Jun Zou portrait, black and white

Jun Zou

DDES Candidate

Interior Design BS Hunan University, China
MArch Hunan University
MArch Carleton University

Jun Zou is an associate professor in the School of Interior Design and is a College of Art & Design Doctor of Design candidate. She received a BS and a master of architecture degree from Hunan University in China and a master of architecture degree in the design and technology stream from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She has worked in 3D animation and graphic design in Ottawa, and was an intern architect at an architecture firm in Baton Rouge. With her mixed background of Eastern and Western education systems as well as extended teaching and research experience in both, she has always been interested  in researching how cultural, social, and technological aspects affect interior/architecture design research and how they interact with design education.


Jun’s research interests are in the following areas:

Eastern and Western architectural thinking, aesthetics and technologies, their design meanings in the semiotics framework, and the inherited ecological philosophies; including regional vernacular dwellings and the relationships with sustainable design;

Interior/architecture lighting design; how light may change perceptions of the architectural space, and how light is used as a critical design element to transform interior atmosphere;

Applications of digital fabrication used in architectural/interior design, lighting visualizations, simulations, and technologies.

She has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences and published papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. She was awarded an LSU Faculty Research Stipend, was a 2009-2010 LSU Service-Learning Faculty Scholar recipient, held the Ruth Z. McCoy Professor in Interior Design, and was a Co-PI for a Louisiana Board of Regents ATLAS grant.