School of Architecture Holds Symposium

The LSU School of Architecture held the “Symposium on Architecture for the 21st Century” in February at the LSU Design Building. The event was designed to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and experience on architecture and related issues for the 21st century.

For the event, abstract papers were submitted from authors around the world including countries such as Germany, Brazil, Canada and India on topics dealing with architectural design theories, computer-aided design, preservation and restoration, landscape architecture and interior design, among others.

The symposium was organized by Jason C. Shih, Emogene Pliner Professor in Architecture and director of the LSU Office of Building Research, along with faculty of the LSU School of Architecture, including Tom Sofranko, acting director of the School of Architecture, and professors Frank Bosworth, David Bertolini, Michael Desmond, Ursula Emery-McClure, Jim Sullivan and Marsha Cuddeback and with support provided by the LSU College of Art and Design and Dean David Cronrath. Also, a team of architecture students volunteered to work the symposium as ambassadors for LSU.