Located in room 216 of the LSU Design Building, the VizLab is dedicated to teaching and research in the areas of computer-aided design, image-processing, and more applications in architecture, art, interior design, and landscape architecture. VizLab also offers large-format printing and scanning and other computer services geared toward design.



VizLab Computer Workstations (x28)

Lenovo ThinkStation P510

  • Intel Xeon E5-1660 v4 @ 3.2 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • 256 GB SSD (OS)
  • 1 TB HDD (Storage)

16 stations are equipped with Wacom Cintiq pen displays.

VizLab Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Premier
  • After Effects

AutoDesk Software

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • 3ds Max
  • Maya
  • Mudbox
  • MotionBuilder
  • Sketchbook

ESRI ArcGIS Desktop

Rhinoceros 5 with Rhinoterrain and Grasshopper extensions

NVIDIA Rendering

  • Mental Ray for Maya
  • Iray for Maya
  • Iray for Rhino

VizLab Printers, Plotters, and Scanners

HP DesignJet Z6200
Océ PlotWave 340
HP LaserJet 700 M712n Black and White Laser Printer
HP LaserJet M750dn Color Laser Printer
HP DesignJet 4520 Large Format Scanner
Epson Perfection V500 Flatbed Scanner
Mustek Flatbed Scanner (up to A3 size)



During the semester, VizLab will be open during the times below. VizLab will be closed during university holidays or other university closures, as well as Saturdays.

 M-Th  8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
 F  8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 Sun  12p.m. – 6 p.m.


Plotting prices are by linear foot, meaning that one linear foot is the minimum unit of measurement used to calculate the length—and therefore the price—of the plot. Price breaks are given for common in-between sizes like 18×24, 20×30, 40×36. For more details please see the Extended Pricing List.

Paper Type Price Per Linear Foot
Black and white – light bond $1.00
Light bond $2.00
Heavy bond $4.00
Glossy $6.00

Classroom Scheduling Policy

Classes have exclusive use of the lab during their assigned times. Students from outside a class will not be permitted access until the class has been dismissed unless permission is given by the instructor. Outside of class times, the computers of the lab will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.