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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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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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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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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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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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