: Kathleen Bogaski’s Urban Design studio focused on creating a riverfront master plan and site-specific designs in Downtown…

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Meet Richard Boehnke (MFA): Open Experimental Studio Artist in Residence

Richard Boehnke is a dreamer. A maker, a creator, someone who is not only driven to change the world and make something new, but who also inspires those around him. An MFA candidate in…

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LSU College of Art & Design launches Open Experimental Studio

LSU College of Art & Design launches Open Experimental Studio with 2 resident artists in Glassell Gallery LSU College of Art & Design will host two resident artists from late May to late June 2024…

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CxC Names 2024 Distinguished Communicators

College of Art & Design Student Winners of the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award Francis Dinh, Architecture*Minors: Journalism, Architectural HistoryHometown: Baton Rouge, La.Advisor: William Hunter Francis wants to build on the moon. His Honors College…

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Watch the 2024 Commencement Ceremony Livestream

The LSU College of Art & Design 2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 17, at 8 a.m. in the Maddox Field House.   Watch the ceremony livestream.

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College of Art & Design Honors Ceremony 2024

University Medal Recipients Sofia AlvesWillow Cook Demi DauteriveNatalia Gomez MonsalveRoman LandryDaniel Metzger Dean’s Medal Recipients School of Architecture Hollice Dorsett, BArchLindsey Osbon, MArch School of Art Brooke Chouest, BFACecilia Moseley, MFA School of Interior…

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Ellen Sedlacek Named 2024 Olmsted Scholar Finalist

Ellen Sedlacek, BLA candidate in the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, was named a 2024 Olmsted Scholar Finalist, one of three undergraduate students selected nationally by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF). Named…

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Jeffrey Carbo (BLA 1985) the LSU College of Art & Design 2024 Commencement Speaker

Jeffrey Carbo, PLA, FASLA, is a longtime supporter of the LSU College of the Art & Design, serving as chair of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Board. Former Founding Principal…

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Open Call for LSU School of Art Summer Contemporary Exhibition: Wild.

LSU School of Art and LSU College of Art & Design are pleased to invite contemporary local and regional artists and culture bearers to this year’s summer show—an open call, juried exhibition which will…

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LSU Art Students Create Sculptures for LSU Museum of Art’s Space Exhibition

LSU art students in the class of Loren Schwerd, associate professor of art, created sculptures displayed with LSU Museum of Art’s exhibition Fierce Planets. The students designed and installed the sculpture series Corridors inspired…

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Joni Hammons Named the 2024-25 Marie Bickham Chair

Joni Hammons, PLA, has been named the 2024-25 Marie Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. She is currently the undergraduate coordinator of the school, teaching and…

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Streete and Harmon Receive the 2024 ARCC Research Incentive Award

Annicia Streete, assistant professor of architecture, and Brendan Harmon, assistant professor of landscape architecture, received the 2024 ARCC Research Incentive Award for their research investigating the burial grounds of enslaved African Americans and their…

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Lauren Cardenás Wins 2024 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award

Lauren Cardenás, assistant professor of art/printmaking, was awarded a 2024 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award for her research exploring the experience of navigating her bifurcated identity as a Mexican American, the fading…

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Kristen Mauch Awarded Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award

Kristen K. Mauch, NCARB, was awarded a 2024 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award, in recognition of her dedication to LSU students. Mauch is Associate Dean of Student Services for the LSU College of…

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Louisiana Futures Exhibition Highlights Coastal Research

LSU faculty, with the generous support of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program (GRP), have led four semesters of community-based coursework focused on preparing the next generation of design,…

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LSU Graphic Design Students Named 2024 American Advertising Award Winners

LSU School of Art graphic design students won awards at the 2024 AAF-BR American Advertising Awards. Lucy He (BFA senior) won Student Best of Show, while Emma Sanderson (junior) received the Special Judges’ Award….

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Luisa Restrepo Pérez Named 2023–24 C-I Teaching Fellow

Luisa Restrepo Pérez, assistant professor of graphic design, was named one of the inaugural cohort of the Communication-Intensive (C-I) Teaching Fellows at LSU. Ten faculty were selected university-wide for their ongoing commitment to teaching…

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Malcolm McClay’s “Literary Layers” at LSU Libraries

Malcolm McClay, Pliner professor of art/sculpture, created sculptures “Literary Layers,” which are permanently exhibited in the LSU Libraries’ main library.  Read more. Watch installation video.  

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LSU Researchers Design Tool to Explore Effects of Solar Farming on Louisiana Ecosystems

LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture assistant professor Fabiana Trindade da Silva is collaborating with researchers LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Chris Kees and LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources Professor Brett…

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LSU Explores Potential International Partnership with Senegal

LSU International Programs and the LSU College of Art & Design hosted a delegation of Senegalese government officials in February 2024, to discuss the possibility of hosting an international art event in Baton Rouge,…

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Professor Doubleday Collection on Graphic Design at Hill Memorial Library

Richard B. Doubleday, professor of art/graphic design, has donated the “Richard B. Doubleday Collection on Modern Graphic Design” to LSU Libraries Special Collections. Doubleday worked with Dr. John Miles, Curator of Books and Head…

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Liz Lessner the 2024 Nadine Carter Russell Chair

Artist Liz Lessner has been named the 2023-24 Nadine Carter Russell Chair of the LSU College of Art & Design. Lessner’s work combines traditional fabrication techniques and emerging technologies to create novel sensory experiences….

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Kelli Scott Kelley Awarded Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research Grant

Professor of Art Kelli Scott Kelley received an Emerging Research Faculty Grant from the LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research to support her interdisciplinary research pursuing a visual art project “on emptiness, or…

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Alumni Spotlight: Malaika Favorite

“Always believe in your magic,” advises Malaika Favorite (BA 1971 & MFA 1973), LSU art alumna and Louisiana-based artist. Her latest project is nothing short of magical: Favorite, a mixed-media artist and writer, was…

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Hye Yeon Nam Awarded Anonymous Was A Woman Grant

Hye Yeon Nam, associate professor of digital art, was selected as a recipient of the Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grant for her project Ec(h)o exploring the intersections of technology and nature. The Anonymous…

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Crafting the Heisman Campaign: Behind the Scenes with LSU Football and LSU School of Art

  In the electrifying world of college football, certain moments transcend the field and become iconic campaigns. This year, LSU’s very own #5 quarterback, Jayden Daniels, has won the prestigious Heisman Trophy. But how…

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Interior Design Students design for Tau Center for Behavioral Health

Interior design students in associate professor of practice Julie Elliott’s ID 3752 studio worked with Our Lady of the Lake (Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System) to create design proposals for the Our…

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Soo Jeong Jo Part of Solar Energy Research Team

Soo Jeong Jo, assistant professor of architecture, is part of the team of LSU researchers led by Arup Bhattacharya, LSU Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management assistant professor, researching solar power farming in…

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Annual Report 2022-2023

The College of Art & Design Annual Report 2022-2023 is live! Check out the digital publication with videos & links to stories from the year.

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Alumni Spotlight: Kelly M. Ward

Kelly M. Ward (MA in art history 2020) a Brazilian-American art historian and public relations practitioner originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a concentration in public relations…

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Mitoloji Latannyèr | Mythologies Louisianaises Exhibition Curated by LSU Art Alum Mayers

The Mitoloji Latannyèr | Mythologies Louisianaises exhibition, on view at Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge October 2023 – December 2024, was curated by LSU School of Art alum Jonathan Mayers (BFA 2007). Art…

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Her Research Holds Water: Meet Art + Design Senior Kayla Dearman

Dearman is the first in her family to go to college and the first to come up with a new technique to emulate water for stop motion animation, using non-toxic and biodegradable hydrogels, with…

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LSU Landscape Architecture Now a STEM Degree

The LSU landscape architecture program, offered by the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA), has been designated a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree. The degree change follows the U.S. Department of…

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In Memorium: Bruce Sharky

Professor emeritus Bruce G. Sharky, 82, of Baton Rouge passed away peacefully, with his family at his side on Saturday, September 16, 2023. He joined the LSU landscape architecture faculty in 1990. He served as…

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Art History Faculty Release Robert Williams: Conversations

Robert Williams: Conversations, edited by LSU art historians Joe Givens and Darius Spieth, has been published by the University Press of Mississippi. Exploring the works of prolific artist Robert Williams, the book includes interviews…

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Brent Fortenberry Named Associate Dean of Research

The LSU College of Art & Design has named Brent Fortenberry the new associate dean of research and graduate studies. Fortenberry joins LSU from the Tulane School of Architecture, where he was the director…

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Rod Parker Named Interim Dean of the College of Art & Design

Rod Parker, Director of the LSU School of Art, has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the LSU College of Art & Design following the announcement that Alkis Tsolakis is stepping down as…

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Meredith Gaglio a part of MoMA Exhibition Emerging Ecologies

Meredith Gaglio, assistant professor of architecture, collaborated on the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) exhibition Emerging Ecologies: Architecture and the Rise of Environmentalism, which is dedicated to both realized and unrealized projects that address…

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Photography Professor Ariaz Published in Washington Post

Jeremiah Ariaz, professor of photography, took a sabbatical in 2022 to photograph newspaper offices across his home state of Kansas, “thinking of them as beacons of democracy in a divided America.” “The photographs celebrate…

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New to LSU: Q&A with Huili Wang

Huili Wang is an assistant professor of interior design at the LSU School of Interior Design. She is an interdisciplinary researcher who investigates physical work environments, and designs learning environments. She was a key…

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Courtney Barr Named New Associate Director of the LSU School of Art

Courtney Barr, professor of art/graphic design, has been named associate director of the LSU School of Art. Barr has been a faculty member at LSU for 15 years, and a manager of the Graphic…

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Courtney Taylor Named the Director of Galleries for the LSU College of Art & Design

The LSU College of Art & Design has named Courtney Taylor the Director of Galleries for the college. The newly created role will manage the galleries, which display art & design exhibitions featuring work…

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Allison Young Receives 2023 ATLAS Grant for Book on South African Artist

Allison Young, assistant professor of art history, is a 2023 recipient of an Award to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents for her current book project on the…

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Tara Titone the New Director of the LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Tara Titone has been named the new director of the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, a “living” museum of native plants in Baton Rouge, where students and faculty conduct research. “We look forward to working with…

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Nam Wins 2023 TDC Award for Living Typography

Hye Yeon Nam, associate professor of digital art, won a TDC Award in Lettering for “Living Typography,” a robotically seeded living interface for collective music making. Living Typography is composed of a microcontroller, capacitive…

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Dean Alkis Tsolakis Named One of American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2023 Honors Recipients

Dean Alcibiades “Alkis” Tsolakis of the LSU College of Art & Design has received the prestigious honorary membership from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). ASLA has announced its 2023 Honors Recipients highlighting…

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Courtney Klee Selected for the Metropolis Future100

  Recent graduate Courtney Klee, MArch 2023, was selected for the 2023 Metropolis Future100. Chosen by Metropolis Magazine, this award pools the top 100 graduating architecture and interior design students in the United States…

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Watch 2023 Ceremony Livestream

The LSU College of Art & Design 2023 spring diploma ceremony is on Friday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Maddox Field House. Watch the ceremony livestream.

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College of Art & Design 2023 Honors Ceremony Recipients

The LSU College of Art & Design held the Class of 2023 Honors Ceremony on May 17, 2023, recognizing the academic achievements of graduating students. Honorees: University Medal Recipients Clara ClarkJoshua CrawfordDonna Le Dean’s…

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Allison Young a Cybersecurity Arts Contest Juror

Allison Young, assistant professor of contemporary art history, was a juror on UC Berkeley’s 2023 Cybersecurity Arts Contest, which highlights the issue of cybersecurity through art. Read more. The primary goal of the Cybersecurity Arts…

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Joshua Crawford Named to 2023 Tiger Twelve

Congratulations to Tiger Twelve senior Joshua Crawford! Joshua is graduating from the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture this May!     “LSU has provided me with a plethora of knowledge and opportunities to…

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2023 LSU Distinguished Communicators

During May 2023 Commencement, 84 graduates across eight colleges will receive the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal. 23 are College of Art & Design graduates. This will be the largest class of Distinguished Communicator graduates…

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Sophia Perkins first A&D LSU Discover Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher

Sophia Perkins is an Ogden Honors College senior studying art history in the College of Art + Design. Read her Q&A discussing graduating in three years and completing an honors thesis.

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Barnes Ogden Art & Design Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon is officially cut on the Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex. Watch the video.  

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Brisson Named a 2023 Getty/ACLS Fellow for Kreyòl Architectures Book

Irene Brisson, assistant professor of architecture, is a 2023 recipient of the Getty/the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art for their book Kreyòl Architectures: Design in Dialogue…

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LSU Architecture Students Win International Competition

LSU architecture students in associate professor Robert Holton’s senior studio architecture course won the Earth Made Competition, an international design challenge to plan buildings using earth materials. Read more. “The project focus was on…

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Gatekeepers in the Art Market

The LSU School of Art will host the next Gatekeepers in the Art Market workshop, which will be held in Baton Rouge April 14-16, 2023. Event information

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“Decolonizing Design: A Cultural Justice Guidebook”

Dori Tunstall, dean of the faculty of design at OCAD University, will give a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture titled “Decolonizing Design: A Cultural Justice Guidebook” to the College of Art & Design on Monday,…

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LSU Helps Build Community Resiliency in Louisiana and Around the World

LSU has initiated several projects designed to help build resiliency in areas that have been hit hard by storms and climate change, including Lake Charles, where LSU President William F. Tate IV met with…

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Caribbean Futures: LSU School of Architecture Workshops & Symposium

  The Caribbean Futures workshop and symposium hosted by the LSU School of Architecture Feb. 8-11 will gather scholars, practitioners, and students at the LSU School of Architecture to investigate and imagine actionable ideas…

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LSU Art Students Farris and Wright Awarded for Surreal Salon 15

Works by BFA seniors Amanda Farris and Vincent Wright were selected for the prestigious Surreal Salon 15 exhibition at Baton Rouge Gallery, from hundreds of international submissions. Farris’ piece “Bird House” and Wright’s piece…

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Capra-Ribeiro, Brisson, Streete Awarded LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research

Assistant professors of architecture Fabio Capra-Ribeiro, Irene Brisson, and Annicia Streete were awarded the LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research 2023 for their project to create a Caribbean Spatial Justice Lab to connect…

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Sofia Alves and Willow Cook Named PAVE Student Design Competition 2022 Winners

LSU School of Interior Design students Sofia Alves and Willow Cook were selected as winners of the 28th PAVE Student Design Competition, for their interior design project “Nest” addressing homelessness in New York City. PAVE…

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Alumni Spotlight: Petrouchka Moïse

Dr. Petrouchka Moïse is the first graduate of the LSU Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation program, adding to her growing list of “firsts” in her many accomplishments. In the spring of 2020, Dr….

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Newly Renovated Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex Completed

The LSU College of Art & Design is thrilled to announce that the long-awaited renovation for the new Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex is complete. Formerly the Studio Arts Building, the project, designed…

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Watch 2022 Commencement Ceremony Livestream

The LSU College of Art & Design 2022 Fall Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 16, 2022, at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. Watch the ceremony livestream.

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Lake Douglas Fall ’22 Commencement Speaker, To Retire

Lake Douglas, PhD, ASLA, is the LSU College of Art & Design fall commencement 2022 ceremony speaker. Associate dean of research and development and associate professor of landscape architecture at the College of Art…

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Design Building Renamed Julian T. White Hall

Julian T. White Hall, formerly the Design Building, has been renamed to honor Julian T. White, the second Black licensed architect in the state of Louisiana. White was also LSU’s first Black professor who…

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Annual Report 2021-22

The College of Art & Design Annual Report 2021-2022 is live! Check out the digital publication with videos & links to stories from the year.

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Porcelain, Identity & Race

The workshop Porcelain, Identity & Race will be Wednesday, November 16 from 1-4 p.m. in the Boyce Gallery, 104 Design Building.

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LSU Museum of Art Exhibition Co-Curated by LSU Doctoral Student, Faculty Receives SEMC Award

The LSU Museum of Art (LSU MOA) is honored and pleased to announce it has received awards in the 2022 Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) Exhibition and Publication Competitions. This annual competition is open to…

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LSU Art and Theater Talent Tapped by State to Improve Louisiana Cybersecurity

Two LSU graduate students are collaborating with the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on a series of high-profile Cybersecurity Awareness Month public service announcements with Louisiana flavor. MFA candidate Isabella…

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National Academies’ Gulf Research Program Awards LSU

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program, or GRP, recently announced awards to five universities, including LSU, for the creation of interdisciplinary architectural studio design courses that engage with the…

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Paul Scott, Cumbrian Blue(s)

Paul Scott, ceramics artist, will give a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture titled “Cumbrian Blue(s): New American Scenery, Transferwares for the 21st Century” to the College of Art & Design on Wednesday, November 16,…

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2022 Dean’s Tailgate

The LSU College of Art & Design’s annual tailgate will take place prior to the Tennessee Volunteers game October 8! We invite our alumni, friends, and students to join us for jambalaya, drinks, and great…

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LSU Art Exhibitions Ask, “Why LSU?”

LSU School of Art is pleased to present “Why LSU: From an Artist’s Point of View,” two concurrent exhibitions featuring graduate and undergraduate students. The shows will be held in two gallery locations on…

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“I’m Proud To be Able to Represent the LSU School of Architecture on a National Level”

LSU School of Architecture students have won honors at a national design competition yet again: Bryce Humbrecht, BArch 2022, won third place in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2022 Steel Competition…

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LSU Supports Moon Mission and Beyond

As NASA launches the Artemis mission which will send a spacecraft into orbit around the moon, LSU prepares for the next critical mission: to train a new generation of space scientists and engineers.  LSU will produce…

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MLA Open House 2022

  LSU Master of Landscape Architecture Open House Friday, October 21 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. RSVP: Graduate Coordinator Kevin Benham, kbenham1@lsu.edu

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Open Field Exhibition Reception

Join us for an “Open Field” exhibition reception hosted in conjunction with the Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture by Maura Rockcastle, TEN x TEN principal, on October 17, 2022. Reception in the the Clark…

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Art and Artificial Intelligence

Harnessing the power of robots for art, landscape, mental health wellness   Faculty from the LSU College of Art & Design are using robots and artificial intelligence in combination with art and landscape. Associate…

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Haley Blakeman Named Associate Director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture

Haley Blakeman, FASLA, has been named the new associate director of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. She holds the Suzanne L. Turner Professorship as an assistant professor of landscape architecture. Blakeman…

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Monique Bassey Named 2022-23 Marie Bickham Chair

Monique Bassey has been named the 2022-23 Marie M. Bickham Chair in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. A driven and talented landscape designer, Bassey’s education and work experience has taken her to…

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Wafaa Bilal, “Performing Change”

Wafaa Bilal, artist, will present a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture titled “Performing Change” at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in the LSU Design Building…

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Kristen Kelsch Mauch named Associate Dean of Student Services

Kristen K. Mauch (née Kelsch), NCARB, has been named Associate Dean of Student Services for the LSU College of Art & Design. Mauch is an Associate Professor of Practice in the LSU School of…

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Matt Kenyon, “Cloudburst”

The School of Art presents a lecture by artist Matt Kenyon, CLOUDBURST: S.W.A.M.P. Studies of Work, Atmosphere and Mass Production in conjunction with Baton Rouge Gallery: center for contemporary art. The lecture will be…

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Lake Douglas Speaks at International Conference at Versailles

Lake Douglas, PhD, FASLA, the College of Art & Design associate dean for research and development and landscape architecture professor, presented a paper at an international colloquium of landscape architect educators held June 16-17,…

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Shelby Prindaville Lecture, Exhibition Opening

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine presents the art of Shelby Prindaville, with a lecture and reception featuring our inaugural Artist-in Residence July 25, 2022. The lecture, exhibition opening, and artist’s reception was held at…

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Quad 2022

Check out the LSU Art & Design Quad magazine 2022 digital issue via Issuu.

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Tom Sofranko Receives 2022 Honor Award

The College of Art & Design presented the 2022 Honor Award to Tom Sofranko, associate dean of academic services, at the commencement ceremony May 20, 2022. Sofranko has taught architecture at LSU for 30…

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College of Art & Design Awards Honors to Class of 2022

The LSU College of Art & Design held the Class of 2022 Honors Ceremony on May 18, 2022, recognizing the academic achievements of graduating students. Honorees: University Medal Recipients Noah AdamsKaylee CummingsHeath Moser Dean’s…

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Harmon and Serrano Study Historic Rosedown

Landscape architecture assistant professors Brendan Harmon and Nicholas Serrano are working on a project to document Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, supported by a grant from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund. The…

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Finale BFA Graphic Design Senior Exhibition 2022

The BFA graphic design senior exhibition “Finale!”  closing reception was Friday, May 6, 6-8 p.m. at the Laura and Clark Boyce Gallery, 104 Design Building.      

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College of Art & Design Has Record 19 LSU Distinguished Communicators

During May 2022 Commencement, 70 graduates across eight colleges will receive the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal. Recipients of this honor are outstanding writers and speakers, with a strong command of visual literacy and technological communication….

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Meet LSU Discover Scholar JaNiece Campbell

JaNiece Campbell, digital art and computer science double major, received the LSU Discover grant twice and was part of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates at LSU Center for Computation & Technology. …

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LSU Art Students make paper from Invasive Plants

  Collaborating with the LSU AgCenter, students in printmaking professor Leslie Koptcho’s class are turning invasive plant species into paper to be used as part of their final project.  Watch video

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Interior Design Students Design for the Louisiana School for the Deaf

Interior design students in associate professor of practice Julie Elliott’s ID 2776 ID Human Factors class worked with the Louisiana School for the Deaf to design facility improvements to enhance the school. The students…

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Designing Confluence LSU Architecture Symposium 2022

The LSU School of Architecture hosted the Designing Confluence workshop in April 2022, bringing together architecture students from all years to collaborate on tackling a common challenge. “The All-School workshop brings all architecture students…

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Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Stouffer

Jeffrey Stouffer (BArch ’84), global director and executive vice president at HKS Architects, fuses architectural principles with evidence-influenced design to transform health environments. To achieve his clients’ visions and holistic results for patients, a…

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Avery Haynes Named CELA Fountain Scholar Finalist

Avery Haynes, BLA 2023, has been named a Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Fountain Scholar Finalist. “I have a focus in equity, art, and ecology,” Haynes said. “I would like to explore…

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What is Interior Design?

LSU School of Interior Design students & faculty explain.

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Meet Traci Birch: “I Fight Harder for This Place Because It Is So Unique”

Traci Birch, assistant professor of architecture and managing director of the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, works on large, interdisciplinary projects to help Louisiana communities protect themselves from flooding and environmental disasters. She often has…

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LSU Animation Program Ranked Top 25 Nationally

Animation Career Review named LSU’s animation program the 26th best public university or college animation program in the nation, in the top 30%. LSU was also ranked first in Louisiana, and the 12th best…

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Vincent Darre Lecture

Renowned designer Vincent Darré gave a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture to the College of Art & Design on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in Bo Campbell Auditorium in the LSU Cox…

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Suzan Tillotson Nadine Carter Russell Chair Lecture 2022

Suzan Tillotson, lighting designer and president/founder of Tillotson Design Associates, presented a Nadine Carter Russell Chair lecture titled “Lighting Design: An Inside Look” at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m….

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Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Zedaker

Q&A with Kyle Zedaker, BFA 2016/photography concentration, team photographer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Why did you choose to go to LSU? I was a legacy student, as my dad attended previously. My dad…

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New Book Hidden in Plain Sight by Bruce Sharky

Bruce Sharky, professor emeritus of landscape architecture, has recently published a new book titled Hidden in Plain Sight: Theory and Practical Principles Employing Shadows for Creating Memorable Landscapes. The subject of this book is…

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Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Mayers

Jonathan “radbwa faroush” Mayers, BFA 2007, artist and Baton Rouge poet laureate, has taken on a daunting challenge: continuing Kouri-Vini, the endangered creole language of Louisiana that many call Louisiana Creole. To this end,…

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Selective Admissions 2022

Every student who has finished their foundations courses and are prepared to progress to a major in the School of Art must submit an application through Slideroom as part of the Selective Admissions process. The…

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Baton Rouge Airport Shows LSU Artists

Louisiana travelers can view art in the unlikeliest of places: the airport! The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport exhibition BRG@BTR, in partnership with the Baton Rouge Gallery, features works by LSU faculty and alumni, on…

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Career Networking Day 2022

LSU College of Art & Design Career Networking Day, presented by the LSU Olinde Career Center, is Thursday, March 10, 2022. Event info.

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Suzan Tillotson Named 2022 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Interior Design

Suzan Tillotson (BID 1981), president and founder of Tillotson Design Associates, has been named the LSU College of Art & Design 2022 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Interior Design. As this year’s chair, Tillotson will work…

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Alumni Spotlight: Troy Vincent & James Trahan

Troy Vincent, AIA, & James Trahan, AIA, graduated from LSU in 1993 and are managing partners of 180 Degrees, a boutique architecture and construction firm practicing in Phoenix. Self-described modernists who pride themselves on…

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LSU Art Student Work Featured in LASM Iridescence Exhibition

LSU art students’ work is on display at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) Iridescence exhibition, on view through July 2022. The exhibition celebrates iridescence, the natural phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear…

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Hilltop Arboretum Director Peggy Davis Coates Retires

Peggy Davis Coates, executive director of the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, has retired from her position after over 14 years in the role. Located on Historic Highland Road, the LSU Hilltop Arboretum is under the…

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LSU Art & Design Field Trips Resume

After over a year of restrictions and precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, LSU Art & Design classes are returning to (almost) normalcy – including going on long-awaited field trips. “Travel is an integral…

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New to LSU: Q&A with Annicia Streete

Annicia Streete is an assistant professor in the LSU School of Architecture. Annicia was born in Trinidad and Tobago, located in the southern Caribbean, and immigrated to the United States to pursue her education…

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Courtney Klee Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Connections Infographic Challenge Winner

Courtney Klee, master of architecture student, was selected as one of the top three winners in the Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Connections Infographic Challenge, which took place on October 29, 2021 at the LSU Energy, Coast…

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Meet Monique Bassey: 2021 Marie Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture

Monique Bassey is the 2021 Marie M. Bickham Chair in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. A driven and talented landscape designer, Bassey’s education and work experience has taken her to Hong Kong,…

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New to LSU: Q&A with Chris Marin

Chris Marin is an assistant professor of practice, artist-in-residence at the LSU School of Art. He received his BFA from Texas Tech University and his MFA from California College of the Arts. His sculptural…

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Artist Talk with Candice Lin

Artist Candice Lin gave a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture to the College of Art & Design on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in 103 Design Building Auditorium.

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Alumni Spotlight: Madeline Ellis

For Louisiana native Madeline Subat Ellis (BLA 2006), jewelry designer and MIMOSA Handcrafted business owner, creating stunning pieces inspired by the Louisiana landscape has been a lifelong passion. “The landscape and natural world are…

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LSU Studio Arts Building Renovation

The LSU Studio Arts Building renovation is underway!

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Farshid Torabian Received ASLA Research Merit Award

Farshid Torabian, Doctor of Design candidate, received a merit award in the Student – Research category from the Iowa chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (Iowa ASLA) for his project titled “Urban Landscape…

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2021 LSU Commercial

The world demands leaders, and LSU is taking up the charge.

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LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio Helps Flood-Prone Louisiana Parish

In the wake of the 2016 floods, which devastated 21 South Louisiana parishes turned into federal disaster areas, the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio invited Louisiana mayors and parish presidents to a workshop, part of…

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New to LSU: Q&A with Gregory Hurcomb

Gregory Hurcomb is an assistant professor in the LSU School of Interior Design. He has exhibited nationally in New York City, NY; Portland, OR; Princeton, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; and San Francisco, CA; and internationally…

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LSU Team Selected for Landscape Architecture Foundation CSI Fellowship

Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has selected LSU landscape architecture team Sasha Mathieu, MLA candidate, and faculty mentor Nicholas Serrano, assistant professor of landscape architecture, for the highly competitive 2021 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program….

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LSU Art Students, Faculty Selected for Ogden Museum Louisiana Contemporary 2021

Works by recent LSU MFA graduates and faculty were selected for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s exhibition Louisiana Contemporary 2021, which showcases current artists across the state. The exhibition, on view August 7-October…

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LSU Creates Virtual Production Program

New Program for Real-Time Filmmaking with $1.25 Million in Support from Louisiana Economic Development As Louisiana’s flagship institution, LSU is committed to responding to current and emerging industry needs, particularly in the state’s strategic…

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Making Architecture Virtual Lecture & Exhibition

MAKING ARCHITECTURE Virtual Lecture August 27, 2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Exhibition August 27-September 18, 2021 Laura and Clark Boyce Gallery 104 Design Building Troy Vincent, AIA & James Trahan, AIA graduated from LSU…

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LSU COVID-19 Roadmap

See latest COVID-19 updates for LSU campus.

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Racism Untaught in Interior Design Curriculum

On November 6, 2020, College of Art & Design faculty and staff attended the Racism Untaught workshop, a virtual conference led by educators Terresa Moses and Lisa Mercer. The workshop used the design research process to…

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Richard Doubleday Awarded CUSP Fellowship

Richard Doubleday, associate professor of graphic design, is among a group of 48 scholars to be awarded the highly competitive 2021-2022 China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP) Fellowship. The program is a one-time grant created to promote cross-cultural…

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Meredith Gaglio Awarded Graham Foundation Grant

Meredith Gaglio, assistant professor of architecture, was awarded a Graham Foundation grant for her research “Life Arks: Science, Spirituality, and Survival in the Work of the New Alchemy Institute.” Beginning in 1973, the New…

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Marsha Cuddeback Named President of Interior Design Educators Council

Marsha Cuddeback, director of the School of Interior Design and the Ruth Z. McCoy Professor in Interior Design, was elected the president of The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), the leading association and authority on interior…

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Nasrin Iravani Selected for London Art Biennale 2021

Nasrin Iravani, Doctor of Design candidate, has been selected to have her art featured in the London Art Biennale 2021 award exhibition that gathers contemporary art from all around the world. The exhibition, held…

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Virtuality MFA Grad Booklet

View Virtuality LSU MFA 2021 thesis exhibitions via Issuu. At the end of each semester, the LSU School of Art MFA students hold an exhibition of their graduate work called Grad Walk. Due to…

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Art in the Time of Coronavirus

Many artists have turned their practice inward and focused on expressing and processing the experiences of life during quarantine, a global pandemic, and the many other challenges people have faced in the last year….

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Kristine Thompson’s A Matter of Time Examines Death and Mourning

Over a year into a global pandemic, Kristine Thompson, associate professor of photography, is examining death and mourning, at a time of collective universal grief. Her exhibition A Matter of Time is on display at…

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Design in a Pandemic: Architecture

When the COVID-19 virus swept the globe in early 2020, it seemed as if the world had changed entirely. As more information about the virus became known, it is increasingly clear that the concept…

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Design in a Pandemic: The Great Outdoors

Landscape architects have long been at the forefront of city planning efforts, national and international investment in public spaces, and involved in the growing concern for the future of green spaces. When scientific research…

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Interior Design in a Pandemic

Interior designers routinely face specific challenges when designing for particular spaces, but when the concern is viral transmission, the stakes are high: even life or death. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that…

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Watch 2021 Commencement Ceremony Livestream

2021 College of Art & Design Diploma Ceremony

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To the Moon & Beyond: LSU Students Design Tiger Eye I Mission Logo

When LSU art and religious studies senior Katie Hostetler was in fifth grade, she entered an art competition to design a flag that would be sent to the Moon for a space mission. “I…

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MFA Student Art Exhibitions on View

See LSU College of Art & Design student artwork at the Glassell Gallery inside the Shaw Center now.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Nubia Nurain Khan, MA Art History

“I want to explore and shed light on the art world’s untapped areas from different perspectives as an art historian one day.” Read Q&A

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Art History Professor Allison Young on Exhibition Team Honoring Breonna Taylor

Allison Young, assistant professor of art history, is on the National Advisory Board of exhibition Promise, Witness, Remembrance at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY. The exhibition is a tribute to Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old medical worker…

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Mark Boyer Named to 2021 CELA Academy of Fellows

Mark Boyer, professor and director of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, was inducted to the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Academy of Fellows during the 2021 CELA Conference on…

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Alumni Spotlight: Colleen Waguespack, BID 1997

Women’s History Month alumna spotlights: Colleen’s drive and dedication to her passion of interior design led her to the place she is today – founder and creative director of Fig & Dove as well as Colleen Waguespack…

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LSU Animation Ranked Top 25 in Nation

Animation Career Review named LSU’s animation program the 25th best public university or college animation program in the nation. LSU was also ranked first in Louisiana, and the 11th best animation program in the…

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LSU Art Wins 2021 ADDYs

LSU School of Art students won gold and silver 2021 ADDY Awards. Each year, the American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, the advertising industry’s largest competition, recognizes some of the best creative work…

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MFA Artists Selected for New American Paintings

MFA candidates Luke Atkinson, Stephanie Cobb, and Samantha Rosado have been featured in critically acclaimed art periodical, New American Paintings. Each issue is a highly selective juried exhibition of contemporary artists in print, chosen…

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Honoring Sue Turner

  The LSU College of Art & Design is saddened by the passing of Sue Turner, a devoted preservationist and philanthropist who supported LSU and the Louisiana arts community for many years. She was 93….

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The Artistic Spirit of Mardi Gras 2021

Though traditional Mardi Gras parades were cancelled across Louisiana for the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Orleans residents are keeping the Mardi Gras spirit alive through the Krewe of House Floats…

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LSU Architecture Students Win Earth Made Competition

LSU architecture students in associate professor Robert Holton’s class won the Earth Made Competition, an international design challenge to plan buildings using earth materials. “Last semester my studio participated in an international competition focused…

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Darius Spieth Voted “Favorite Professor” 2020

The LSU Reveille The Mag‘s “Best of Campus Guide 2020” named art history professor Darius Spieth “Favorite Professor” of the year. The course ART 1001: Intro to Fine Arts, which Professor Spieth teaches, won…

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New to LSU: Q&A with Meredith Gaglio

Meredith Gaglio is an assistant professor in the LSU School of Architecture. She is a historian of modern and contemporary architectural technology, urbanism, and the environment, with previous experience in professional practice. Her dissertation…

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Alumni Spotlight: Jill Traylor, BID 1998

As part of the “Design in a Pandemic” series, Jill Traylor, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED Green Associate, director of interior design at EskewDumezRipple in New Orleans, shares about her experiences in the time of COVID-19 and beyond….

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LSU Design Week 2021 an International Challenge

The LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture held Design Week January 11-15, 2021, in which landscape architecture students tackle a contemporary design challenge. Guest experts visited in-person and virtually to give final critiques…

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Nicole Hilton Named “Young Alumna of the Year”

LSU School of Architecture grad Nicole Hilton (BArch  2007) was named a “Young Alumna of the Year” by the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction 2021. Nicole is the first Black female graduate of…

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Alumni Spotlight: Christine Cangelosi Redmon

As part of the “Design in a Pandemic” series, Christine Cangelosi Redmon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, architect at EskewDumezRipple in New Orleans, shares about her experiences in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. How has…

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Studio Arts Building Renovation Underway

Renovations of the LSU Studio Arts Building are underway. The renovations were approved for Priority I funding in the state’s capital outlay budget during the 2019–20 legislative session.   Formerly called the Old Engineering…

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Pedro y Juana Virtual Lecture

Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss, Pedro&Juana, gave a virtual lecture in the Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

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“Trenton Doyle Hancock: A Year Later”

Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock presented a virtual lecture titled “Trenton Doyle Hancock: A Year Later” on Monday, February 1, 2021, at 5 p.m. CT via Zoom.

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Alumni Spotlight: Ivan O’Garro (BArch 2012) on Society’s Cage Team

Peering through the bars of the cage on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., onlookers are greeted with a powerful message: white society has oppressed people of color for centuries and continues to do…

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LSU Art & Design Commits to Inclusion

The College of Art & Design has been working to address systematic racism on campus and throughout the fields of architecture, art, landscape architecture, and interior design, to promote inclusivity for LSU students, faculty,…

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Jeremiah Ariaz Debuts We Hold These Truths

Jeremiah Ariaz, professor of photography, debuted his exhibition We Hold These Truths, a selection of photographs he made across the U.S. during the Trump presidency, on display October – November, 2020, at Zeitgeist, in Nashville,…

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LSU Art Students “Get Out the Vote”

With the November 2020 U.S. election looming, LSU art students are engaging potential voters through an online exhibition with an empowering message: Get Out the Vote. Art students in Applied Topography: ART 4527 designed…

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“Migrations” by Kelli Scott Kelley

Art professor Kelli Scott Kelley shares her series “Migrations” and explores her recent practice in Passage. Read piece.

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Frank Hayden Lecture by Darius Spieth

Art history professor gave a talk on artist Frank Hayden at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum on Thursday, Oct. 1.

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From Every Angle: LSU MFA Student Show

From Every Angle: LSU MFA Student Show is on display September 23-October 23, 2020. LSU Student Union Gallery Mon/Wed/Fri 12-5 p.m. All exhibits are free of charge and open to the public.    

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Jacob Lyons Wins Third Place in the 2020 Steel Design Student Competition

Jacob Lyons, BArch 2020, won third place in the 2020 Steel Design Student Competition, awarded by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), for his…

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Kunlé Adeyemi Lecture

Kunlé Adeyemi, architect & designer, presented a Paula Manship Endowed Lecture Series virtual lecture titled “Water Cities” on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. CT via Zoom.

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William Doran Awarded Grant to Design for People with Disabilities

William Doran, BArch alum and former LSU architecture professional in residence, was awarded support by The Deborah J. Norden Fund 2020 for the project “Sheltered: Evaluating the Potential for Design to Shape Policy Toward…

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Nico Budde: A Tiger Artist

LSU art student Nico Budde shares his love of LSU by drawing his favorite campus locations.

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Andrew Wright Won 2020 ASLA Student Award

Andrew Wright, MLA 2020, received a 2020 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Student Award for his project titled “The Siltcatcher: A Sediment-Capture System for Wetland Creation and Coastal Protection in Western Lake Pontchartrain.” Brendan…

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LSU Art & Design Prepares For On-Campus Instruction

The return to on-campus instruction in the fall 2020 semester has required LSU administrators to collaborate to ensure that social distance measures are enforced in classrooms across all disciplines. This has presented a unique…

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DDes Candidate Nasrin Iravani Wins 2020 International Integrated Design Camp

First year Doctor of Design candidate Nasrin Iravani attended the 2020 International Integrated Design Camp supported by Korea Institute of Design Promotion (IIDC), which was held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

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Kevin Benham Won Rome Prize 2020-21

Kevin Benham, assistant professor of landscape architecture, has been awarded the prestigious Rome Prize 2020–21 fellowship to advance his research on transhumance. The American Academy in Rome (AAR) awards the highly competitive fellowships to support…

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Haley Blakeman Named ASLA 2020 Fellow

Haley Blakeman, assistant professor of landscape architecture, was named a 2020 Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). ASLA has elevated 19 members as Fellows this year “for their exceptional contributions to…

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Bridging Engineering and Design with Niloufar Emami, PhD

Niloufar Emami, PhD, A. Hays Town Professor in the LSU College of Art & Design, is using 3D printing to bridge the gap between engineering and design.

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MFA Virtual Grad Walk 2020

Check out the LSU School of Art’s 2020 MFA Grad Walk virtual exhibition “Reconnecting.”

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Letter From the Director of the School of Art

Message from LSU School of Art Director, Rod Parker Words can often ring hollow when we try to express our anguish and our sense of human solidarity in times like these, but the words…

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LSU Photography and Landscape Architecture Students Document Baton Rouge Neighborhoods for Historic Preservation

Interdisciplinary collaboration is a key aspect of LSU art & design faculty research, and now student curriculum, with numerous courses offered that span across disciplines. Johanna Warwick, assistant professor of photography, collaborated with landscape…

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Julian T. White Mural Honors LSU’s First Black Professor

The LSU College of Art & Design commissioned the Julian T.  White memorial mural to honor the university’s first African American professor. The college worked with The Walls Project and the White family to…

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LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio to help develop Master Plan for Baton Roots Community Farm

With recent support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio will partner with the nonprofit organization The Walls Project to develop a master plan for Baton Roots Community Farm, which…

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Letter From the Director of the School of Interior Design

Dear School of Interior Design community, As we head into the summer months, let’s take time to acknowledge all persons of color who continue to be impacted by systemic racism and reflect on our…

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Alumni Spotlight: Blaire Brown Stroemple

Blaire Brown Stroemple, HSS & AD 2011, combined her love of art with an entrepreneurial spirit to launch Box of Art, a business that brings people together to make art while socially distancing – in…

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2020 LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction honoree Lewis May

Lewis May, one of America’s leading planners, urban designers, and landscape architects, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in landscape architecture at LSU, and his five-decade career has earned him nearly 200 international awards of…

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Art & Design 2020 LSU Distinguished Communicators

During the May 2020 graduation celebration, eight College of Art & Design graduates received the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal. LSU Communication across the Curriculum, or CxC honored 44 graduates across six colleges with the medal in 2020….

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BFA Student Designs Hearts From Home

BFA student Brynn Finney, graphic design concentration, is using art to contribute to the Baton Rouge community in an unexpected way. In the midst of stay-at-home orders and social distancing, the Arts Council of…

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LSU Graduate’s Art Gives Thanks to Essential Workers

LSU art graduate Thomas Wimberly’s art work recently found a new, larger home when it was displayed on the side of a New York City hospital. Wimberly said the piece, called “Global Forefront,” gives…

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LSU Design Faculty Create Face Shields to Combat COVID-19

In response to the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LSU faculty, staff, and students are joining the worldwide effort to create PPE to donate to those in…

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LSU Interior Design Students Thank Louisiana Healthcare Workers

The LSU School of Interior Design works with Louisiana healthcare facilities regularly, as part of the healthcare design curriculum in which students design facility improvements for local hospitals, partnering with the staff there to…

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Lake Douglas Receives Faculty Award for Outstanding Communication

Lake Douglas, the LSU College of Art & Design’s associate dean of research and development and professor of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, has been awarded the 2020 Faculty Award for Outstanding…

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Novel Coronavirus Updates

Visit www.lsu.edu/coronavirus for the latest information for the LSU community.

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John Campbell Remembered

Recently retired LSU interior design faculty member John Campbell, 74, passed away Feb. 19, 2020. Read more.

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LSU Graphic Designers Win ADDY Awards at District Level

Each year, the American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, the advertising industry’s largest competition, recognizes some of the best creative work in the country. The Baton Rouge American Advertising Federation annually recognizes…

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Virtual Frictions

The Virtual Frictions workshop and symposium addressing architectural fabrication was held February 13-15, 2020 at the LSU School of Architecture.

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LSU Graphic Design Grad Creates Hot Sauce Brand

BFA alum Scott Bellina started Bayou Gotham hot sauces. Read more

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Getting into Shape: Using 3-D Printing Technology to Create Interlocking Blocks of Concrete

Niloufar Emami, assistant professor of architecture and holder of the A. Hays Town Professorship, has received the 2020 ARCC Research Incentive Award from the Architectural Research Centers Consortium for a research project on how…

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Design Students Learn Community Firsthand with Hospital Project

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Educating About Landscape Architecture

Professor Bruce Sharky and students are working to spread the word about how landscape architects affect significant change in the world. Today’s landscape architect tackles everything from large-scale environmental issues like disaster recovery and stormwater management…

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LSU Digital Art Students Win Awards at World’s Largest Student-Led Game Design Competition

Nearly two dozen LSU students participated in the world’s largest student-led game design competition, Chillennium, hosted by Texas A&M University in October 2019. Competitors planned, designed and developed a video game within 48 hours,…

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Students Gain Real World Experience Through Design Externships

Off-campus internships (“externships”) are a significant component to the interior design curriculum, in which undergraduate students can experience the pace of working at design firms in their chosen fields. In the fall 2019 semester…

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Architecture Open House 2019

The 2019 School of Architecture Open House was Friday, Dec. 6th at 5:30 p.m. in LSU Atkinson Hall.

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First Queeramics Symposium Held at LSU

The Queeramics Symposium, held October 9-11, 2019 drew together members of both the queer and ceramics communities to examine issues of identity, culture and theory within each. The event created by MFA candidate Ian…

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Art Grad Walk Fall 2019

LSU School of Art Fall 2019 Grad Walk will be Friday, November 22, 2019. Free and open to the public. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.           See artwork from our current graduate students in the Studio…

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Design Paris

Design Paris, the first semester-long study abroad program hosted by the College of Art & Design based out of Paris, France, launched in the fall of 2018. This year the program expanded to encompass…

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Tayler Harrison Interns at National Museum of African American History & Culture

Fifth year architecture student Tayler Harrison had the internship of a lifetime: working at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC). The monumental museum in Washington, D.C., which opened in…

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New to LSU: Q&A with Allison Young

Allison Young is assistant professor of contemporary art history at LSU. A specialist in postcolonial and contemporary art of the Global South, she received her B.A. (2009) in Art History and Anthropology from Brandeis…

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New to LSU: Q&A with Robyn Reed

Assistant professor of landscape architecture Robyn Reed is a designer, educator, and advocate for the practice of landscape architecture. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Robyn is a licensed landscape architect…

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LSU Architecture Team Awarded First Place in ACSA National Design Competition

For the second year in a row, students from LSU School of Architecture’s fifth-year comprehensive design course have been awarded first place in an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) National Design Competition. The…

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LSU Students Design for Giant Pandas in China

This fall LSU design students in assistant professor Brendan Harmon’s interdisciplinary “Giant Panda Studio” are designing a new national park for giant panda conservation and tourism in the wilds of Sichuan Province, China. The…

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Art & Design Tailgate 2019

The annual College of art & Design tailgate party was Saturday, October 26, 2019.

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RRSLA Alumni Reunion 2019

The 2019 LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Alumni Reception was Saturday, November 16, 2019 in San Diego, CA.

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Julie Chen, “Every Moment of a Book”

Julie Chen, book artist, presented a Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Endowed Lecture titled “Every Moment of a Book” at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in the…

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Queeramics Symposium

The first Queeramics Symposium was held at LSU October 9-11, 2019. Keynote speaker Dr. Elena Castro presented a lecture titled “The Cultural Politics of Queer Art. How to make a technogender body and why it matters.” Thursday,…

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Architecture Students Visit Rural Life Museum

Architecture students took a field trip to the LSU Rural Life Museum in fall 2019, to study historic local structures. The trip, organized by the Students for Historic Preservation (SHiP), was an opportunity to…

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Art Scholarships 2020

School of Art scholarships and awards applications are due January 12, 2020.

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First President’s Millennial Scholar in College of Art & Design

Kayla Hall, BFA candidate, is the first President’s Millennial Scholar of the College of Art & Design. The President’s Millennial Scholars Program (PMSP) is a newly created four-year retention and preparation program targeted to…

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Lecture Series 2019-2020

View the 2019-2020 lecture series.

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Emmanuel Schwartz, “Rebellion and Disobedience at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts”

Emmanuel Schwartz, curator and scholar, presented a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in the Student Union Theater. Emmanuel Schwartz, who holds the prestigious rank of a conservateur du…

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Traci Birch Awarded NASEM Fellowship for Coastal Research

Traci Birch, assistant professor of architecture and managing director of the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS), was one of 20 scientists awarded the 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowships by the National Academies’ Gulf Research Program….

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Career Networking Day 2019

Presented by the LSU College of Art & Design and the LSU Olinde Career Center, Art & Design Networking Day is an open networking session for students and employers. Art & Design Career Networking…

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Andy Shaw Creates Mid-Atlantic Keramik Exchange in Iceland

Andy Shaw, associate professor of ceramics, envisioned and launched the Mid-Atlantic Keramik Exchange in Iceland, which held its inaugural meeting in June 2019 at the studios of Myndlistaskólinn í Reykjavík (MIR), The Reykjavik School…

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Alumni Spotlight: David Lafont

On this episode of #LSU in PHX, former Mike the Tiger mascot and interior design graduate David Lafont reflects fondly on his time at LSU, discussing how his professors at LSU shaped him to…

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Justin Tyler Bryant Awarded 2019 Interchange Fellow

  Justin Tyler Bryant, MFA 2018, has been awarded $20,000 as a 2019 Interchange Fellow, for his work exploring the role of art in social engagement. He is one of the sixteen inaugural grantees…

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Doron Langberg Lecture

Artist Doron Langberg presented a School of Art lecture in partnership with the LSU Museum of Art at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

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Johanna Warwick’s Photography Selected by The Washington Post

Between the Ground & Sky LSU College of Art & Design Assistant Professor of Photography Johanna Warwick’s photographic essay, Between the Ground & Sky, was selected as one of five winners in The Washington…

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Austin Lu Awarded Southern Garden History Society Scholarship

BLA candidate Chunfeng “Austin” Lu was awarded the Southern Garden History Society Scholarship to attend the 2019 annual meeting of garden historians, located in Birmingham, Alabama this year. At the meeting Lu, a rising…

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Kenneth Brown: Designer for the Stars

Kenneth Brown is a homegrown design celebrity with a cosmopolitan worldview. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, he received a bachelor’s degree in interior design from LSU in 1995. Kenneth is the principal and…

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Professor Darius Spieth Presents Research in France

Art history professor Darius Spieth presented his latest research at two separate events in France this June. At the Festival of Art History at Fontainebleau Castle, near Paris, June 7-9, 2019, Spieth discussed low-end…

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Kevin Benham Conducts Research at Residency in Tuscany

This summer, Kevin Benham, assistant professor of landscape architecture, was invited to do an artist residency at Villa Lena in Tuscany, Italy, to advance his creative scholarship in the study of light movement. Benham…

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Landscape Architecture Students Design for Denham Springs Community Post-Flood

After the Louisiana flood of August 2016, Denham Spring city officials asked residents what they’d like to see as the city recovered and rebuilt. The community has declared priority making Denham Springs a friendlier place…

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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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Community by Design

The Urban Landscape New Orleans-born MLA candidate Taylor Jacobsen chose to pursue landscape architecture in hopes of designing cities. So when he had the opportunity to participate in a beautification project in downtown Baton…

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Healthcare Innovation Seminar Joins Experts Across Fields

The new Healthcare Innovation Seminar offered by the School of Interior Design in spring 2019 is the first of its kind, joining together interdisciplinary scholars to combine expertise to study healthcare design from multiple…

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Tipton Travel Award Funds Water Research in the Netherlands

Yuta Masakane, MLA 2019, received the 2018 Tipton Travel Award to help fund his research trip to study water management in the Netherlands. The trip to the Netherlands taught Yuta about the aesthetics and…

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Alumni Spotlight: Elyse Marks

Elyse Marks studies the façade of a historic building, inspecting the walls for cracks. Hundreds  of feet below her, the city streets of New York buzz, a distant blur. Tethered to the side of…

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LSU Represents Louisiana Landscape Architects in Washington, DC

In May 2019, two graduating MLA students Taylor Fehmel and Mai Nguyen, associate dean and landscape architecture professor Lake Douglas, and LSU landscape architecture alumni Haley and Shannon Blakeman, Chris Ferris, and Justin Lemoine…

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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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Design Impacts Healthcare

By: Julie Elliott In my 30-year career in healthcare design, I have witnessed the dramatic shift in the healthcare delivery model. Consumerism and self-care, uncertainty in healthcare payment reform, shifts from volume to value,…

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Art & Design Students Present at 2019 Discover Day

College of Art & Design students across disciplines presented their scholarly and creative work at LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium on April 9, 2019. Arden McMillin, BFA 2019 candidate with concentrations…

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Carbo Landscape Architecture Recruitment Center Unveiled

On April 26, 2019, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the grand opening of the new facilities of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture: the new Carbo Landscape Architecture Recruitment Center, located in the…

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Pixel Graphic Design Senior Show

The LSU Graphic Design Senior Show 2019 “Pixel: The Bigger Picture” was April 29-May 3 in the Foster Gallery.

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LSU Students and Alumni Receive 2019 ASLA Awards

LSU landscape architecture students were awarded American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) LA chapter 2019 awards for their projects studying the environments of Louisiana. MLA students Hayden Hammons, Taylor Jacobsen, Nguyệt Nguyen, Betsy Peterson,…

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Alumni Spotlight: Dominique Giordano, BFA 1992

“Most of my designs tell a story,” says Dominique Giordano (BFA 1992), New Orleans-based jewelry designer. “This story creates a connection with my customer. These connections become memories. I’m all about a memory.” Dominique…

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Brian McLean, “The Art and Science Behind Laika’s Oscar Award Winning 3D Printing Process”

An LSU Film Screening of Missing Link Wednesday, April 24 5:00 p.m. (with an introduction by Brian McLean) Digital Media Center Auditorium Film Run-time: 1 hour 35 minutes Lecture by Brian McLean “The Art…

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TEDxLSU Features Work by Interior Design Students

Interior design students in professor Matthew Dunn’s Interior Design 1712 course designed displays for TEDxLSU, held in March 2019. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that…

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LSU Digital Art Ranks #1 in Louisiana

The Animation Career Review 2019 Digital Art Program Rankings, published in March 2019, ranked the LSU digital art program first in the state, and highly nationally. The Animation Career Review, which provides public information…

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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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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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Landscape Architecture Faculty Present at 2019 CELA Conference

Professors of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture presented their research at the 2019 Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture (CELA) conference in Sacramento, CA at UC Davis March 6-9, 2019. The…

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LSU Minority Architecture Students Visit Local High Schools to “Light a Fire” in Future Architects

The LSU National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) started an initiative called Light A Fire in 2012. Students wanted to get involved with helping to motivate young minority students to pursue careers in design…

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LPB features LSU graphic designs

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) is publicly featuring a campaign designed by graphic design students in a course taught by professor Lynne Baggett and instructor Luisa Restrepo. The students worked to create a campaign with the…

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Paolo Coen, “Rome, c. 1900: Producing, Selling and Exporting Art, while Shaping the Style of the Nation”

Paolo Coen, art history professor at the University of Teramo, will present a School of Art lecture titled “Rome, the Capital of Italy, c. 1900: Producing, Selling and Exporting Art, while Shaping the Style of the…

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Matt Wedel, “On the Verge”

Matt Wedel, artist, presented a Reilly Visiting Artist lecture titled “On the Verge” at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium.

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LSU Art Wins 2019 ADDY Awards

Each year, the American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, the advertising industry’s largest competition, recognizes some of the best creative work in the country. The Baton Rouge American Advertising Federation annually recognizes…

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LSU Research Symposium Crosses Borders

The LSU School of Architecture hosted the Bordering On Symposium on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Manship Theater, Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge. Organized by architecture assistant professors Kris Palagi and Angeliki…

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LSU Graphic Design Program Ranked #1 in Louisiana, Top Tier Nationwide

The Animation Career Review 2019 Graphic Design School Rankings, published in February 2019, ranked the LSU graphic design program first in the state, and highly nationally. The Animation Career Review, which provides public information…

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MLA Open House March 18

The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture MLA Spring 2019 Open House was held on Monday, March 18, in 302 Design Building.

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Let’s Get Together: LSU Art & Design Alumni at AOS

Louisiana-based AOS Interior Environments joins LSU alumni from the fields of interior design and architecture – the firm currently has 12 LSU College of Art & Design alumni working there! LSU Alumni at AOS…

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Bordering On Symposium

The LSU School of Architecture will host the Bordering On Symposium on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Manship Theater, Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge. The symposium, which brings together international scholars,…

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Reed Hilderbrand Designs for LSU Master Plan

Reed Hilderbrand, an award-winning design firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, collaborated with LSU on the university’s Comprehensive and Strategic Campus Master Plan, informing the landscape architecture plans. Doug Reed, FASLA, received a Bachelor of Landscape…

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Digital Art Student Arden McMillin Awarded Discover Research Grant

Arden McMillin, BFA 2019, is an LSU Discover undergraduate research grant recipient for the spring 2019 semester, for her photography project “Home and History: an investigation into the complexity of small southern towns that…

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Dr. Michael Nitsche, “Make a Thought in Your Hand”

Dr. Michael Nitsche, associate professor in digital media at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will present a lecture titled “Make a Thought in Your Hand: Puppets, Prototyping & Interactive Design” on Friday, March 1 at…

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LSU Art Brings Creativity to Neighborhoods

On Martin Luther King Day 2019, LSU art students collaborated with the LSU Museum of Art Neighborhood Art Project, visiting a local community to teach art-making. The Neighborhood Art Project partners with community groups in areas…

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LSU School of Interior Design Partners with Mendel University in Czech Republic

The LSU School of Interior Design collaborated with Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic in the fall 2018 semester, culminating in a design workshop for LSU and Mendel University students in Brno, and an…

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Finding Our Place: Women in the Arts

The exhibition “Finding Our Place: Women in the Arts 1983-1990” curated by Mary Pramuk was on display at the Glassell Gallery January 26-February 24, 2019.

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Broomberg & Chanarin Lecture

Artist Adam Broomberg of Broomberg & Chanarin presented a Paula G. Manship Endowed lecture virtually to the LSU College of Art & Design at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

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Camille Rose Garcia Lecture Jan. 28

Artist Camille Rose Garcia presented a School of Art and Baton Rouge Gallery-sponsored lecture titled “The Cosmic Mind: Tapping into Deep Imagination with Camille Rose Garcia” on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 5 p.m. in the…

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Swimming to Inishkeel Brings Art from Ireland to LSU

Art professor Malcolm McClay’s exhibition Swimming to Inishkeel, which debuted in Donegal, Ireland in early 2018, opened at the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge November 1, 2018. Swimming to Inishkeel presents recent multi-media, sculptural,…

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New to LSU: Q&A with Niloufar Emami

Niloufar Emami, Ph.D., LEED GA, is an assistant professor of architecture and holds the A. Hays Town Professorship at Louisiana State University. She is a researcher, educator, and designer looking for gaps, intersections, and…

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Fonna Forman Named Nadine Carter Russell Chair 2018-19

The LSU College of Art & Design has named political science professor Fonna Forman the 2018-19 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in architecture. The four disciplines in the college share the rotating residency; this year’s residency…

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Art & Design Career Networking Day Feb. 20

Art & Design Networking Day is an open networking session for students and employers. Art & Design Career Networking Day 2019 is Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 8:30–11:30 a.m., in the LSU Student Union –…

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Interior Design Reviews Hosted in Design Firms

In fall 2018, LSU interior design students had the opportunity to present the semester’s projects for review by design professionals, in their office locations throughout Louisiana. Presenting in a real-life office setting was an…

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Tipton Associates Travel Award – Call for Submissions

Need extra money for travel? Enter the annual Tipton Associates Travel Award competition by February 28, 2020, for a chance to win $1,700 to be used for travel within a university-approved study abroad program…

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Tom Sofranko’s Essay Published in New Book Developing Creative Thinking in Beginning Design

“Blurry Target,” an essay by Tom Sofranko, College of Art & Design associate dean of academics, was published in the recently released book Developing Creative Thinking in Beginning Design (Routledge 2018). The chapter includes…

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Fonna Forman Lecture

Fonna Forman, political theorist, presented the Nadine Carter Russell Chair lecture titled “The Political Equator: Localizing the Global” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019, in the LSU Student Union Magnolia Room (301).

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Interior Design Professional Residency

Learn more about the interior design professional residency.

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Three Landscape Architecture Alumni made ASLA Fellows

Three Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumni were elevated to 2018 Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Tim Baird (BLA ’72), of Cornell University, received his nomination from the Council…

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Theo Bargiotas Wins Graduate Art Prize

DDES candidate Theodoros “Theo” Bargiotas received the ARTIQ Graduate Art Prize 2018 for his painting “Untitled,” awarded in London in November 2018. A first-year student in the Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation program,…

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School of Architecture Open House

The School of Architecture Open House was held Friday, November 30, 2018 5-7 p.m.

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“Engineering With Nature”

Dr. Todd Bridges, USACE’s Engineering With Nature Initiative National Lead, presented a lecture at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

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Malcolm McClay’s Swimming to Inishkeel Comes to LSU

Art professor Malcolm McClay’s exhibition Swimming to Inishkeel, which debuted in Donegal, Ireland in early 2018, opened at the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge November 1. Swimming to Inishkeel is a body…

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Behind the Ballot

The Behind the Ballot panel discussion “Campaigns by Design: A Look at the Creative Elements That Influence Voter Behavior” was held Monday, October 29th at 9:30 a.m. in the Design Building. Panelists Lynne Baggett,…

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LSU Art & Design Visits France

Alkis Tsolakis, Dean of the College of Art & Design, and School of Architecture Director Marwan Ghandour visited France in the fall of 2018, touring the new Design Paris study abroad program. In their…

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MLA Open House Fall 2018

The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture hosted an MLA Open House on October 24, 2018.

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Professor Ursula Emery McClure Receives Design Awards

Architecture professor Ursula Emery McClure’s firm emerymcclure architecture was named the 2018 winner of the Boutique Residential Architecture Firm of the Year by the Corporate LiveWire Architecture Awards. The Corporate LiveWire Architecture Awards 2018…

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CoAD CxC Studio Coordinator Anthologized in Best American Experimental Writing 2018

As studio coordinator for the College of Art & Design’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program, Vincent Cellucci conducts writing feedback consultations for students, guiding more than their use of grammar. In addition to…

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Disclosure MFA Exhibition

An exhibition of recent work by LSU School of Art graduate students, curated by MFA candidate Erfan Ghiasi, is on display in the Foster Gallery through November 20, 2018.

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Photography Books by Art Professors Thompson & Warwick Released

Associate professor of photography Kristine Thompson recently released the book Images Seen to Images Felt, a collection of work that she has made over the past three years. She was the winner for Antenna’s…

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Art Grad Walk Fall 2018

The School of Art fall Grad Walk was held Friday, November 16, 2018.

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Alumni Spotlight: Kangeun Lee, BLA 2013

Kangeun Lee (BLA ‘13), ASLA, is a landscape architect whose childhood in South Korea influenced his worldview today. Lee is a project designer at Site design group ltd in Chicago. He is a ANOVA…

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School of Art Scholarships & Awards

The deadline to apply to School of Art scholarships was January 11, 2019.

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5th Annual Juried High School Exhibition

The LSU School of Art, in conjunction with the LSU College of Art & Design, will host the 5th annual statewide juried art exhibition for high school artists. The LSU School of Art—one of…

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Interior Design Students Attend Behavioral Health Design Workshop

In September 2018, three interior design students and two faculty traveled to Baltimore for a behavioral health design workshop sponsored by The Center For Health Design. BID candidates Brianna Beall, Olivia Barron, Kourtney Russo attended,…

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PANK Lecture: Paula Troxler & Kelon Medugorac

Paula Troxler and Kleon Medugorac, illustators of Studio PANK, presented a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series lecture titled “Field of work – field of Joy” at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m….

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The Society for Photographic Education Conference

Material + Meaning The School of Art hosted the Society for Photographic Education 2018 South Central Regional Conference “Material + Meaning” Oct. 4-6, 2018 at the LSU campus. When October 04-06, 2018 Where Louisiana State University,…

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LSU Landscape Architecture #1 Yet Again; Professor Max Conrad Named “Most Admired Educator”

The undergraduate and graduate programs at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) have once again received top rankings from DesignIntelligence magazine, the leading journal of design professionals. The 2018–19 issue of “America’s Best…

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Alumni Spotlight: CICADA, “The Next Generation of Architects”

New Orleans natives James Catalano (BArch 2013), Seamus McGuire, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (BArch 2010), and Paulo Perkins, AIA (BArch 2009) didn’t really know each other while they attended the LSU School of Architecture. But…

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Field Studies: Exploring Portugal

In fall 2018 13 third-year MLA students in LA 7051 Advanced Topics Studio class traveled to Portugal to explore the built landscapes of the historic cities. Over the last several years, the 3rd-year MLA…

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LSU Researchers Collaborate for Smart City Project

During the summer of 2018, School of Art faculty members and students assisted with community outreach for the Smart, Safe, Connected Baton Rouge project. The interdepartmental project, led by School of Electrical Engineering &…

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Mythologies Louisianaises Exhibition promotes cultures of Louisiana

The exhibition Mythologies Louisianaises brings together School of Art faculty members and alumni, to celebrate and explore Louisiana culture. The project was created and curated by Jonathan “feral opossum” Mayers, alumnus and instructor of the…

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2018-19 Lecture Series

View the 2018-19 lecture series schedule.

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Jeremiah Ariaz’s Louisiana Trail Riders Released August 2018

The monograph Louisiana Trail Riders, by LSU School of Art associate professor of photography Jeremiah Ariaz, was released by UL Press August 28, 2018. “I’d like to thank James Wilson, Assistant Director at UL Press, who championed…

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New Landscape Architecture Professor Kevin Benham Creates Land Art in Sweden

Kevin Benham, assistant professor at the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, was a resident of ARNA (Art and Nature residency) in Sweden in 2017-18. Benham’s interest in biology was the starting point of a…

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Expanded Draught Lecture

Expanded Draught artists presented a lecture to the College of Art & Deign Thursday, September 6.

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Naomi Clement (MFA 2017) on Ceramics Monthly

MFA 2017 Naomi Clement’s work is featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly magazine’s September 2018 issue. She won the Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Award in 2017, and recently debuted a solo exhibition in…

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Elaine Yau Lecture

The School of Art lecture “Sister Gertrude Morgan’s Visual Vocality: Tradition, Innovation, and the Hearing the Artist-Outlier” was presented by Elaine Y. Yau (Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive) August 23, 2018….

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Doug Peltzman, Visiting Artist

Doug Peltzman, potter, will present a School of Art Lecture titled “Making Contemporary Pottery” at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room…

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“Luster on the Lagoon,” Serena Romano & Ludovico Geymonat

Art historians Serena Romano and Ludovico Geymonat presented a School of Art lecture titled “Luster on the Lagoon: A Conversation about Medieval Venice” in Dodson Auditorium (room 100) at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018.

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“Practical Photojournalism,” Emily Kask

Freelance journalist Emily Kask will give a lecture titled “Practical Photojournalism” today, Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the LSU Art Building room 229.

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LSU Art & Design Visits Hunan University in Changsha, China

This year, College of Art & Design faculty members visited Hunan University in Changsha, Hunan Province, China, to conduct workshops and hold lectures for Chinese students and faculty, and promote collaborations across the globe….

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Design Across the Globe: LSU in China

In May-June 2018, the LSU in China Program, directed by associate professor of interior design Jun Zou, brought interior design students to China to study art and design and engage with Chinese culture firsthand….

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Exhibition “A. Hays Town and the Architectural Image of Louisiana” Features Student Work

Architecture students from three universities contributed to an exhibition celebrating Louisiana architecture. The Hilliard Museum is pleased to present an exhibition that marks the legacy of its designer, famed Louisiana architect A. Hays Town….

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Designing for Open Space Equity in New Orleans

MLA students in LA 7041 Urban Systems Studio in the spring 2018 semester assessed the public parks and open spaces of the city of New Orleans, and collaborated with nonpofit Parks for All on…

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2018 RRSLA Alumni Reception

Save the Date: October 20, 2018 LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Alumni Reception Philadelphia, PA Maggiano’s 1201 Filbert Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 6:30-8:30 PM Please RSVP to Kalia Jarvis at kjarvis@lsu.edu by Friday, October…

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Architecture Meets Literature: Professor Angeliki Sioli Co-Edited Book Reading Architecture

Angeliki Sioli, assistant professor of architecture, co-edited Reading Architecture; Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience, a collection of essays on architecture and literature published by Routledge in 2018. The volume is comprised of 18 compiled…

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Art History Professor Darius Spieth Presents Research at Louvre

Upon invitation by the Amis du Louvre, LSU art history professor Darius A. Spieth presented his research, on 18th-century art merchant Jean-Baptiste Pierre Lebrun, at the world-renowned Louvre Museum in Paris, France on May 28….

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School of Art Welcomes New Printmaking Facility

The School of Art’s printmaking facilities have moved into a grand new location: the old Black Box Theater has been re-purposed into a state-of-the art printmaking studio. The new and improved printmaking facility moved…

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Using Games to Explore Coastal Change

  Landscape architecture students in assistant professor Brendan Harmon’s Advanced Topics Studio designed and developed serious games that explore the challenges of coastal change for the town of Jean Lafitte in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana….

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Professor Jeremiah Ariaz Wins Documentary Photography Award

“As a child I had a particular image of a cowboy shaped by popular culture,” said Jeremiah Ariaz, associate professor of photography at the LSU School of Art. “He was gruff, serious, white, and…

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Interior Design Alumni Work on HGTV Show Home Town

New Orleans-based interior designer Amanda Connolly (BID ’00) always enjoyed home design shows. So when she had the opportunity to work for Home & Garden Television (HGTV)’s program Home Town, she jumped at the…

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Art Freshman Scholarship 2018

The deadline for School of Art freshman scholarship opportunities is July 6, 2018.

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BFA 2018 Senior Exhibition

The BFA 2018 Senior Exhibition is on view at the The Galleries at LSU Foster Gallery on LSU campus through May 11! See work by graduating seniors Ashley Aucoin, Hannah Cox, Elizabeth Cunniff, Vernell Dunams, Demi…

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Brendan Harmon co-authors new book Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS

Brendan Harmon, assistant professor of landscape architecture, co-authored the new edition Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS (Springer, July 2018), the first book to introduce a tangible interface for geospatial analysis and simulations. His…

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New Master Plan for the College of Art & Design

In 2016, Louisiana State University embarked upon the Comprehensive and Strategic Campus Master Plan process, an ambitious strategic planning initiative that included developing a master plan for the university. The New Orleans architectural firm…

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Baton Rouge Gallery Presents Exhibition by LSU Art Faculty

May 1-31, 2018, Baton Rouge Gallery is featuring work by three LSU School of Art professors: assistant professor Leslie Friedman, associate professor Kelli Scott Kelley, and associate director Michaelene Walsh. The opening reception was…

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Alumni Spotlight: Yvonne Cao, MFA 2012

Yvonne Cao is a graphic designer, typographer, and educator who was born and raised in Hunan, China. She came to the United States for an honors exchange program at Middle Tennessee State University in…

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Alumni Spotlight: Katie Burk, BFA 2008

Louisiana native Katie Burk received her BFA from LSU in 2008, and moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in graphic design. Currently, she is senior graphic designer at the marketing agency Nobody in Washington,…

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Design Event Spring 2018

The Design Event hosted by the LSU School of Interior Design was Thursday, April 26 at the LSU Design Building. There was an exhibit featuring interior design students’ work from 5:30-7:30 p.m., followed by scholarship awards…

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Renowned Artist Carrie Mae Weems Visits LSU; Works With Art Students

Influential contemporary American artist Carrie Mae Weems has, for the past 30 years, has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems and the consequences of power. As the LSU School of Art’s…

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BLA Student Anjelica Sifuentes Received Second Tipton Travel Award for Capstone Project

Anjelica Sifuentes, BLA 2018 candidate, won the 2017 Tipton Travel Award to support her travel for her Capstone research project “Redefining Our Borderlands.” The project investigates design concepts for alternative measures of border security…

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Grad Walk 2018

The 2018 Spring Art Grad Walk was Friday, April 20, in the Studio Arts Building. MFA students showed their work to the public, including printmaking, photography, painting and drawing, graphic design, sculpture, digital art,…

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Professor Ursula Emery McClure Named on List of 13 Innovative Female Architects Around the World

Ursula Emery McClure, FAAR, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, A. Hays Town Professor in the LSU School of Architecture, was named on ArchDaily’s list of 13 leading female architects, the only architect in the United…

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Alumni Spotlight: Elise Grenier, Art Conservator

“There is a lot of mystery around art restoration,” Elise Grenier (MFA ’87) laughs when asked what she does, exactly. “My goal is to demystify the process of restoration.” Elise, founder of Grenier Conservation, has…

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Art History Professor William Ma Receives Site & Space in Southeast Asia Research Award

Art history assistant professor William Ma won the Site and Space in Southeast Asia research award, a two-year funded research opportunity exploring the art, architecture, and landscape of Southeast Asia. Site and Space in…

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Hand Lettering Experts Give Workshops at School of Art

Graphic design students had the opportunity to attend a number of hand lettering workshops this 2017-2018 academic year, to hone their skills. Graphic artist/designer Peter Bain visited the LSU School of Art to give…

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Carrie Mae Weems Visits LSU

Influential artist Carrie Mae Weems is the 2017-18 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in art. Supported by the Reilly Visiting Artist Fund, she will give a lecture to the College of Art + Design Wednesday,…

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Phillip Fernberg a 2018 Olmsted Scholar Nominee

MLA candidate Phillip Fernberg, 2018 Olmsted Scholar Nominee, chose to pursue landscape architecture because the practice allows him “to literally make a positive (and hopefully beautiful) impact on the world!” Phillip was nominated by the landscape…

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Interior Design Students Create Garden to Promote Wellness

LSU senior interior design students participated in a community outreach project to design a garden at a home in Louisiana for young women who have been victims of human trafficking. The organization that operates…

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LSU Graphic Design Students and Faculty Win ADDY Awards 2018

Each year, the American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, the advertising industry’s largest competition, recognizes some of the best creative work in the country. The Baton Rouge American Advertising Federation annually recognizes…

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Baton Rouge “Complete Streets” Project Features Work By Landscape Architecture Students

Two landscape architecture students’ project work was featured in the “Complete Streets Toolkit,” an initiative by the Baton Rouge Sustainable Transportation Action Committee to propose improvements to the Baton Rouge community. The Baton Rouge…

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Lake Douglas Authors Book Buildings of New Orleans

“New Orleans isn’t like other cities,” Stella tells her sister Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River and surrounded by water, the city has…

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Spring MLA Open House

RSVP to Mark Boyer at markboyer@lsu.edu

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2018 School of Art Selective Admissions

Every student who has finished their foundations courses and are prepared to progress to a major in the School of Art must submit an application through Slideroom as part of the Selective Admissions process. The…

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Alumni Spotlight: Greg Dahlke, BLA 2015

Anyone can live abroad, according to Greg Dahlke (BLA ’15). As a junior landscape associate based in Rwanda, he works to manage and educate about environmental impacts. Greg works for Mass Design Group, a…

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School of Interior Design Hosted Evidence-Based Design Faculty Workshop

The College of Art + Design and the School of Interior Design sponsored an Evidence-Based Design Faculty Workshop, facilitated by the Center for Health Design, on February 26, 2018 at the Hilltop Arboretum. Workshop…

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Stanley Lewis Lecture March 14

Stanley Lewis, painter, presented a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103).

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Artist Joanna Powell Visits LSU School of Art

Artist Joanna Powell visited the LSU School of Art February 21-22, 2018 to give ceramics workshops and present a lecture to art students titled “Impossible Beauty.” Powell also curated the 8 Fluid Ounces Ceramic…

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Kevin Everson Lecture March 5

Kevin Everson, Artist, Filmmaker & Professor, University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art, presented a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018, in the…

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Fulbright Fellow Richard Doubleday Researches Graphic Design in China

Richard B. Doubleday, associate professor of graphic design at LSU School of Art, holds a 2017–18 Fulbright Fellowship where he is a Senior Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. During his first 3…

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Joanna Powell Lecture

Joanna Powell, sculptor and painter, presented a School of Art lecture titled “Impossible Beauty”, in conjunction with the Ceramic Artists Student Association, at the LSU College of Art & Design on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

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Career Networking Day 2018

Art & Design Networking Day is an open networking session for students and employers. Art & Design Career Networking Day took place on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 8:30–11:30 a.m., in the LSU Student Union…

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Alumni Spotlight: Marcus Williams, BArch 2005

Marcus J. Williams, AIA, NCARB (BARCH ’05) is a product of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. So it feels only natural that he has returned to work for the school system of his…

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Ron Jude Lecture

Artist Ron Jude gave a distinguished alumni lecture titled “Those Are Not Mountains You See” Thursday, February 8, 2018 in the Design Building Auditorium.

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LSU Architecture Team Publishes Paper Proposing Changes to LUMCON Research Facility to Adapt to Climate Change

LSU School of Architecture A. Hays Town Professor Ursula Emery McClure, with the LSU School of Architecture Research Studio, published the paper “The SEA Is Coming: The Future of a Marine Research Facility.” The paper…

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Landscape Architecture Students win 2017 ASLA Honor Award for Disaster Autopsy Model

LSU’s College of Art & Design is pleased to announce that the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture students Donguk Lee and Xiwei Shen (BLA ‘17) won the 2017 student honor award from the…

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LSU Architecture Students Place in Top of Earth Architecture Competition

The LSU School of Architecture is pleased to announce that ten students in the Bachelor of Architecture program recently placed in the top 40 of the fifth Earth Architecture Competition DESIGNING A RURAL ARTS CENTER…

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Photography by Jeremiah Ariaz Featured in Creoles du Monde Exhibition; Wins Documentary Photography Award, Fellowship

“As a child I had a particular image of a cowboy shaped by popular culture,” said Jeremiah Ariaz, associate professor of photography at the LSU School of Art. “He was gruff, serious, white, and…

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Alumni Spotlight: Ainsley Dreher, BID 2010

Ainsley Dreher (BID 2010), president and owner of Design Innovations in Birmingham, Alabama, never expected that she would be directing her own interior design firm this soon in her career. ​Upon graduating from LSU…

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Art History Professor Darius Spieth Publishes Book Revolutionary Paris and the Market for Netherlandish Art

Darius Spieth, professor of art history at the LSU School of Art, has recently published the book Revolutionary Paris and the Market for Netherlandish Art, Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets Volume 3…

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LSU School of Art Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

The LSU School of Art welcomes two new faculty members for 2018: assistant professors of art history Ludovico Geymonat and William Ma, who joined the faculty this semester. Both Geymonat and Ma will add…

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Kenneth Bahlinger (BLA ’85) Receives 2017 LaGasse Medal for Landscape Architects

Kenneth Bahlinger, (BLA ’85), received the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2017 LaGasse Medal for his significant contributions to the management and conservation of natural resources and public landscapes. Kenneth is an award-winning…

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Ron English Popaganda

Artist Ron English presented a lecture titled “Popaganda,” in partnership with Baton Rouge Gallery, at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium…

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Carrie Mae Weems Named 2017–18 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Art

Influential contemporary American artist Carrie Mae Weems has been named the 2017-18 Nadine Carter Russell Chair for the LSU College of Art + Design. The four disciplines in the college share the rotating residency;…

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Art History Students Contribute to the LSU Museum of Art’s Surréalisme Exhibition

This fall the students in LSU School of Art professor Darius Spieth’s History of Prints course had the opportunity to contribute to the Bonjour | Au Revoir Surréalisme exhibition, learning practical skills about museum…

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Future Innovation in Healthcare Takes Off at Design, Health & Wellness Symposium

Dozens of healthcare professionals convened with LSU faculty, students, and administrators at the LSU College of Art & Design this weekend to investigate how professionals in the social sciences, art and design, business, and…

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Matthew Carter Lecture

Matthew Carter presented a lecture titled “Bruce Rogers’ Centaur Type” Wednesday, November 15, at the LSU Design Building. A reception followed at the Hill Memorial Library. Matthew Carter is an internationally renowned British type…

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Elementary Outreach—Inspiring the Next Generation of Architects

LSU School of Architecture students and faculty visited Park Elementary in Baton Rouge to help students generate ideas and build models for a new school. Park Elementary, which follows a Project Base Learning model,…

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4th Annual Statewide Juried High School Exhibition

  The LSU School of Art, in conjunction with the LSU College of Art & Design will host the 4th annual statewide juried art exhibition for high school artists. The LSU School of Art—one…

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Alumni Spotlight: Kyle J. Bauer, MFA 2011, Ceramics

Don’t quit your day job. Build your skill toolbox. Start from the bottom and work your way up. Don’t be afraid to fail. Apply to everything you can afford. Become your own salesman. Network,…

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LSU Landscape Architecture Programs, Again, Named Best in Nation

The undergraduate and graduate programs at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) have once again received top rankings from DesignIntelligence magazine, the leading journal of design professionals. The 2017–18 issue of…

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2017-18 Lecture Series

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Professor Jun Zou Dives into Real-World Lighting Design at Tillotson Design Associates

LSU’s Jun Zou spent summer 2017 learning about contemporary lighting design at Tillotson Design Associates in New York City. “It was an excellent experience in a real-world lighting design firm,” said Zou, associate professor…

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Inspired by the Windy City: Notes from BLA Candidate Jacob McGill

Fourth-year LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture students in Professor Lake Douglas’s landscape design studio recently returned from their field trip to Chicago. Led by Associate Professor Kevin Risk, the students toured the…

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Fryling Goes Wireless

  Professor Charles Fryling said a lightbulb went off while he was touring Spain this summer. He thought the tour guide’s electronic speaker system would work great for his plant identification tours—and he was…

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House Designed by Professor Ursula Emery McClure Named 2017 Best in Custom Homes

The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) named emerymcclure architecture as one of its top designers in the 10th annual American Residential Design Awards (ARDA) at the Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. During…

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Digital Art Graduate Student’s Work Featured in Two Exhibitions

Work by Hunter Stabler, a graduate student in the LSU School of Art, is featured in two exhibitions: Under the Knife: Contemporary Cut Paper Art, August 23–October 14, at the Hicks Art Center Gallery at…

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Marwan Ghandour Named Director of the LSU School of Architecture

Former Iowa State University Professor Marwan Ghandour has been named the new director of the LSU School of Architecture. “I am thrilled to move to Louisiana, a region that was crucial to the historical…

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Marsha Cuddeback Named Director of the LSU School of Interior Design

Ruth Z. McCoy Professor Marsha Cuddeback has been named director of the LSU College of Art & Design’s School of Interior Design. “Director Cuddeback’s appointment is a natural extension of her long and diverse…

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Four Alumni Elevated to Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Four of the 23 ASLA members elevated to fellowship in 2017 are LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumni. George “Bob” Richardson III, BLA 1969, CEO and founding principal of RVi Planning in Austin;…

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LSU College of Art & Design Implements Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation

The Board of Regents has approved the LSU College of Art & Design’s proposal for a multi-disciplinary Doctor of Design (DDes) in Cultural Preservation. Arising from the confluence of current professional trends, educational conditions,…

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NAS Awards Coastal Sustainability Studio $2.9 Million for Climate Change Research

The National Academies of Sciences (NAS) awarded the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio $2,936,000 in research funds for their project, “Inland from the Coast: A Multi-Scalar Approach to Regional Climate Change Responses.” Led by Associate…

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Inform through Virtual Reality

For her digital art thesis exhibition, Haley Hatfield experimented with 360-degree video and virtual reality to expose viewers to the recent social strife in Baton Rouge—a string of events that reflects a transformative time…

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Instructor John Campbell Named Fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers

LSU School of Interior Design Instructor John Campbell was inducted into the American Society of Interior Designers Council of Fellows for his work within the organization promoting professionalism and licensure of interior designers in…

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Richard Doubleday Receives Fulbright to Conduct Research in China

LSU College of Art & Design Associate Professor Richard Doubleday has been named a Fulbright senior scholar. The Fulbright Scholar Program will fund his research on contemporary Chinese graphic design at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua…

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Art & Environment Seminar Students Invoke Late Activist Mary McCastle in Alsen, Louisiana

Students in Professor Susan Elizabeth Ryan’s art history seminar, “Art & Environment,” worked to raise awareness for Louisiana communities facing health and safety issues stemming from environmental problems. Ryan’s “Art & Environment” seminar covers the…

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Mark Boyer Named President of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

LSU’s Mark Boyer has been named the incoming 2017–18 president of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), an international organization whose mission is to encourage, support, and further education in the field…

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Collages by LSU Graphic Design History Students Exhibited in China

Associate Professor Richard Doubleday’s graphic design history students designed a series of posters using collage techniques for their final projects. In this form-making exercise, students were asked to embrace “chance creations” exploring various methods of…

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Two LSU Students Named 2017 Emerging Artists by Ceramics Monthly

Two graduate students from the LSU School of Art, Naomi Clement and Mike Stumbras, have been selected as 2017 Emerging Artists by Ceramics Monthly, the preeminent international publication for ceramics enthusiasts. As fewer than…

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School of Art Scholarship Opportunities for Incoming First-Year Undergraduates

The LSU School of Art has two scholarship opportunities for incoming first-year undergraduate students pursuing degrees in graphic design, digital art, and studio art—ceramics, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Applicants must apply by…

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Kristine Thompson’s Work Featured in Exhibition at Loyola University in Chicago – and More!

Kristine Thompson, assistant professor of photography in the LSU School of Art, has work featured in the current exhibition, Continuum, at the Ralph Arnold Gallery at Loyola University in Chicago. The exhibition, curated by…

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Student Profile: Katharina Beliveau, BID 2017

Katharina Beliveau, a fourth-year student in the LSU School of Interior Design, is busy: busy preparing her capstone project before graduating in December; as a member of the Louisiana Army National Guard; as a…

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Alumni Spotlight: Meredith Hom, BID 2010

Meredith Hom’s interest in interior design started with her love of Disney. “Disney World was practically a second home for me growing up. As soon as I was old enough to understand there was…

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Photography and Spanish Major Vernell Dunams Receives LSU Discover Scholar Award

Vernell Dunams is one of five students across the university to be named a 2017 LSU Discover Scholar for his research achievements. Each year, LSU Discover awards the top undergraduate research students with the…

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Thomas Woodard: Future City Mentor

LSU School of Architecture undergrad mentors Scotlandville Middle School students, helping them win Louisiana’s Future City design competition Fifth-year LSU School of Architecture undergraduate Thomas Woodard recently served as a mentor to Louisiana’s 2017…

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Kevin Risk and Tom Sofranko Speak at the International Symposium on Chinese Vernacular Architecture

LSU’s Kevin Risk and Tom Sofranko were invited speakers at the 21st International Symposium on Chinese Vernacular Architecture. Risk, an associate professor of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, presented a paper…

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Darius Spieth Delivers Talk on Percier and Publishes Book Chapter on Vieille

Darius A. Spieth, professor of art history at the LSU School of Art, recently delivered a talk at Bard College on Napoleon’s interior architect Charles Percier and published a book chapter on French sociologist…

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LSU Graphic Design Students Bring Home 28 ADDYs, Including Best in Show

LSU graphic design students and the Graphic Design Student Office stole the show, bringing home 28 student awards, including best in show, at the 2017 Baton Rouge American Advertising Federation’s awards gala. The Graphic…

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Professor’s Research Visualizes the Lasting Demographic and Landscape Implications of Slavery

LSU’s Kevin Risk presented his paper, “Cotton River, Market Town: Preserving/Interpreting the Landscape(s) of Slavery at Forks-of-the-Road,” at the 2016 Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of the…

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Professor Jun Zou Receives 2016-17 CCELL Happy Award

Jun Zou, associate professor of the LSU School of Interior Design, received a 2016-17 Happy Award from the LSU Center for Community Engagement, Learning & Leadership. CCELL bestows this award annually to celebrate the…

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Charlston Britton Jr. Awarded 2016-17 Simpson Strong-Tie Scholarship

Charlston Britton Jr., fifth-year undergraduate in the LSU School of Architecture, was awarded a Simpson Strong-Tie scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. The scholarship was established by the Simpson Strong-tie Company to assist architecture,…

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Alumni Profile: Evan Mather, BLA 1993

Evan Mather, independent filmmaker and principal of AHBE Landscape Architects in Los Angeles, is one of four Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumni to be elevated to ASLA fellowship in 2017. Mather received…

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Alumni Profile: Kamel Mahadin, MLA 1984

Dr. Kamel Mahadin is one of four Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumni to be elevated to ASLA fellowship in 2017. Mahadin received his nomination for American Society of Landscape Architects fellowship from the…

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Alumni Profile: Dana Brown, BLA 1979

Dana Nunez Brown, principal of Dana Brown Associates in New Orleans, is one of four Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumni to be elevated to ASLA fellowship in 2017. Brown received her nomination…

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Alumni Profile: Bob Richardson, BLA 1969

Robert “Bob” Richardson, CEO and founding principal of RVi in Austin, Texas, is one of four Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumni to be elevated to ASLA fellowship in 2017. Richardson was nominated as…

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3rd Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition for High School Artists

The LSU School of Art, in conjunction with the LSU College of Art & Design will host the 3rd annual statewide juried art exhibition for high school artists. The LSU School of Art—one of…

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The Bear Necessities

The Louisiana black bear once roamed freely throughout the state. Today, only three core subpopulations endure, each plagued by habitat fragmentation. Disconnected from the other populations by Highway 90, the coastal subspecies, the closest…

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Alumni Spotlight: Karla Christensen, MLA 1994

Somalia. Colombia. Indonesia. Sri Lanka. Albania. Bosnia-Herzegovina. Karla Christensen’s 12 years of international experience managing programs in education, youth development, sports and recreation, community-based conflict prevention, reconstruction, and rehabilitation spreads across numerous post-disaster and…

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Alumni Spotlight: Jeremy Tucker, BFA & BS 1999

As vice president of marketing communications and media for Nissan North America, Jeremy Tucker is responsible for marketing the Nissan brand and the company’s vast product lineup. And he’s great at it. He was…

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Edward Steinfeld Named 2016–17 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Interior Design

Professor, architect, and gerontologist Edward Steinfeld has been named the 2016–17 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in the LSU College of Art & Design. The four disciplines in the college share the rotating residency; this…

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Alumni Spotlight: Gracia Maria Shiffrin, BArch 1984

In 2015, Gracia Maria Shiffrin, an architect and attorney, was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for her work as a nonprofit developer, housing provider, and municipal funder. Currently an asset…

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LSU Students Present at Rome Center Super Jury

Ciao, Rome! 11 students. 124 days. 17 weeks. 10 field trips. 5 walked miles a day (at least). 3 studio projects. The semester abroad in Rome was a prolific time for the LSU College…

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Still-Life Drawings by LSU Students Featured in LASM Exhibition

Still-life drawings by LSU Professor Kelli Scott Kelley’s advanced drawing students are on display in a satellite exhibit for the Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s Contemporary Old Masters. It’s Academic: A Hands-On Art Experience…

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LSU Sculpture Student Receives Once-in-a-Lifetime Artist’s Residency in Switzerland

LSU’s Brittany Sievers has been awarded an artist’s residency at art-st-urban in Switzerland, where she will work closely with world-renowned sculptor Heinz Aeschlimann. Each year, one student is selected from the International Sculpture Center’s…

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LSU Professor Guest Curates Exhibition at New York Museum of Modern Art

LSU School of Architecture Professor Michael Desmond is a guest curator for an upcoming exhibition on Frank Lloyd Wright at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright at…

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Students Investigate Components in Rising Water Installation

To commemorate the recent flooding in Louisiana, LSU College of Art & Design students in Professional in Residence Lee Kean’s components course created a large-scale installation for exhibit in the LSU Design Building Atrium….

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MLA Candidate Joni Emmons Named Chair of ASLA Student Advisory Committee

Joni Emmons has been named chair of the newly formed American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Student Advisory Committee. Emmons is a second-year Master of Landscape Architecture candidate in the LSU Robert Reich School…

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Elements, the 2016-17 LSU School of Art Season

The LSU School of Art presents Elements, the 2016–17 series of lectures, exhibitions, and related activities. The invited artists and scholars approach the theme of Elements in diverse ways that include examinations of elemental…

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Hye Yeon Nam’s Kinetic Sculpture Installation Exhibited in Yongsan, Korea

A Journey of Footsteps from Hye Yeon Nam on Vimeo. An outdoor kinetic sculpture, A Journey of Footsteps, designed by LSU’s Hye Yeon Nam, assistant professor of digital art, and Myung Ki Nam, her…

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Callahan’s Ways & Means Studio Emphasizes Digital Fabrication Tools

In spring 2016, Paul Callahan, instructor at the LSU College of Art & Design, taught a course focused on integrating digital fabrication tools, such as 3-D printers, CNC mills, and laser cutters—all found in…

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LSU’s Jeff Carney To Speak at White House Frontiers Conference

LSU’s Jeff Carney will speak at the White House Frontiers Conference on Thursday, October 13, 2017. He will discuss “Educating for Climate-Smart Design” as part of a panel in the “Frontiers Global” track of…

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Interior Design Students Gain Universal Design Experience

If there was a theme for the School of Interior Design’s 2016–17 academic year, it would be Universal Design—an inclusive design practice that considers the access, understanding, and use of an environment by all…

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LSU Landscape Architecture Receives #1 National Ranking and Professor Max Conrad Named a Most Admired Educator

The undergraduate and graduate programs at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) have once again received top rankings from DesignIntelligence magazine, the leading journal of design professionals. The 2016–17 issue of…

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Graphic Design Professor Richard Doubleday: International Educator and Poster Designer

  Posters designed by Richard Doubleday, associate professor of graphic design at the LSU School of Art, are currently on exhibit in solo shows in Jackson Mississippi and Mérida, Venezuela, and in a juried…

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From One Boot to Another: LSU Students Spend a Semester in Rome

Students expand their world-view in LSU’s first semester-long Academic Program Abroad The results of a comprehensive survey exploring the long-term impact of studying abroad conducted by the Institute for the International Education of Students…

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Alumni Spotlight: Charles Jones, BArch 2006

Design & Technology: Expanding the Role of the Contemporary Design Professional After graduating in 2006, LSU School of Architecture alumnus Charles Jones worked under his mentor, Jack Ford, and taught a design studio at…

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Ellen Mathis Named Director of Development at LSU College of Art & Design

Ellen Mathis has been named the director of development for the LSU College of Art & Design. In her role, she will secure philanthropic financial support for key initiatives at the college and will…

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Alumna Leslie Charleville Leads Gyotaku Workshop at LSU

LSU School of Art alumna Leslie Charleville led a Gyotaku demonstration as a guest artist in Professor Kelli Scott Kelley’s advanced drawing workshop. Kelley’s students are working on a project titled “Nature/Science” in conjunction…

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Jeremiah Ariaz’s Louisiana Trail Riders Debuts at Zeitgeist Gallery

Jeremiah Ariaz, associate professor of photography at the LSU School of Art, is excited to announce the premier exhibition of his recent photographs. Louisiana Trail Riders will debut in a solo exhibition at the…

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Exhibition by Johanna Warwick at VisCom Gallery

Photographs by Johanna Warwick, assistant professor of photography the LSU School of Art, will be on display at the Texas A&M VisCom Gallery in Dallas, Texas, September 29–October 28, 2016, in an exhibition titled,…

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Cat Soergel Marshall Presents Research on Teaching how to Track Landscape Experience

Associate Professor Cat Soergel Marshall traveled to Zurich, Switzerland, and presented a paper at the European Council of Landscape Architects annual conference at the Hochschule Für Technik in Rapperswil. Her travel was supported by the…

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LSU Team Places in International Design Competition

A team of LSU architecture students led by Professor Jori Erdman received honorable mention in the 2016 Designing Resilience in Asia international competition. Ten universities were invited to design architectural and urban planning solutions…

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Elena FitzPatrick Sifford Presents Research on the First Images of Africans in the Americas

This summer, Elena Fitzpatrick Sifford, assistant professor of art history at LSU, traveled to Florence, Venice, and Padua to conduct research for her Italian Renaissance courses, and she presented a paper at the Sixteenth Century Studies…

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A Legacy of Excellence

LSU Alumni, Students, and Faculty Win Bevy of ASLA Honors & Awards LSU landscape architecture alumni, faculty, and students will receive top honors at the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO in New Orleans…

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Designing for Senior Living

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living (aoa.acl.gov), America’s population of people 65 years or older numbered 44.7 million in 2013—about one in every seven Americans. The…

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Kilning It

LSU’s MFA ceramics program ranked seventh in nation by U.S. News & World Report Associate Professor Mikey Walsh was in Kansas City attending the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) when…

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Alumni Spotlight: Shelby Prindaville, MFA 2013

Shaping an Ecological Balance A lone buffalo stands in empty prairie with the weight of the world on its shoulders. A charcoal rendering of a puffin overlaying gray skies and deserted beach simultaneously confronts…

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A Monarch Motorway

In some cases, highways can work for rather than against wildlife, especially when a thoroughfare extends along an endangered pollinator’s migratory route. In 2015, President Obama established the Pollinator Health Task Force to address…

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Marie M. Bickham Chair Kathleen Bogaski on Restorative Gardens

Kathleen Bogaski has more than 25 years of professional experience working at exceptional design firms including Design Workshop, Inc., EDAW/AECOM, and Land Design Research. Her research and design practice, Bogaski Design Studios, focuses on…

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Hearst Scholarship Helps Diversify Studio Arts

Art has been a part of Kamea Comeaux’s life since childhood. “I grew up with it,” said Kamea. “My uncle is an artist. I’ve seen it all my life. It’s my passion. I didn’t…

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Master of Architecture Candidate Awarded AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a 2016–17 Selected Professions Fellowship to Ana Orosco of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a master’s candidate in architecture at the LSU College of Art & Design….

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Art History Professor Darius A. Spieth To Publish Two Books on Art Markets

This summer, LSU Art History Professor Darius A. Spieth had the rare pleasure of signing, within a few days, two separate book contracts with renowned international academic presses. Brill, located in Leiden, The Netherlands,…

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Painting by MFA Candidate Justin Bryant Featured in ASC’s Permanent Collection

Artwork by LSU MFA candidate Justin Bryant is featured in an exhibition and catalog titled Here.: African American Art from the Permanent Collection, on display at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas…

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Alumni Spotlight: Henry David Louth, BArch 2007

Henry David Louth, a computational designer and design researcher at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) London, earned his Bachelor of Architecture with honors from LSU in 2007. He spent five years in professional practice in…

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Professors Lake Douglas and Charles Fryling Elevated to ASLA Fellowship

Lake Douglas and Charles Fryling, two faculty members of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA), will be elevated to Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in October 2016….

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Marsha Cuddeback Receives Inaugural CxC Outstanding Faculty Award

Beginning in 2016, the LSU Office of Academic Affairs will annually recognize a faculty member who has contributed to and participated in the Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program in multiple ways. CxC depends on…

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2016 Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Awards

Two LSU College of Art & Design faculty members were recognized at this year’s annual LSU Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony: Professor Bruce Sharky of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and Assistant…

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Spring 2016 Final Reviews

Instruction and experience in design, technical knowledge, and representation comprise the professional components of the architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture curricula at the LSU College of Art & Design—with the studio environment as…

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LSU Architecture Team Wins Best in Show at Design Charette for a Community Arts Center in Hattiesburg

  A team of five third-year LSU School of Architecture students, led by Professional in Residence William Doran, recently won best in show at a design charette hosted by the Hattiesburg Arts Council. Representatives…

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Two LSU College of Art & Design Students Named to the Tiger Twelve Class of 2016

Two LSU College of Art & Design graduating seniors, Atianna J. Cordova and Maria Muñoz, have been selected to the Tiger Twelve Class of 2016. Students selected to the Tiger Twelve represent the “highest…

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MLA Candidate Joni Emmons Named TCLF Cultural Landscape Fellow

LSU’s Joni Emmons is one of three students in the nation to be awarded a 2016 Cultural Landscape Fellowship from The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). Joni, a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate at the…

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Janice R. Sachse Honored as First “Louisiana Treasure”

Janice Rubenstein Sachse (1908–98) has been named the first “Louisiana Treasure” by the LSU School of Art. Initiated by the LSU School of Art to bring recognition to Louisiana’s heritage and the impact of…

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Landscape Architecture Student Donguk Lee Wins First Tipton Associates Travel Award

LSU landscape architecture student Donguk Lee is the first recipient of the Tipton Associates Travel Award, a $1,750 prize. Tipton Associates, a Baton Rouge based architecture, interiors, and planning firm, established the portfolio competition…

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Winners of the Second Statewide Juried High School Exhibition

The LSU School of Art hosted the second annual statewide juried exhibition for high school artists, at the LSU Foster Gallery March 4–31, 2016. Winners were announced at a reception held at the gallery…

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LSU School of Art Offices Move to Design Building

We’ve moved! The LSU School of Art offices have moved from the Art Building to room 220 of the Design Building in anticipation of impending renovations to the Studio Arts Building, where the art…

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Bilingual Edition of Marc Fumaroli’s 2013 Paula G. Manship Lecture Published by LSU Press

In 2013 French essayist and historian Marc Fumaroli, member of the Académie française in Paris, delivered a Paula G. Manship lecture to students and faculty in the College of Art & Design and the…

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Internationally Renowned Watercolor Artist Leads Workshops at LSU School of Interior Design

LSU interior design students enrolled in the second-year color theory course had the opportunity to learn from highly respected, internationally recognized painter Judi Betts in a special four-session workshop focused on watercolor rendering with…

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BLA Student Profile: Ry’yan Clark, BLA 2017

LSU Bachelor of Landscape Architecture candidate Ry’yan Clark, a native of New Orleans, chose to study landscape architecture because of his interest in art, design, and math. “I have always had an interest in…

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Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas

The Aptitude of an Advocate Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas has led community planning activities and redevelopment efforts in Louisiana since obtaining her Master of Landscape Architecture from LSU in 1989. As the former head of…

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Art + Design Networking Day a Success!

  More than 50 employers participated in Art + Design Career Networking Day on February 26, 2016. Presented by the LSU College of Art & Design and the LSU Olinde Career Center, Art +…

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Leah Hamel and Veronica Hallock Win Top Awards in National Paper Art Triennial

  LSU MFA candidate Leah Hamel and LSU MFA alumna Veronica Hallock won top awards in the National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. Both awards…

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LSU Graphic Design Students Receive Twenty-Two 2016 AAF Baton Rouge Student Awards

  LSU graphic design students received 22 2016 American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge Student Awards, including three Best in Show, nine Gold, and 10 Silver. The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, recognize…

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New Online Graphic Design Course Available for Majors, Minors, and Non-Majors—Anytime!

A new online course taught by LSU School of Art Assistant Professor Richard Doubleday teaches professional procedures for solving design problems from first ideas through finished presentations with an emphasis on the integration of…

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Three LSU Architecture Alumni Named Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

LSU School of Architecture alumni Mark Ripple (BArch 1979), Percy “Rebel” Roberts III (BArch 1976), and Jeff Stouffer (BArch 1984) have been elevated to the prestigious American Institute of Architects Class of 2016 College…

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New Book by Professor Bruce Sharky Provides Complete Overview of the Landscape Architecture Profession

In February 2016, Routledge published a new book by LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) Professor Bruce Sharky. What is landscape architecture? Is it gardening, or science, or art? Sharky argues that…

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LSU Architecture Student Dasjon Jordan Awarded 2015-16 Simpson-Strong Tie Scholarship

Dasjon Jordan, a fifth-year undergraduate student in the LSU School of Architecture, was awarded the Simpson Strong-Tie Scholarship for the 2015–16 academic year. The scholarship was established by the Simpson Strong-Tie Company to assist…

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LSU Press Publishes New Book in the Reading the American Landscape Series, Edited by Lake Douglas

Afton Villa: The Birth and Rebirth of a Nineteenth-Century Louisiana Garden by LSU journalism alumna Genevieve Munson Trimble was released by LSU Press in February 2016. Afton Villa is the third in the Reading…

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The First Hearsts

In summer 2015, The Hearst Foundations granted $80,000 toward current-use scholarships for incoming undergraduate minority students in the LSU College of Art & Design. The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working…

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Sustainable Development Pioneer Emmanuel Stefanakis Named Special Advisor to the Dean for International Initiatives

Emmanuel Stefanakis, principal of Sustainable Strategies International, is serving as special advisor to the dean for international initiatives at the LSU College of Art & Design through June 2016. Stefanakis is working with LSU…

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2016 Design Week with Kinder Baumgardner, President of SWA

Kinder Baumgardner is leading LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture’s 2016 Design Week (January 25–29). Baumgardner, an LSU alumnus (BLA ’87), is president of SWA, a leading international landscape architecture, planning, and urban…

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Architecture Student Christopher James Receives LSU Discover Scholar Award

Christopher James, a third-year LSU School of Architecture student from Clearwater, Florida, has been named a 2016 LSU Discover Scholar award winner. The LSU Discover Scholar award recognizes students who exemplify the potential for…

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Professor Darius Spieth Publishes on the Art of Brian M. Viveros

Art history professor Darius A. Spieth has contributed an essay to The Dirtyland, a book featuring the work of contemporary Californian painter Brian M. Viveros, who is best known for his imagery of self-assertive…

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Alumni Spotlight: Logan Ledford, BID 2009

Logan Ledford’s entire family went to LSU. Logan graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Interior Design. Her father, Paul, majored in animal science; her mother, Lindsay, in sociology. The two met in the 1980s…

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Spring 2016 Nadine Carter Russell Chair to Lecture and Lead Seminars on Louisiana Landscape Lexicon

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, ASLA, AIA, has been named the spring 2016 Nadine Carter Russell Chair, a rotating residency shared among the four disciplines in the LSU College of Art & Design—this year’s residency is…

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LSU College of Art & Design Fall 2015 Commencement

Thirty-three students received diplomas at the LSU College of Art & Design fall 2015 commencement ceremony, which took place at the LSU Student Union Theatre, Friday, December 18. The college conferred 29 undergraduate degrees,…

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Marsha Cuddeback Elected to Interior Design Educators Council Board of Directors

Associate Professor Marsha Cuddeback of the LSU School of Interior Design was elected to the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2016–17 Board of Directors as director-at-large of the organization’s Teaching Collaborative. Cuddeback will assume…

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LSU Sculpture: See What We’ve Been Doing!

Fall 2015 was an energetic semester for sculpture students and faculty in the LSU School of Art. From actively showing faculty to award-winning students and participation in an iron pour, sculpture students and faculty…

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LSU Sculpture Students Attend Iron Pour at Nicholls State University

LSU sculpture students, faculty, and staff attended an iron pour hosted by LSU alumni Michael Williams at Nicholls State University, on October 24, 2015. Williams received his MFA from the LSU School of Art…

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LSU Sculpture Students Featured in Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show

Four LSU School of Art sculpture students were featured in Epilogue, Culture Candy’s Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show, which took place at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library December 5, 2015. Hailey Faucheaux,…

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LSU School of Art Hosts 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition for High School Students

The LSU School of Art, in conjunction with the LSU College of Art & Design, will host the 2nd Annual Statewide Juried Art Exhibition for high school artists. The LSU School of Art—one of…

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Article by Professor Ursula Emery McClure Published in International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment

A. Hays Town Professor Ursula Emery McClure recently published an article, “A Conditional Preservation of Ephemeral Sites,” in the University of Pennsylvania Press journal, Change Over Time, an international journal of conservation and the…

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Chicageaux: LSU Architecture Students Visit the Windy City

  Two groups of LSU School of Architecture students visited the Windy City in fall 2015.  Third-year students in Associate Professor Greg Watson’s studio spent six days in Chicago, arriving at the beginning of…

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Alumni Spotlight: Allison Regan, MFA Sculpture 2011

Allison Regan and Joanne Dolan founded the international artists’ collective First Draught in Galway, Ireland, in 2006. In fewer than 10 years, the collective has grown to include 16 artists hailing from Ireland, England,…

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LSU Landscape Architecture Consistently Ranked Best in Nation

The undergraduate and graduate programs at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) have once again received top rankings from DesignIntelligence magazine, the leading journal of design professionals. The November/December 2015 issue…

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BFA Student Profile: Bristie Joelle Smith

Covington native Bristie Joelle Smith surprised many of her close friends when she decided to pursue a career in art. In high school, Smith studied her way to becoming her class’s valedictorian. Through AP…

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Exploring the Global Context of Brazilian “Tropical Surrealism”

What brings a student from Brazil to the art history program at LSU? According to Glauco Adorno, outstanding faculty and a graduate assistantship he could not refuse. After majoring in graphic design, Glauco worked…

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Second Annual Scholarship Reception & Presentation

The LSU College of Art & Design’s second annual scholarship reception and presentation was held September 17, 2015, in the LSU Design Building. The event served as an opportunity to honor this year’s recipients…

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Best Practices in Interdisciplinary Design

Lynne Baggett, LSU School of Art graphic design professor, and undergraduate students in the Graphic Design Student Office (GDSO) attended and presented at the 2015 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, September 20–22….

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The MFA Ceramics Program at LSU: See What We’ve Been Doing

The LSU School of Art MFA ceramics program is currently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. With such a robust program and motivated students, it’s no wonder why. Here…

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Radiation and Pottery?

  LSU MFA candidate Mike Stumbras has teamed up with health physics PhD candidate Charlie Wilson and health physics graduate student Amin Hamideh to develop a ceramic glaze that can be predictably colored with…

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Baton Rouge Library Designed by LSU Alumni Honored with National 2015 Landmark Library Award

The Main Library at Goodwood, which is part of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System, has been recognized with four prestigious national design awards. The three-story, 126,000-square-foot building was designed by the Library…

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Modernism in Louisiana Symposium Schedule Announced

The LSU College of Art & Design presents, “Modernism in Louisiana,” a symposium at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum (11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810), 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015….

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Owen Lang, FASLA, Named Fall 2015 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Landscape Architecture

Owen Lang, FASLA, has been named the fall 2015 Nadine Carter Russell Chair, a rotating residency shared among the four disciplines in the LSU College of Art & Design. This year’s residency is with…

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Alumni Spotlight: Gregory T. Switzer, BID 1990

For the third year in a row, Gregory Switzer Architecture, PC (GSAPC), was named an LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses honoree. Created by the E. J. Ourso College of Business Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, LSU100…

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Floating Identity by Hye Yeon Nam Featured at Amorepacific Museum of Art in Korea

Floating Identity (2015) from Hye Yeon Nam on Vimeo. Floating Identity by Hye Yeon Nam, assistant professor of digital art at the LSU School of Art, is on display now through October 25, 2015,…

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30 Years of LSU Printmaking

30 Years of LSU Printmaking, designed and produced by the LSU School of Art’s Graphic Design Student Office (GDSO), heralds and documents a laboratory of arts experimentation and innovation and celebrates the school’s mission…

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Scholarship by Art Historian Darius A. Spieth featured in Official Journal of the Louvre Museum

LSU Art History Professor Darius A. Spieth was invited to contribute an article in French to the current issue of La Grande Galerie, the official journal of the Louvre Museum. The invitation was extended…

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The LSU School of Art Presents Fine Lines Thin Places

The LSU School of Art presents Fine Lines Thin Places, the 2015–16 season of lectures and exhibitions by visiting artists and scholars. Fine lines describes, in the Celtic tradition, a space that is filled…

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LSU Students to Participate in National PARK(ing) Day

National Park(ing) Day’s annual takeover and transformation of parking spaces around the world takes place this Friday, September 18, 2015. National PARK(ing) Day is an established, open-source event that challenges citizens, artists, and designers…

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Art History Professor Susan Elizabeth Ryan Presents at ISEA 2015

  Susan Elizabeth Ryan, art history professor at LSU and author of Garments of Paradise: Wearable Discourse in the Digital Age (MIT Press, 2014), presented her paper, “Hyperdressing: Wearable Technology in the Time of Global…

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Ashley Libys Wins Interior Design Excellence Award for Senior Capstone Project

Recent LSU School of Interior Design graduate Ashley Libys won an Interior Design Excellence Award in the student commercial category for her senior capstone project at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Delta Regional…

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William Doran Partners with MCRA to Make Historic Firehouse an Active Part of Mid City Community

Historic Laurel Street Firehouse Revitalization Starts with Free Coffee Mornings on the Front Porch In spring of 2015, ownership of one of the oldest fire stations in Baton Rouge was transferred to local non-profit Mid…

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Richard Doubleday Leads Graphic Design Workshop in Nanjing, China

  In May and June 2015, the Design College of the Nanjing University of the Arts hosted a workshop led by international designer and educator Richard B. Doubleday, assistant professor of graphic design at…

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LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio Teams Up with Moffatt & Nichol and West 8 to Win Global Design Competition

Designs Offer Solutions to Rebuild Mississippi River Delta, Protect Communities and Industries The international Changing Course design competition announced its winning teams and the teams’ 100-year visions for restoring and sustaining the Mississippi River Delta…

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Open Forums for Museum of Art Executive Director Candidates

The LSU Museum of Art Executive Director Search Committee has selected two final candidates who will speak at open forums on campus as part of the interview process. Elizabeth Weinstein Open forum: Monday, November 2, 2015,…

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Harper Hicks Bateman, BArch 2000: The Aviation Architect

LSU School of Architecture alumna Harper Hicks Bateman grew up around planes; her grandfather was a pilot. From a very young age, she was interested in how spaces are used—from tree houses to the…

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Student Profile: Madeline Kornman

Senior Madeline Kornman developed a passion for art at a young age, but didn’t think of it as a serious career. However, when she discovered digital art, she knew that it was the right…

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LSU College of Art & Design Now on Houzz

We are excited to announce the LSU College of Art & Design’s participation in the Houzz Affiliation Badge Program. Houzz has become the leading online platform for home remodeling and design. With more than…

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First Annual Landscape Architecture Explorations Summer Camp

  Aspiring landscape architects attended the first annual Landscape Architecture Explorations Summer Camp at LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum, July 13–17, 2015. The weeklong camp developed by faculty of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape…

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Brittany Sievers Wins International Sculpture Award and Art Melt

LSU School of Art MFA candidate Brittany Sievers of North Manchester, Indiana, was awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s (ISC) 2015 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for her piece titled 10,656 Palms….

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Architecture Students Present at Designing Resilience in Asia International Design Competition in Singapore

The LSU School of Architecture was one of 10 schools—and the only U.S. institution—invited to participate in the Designing Resilience in Asia 2015 International Design Competition held at the National University of Singapore’s School…

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: William Roberts, BLA 2004

Wandering the Cultural Landscape with Nomad Studio This summer an installation designed by William Roberts and Laura Santín of Nomad Studio at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) is making waves. Not amber…

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Tom Sofranko Named Interim Director of LSU School of Interior Design

Tom Sofranko, associate professor of architecture and associate dean of academic services at the LSU College of Art & Design, has been named interim director of the LSU School of Interior Design, effective July…

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LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum Named Among “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”

LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum was recently named among the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.,” according to a recent article by BestCollegesOnline.org. “As one of the 50 locations selected for…

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Bridget Parris, MA/Art History & MFA/Painting & Drawing

Fine artist and designer Bridget Parris has made a livelihood doing exactly what she loves to do: painting and drawing. She has always enjoyed a challenge. Bridget received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting…

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Meet This Summer’s LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio Interns!

Graduates and undergraduate students from architecture, regional planning, landscape architecture, marine science, civil engineering, and more have come from across the U.S.—and the world!—to work in the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio(CSS) this summer. Each…

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Graphic Design Students Pitch Design Campaigns to Lamar Advertising Executives

LSU graphic design students enrolled in Instructor Luisa Restrepo Perez’s digital imaging techniques course (ART 4553) recently had the opportunity to participate in a design competition for Lamar Advertising. The students were instructed to…

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Kathleen Bogaski Named 2015–16 Marie M. Bickham Chair of Landscape Architecture

Kathleen Bogaski has been named the 2015–16 Marie M. Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA). Bogaski comes to LSU from Cal Poly Pomona, where she…

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America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools

For the 17th consecutive year, DesignIntelligence is conducting their annual surveys of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools. If you are a person in your firm who hires architects, interior designers, or landscape architects,…

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The LSU School of Architecture

The LSU School of Architecture: Where Passion Becomes Genius Pursue a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture at one of the top NAAB-accredited architecture schools in the South. The rich cultural heritage and…

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Department of Interior Design Receives Designation as a School

The LSU College of Art & Design is pleased to announce that the Board of Regents has approved the name change of the Department of Interior Design to the School of Interior Design. “This is…

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Jeremiah Ariaz a Finalist for MPS Fund for Documentary Photography

Besides heading to Review Santa Fe this June 11–14, 2015, Jeremiah Ariaz, associate professor of photography at the LSU School of Art, has been selected as a finalist for a grant and his work…

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: DRU LAMB, BID 2003

At the beginning of 2015, LSU alumna Dru Lamb (BID 2003) made quite a career change. Lamb has spent the last 12 years of her life as a designer, mostly working for architecture and…

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2015 OJ Baker Awards

On Friday, May 1, 2015, LSU architecture students received dozens of medals and awards at the LSU School of Architecture OJ Baker Awards & Crawfish Boil, sponsored annually by the Baton Rouge Chapter of…

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Summer Camps for Pre-College Students Interested in Animation and Design

Do you think you want to be an architect, interior designer, urban planner, or landscape architect? Are you interested in learning about these professions and more before you decide on a college major? The…

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Honoring School of Art Retirees Kimberly Arp, Christopher Hentz, and Thomas Neff

  As we continue to celebrate our spring 2015 LSU College of Art & Design graduates, the LSU School of Art is also celebrating the graduation of three men who are truly Masters of…

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May 2015 Commencement Speech by Grégor Trumel, Consul General of France

The College of Art & Design is excited to share the 2015 spring commencement speech delivered by Consul General of France in Louisiana Grégor Trumel at graduation ceremony on May 15, 2015. It is…

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Graduate Profile: Juan Pilar Baldera Jr.

Graphic design senior Juan Pilar Baldera has always had a passion for painting and drawing. Before attending LSU, Juan was a salesman, a profession he couldn’t see as his lifelong career. Juan lived in…

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LSU Ceramic Students Receive Recognition and Accolades

There are several reasons to celebrate MFA ceramics students! Naomi Clement won the Kiln God Scholarship from the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. Naomi is also an invited artist for a short-term…

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LSU Ranked 14th Best Public University Animation Program in U.S.

Animation Career Review named LSU’s animation program the 14th best public university or college animation program in the nation! LSU was also ranked as the ninth best animation program in the South, across all…

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2015 Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Awards

Four LSU College of Art & Design faculty will be recognized at this year’s annual LSU Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 5, from 3-5 p.m., at the Lod Cook Alumni Center. Each…

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Landscape Architecture Senior Erin Percevault Selected to Tiger Twelve Class of 2015!

Senior landscape architecture student Erin Percevault has been selected to the Tiger Twelve Class of 2015. Students selected to the Tiger Twelve hold themselves to the “highest standards of academic, personal, and social integrity;…

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Maria Muñoz Named Winner of 2015 Olmsted Scholars Program

The Landscape Architecture Foundation has announced that fourth-year LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) student Maria Muñoz was selected as the undergraduate winner of the 2015 Olmsted Scholars Program, the premier national…

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Alumni Spotlight: Marvin “Buddy” Ragland, AIA, BArch 1980

For Marvin “Buddy” Ragland, AIA, BArch 1980, the Baton Rouge and LSU community remain a top priority in both his work and personal life. Ragland’s close ties, especially to the College of Art &…

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Ripple Effect: Establishing Water Literacy in New Orleans Schools

For a city such as New Orleans, whose metro region averages more than five feet of rain per year and annually spends millions of dollars pumping out stormwater, it is increasingly imperative that every…

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First Statewide Juried High School Art Exhibition a Success!

The LSU School of Art, in conjunction with the LSU College of Art & Design and the LSU School of Architecture, hosted the first annual statewide juried exhibition for high school artists. The exhibition…

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Bradley Furnish: From GDSO to Pixar

Bradley Furnish, editor at Pixar and 2004 LSU School of Art alumnus, will be returning to LSU to visit classes and present a screening of his recent project, The Dam Keeper, which was nominated…

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April is National Landscape Architecture Month

  The month of April—National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM)—is a fitting time to celebrate and promote one of the fastest growing professions in the world. Throughout the month, the LSU Robert Reich School of…

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Interested in taking a summer course at LSU? April 27 is the last day to enroll!

  Summer classes give students an extra chance to complete classes, stay on track, and get ahead in their degree program. Taking summer courses also helps lighten heavy loads during the spring and summer…

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Get Out of Town! Externships Provide Eye-Opening Experiences for LSU Architecture Students

Over the 2014 winter break, the School of Architecture had 10 students participate in externships at prestigious design firms all over the country. The School of Architecture facilitates a one week, unpaid externship program…

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Alumni Spotlight: Seth Rodewald-Bates, MLA 2005

Seth Rodewald-Bates, MLA 2005, is a licensed landscape architect in Mississippi and Louisiana, an associate at Spackman Mossop Michaels, and an adjunct faculty member at Tulane University, where he teaches a course on site…

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Professor Mark E. Boyer Named New Director of LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture

LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture has selected Professor Mark E. Boyer, head of the University of Arkansas’s Department of Landscape Architecture, to serve as the school’s new director. Pending approval from the…

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(Wet)Land Building with Kiel Moe, Spring 2015 Nadine Carter Russell Chair

Kiel Moe, a registered practicing architect and associate professor of architecture and energy at Harvard Graduate School of Design, was named one of two 2014–15 Nadine Carter Russell Chairs, a rotating residency shared among…

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Marsha Cuddeback Presents Research at Sustainability Conference in Denmark and IDEC Conferences

Marsha Cuddeback, Ruth Z. McCoy Professor of Interior Design, presented her paper, “Sustainable Design Education in the Twenty-First Century: Reconceptualizing Course Content and Pedagogy,” at the Eleventh International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and…

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LSU Interior Design Faculty Present Research at National IDEC Conference

Four LSU School of Interior Design faculty members will present at the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2015 Annual Conference | Catalyst for Innovation. The mission of the IDEC is the advancement of interior…

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Professor Cat Marshall Leads Hyde Workshop at University of Nebraska–Lincoln

  Cathy Marshall, an associate professor at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, spent February 16–20 leading the Hyde Workshop of Landscape Architecture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The workshop explored the…

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Consul General of France in Louisiana Grégor Trumel to Give LSU Art & Design Spring Commencement Address

The College of Art & Design is excited to announce that Grégor Trumel of the Consul General of France in Louisiana will give the commencement address at the LSU College of Art & Design…

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Graphic Guts: The Art of Luba Lukova at the Glassell Gallery through April 26, 2015

“In our hearts we know that there is right and wrong, truth and lies.” —Luba Lukova The LSU School of Art invites you to celebrate the powerful and evocative works in the upcoming exhibition:…

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LSU Graphic Design Students Receive Nine 2015 AAF Baton Rouge Student Awards, including Best in Show!

  LSU School of Art students received nine 2015 American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge Student Awards—three gold and six silver, including Best in Show. The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, recognize and…

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Greg Watson Named ACSA Distinguished Professor

Greg Watson, undergraduate coordinator and associate professor for the LSU School of Architecture, has been named 2014–15 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Distinguished Professor. This award is among the highest honors an…

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Design Week with Lewis T. May, Associate Principal and Urban Design Director of Page

  LSU’s nationally renowned Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture held its annual Design Week January 26–30, 2015, with a program that included a lecture and weeklong design workshop led by alumnus Lewis T….

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Sabbaticals Strengthen Interior Design Program and Enhance Learning at LSU

LSU School of Interior Design Chair Jim Sullivan plans for sabbaticals to become the norm as the program continues to evolve and expand. Sabbaticals provide opportunities for faculty to set aside teaching and service responsibilities…

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Type Design with Tal Leming, BFA 1996

What do Adidas, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bon Appétit, Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Paramount Pictures, Target Corporation, The Hollywood Reporter, Tiffany & Co., Time Inc. have in common? At one time or another, each has…

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Architecture Student Charlston Britton Jr. Named 2015 McNair Scholar

Charlston Britton Jr., a third-year undergraduate student in the LSU School of Architecture, is the second LSU architecture student to be selected as a Ronald E. McNair Research Scholar. The LSU Ronald E. McNair…

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Calling All Artists! LSU Student Art Show Competition

If you are an LSU student artist, there is still time to submit your artwork to the LSU Student Union Art Gallery to be displayed in the Student Art Show, February 2–25, 2015. The…

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Students in Cheetham’s Plants & Ecology Class Spend an Afternoon in the Archives

  LSU landscape architecture students in Louise Cheetham Bordelon’s plants and ecology class (LA 7024) visited Hill Memorial Library to view a selection of rare books and to participate in a drawing exercise in…

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Students Practice Fashion Photography at the CxC Art + Design Studio

LSU students in photography, mass communication, and humanities pool networks and skillsets to build professional portfolios using LSU College of Art & Design resources and facilities. Meet Ashley Monaghan and Malarie Zaunbrecher. Ashley is…

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Art History Faculty Present Research at College Art Association Conference in NYC

LSU art history faculty members Susan Elizabeth Ryan and Elena FitzPatrick Sifford will be presenting at the 2015 College Art Association Meeting at the Hilton New York in New York City on February 12….

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New LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering Program Addresses Statewide Workforce Development Need

Digital media and technology are the fastest growing sectors in Louisiana. State leaders have been implementing strategic initiatives to position Louisiana at the forefront of these industries over the past decade. Within the next…

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Fundraising Completed for Neil G. Odenwald Distinguished Professorship in Landscape Architecture

Donors to the nation’s number one school in landscape architecture give $180,000 through the LSU Foundation for distinguished professorship honoring Professor Emeritus and esteemed landscape architect/horticultural artist Neil G. Odenwald. Fundraising efforts for the…

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Lighting Design with Suzan Tillotson

Lighting designers operate within a niche of specialists who understand the physics of light production and distribution and the physiology and psychology of how humans perceive light. They focus on fixed lighting, working with…

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LSU Graphic Design Student Amy Blacketter Wins HAART’s 4th Annual HIV Awareness Poster Contest

LSU School of Art graphic design student Amy Blacketter was awarded a $500 scholarship for winning the college category of the HIV/AIDS Alliance Region Two (HAART) 4th Annual HIV Awareness Poster Contest. The poster…

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Carmon Colangelo’s Fall 2014 Commencement Speech, “Accepting Leadership”

At the 2014 LSU College of Art & Design Commencement Ceremony, Carmon Colangelo, MFA 1983, Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Collaboration in…

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Healing Haiti, One Project at a Time

The article “Healing Haiti,” was originally published in the winter 2015 issue of Quad: The LSU College of Art & Design Magazine. Read the complete article (page 16) online at ISUUU. Healing Haiti, One Project at…

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On the Wall: Drawing the “Site”

The LSU College of Art & Design Dean’s Office sponsors rotating displays of student and faculty work on the LSU Design Building’s Atrium wall. On the wall now through January 9, 2015, is work by Master of Landscape…

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LSU Student Artwork Exhibition at the LSU System Administration Building

  LSU School of Art student work is on display—and for sale–in the LSU System Administration Building, right outside President F. King Alexander’s office! The first of its kind, this exhibit was curated by…

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Landscape Site Grading Principles by Bruce Sharky Published by Wiley

Landscape Site Grading Principles: Grading with Design in Mind by LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Professor Bruce Sharky, FASLA, was published by Wiley in November 2014 and is now available. The book…

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Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Hilton’s Legacy

In May 2014, Nicole Hilton was notified that she had passed the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), making her the first African American female graduate of the LSU School of Architecture to become a licensed…

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EQUIPPED: An Inside Look at Daniel Willson’s Studio

Enjoy this excerpt from the winter 2015 issue of Quad: The LSU College of Art & Design Magazine, coming to your doorstep in January 2015. Read Quad online at ISUUU. EQUIPPED Daniel Willson, BFA 2012/BID 2016…

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Ceramics Professor Andy Shaw’s Work Featured in Glaze and Ceramics Monthly

In addition to being selected as a 2015 McKnight Resident by the Northern Clay Center earlier this year, Andy Shaw and his work are featured in two recent publications: Glaze, a book by Brian…

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Faculty & Alumni Named Forty Under 40 Honorees

The LSU College of Art & Design is proud to congratulate this year’s Forty Under 40 honorees named by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. The 2014 honorees include Jeff Carney, associate professor of…

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LoPresti Award Winning Publication the Perfect Gift for Graduates of LSU

LSU School of Architecture Professor Michael Desmond’s book, The Architecture of LSU (LSU Press, 2013), has won the 30th Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Award for excellence in art publishing for the copyright…

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Digital Art MFA Student Jamie Kutner Leads Workshop at ATypI in Barcelona

Type designers, type publishers, educators, calligraphers, and software writers—anyone and everyone who matters in the type world—gathered in Barcelona in September to discuss and explore typography at ATypI Barcelona 2014. And LSU School of…

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LSU Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Program Ranked #1 in Nation

The undergraduate and graduate programs at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) have once again received top rankings from DesignIntelligence magazine. The November/December 2014 issue of “America’s Best Architecture & Design…

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Graduates Find Rewarding and Fulfilling Positions at Outstanding Design Firms

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we often take time to recognize what we are thankful for in our lives. Two former LSU interior design students—Elena Proskurina and Kristen Fisher—are thankful to have found rewarding…

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MFA Photography Candidate Ian Minich’s Solo Exhibition in Edinburgh

  MFA photography student Ian Minich was recently invited to exhibit his photography in Edinburgh, Scotland, after applying to a competition at FOTOspace gallery last spring. Thirty of Minich’s photographs were displayed at the…

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Architecture Students Design a 20-Year Vision Plan for the Vietnamese Tam Bao Community

  In Assistant Professor Catherine Bonier’s service learning studio, ARCH 4001, fourth-year architecture students are working with the Vietnamese Buddhist community of Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge to create a 20-year vision plan…

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Alumni Spotlight: Claire Hempel, a Planner from the Beginning

LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumna Claire Hempel (BLA 2002) was recently promoted to principal in charge at Design Workshop’s Austin office. Claire has been with the firm since 2011, when she…

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Transformation through Animation

Architectural Techniques (Arch 2003), taught by A. Hays Town Professor Ursula Emery McClure and Adjunct Professor Kristen Kelsch, is an introductory course for second-year undergraduate students and first-year graduate students. For their first project,…

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Graphic Design Alumna Katie Burk a Judge for WRKF’s Tote Bag Design Competition

LSU School of Art alumna Katie Burk is one of the three judges who will select the winning design for WRKF’s next tote bag. Local listeners will hear Katie promoting the contest herself on…

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Dasjon Jordan: Walls of Vision

Dasjon Jordan, a fourth-year architecture student, discusses his involvement with the Mid City Studio project, #iammidcity. His goal for the project is to incorporate technology and architecture by weaving it into the fabric of…

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Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Director Search

Louisiana State University invites applications and nominations for the position of director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. About the Position About the School About LSU Responsibilities of the Director Qualifications How…

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Master of Fine Arts Candidates Present Lecture Series, Exhibition at University of South Alabama

LSU Master of Fine Arts candidates Eric Euler, Mitch Hobbs, Taryn Möller Nicoll, and M. Robyn Wall were selected to deliver artist lectures at the University of South Alabama on November 6, 2014. Per…

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LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery features Artist and Physician, Eric Avery M.D.

Join the LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery for an exciting new exhibition, Eric Avery, M.D.—HIV/AIDS: Witness, Healer, Survivor. The exhibition will run October 28–December 7, 2014, with an opening reception at the Glassell…

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LSU Students and Alumni Receive Prestigious, National Awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects

LSU and the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture will be well represented at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and EXPO in Denver on November 21, 2014, when a mix…

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Alumni Honoree Carmon Colangelo to Give Commencement Address at Fall Ceremony

  LSU College of Art + Design’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Carmon Colangelo will deliver the commencement address at the fall graduation ceremony on December 19. Colangelo received his MFA in printmaking from…

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The LSU School of Art presents RESILIENCE

Join us for our 2014–15 season, RESILIENCE—a visual and critical exploration of how life’s challenges can unleash creativity. This year’s series of exhibitions, lectures, and related activities will feature artists whose works demonstrate adaptability…

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Students in Sustainable Strategies Course Become LEED Green Associates

This summer 2014, an interdisciplinary mix of LSU students completed the Sustainable Design Strategies course took and then passed the professional accreditation exam qualifying them as LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design,…

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As the 2014–15 LSU College of Art & Design Lecture Series Begins . . .

As we approach the first week of lectures in the 2014–15 LSU College of Art & Design—Guy Nordenson, 2014–15 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in architecture will lecture on Monday, October 6, and artist Kurt…

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PROJECT 1:1. Architecture Students Design and Fabricate a Full-Scale Study Kiosk

Second-year students in the fall 2014 architectural design III studio (ARCH 2001), taught by Visiting Assistant Professor Shelby Elizabeth Doyle and Adjunct Professor Kristen Kelsch, were required to design and fabricate full-scale study kiosks…

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College Hosts First Annual Scholarship Reception & Presentation

The LSU College of Art & Design’s first annual scholarship reception and presentation was held September 4, 2014, in the LSU Design Building. The event served as an opportunity to honor this year’s recipients…

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LSU Professor Bruce Sharky a Member of Winning International Team for Chinese Wetland Restoration Project

  Bruce Sharky, Reich Teaching Professor at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, is a member of an international team that won a design competition for a greenbelt and river restoration project…

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Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Cannon Lewis

Rachel Cannon Lewis: From the Perfect Storm to the Perfect Circle One week in July of 2009 proved to be the perfect storm for LSU interior design alumna Rachel Cannon Lewis. The waves of…

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Guy Nordenson Named Fall 2014 Nadine Carter Russell Chair

Guy Nordenson, structural engineer and professor at Princeton University, has been named one of two 2014–15 Nadine Carter Russell Chairs, a rotating residency shared among the four disciplines within the LSU College of Art…

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MIT Press Publishes New Book by Art History Professor Susan Elizabeth Ryan

Susan Elizabeth Ryan’s book, Garments of Paradise: Wearable Discourse in the Digital Age, was published by MIT Press in June 2014. Ryan is a professor of contemporary and new media art history and theory…

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Ceramics Professor Andy Shaw Selected for 2015 McKnight Residency

Andy Shaw, associate professor of ceramics at the LSU School of Art, was selected for a $6,000 2014 McKnight Residency for Ceramic Artists. Shaw is one of five ceramic artists selected for this national…

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New York Artist Nari Ward Sculpture Unveiled in LSU Sculpture Park

  On August 14, New York artist Nari Ward, the 2013–14 LSU College of Art & Design Nadine Carter Russell Chair, unveiled a sculpture he completed during his residency at the LSU School of…

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LSU Team Places Second in National Peterson Prize Competition for HABS Documentation of Fort Pike

A student team led by A. Hays Town Professor Ursula Emery McClure placed second in the 2014 Peterson Prize student competition for their HABS documentation of Fort Pike. The project was undertaken in spring…

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Tracy Manuel: Interior Design Student Extraordinaire

LSU interior design student Tracy Manuel is entering her senior year with a $30,000 scholarship from the Angelo Donghia Foundation and a job at Gensler, Houston, already in place. Tracy’s junior year was quite…

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Evan Peterson’s Internship at Leedscape in Beijing

The LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture has a long-standing tradition of facilitating internships for undergraduate students. Undergraduate students are required to participate in internships during the spring semester of their fourth-year of…

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Elena FitzPatrick Sifford Joins LSU Art History Faculty

The art history faculty at LSU are excited to welcome Assistant Professor Elena FitzPatrick Sifford, who will teach Renaissance and Baroque art. Before coming to LSU, Sifford was a visiting instructor of art history…

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Photography Professor Kristine Thompson Curates After Life at the Luckman Gallery in Los Angeles

  Kristine Thompson, assistant professor of photography at the LSU School of Art, recently curated a group exhibition for California State University’s Luckman Gallery in Los Angeles. Titled After Life, the show featured historical…

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Recipients of LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio’s New Projects Fund

The LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS), a trans-disciplinary program of the LSU College of Art & Design, College of Engineering, and School of the Coast & Environment, has selected four teams of LSU researchers…

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Photography Student Patrick “Melon” Dufauchard Starts artHASAHOME in Baton Rouge

Art has a home in Baton Rouge, thanks to fourth-year LSU School of Art photography student Patrick Dufauchard, who operates under the name of Patrick Melon when undergoing his artistic endeavors. In July 2013,…

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Lake Douglas Awarded a Second David R. Coffin Publication Grant

Lake Douglas, the LSU College of Art & Design’s associate dean of research and development and associate professor of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, has been awarded a 2014 David R. Coffin…

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Coastal Sustainability Studio Summer Interns

Graduate students from planning, landscape architecture, architecture, geography, coastal science, and engineering have come from across the US to work in the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS) this summer. The interns are working together…

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Interior Design Exchange Student Places in Design Competition

The Retail Design Institute’s 2014 Student Design Competition winners were announced on July 14, and Yangan Huang, a second-year graduate exchange student from Hunan University studying interior design at LSU, received honorable mention for…

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Architecture Alumni Pursue Alternative Careers in Digital Fabrication

  Graduating in the midst of an economic downturn was not easy for LSU School of Architecture alumni Patrick Fess (‘10) and Jonathan Smith (‘10). After trying their hand at various facets of the…

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Andy Shaw Wins Lautsch Family Award of Excellence at 2014 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

LSU ceramics professor Andy Shaw received the Lautsch Family Award of Excellence in the 48th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, held from July 9–13 in State College, Pennsylvania. The…

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Art History Professor Darius Spieth Presents Research in Paris

On May 27, 2014, Darius A. Spieth, associate professor of art history at the LSU School of Art, presented his current research at the Fondation Custodia in Paris. His talk, “Netherlandish Art in Revolutionary…

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Alumnus Chad Danos Named President-Elect of ASLA

LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumnus Chad D. Danos, FASLA (BLA, 1990) was elected 2015 president-elect by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Danos is the director of landscape architecture for…

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Eye on a Tiger: Jamie Yousten

Jamie Yousten graduated from the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture in May 2014. She majored in landscape architecture and minored in photography. The summer before her fifth year, she interned at Peter…

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Kelli Scott Kelley Awarded the 2014 Michael Crespo Visual Artist Fellowship

Kelli Scott Kelley, professor of painting & drawing at the LSU School of Art, has been awarded the 2014 Michael Crespo Visual Artist Fellowship, administered through the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. The…

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Marsha Cuddeback Appointed to NCIDQ Champion Task Force

Ruth Z. McCoy Professor of Interior Design Marsha Cuddeback has been appointed to the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Champion Task Force. NCIDQ is the global leader in establishing standards of competence for…

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A Donor’s Story: The Thomas Byron Smith Memorial Scholarship

Martha Richard never attended LSU, but she recognizes how the university has impacted her life. Richard said her late first husband, architect T. Byron Smith, came from a middle-class background, “but LSU enabled him…

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Painting by LSU School of Art Alumna Kristin Malin Finds its Way Home

In 1979, LSU School of Art painting alumna Kristin Malin received the Purchase Prize at the LSU Union Student Art Show for her work entitled Metamorphosis, a triptych of an abstract, reclining womanly figure….

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Landscape Students Head to Capitol Hill for ASLA National Advocacy Day

In May 2014, six LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture students traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the American Society of Landscape Architects National Advocacy Day. Members of the LSU student chapter…

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Landscape Launches Adopt-A-Studio!

The LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture has launched Adopt-A-Studio, an online fundraising initiative geared toward recent graduates of the program. Adopt-a-Studio invites alumni to help update the studio spaces where they once…

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Robert Holton Attends Opening of Bernard Tschumi at the Pompidou Center in Paris

Robert Holton, assistant professor at the LSU School of Architecture, was invited to attend the opening of the Bernard Tschumi exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris this April. Presenting nearly 300 original works—many…

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LSU Architecture Alumni to Be Honored at AIA in Chicago

The 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention will be held June 26–28 in Chicago at McCormack Place. This conference allows architects to network, explore new trends, and stay ahead of the game with…

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Spring 2014 Commencement Highlights

On May 16, 2014, 165 students in the LSU College of Art & Design were awarded degrees—129 baccalaureates and 36 masters in the fields of architecture, art, interior design, and landscape architecture. Awarded diplomas…

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Myrsini Mamoli Receives Faculty Award of Merit for Best Doctoral Dissertation

Myrsini Mamoli, assistant professor of art history at the LSU School of Art, has received the Faculty Award of Merit for Best Doctoral Dissertation at the Georgia Tech College of Architecture. She was presented…

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Maria Munoz Awarded National ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarship

Third-year undergraduate student Maria Munoz of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture is one of three recipients of a $4,000 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows Scholarship for 2014….

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Interior Design Students Delve into Pediatric Healthcare Design with Baton Rouge General

LSU interior design students recently proposed designs and environmental branding for the pediatric center at Baton Rouge General Hospital to hospital representatives. The studio was taught by Associate Professor TL Ritchie and Ruth Z….

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Landscape Professor Receives Prestigious Grant to Research the American Catfish Industry

Forbes Lipschitz, assistant professor at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, has received a research development grant from the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for her project,…

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One Graphic Design Professor, Three Grants

Richard Doubleday, assistant professor of graphic design at the LSU School of Art, has recently received three grants to help fund his research in areas ranging from modern Chinese graphic design to the 1930s…

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Robb Williamson’s View: The Best Seat in the House

The work days cannot last long enough for LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumnus Robb Williamson (BLA ’92). His passion for his work leaves him anxiously anticipating the next work day—he only…

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Madeline Kornman Named Student Employee of the Year for her Work in CADGIS

Madeline Kornman expects to graduate in May of 2015 from the LSU School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and a concentration in digital art. Her dream is to…

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LSU College of Art & Design Students Reimagine the Oil-Industry Shore Base

Students in A. Hays Town Professor of Architecture Ursula Emery McClure’s graduate-level studio,  LSU//Chevron: The Reimagined Shore Base, are exploring the relationship between humans and the natural world and seeking resolutions that will create…

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Erin Percevault Named Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has announced the two winners for the 2014 Olmsted Scholars Program, the premier national award and recognition program for landscape architecture students. Erin Percevault, an undergraduate student at the…

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Our Day with Clay! University Lab School Kindergarten Class Visits Ceramics

Earlier in April, kindergarten students from the University Lab School—including Dean Tsolakis’s son Max!—visited the ceramics unit at the LSU School of Art. The field trip began with a fun marionette performance by ceramics…

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Animation School Rankings – LSU Top 10 in the South, Top 50 in the Nation!

The School of Art at the LSU College of Art & Design was ranked in the top 10 animation school programs in the South and top 50 programs in the nation by Animation Career…

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Associate Professor TL Ritchie Appointed to CIDQ Board of Directors

TL Ritchie, interior designer and associate professor of interior design at LSU, was appointed to the Council for Interior Design Qualification Board of Directors. CIDQ is an organization that establishes standards of competence for…

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Forbes Lipschitz Presents Research at Mediated City Conference in London

Forbes Lipschitz, assistant professor of landscape architecture at LSU, presented her work at the 2014 Mediated City conference in London on April 2, 2014. The conference was hosted by Architecture_MPS, a journal of architecture,…

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Undergraduate Coastal Research Curriculum

The LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, a trans-disciplinary program of the College of Art & Design, School of the Coast & Environment, and College of Engineering, in collaboration with the Office of Research & Economic…

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Cathy Marshall Presents Paper at CELA Annual Meeting

Cathy Marshall, associate professor at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, presented a paper at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, March 26–29, 2014. Her paper,…

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The School of Art and the School of Music Present Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21

Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 A Performance with Video Accompaniment, hosted by David Smyth Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. | School of Music Recital Hall Join the LSU School of Art and the School…

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Mossop and Michaels Receive Grant to Implement Alternative Land Management Strategies in New Orleans

Professor Elizabeth Mossop and Associate Professor Wes Michaels of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture have received a $242,399 grant from the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) to research and implement ecologically…

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Gia Wolff Presents “Floating Cities: Community Based Architecture of Parade Floats”

Architectural designer Gia Wolff will lecture at the LSU School of Architecture at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the LSU Design Building Auditorium, room 103. Wolff is an architectural designer based…

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DesignIntelligence Surveys for Hiring Professionals and Firms

DesignIntelligence is asking hiring professionals and firms in the design world to fill out this short, 25-question survey that creates the rankings for undergraduate and graduate design programs in America’s Best Architecture and Design…

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National Building Museum Screens Film by LSU Landscape Alumnus Evan Mather

From Sea to Shining Sea, a film by Evan Mather National Building Museum in Washington, DC | April 6, 2014, 1 – 3:30 p.m.     The National Building Museum in Washington, DC is…

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Q&A with Tiger Twelve Class of 2014 Architecture Student Johnny Johnson

LSU School of Architecture student Johnny Johnson has been selected to the Office of the Dean of Students Tiger Twelve Class of 2014. Each spring, the Office of the Dean of Students recognizes 12…

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Ian Minich’s Photographs Transcend Time

MFA student Ian Minich may have been born in the wrong time period. The photography graduate student’s captivation with tintype photographs has him reveling in a time when life did not revolve around Facebook…

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Jonathan Brilliant, “Have Sticks, Will Travel”

  Jonathan Brilliant has been named the artist in residence at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) for two weeks, between March 25 and April 2, 2014. Multiple opportunities to connect with the…

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Upcoming MFA Thesis Shows at Foster and Glassell Galleries

  This spring is quite a busy time for LSU’s graduating MFA students, whose work will be on display either at the Foster Gallery or Glassell Gallery prior to graduation in May. Don’t miss…

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NOMAS Hosts Lecture by Bryan C. Lee of Project Pipeline

Lecture by Bryan C. Lee | April 9, 2014, at 6 p.m. | LSU Design Building, Room 103  The LSU National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) will host a lecture by Bryan C….

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Graphic Design Students Take Home Addy Student Awards

LSU School of Art students received nine 2014 American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge Student Awards—two gold and seven silver, including Best of Show. Addy awards recognize outstanding creativity in advertising in Baton Rouge…

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Shannon Nichol Presents “Repair Works”

“Repair Works,” by Shannon Nichol Wednesday, March 26, at 5 p.m. | LSU Design Building, Room 103   Shannon Nichol, landscape architect and founding partner of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, will present a lecture titled…

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LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio Wins APA-Louisiana Excellence Award for Education or Advocacy

The LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS), a trans-disciplinary program of the College of Art + Design, College of Engineering, and School of the Coast & Environment, has won the 2014 State Planning Award – Excellence…

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RRSLA Students’ 3-D Printing of Terrain Models Featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine

The March 2014 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), the magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), featured the work of Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture students in an article about…

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New Mural Highlights Art & Design Communication across the Curriculum Studio

Following the Mississippi River downstream, former Minnesotan and, more recently, LSU MFA graduate Raina Wirta has completed a wall mural for the Communication across the Curriculum Art & Design Studio. Wirta said her art…

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“The Laying on of Hands; Marking Place and Time,” by Nari Ward

New York–artist Nari Ward will lecture at the LSU College of Art + Design at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014, room 103 Design Building. Ward is the 2013–14 Nadine Carter Russell Chair,…

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“Windstorm,” a Lecture by Artist, Professor, and Gallery Director Benito Huerta

Artist, Professor, and Gallery Director Benito Huerta will lecture at the LSU College of Art + Design on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 5 p.m., room 103 Design Building. This Alfred C. Glassell Jr….

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Datascapes Symposium and Workshop led by Bickham Chair Andrea Hansen

From Hurricane Katrina and Typhoon Haiyan to the Arab spring and Occupy Wall Street, 21st-century spatial practice has an opportunity never before seen to impact the adaptation of global cities to profound—and often sudden—change….

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Students Research Byzantine Churches in Istanbul with Art History Professor Matt Savage

Byzantine architectural history is Assistant Professor Matt Savage’s main field of interest, and his research in this area has created opportunities for LSU undergraduates studying art history, digital art, and architecture to collaborate in…

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LSU Architecture Student Receives National McNair Research Scholarship

Atianna Cordova, a third-year undergraduate student enrolled in the LSU School of Architecture program, is the first LSU architecture student to be named a Ronald E. McNair Research Scholar. The Ronald E. McNair Research…

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Art History Professor Darius Spieth Co-Organizes Art, Mind and Markets Conference at Yale

The International Center for Finance at Yale University will host a conference on the subject of “Art, Mind and Markets,” March 27–29, 2014. Upon invitation by the director of the center, Professor William Goetzmann…

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LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio Awarded Kresge Foundation Grant to Assist Coastal Communities

The LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS), a trans-disciplinary program of the College of Art & Design, College of Engineering, and School of the Coast & Environment, has been awarded a $200,000, two-year grant from…

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Nari Ward and LSU School of Art Students Work on Installations for Rooted Communities Exhibit

  New York–artist Nari Ward recently completed the first of three official visits as part of his residency as the 2013–14 LSU College of Art + Design Nadine Carter Russell Chair. The focus of…

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Professor and Director Jori Erdman’s Service as Treasurer of the ACSA Board of Directors

Many may know Professor Jori Erdman for her career as an architect, for her work in educating future architects at LSU, or as the director of the School of Architecture. But another significant role…

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DredgeFest at Its Best: A Recap

The 2014 DredgeFest Symposium and Workshops gathered a range of professionals working on sediment transportation and dredging throughout Southern Louisiana and the world. The workshops hosted at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape…

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Los Angeles Architect and Designer Joey Shimoda to Lecture at LSU College of Art + Design

Los Angeles architect and designer Joey Shimoda, AIA, will lecture at the LSU College of Art + Design at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the LSU Design Building, room 103. Shimoda…

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LSU Interior Design Student Heads to Grand Rapids as a Finalist in Steelcase’s NEXT Student Design Competition

Cindy Tiek, a senior interior design student at LSU, was named a finalist in the NEXT Student Design Competition hosted by Steelcase, a global, commercial furniture manufacturer headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Students from…

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A Lecture by Book Artist Johanna Drucker

Johanna Drucker, globally known book artist, will deliver the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Endowed Lecture for the LSU School of Art at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (103 LSU Design Building). Her…

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2013–14 Bickham Chair Workshop on Datascapes & Analysis

Andrea Hansen, the 2013–14 Bickham Chair at LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, will lead the first of two workshops January 23–27 in the CADGIS Lab of the LSU Design Building. “Workshop 1:…

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Cups! LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery Presents 8 Fluid Ounces 2014

  One of the most popular and enthusiastically anticipated exhibitions at the LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery is 8 Fluid Ounces, a national invitational ceramic cup exhibition. Every other spring, more than 150…

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New York Artist Nari Ward Collects Sculpture Materials at Scrapyards in Baton Rouge

  In December 2013, New York–based sculptor Nari Ward visited Baton Rouge to scout for project ideas and materials and to meet with Malcolm McClay, associate professor of sculpture at the LSU School of…

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The LSU Museum of Art Presents Rooted Communities by Nari Ward

The LSU Museum of Art will feature the first museum exhibition of Nari Ward’s work since the New York–based artist received a coveted Rome Prize in 2012–13. Rooted Communities, Ward’s first solo exhibition in…

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New Book by LSU School of Art Associate Professor Kelli Scott Kelley

LSU Press will publish Accalia and the Swamp Monster, a new book by Kelli Scott Kelley, associate professor of painting and drawing at the LSU School of Art. Accalia and the Swamp Monster will…

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LSU MFA Graduate Debangana Banerjee Publishes Poetry Chapbook

School of Art graduate alumna Debangana Banerjee and CxC Studio Coordinator for the College of Art + Design Vincent Cellucci have an art and poetry publication being released by Finishing Line Press early next…

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Interior Design Students Propose Ideas for Relocating the Atrium Coffee Shop

Interior design students in the third-year studio taught by Associate Professors Matt Dunn and Jun Zou developed design solutions for relocating the Atrium Coffee Shop to a more suitable space within the Design Building….

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LSU Team a Finalist in the ONE Prize Competition

A multidisciplinary team of faculty and students in architecture, landscape architecture, and civil engineering at the Louisiana State University Coastal Sustainability Studio recently placed as finalists for the 2013 ONE Prize Award. The ONE…

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Fall 2013 Final Reviews

Final reviews are an important part of the learning environment at the LSU College of Art + Design. During the semester’s final reviews, architecture, art, landscape architecture, and interior design students pin up/display their…

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Landscape Students Identify Ways in which Design Can Engage Rural Landscapes

  In fall 2013, LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) fourth-year students in a design studio taught by Associate Professor Kevin Risk and Assistant Professor Forbes Lipschitz explored the agricultural, industrial, economic,…

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Nine LSU Students Participate in Externships at Architecture Firms across the US

As part of an externship program in development at the LSU School of Architecture, nine second- and third-year architecture students have been placed at firms across the United States for part of the 2013…

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In Honor of Allen Eskew, the Forever Mentor

The LSU College of Art + Design community was saddened to learn that R. Allen Eskew, FAIA, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Eskew was a visionary leader of the…

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Senior Graphic Design Students Learn Real-World Skills through Mock Interviews and Portfolio Reviews

LSU School of Art graphic design students in ART 4555, a senior portfolio course taught by Professor Lynne Baggett and Assistant Professor Richard Doubleday, gained real-world experience by participating in mock interviews on December…

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College of Art + Design Interdisciplinary Team Wins International Architectural Design Competition

A team of four faculty members from Louisiana State University College of Art + Design and University of Louisiana at Lafayette College of the Arts was awarded the grand prize in the 2013 Unbuilt…

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Lowbrow Art: Blessing or Curse?

Greg Escalante, Co-Founder of Juxtapoz Magazine, Lectures and Serves as the Juror for Baton Rouge Gallery’s Surreal Salon Six Exhibition “Low Brow Art: Blessing or Curse?” by Greg Escalante Monday, January 27, 2014 at…

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Landscape Architecture Professor Bruce Sharky’s Advance Topic Studio Explores New Territories in Culture and Design

Students in Professor Bruce Sharky’s Advance Topic Studio, Culture and Design: Exploration into New Territories, presented their final projects to jurors and critics on November 26. The students enrolled in Sharky’s studio had a…

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Interior Design and Architecture Students Visit Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in New Orleans

On Monday, November 4, six fourth-year interior design students and six second-year architecture graduate students visited Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, a nationally recognized, award-winning architecture firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The three founding partners of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple…

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LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Hosting DredgeFest Workshops in January 2014

LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) is hosting DredgeFest Louisiana workshops at the LSU Design Building, January 13–16, 2014. DredgeFest Louisiana runs January 11–17, 2014, and includes a symposium in New Orleans…

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Architecture Students Present Edges: Analog + Digital Fabrication Exhibit at Middleton Library

[portfolio_slideshow id=3809] Edges: Analog and Digital Fabrication by LSU School of Architecture ARCH 5004 Students December 8–13, 2013 | Middleton Library Lobby The work of fourth- and fifth-year architecture students in Visiting Assistant Professor…

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School of Art Professor Richard Doubleday Contributes to Bilingual Book, Ornament and Initial

Richard Doubleday, assistant professor of graphic design at the LSU School of Art, is the contributer to a bilingual book, published in English and Japanese by PIE Books. Ornament and Initial: Beauty of Graphic…

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LSU Hilltop Arboretum Ribbon Cutting for $1.28 Million Expansion Project

The LSU Hilltop Arboretum held a ribbon cutting and open house for a $1.28 million expansion project constructed by Lincoln Builders of Baton Rouge on October 17, 2013. The Imogene Newsom Brown Education Facility…

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LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio to Present Mayors’ Institute on City Design in December

The LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS), a trans-disciplinary program of the College of Art + Design, College of Engineering, and School of the Coast & Environment, will present a regional session of the Mayors’ Institute…

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Join LSU Ceramics for a Night of Lectures from Two Studio Potters from Marshall, NC

Tuesday, November 26, at 6:30 p.m. LSU Design Building Commons Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyma, studio potters from Marshall, North Carolina, will lecture at the LSU College of Art + Design on Tuesday, November…

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Architecture Students Move Forward with Market and Café Project for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Mid City

LSU and Southern University architecture students enrolled in the 4000-level, service-learning studio are set to present designs for a market and café project at this year’s White Light Night in Mid City. The studio…

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LSU College of Art + Design Presents Cultural Heritage Engineer Maurizio Seracini

“A Future for the Past: Engineering Sciences to Save the World’s Cultural Heritage,” by Maurizio Seracini Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5 p.m. | LSU Design Building, Room 103  Cultural Heritage Engineer Maurizio Seracini…

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LSU Art History Professor Contributes Chapter to Yale University Press Publication

LSU School of Art Associate Professor Darius A. Spieth is a contributor to the book The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture and the Crash of 1720, newly released by Yale University Press. A…

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Faculty Art Show: “Right Here, Now”

  The works of 24 LSU School of Art faculty members are on display at the LSU Museum of Art in an exhibition titled Right Here, Now. The exhibition opened on November 8 and will run…

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LSU Landscape Architecture Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Receive Top Rankings from DesignIntelligence

The undergraduate and graduate programs at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) have once again received top rankings from DesignIntelligence magazine. The November/December 2013 issue of “America’s Best Architecture & Design…

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2013–14 Bickham Chair Lecture Addresses the Ephemeral Nature of Maps in Site Design

“Data and the Documentation of the Shifting Urban Landscape,” by Andrea Hansen Monday, November 11, at 5 p.m. | Design Building, Room 103 Andrea Hansen, the pending 2013–14 Marie M. Bickham Chair at the…

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School of Art 2013 MFA Thesis Shows

LSU School of Art presents the 2013 MFA thesis shows by students who will graduate in December: Intermix by Luisa Restrepo and Conditions of My Release by Michael Alford. Both exhibits will run November 6 through December 6,…

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Andrea Hansen Named 2013–14 Marie M. Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture at LSU

Andrea Hansen has been named the 2013–14 Marie M. Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture at the LSU College of Art + Design Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA), pending approval by the LSU…

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“Fort Proctor” Named 2013 Architectural Research Centers Consortium Best Conference Paper

The Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Board of Directors has named “Fort Proctor: A Conditional Preservation” as the best paper at the 2013 ARCC Conference at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The…

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Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Forbes Lipschitz Publishes Article in First Issue of Manifest

“Counting Chickens: The Landscape of Poultry Production in the American Broiler Belt,” by Forbes Lipshitz, was published in the first issue of Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism. Lipschitz recently joined the…

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LSU Interior Design Student Office = Metamorphosis Inc. Design Heroes

Access Your Life, the LSU Interior Design Student Organization (IDSO) fall service project, took place on September 28 at the House of Destiny, a transitional home for homeless women with cognitive and physical impairments….

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Get Your Hands Wet at the LSU Papermaking Demonstration Tent at the Louisiana Book Festival!

LSU School of Art professor Leslie Koptcho and students of the One of One Printmakers club will demonstrate printmaking and the arts of the book at the 2013 Louisiana Book Festival. Festivalgoers will be…

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French Historian and Essayist Marc Fumaroli Lectures on Language and the Arts

Lecture by Marc Fumaroli: “What Language to Say ‘the Arts’? French Rhetoric and German Aesthetics in the 18th Century” LSU Union Theatre | Monday, November 4, 2013, at 5 p.m. Reception and Exhibition Opening…

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LSU Interior Design Students, Faculty, and Alumni Receive 12 Regional ASID Awards

LSU School of Interior Design faculty, alumni, and students received a total of 12 American Society of Interior Design (ASID) regional awards in 2013. The South Central chapter of ASID recognized the student award…

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“Fabricated Landscapes,” a Lecture by Michael Blier, Founding Principal of Landworks Studio Inc.

“Fabricated Landscapes,” by Michael Blier Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 5 p.m. | LSU Design Building, Room 103 Michael Blier, registered landscape architect and founding principal of Landworks Studio Inc., will lecture at the…

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Bilingual Article by LSU Art History Professor Susan Elizabeth Ryan Explores Wearable Technology

LSU School of Art Professor Susan Elizabeth Ryan has contributed an article to the anthology Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age, Part 2: Theory, edited and curated by Dmitry Bulatov…

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Enigma, an Exhibit of Narrative Artworks, Curated by Kelli Scott Kelley

The Gallery at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts October 12 – November 22, 2013 Reception: October 17, 6 – 8 p.m. Kelli Scott Kelley, associate professor of painting & drawing at the…

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Winner Announced for Competition to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette

A proposal presented by Design Workshop of Austin, Texas, was chosen as the winner of a competition to design a memorial to commemorate the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette in time for the…

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Mid City Studio Architecture Students Focus on Food & Shelter and Town & Gown Partnerships

The LSU School of Architecture Mid City Studio is hosting Mid City Speaks on Sunday, October 6, from noon to 4 p.m., at 1730 North Boulevard. Mid City Speaks is part of the 2013…

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LSU Students, Faculty, and Alumni Receive Prestigious, National Awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects

LSU and the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture will be well represented at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and EXPO in Boston on November 18, where a mix of…

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Italian Architect and Professor Riccardo d’Aquino Lectures at LSU College of Art + Design

Riccardo d’Aquino, “Architecture and Such Things: Elemental Observations on Several Works” Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 5 p.m. | LSU Design Building, Room 103 View this lecture online. Riccardo d’Aquino, architect and professor at…

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Lecture and Exhibition by New York Artist Lesley Dill

“We Are Animals of Language” | LSU Design Building Auditorium | October 9, 2013, at 5 p.m. I Gave My Whole Life to Words | LSU Museum of Art | September 6, 2013 –…

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Interior Design Student Organization Fall Service Project to Improve House of Destiny

Access Your Life, the LSU Interior Design Student Organization (IDSO) fall service project, will take place Saturday, September 28, at the House of Destiny, a transitional home for homeless women with cognitive and physical impairments….

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LSU Architecture Graduate Students Place in 2012–13 International Student Ideas Competition

 [portfolio_slideshow id=3372]Marcia Gibson and Kerry Kenney, two recent graduates of the Master of Architecture program at LSU, placed in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2012–13 International Student Ideas Competition, “Preservation as Provocation:…

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Nari Ward Named 2013-14 Nadine Carter Russell Chair

  New York based sculptor, Nari Ward, has been named the 2013-14 Nadine Carter Russell Chair, the highest award bestowed on a visiting artist/professional by the LSU College of Art + Design. Hosted by the…

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The World by Design

  LSU is consistently recognized as one of the most affordable, highest value colleges in the US. Even so, six years of out-of-state tuition can be a substantial investment. Landscape architecture student Kevin McKee,…

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LSU Architecture and Landscape Architecture Faculty Co-Chair EDRA45: Building for Change Conference in New Orleans

Note: The submission deadline for abstracts, full papers, and EDRAShorts has been extended to 9 a.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Two LSU College of Art + Design faculty are co-chairs of the Environmental Design Research Association’s…

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LSU School of Art Professor Thomas Neff Curates Show at Hammond Regional Arts Center

One Eye Shut, the October exhibition at Hammond Regional Arts Center, was curated by LSU School of Art photography professor Thomas Neff. The exhibition will run October 4–26, 2013. An opening reception will be…

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LSU School of Art Welcomes Two New Faculty

The LSU School of Art started the 2013–14 year with a new assistant professor of art history, Myrsini Mamoli, who joined the faculty this fall. A new assistant professor in digital art, Hye Yeon Nam, will…

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