Class Field Trips + Excursions
Field Studies in Landscape Architecture: Brazil
Students in the landscape architecture field studies course traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil over spring break. They explored the city of Rio beginning with a stroll along the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beach promenades; a visit to Jardin Botanico, Corcovado for breathtaking views high above Rio, and Instituto Moreira Salles by Roberto Burle Marx. They studied Central Rio featuring the historic colonial core and the new urban projects and light rail system, Arcos da Lapa and the amazing Escadaria Selaron, Santa Theresa and Flamengo Park. They went to visit the old capitol of Brazil, Petropolis high in the mountains with a visit to the private garden of Fazenda Tacaruna and the residence of Raul De Sauza Martin designed by Marx, followed by a tour of a hillside favela, trip to Guaratiba and Paraty. The group took a jeep tour to enjoy mountain waterfalls and boat rides to surrounding islands, taking in the stunning landscape of South America. The trip was filled with ample opportunities to sketch the built and natural environments of the region.
Interior Component Design
Program directors: Instructors Alena Sobotková and Paul Callahan
The LSU School of Interior Design collaborated with Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic in the fall 2018 semester, culminating in a design workshop for LSU and Mendel University students in Brno, and an exhibition of student work in Baton Rouge. Interior design students visited the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology at Mendel University in Brno, and explored design in the Czech Republic. The course focused on the study of furniture design and furniture technology, with opportunities to cooperate between the universities. Part of the program was a three-day workshop with American and Czech students, which was held at historic Křtiny Castle.
Survey of Graphic Design History
Program director: Richard Doubleday
Students enrolled in the spring 2014 survey of graphic design history course (ART 4561) traveled to London for 10 days over spring break. The excursion focused on the history of graphic design in London, with particular emphasis on the contribution and influence of graphic design work by British-born artists. The trip also focused on London’s rich visual tradition as one of the world’s most important cities for visual communication and London’s contribution to contemporary graphic design. Students visited important graphic design firms and publishers, including Baseline magazine, Pentagram, Why Not Associates, and Vaughan Oliver. Students also visited many of London’s cultural highlights: the Design Museum, Museum of London, the British Museum, Barbican Art Gallery, the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, the Royal College of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Modern, the British Library, and more. For more information, visit LSU Academic Programs Abroad.
Field Studies in Landscape Architecture: France & the Netherlands
Landscape architecture students experienced the contemporary and historic designs in France and the Netherlands and saw the best of the best in architecture, landscape architecture, and art by soaking up the culture of two very different countries. How can they be so close to each other geographically, yet so different culturally? The itinerary included visits to Paris, Versailles, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Delft. For more information, visit LSU Academic Programs Abroad.