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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MLA Open House 2021

MLA Open House Monday, October 18, 2021 Design Building 302 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. RSVP by emailing Director Mark Boyer at markboyer@lsu.edu.

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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 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 — which opens April 7 at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY. The exhibition is a tribute…

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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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New Doctor of Design Distinguished Fellow Kit Matthew

Kathryn “Kit” Matthew has joined the LSU College of Art & Design administration in the newly created role of Doctor of Design Distinguished Fellow. Distinguished Fellows are appointed by the Dean of the College…

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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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Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Photography & 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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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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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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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

View the 2017-18 lecture series schedule.

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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…