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 visit to the new LSU Design Paris program, Tsolakis and Ghandour visited the Paris Studio, attended reviews at the Paris Center, and accompanied students on active learning field excursions around the city.

design paris studio discussion

Design Paris Studio

While in France, Dean Tsolakis and Director Ghandour had the occasion to explore future teaching and research opportunities with the École Spéciale des Travaux Publics, a French engineering and research graduate school, in Paris and the École Nationale Supérieure d’architecture in Grenoble.

People in hardhats

Tsolakis and Ghandour tour the design build studio project site with Professors Marie and Keith Zawistowski

construction site

Student workshop

During their visit to Grenoble they had the extraordinary opportunity to ascend the Tour Perret, a structure that has been closed to the public since the 1960s. It was a media sensation!

French newspaper article

French newspaper article announcing the tower visit

“It was a wonderful visit to our partners in France,” Dean Tsolakis commented.