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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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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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The LSU School of Interior Design is a CIDA accredited program emphasizing design that brings meaning and identity, function and purpose, health and safety to interior spaces. The program teaches specialized knowledge in creative problem solving, research and analysis, and professional preparedness. Interior designers give life to interior spaces. They shape, organize, furnish, and adorn the insides of buildings to reflect our personal and cultural aspirations.

100% of the 2018 class entering employment had jobs by graduation
10 funded student awards and scholarships given every year
15:1 average student to faculty class-size ratio beating the national average

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LSU college of art and design pizza party
The College of Art & Design welcomes incoming students by hosting a pizza party each fall.
Female students present in interior design studio with walls covered in design projects
The studio is the heart of the learning environment for design students.
Students busy at work stations
The four-year Bachelor of Interior Design program starts with a first-year pre-professional curriculum.
Female student drawing at desk.
Interior design students spend a lot of late nights in the studio, which they have access to 24 hours a day.
Close-up of modern light fixture
Interior design students learn about lighting through specialized studio projects.
lsu interior design student in studio
Stacks of boxes in interior design office
Interior design students volunteered their time to make gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Materials in shelves
Interior design student work is frequently displayed on the walls of the fourth floor of the Design Building.
lsu interior design student exhibit at conference
A student exhibits her project at a conference.
lsu interior design students visit eskew dumez ripple projects in new orleans
Students and Chair Jim Sullivan during a field studies trip in New Orleans
Model, lsu interior design student work
Third-year interior design students proposed ideas for redesigning the Atrium Coffee Shop in the Design Building.
Student stands by project on wall as professor critiques work at lsu interior design final reviews
Final reviews are a huge part of the studio learning environment for the design professions.
LSU interior design students participating in service learning project gather in group, wearing blue shirts
Students helped remodel the House of Destiny, a homeless shelter for women with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Smiling student holding plate of food at LSU interior design service learning project
The Interior Design Student Organization sponsors a service-learning project each fall.
Students in office lobby on lsu interior design student field trip
Interior design and architecture students visit the residential tower at 930 Poydras in New Orleans, designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple.
Busy colorful atrium, lsu interior design students visit manhattan
Interior design students visit firms in Manhattan over spring break.
lsu interior design student presents capstone project
A fourth-year interior design student presents her capstone project to a jury of professors and alumni.
lsu interior design students outside on field studies
Students visited Poverty Point State Historic Site.
People walking on path through green rolling hills
Field studies are an important part of the interior design program at LSU.
lsu interior design students grouped around rural site on field trip
Students learn about the history of Poverty Point State Historic Site during a field studies trip.
lsu interior design students in Asian-style garden in San Francisco
Interior design students can participate in a field trip to a major city each spring.
LSU interior design students pose in front of Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in mist
Interior design class of 2014 visit San Francisco over spring break.
lsu interior design students study impairment, wearing glasses
In this home safety worksho, students wore glasses to simulate impairments to identify with special needs of the elderly.
lsu interior design students in steelcase office
An interior design student presents her Steelcase project to Steelcase employees.
Two women in gowns hugging at lsu college of art & design graduation
students clapping at lsu college of art & design commencement ceremony
Students cheer and hold up diplomas
Interior Design Class of 2015
Smiling students in purple caps and gowns
Members of LSU interior design class of 2015
Group of interior design students in purple robes hold diplomas on steps after graduation ceremony
Interior Design Class of 2012
Modern room, lsu interior design alumni glen boudreaux bid 1980
Glen Boudreaux (BID '80) of Boudreaux Associates was featured in D Home magazine as one of Dallas's Best Designers.
Trendy showroom design by lsu interior design alumni beverly gaudin, bid 2012
Beverly Gaudin (BID '12) is a retail store designer for LeSportsac, an international handbag company.
Wyly Theatre, lobby with modern light fixtures suspended from ceiling, lsu interior design alumni work
Suzan Tillotson (BID '81), president and founder of Tillotson Design Associates, designed the lighting for the Wyly Theatre lobby.
Wyly Theatre, lsu interior design alumni work
Exterior lighting design of the Wyly Theatre was designed by Suzan Tillotson (BID '81).
esplanade with benches and bushes, lsu interior design alumni work
Outdoor lighting is one of lighting designer Suzan Tillotson's (BID '81) specialties (East River Waterfront).
Lincoln Center Plaza scene: theater illuminated at night. LSU interior design alumni work by lighting designer Suzan Tillotson
Suzan Tillotson (BID '81) designed the lighting for Lincoln Center Plazas.
colorful elementary school space with wooden stairs, lsu interior design alumni work
As an interior designer at Stantec, Brad Robichaux, BID ’08 designed Richard J. Lee Elementary in Coppell, TX, a NetZero, LEED Gold certified project.
Medical patient room interior, lsu interior design alum jennifer harris mitchell work
Jennifer Harris Mitchell (BID '06) is an interior designer for Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects, specializing in healthcare design.
GraceHebert Architects Government Street office space
Kriste Rigby (BID '87), principal of GraceHebert Architects, designed the lobby of the firm's Government St. location.
kriste rigby, St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church
Kriste Rigby (BID '87) renovated the interior of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church.
kenneth brown, HGTV star, surveys student work
HGTV's Kenneth Brown, BID 1995, is an alumni and taught as a visiting professor at the School of Interior Design.
living room with chandelier, elegant furniture, lsu interior design alumni work
Rachel Cannon Lewis (BID 2004) is a contributing editor to House & Home magazine.
Fashionable living room interior; lsu interior design alumni work
Designed by Rachel Cannon Lewis (BID 2004) Interiors
lsu interior design alumni michael talbot bid 2009, man in black clothing in classroom
Michael Talbot (BID 2009) discusses his meandering career path with interior design students.
Kitchen design, lsu interior design alumni work
Elizabeth Walther (BID 1983), principal and owner of Design Studio, is an aging-in-place specialist.
Veterans Affairs Replacement Medical Center Administration Building
At Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Dru Lamb (BID 2003) worked on the VA medical center admin building.
Modern building atrium, lsu interior design alumni work
During her time at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Dru Lamb (BID 2003) helped design the New Orleans Bioinnovation Center.