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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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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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