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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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