October 2013 - In This Issue:
Spackman Mossop Michaels recently completed a project for Ecole Bilingue in New Orleans, which has been receiving a lot of attention. The project addresses the safety issue of cars speeding in front of the elementary school. Spackman Mossop Michaels designed a traffic calming device composed of blue and white painted circles to slow traffic and improve safety for the school. LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture faculty members Elizabeth Mossop and Wes Michaels are principals of Spackman Mossop Michaels. Read more about this project at spackmanmossopmichaels.com.

LSU School of Art Bi-Annual Print and Pottery Sale, November 18-21


The LSU School of Art's bi-annual print and pottery sales will take place in front of the LSU Student Union, or Free Speech Alley, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, November 18-21. The sales are held by the printmaking and ceramics student organizations, One of One Printmakers and CASA (Ceramic Art Student Association). A wide assortment of functional and decorative pieces created by School of Art ceramics and printmaking students will be available for sale-just in time for the holidays! Read more


"Fabricated Landscapes," by Michael Blier

Wednesday, October 30, at 5 p.m.

LSU Design Building, Room 103

Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture


Michael Blier, registered landscape architect and founding principal of Landworks Studio Inc., will discuss fabricated landscapes at his lecture tonight at the LSU College of Art + Design. The lecture is free and open to the public and will appeal to design professionals; faculty; landscape architecture, architecture, and interior design students; and anyone interested in the built environment. Read more

"What Language to Say 'the Arts'?" by Marc Fumaroli

Monday, November 4, at 5 p.m.

LSU Union Theatre

Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture


Reception and Exhibition Opening

Hill Memorial Library, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

La Langue mondiale: French as the Language of Art and Thought, 1750-1900


Professor Marc Fumaroli, one of the preeminent intellectual historians of our time, comes to LSU through the College of Art + Design Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series, in partnership with the LSU Departments of French and History, the Comparative Literature Program, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, and the French Consulate in New Orleans. In his LSU lecture "What Language to Say 'the Arts'? French Rhetoric and German Aesthetics in the 18th Century," Professor Fumaroli will share his thoughts on a number of fundamental problems concerning the relationship between words and images, especially the perceived gap between artistic practice and philosophical theory.

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"Data and the Documentation of the Shifting Urban Landscape," by Andrea Hansen

Monday, November 11, at 5 p.m.

LSU Design Building, Room 103

Marie M. Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture Lecture


Andrea Hansen is the pending 2013-14 Marie M. Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture at the LSU College of Art + Design Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. Hansen is a lecturer in landscape architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she teaches core and option studios and lectures on representation and advanced digital media. Her research, writing, and design practice, Fluxscape, focuses on the use of open source data and Web platforms to map conditions and spur change in urban environments. Hansen will share in this opening lecture her investigations of hyper-local maps as landscape infrastructure generators, and how she has found it necessary to "move beyond the traditional CAD, 3D modeling, and graphic design tools used by landscape architects in order to engage a broader audience on the Web." Hansen will introduce these new tools and techniques by relating them to familiar, analog methods ranging from sketching and diagramming to surveying and GIS mapping. Read more  

Maurizio Seracini: The Only Non-fiction Character in The Da Vinci Code?

Wednesday, November 20, at 5 p.m.

LSU Design Building, Room 103

Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture


Maurizio Seracini is the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (CISA3) at the University of California San Diego's California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). He is a pioneer in the use of multispectral imaging and other diagnostic tools as well as analytical technologies as applied to works of art and structures and has studied more than 2,500 works of art and historic buildings.

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Did you know you can view videos of past LSU College of Art + Design lectures online? If you missed Cammy Brothers, DJ Stout, Lesley Dill, or Riccardo d'Aquino, visit design.lsu.edu/lectures to view online at your convenience.

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Tonight! 5 p.m.
Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Lecture
Michael Blier
LSU Design Building, Room 103


Tonight! 7-9 p.m.

Glassell Gallery

Hosted by Culture Candy

Frame of Minds
Kelli Scott Kelley on panel
10/31, noon
Coastal Sustainability Studio Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
Matt Bethel
LSU Design Building, Room 212


11/2, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

LSU School of Art Printmaking

Papermaking and Bookmaking Demonstrations

Louisiana Book Festival


11/4, 1 p.m.

LSU Center for Computation & Technology Lecture

Hye Yeon Nam

LSU Digital Media Center Theatre

11/4, 5 p.m.
School of Art Lecture
Marc Fumaroli
LSU Union Theatre


11/4, 6:30-8 p.m.

LSU School of Art Reception for Marc Fumaroli & Exhibition Opening

La Langue mondiale: French as the Language of Art and Thought, 1750-1900

Hill Memorial Library

11/6, 7-9 p.m.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Frame of Minds
Ed Smith on panel

11/7, 6-8 p.m.
LSU School of Architecture Texas Society of Architects Alumni Reception
Sundance Room, Omni Fort Worth, Texas

11/8, 7 p.m.

Baton Rouge Gallery


Annual Benefit Fundraiser, Live Auction, and Raffle
Featuring artwork by Kelli Scott Kelley, Michaelene Walsh, and Jacqueline Dee Parker


11/11, 5 p.m.

RRSLA Bickham Chair Lecture

Andrea Hansen

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/13, 7 p.m.

Readers & Writers Lecture

Cartoonist & Illustrator R. Sikoryak

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/13, 7-9 p.m.

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Frame of Minds

11/14, 6-9 p.m.

Art in Ireland Exhibition & Pizza Party

LSU Design Building, Commons
11/15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Landscape Architecture Alumni Reception
SL Group Courtyard
46 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118
11/15, 8-10 p.m.
Association of Landscape Architects College Alumni Tailgate
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center


11/15 - 11/21, 9 - 5 p.m.

CASA and Print Shop Biannual Sale

Front of LSU Union

11/20, 5 p.m.

LSU College of Art + Design Lecture

Maurizio Seracini

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/22, 6-10 p.m.

Mid City Merchants‚€™ White Light Night

LSU School of Architecture Mid City Studio Public Pinup

Letterman's Blueprint & Supply, Government Street


Now - 11/22

Manship Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts


Curated by Kelli Scott Kelley


Now - 1/2014
LSU Museum of Art
Rashaad Newsome, Portraiture: Style and Ornament
Now - 1/19/14
LSU Museum of Art
Lesley Dill, I Gave My Whole Life to Words
Now - 12/8
Glassell Gallery
Messages from the Other Side
Haejung Lee, Interpersonal Relationships and Eunjung Shin, Birthmark


Opening Reception: 10/31, 6-8 p.m. Halloween Costume Contest!


11/5/2013 - 3/16/2014

LSU Museum of Art

Getting There

Holiday exhibition featuring toys for travel enthusiasts


11/6 - 12/6

LSU Foster Gallery

Intermix, MFA Thesis Show by Luisa Restrepo

Conditions of My Release, MFA Thesis Show by Michael Alford


Opening Reception: 11/6, 6-8 p.m.


11/8/2013 - 2/16/2014

LSU Museum of Art

Right Here, Now, LSU School of Art Faculty Show


Opening Reception: 11/14, 6-8 p.m.


Architecture's Mid City Studio Pinup at Mid City Merchants' White Light Night

This year's Mid City Studio includes fourth- and fifth-year architecture students from both LSU and Southern University. Students are working with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to provide fresh, healthy food options to underserved parts of Mid City and address the prevalence of homelessness.


The students' design proposals will be on display at a public pinup at Letterman's Blueprint and Supply on Government Street, from 6 to 10 p.m., during Mid City Merchants' White Light Night on November 22, 2013. Read more

Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Memorial Competition Winner Announced

A proposal presented by the landscape architecture firm Design Workshop of Austin, Texas, was chosen as the winner of a competition to design a memorial to commemorate the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette in time for the bicentennial anniversary in 2015. The competition was administered through the LSU College of Art + Design and directed by Lake Douglas, associate dean of research & development at the college and associate professor at the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. Read more

LSU Interior Design Student Office = Metamorphosis Inc. Design Heroes

Access Your Life, the LSU Interior Design Student Organization (IDSO) fall service project, took place on September 28 at the House of Destiny, a transitional home for homeless women with cognitive and physical impairments. The LSU Department of Interior Design students performed a series of home modifications to make the living space for the residents of the House of Destiny more comfortable according to their special needs. Read more

Andrea Hansen Named 2013-14 Marie M. Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture

Andrea Hansen has been named the 2013-14 Marie M. Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture at the LSU College of Art + Design Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors in December. Hansen is a lecturer in landscape architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was recently named the inaugural Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellow. She was chosen as one of Next City's 40 Under 40 Vanguard Class of Urban Leaders and is a 2014 Code for America Fellow. As pending Bickham Chair, Hansen will lecture on "Data and the Documentation of the Shifting Urban Landscape" at LSU at 5 p.m., November 11.


Bilingual Article by Art History Professor Susan Elizabeth Ryan Explores Wearable Technology

Professor Susan Elizabeth Ryan has contributed an article to the anthology Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age, Part 2: Theory, edited and curated by Dmitry Bulatov and published in English and Russian by the Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in 2013. An authority in the emerging field of digital media art history and theory, the article Ryan contributed is based on her research into the development of wearable art as art and design. Read more

LSU Ceramics Program Featured in Country Roads Magazine

"Just out of sight of walkways students and faculty tread daily; tucked away in a nearly ninety-year-old building, the LSU Ceramics program has quietly developed a reputation as one of the best in the nation." Read more

"Fort Proctor" Named 2013 Architectural Research Centers Consortium Best Conference Paper

The ARCC Board of Directors has named "Fort Proctor: A Conditional Preservation" the best paper at the 2013 ARCC Conference at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The paper was written by LSU School of Architecture A. Hays Town Professor Ursula Emery McClure and Associate Professor and Director of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Bradley Cantrell and was based upon multi-disciplinary research funded by grants from the Coastal Sustainability Studio and the National Park Service's Historic American Buildings Survey.

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Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Forbes Lipschitz Publishes Article in First Issue of Manifest

"Counting Chickens: The Landscape of Poultry Production in the American Broiler Belt," by Forbes Lipshitz, was published in the first issue of Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism. Lipschitz recently joined the faculty of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture as an assistant. Her essay examines the ecological and infrastructural dimensions of the American poultry industry, located in the 15-state region known as the Broiler Belt. Read more

Architecture Professional in Residence William Doran Presents Mid City Studio Work at Engagement Scholarship Consortium 2013 Meeting

William Doran, professional in residence at the LSU School of Architecture, presented "Re-Envisioning Public Space through Service Learning in Architecture" at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium 2013 Meeting at Texas Tech University, October 8-9. His presentation was based on the work he and his students did in the fall 2012 Mid City Studio. Read more 

Faculty Exhibitions & Shows

LSU Interior Design Students, Faculty, and Alumni Receive 12 Regional ASID Awards

LSU Department of Interior Design faculty, alumni, and students received a total of 12 American Society of Interior Design (ASID) regional awards in 2013. Congratulations to 2013 graduates Logan Wheeler, Madeline Drone, Sarah Allee-Walsh, and Katie Easley for taking home ASID Career Day prizes. And congrats to faculty/alumni Matthew Edmonds and Tracy Burns and to alumni Traci LaMoyne, Caitlin Lamothe, and Kriste Rigby for receiving Excellence in Design Awards! Read more 

Congratulations to the 2013 ASLA Professional and Student Award Winners

What do the Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant, a superorganism's metabolism of phosphorus, a 1981 Edward Larrabee Barnes house in Houston, the Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans, the combined sewage overflow of Nashville, and three publications have in common? All of these projects designed by LSU landscape architecture faculty, students, and alumni are 2013 American Society of Landscape Architects Professional and Student Award winners! Read more

Landscape Architecture Alumni Reception in Boston during ASLA

LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumni will have two chances to catch up with each other during the American Society of Landscape Architects Conference in Boston on November 15. Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture is hosting a reception at the SL Group Courtyard, 46 Waltham Street, Boston, MA 02118 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Or, join RRSLA faculty and alumni at the ASLA College Alumni Tailgate at the Boston Convention Center from 8-10 p.m. Look for your e-invitation, coming this week!


Please RSVP to laadm1@lsu.edu.

LSU Interior Design Alumni Michael Talbot Discusses the Meandering Path

LSU Department of Interior Design Alumni Michael Talbot of Shaw Industries led a workshop for interior design students on Wednesday, October 23. Michael Talbot received a Bachelor of Interior Design from the LSU College of Art + Design in 2009 and has experienced an interesting and diverse career ever since. Interior design students attended the workshop to hear about Talbot's non-traditional career path.

Get Your Hands Wet at the LSU Papermaking Demonstration Tent at the Louisiana Book Festival!

LSU School of Art professor Leslie Koptcho and students of the One of One Printmakers club will demonstrate printmaking and the arts of the book at the 2013 Louisiana Book Festival. Festivalgoers will be encouraged to experience firsthand the art of papermaking by forming their own sheets of paper, as well as observe basic bookbinding and printmaking demonstrations. New to this year's activities, One of One Printmakers will print T-shirts on demand. Patrons will be able to select their designs from an assortment of artistic woodblock designs, choose their colors, and then watch as their T-shirts are printed. A variety of original prints and books will also be on sale at the tent.

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Landscape Architecture Graduate Work Accepted at 2013 ACADIA International Conference in Canada

Two projects by LSU students in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Graduate Program have been accepted at the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) 2013 International Conference at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, October 24-26, 2013. Congratulations to MLA students Ian Miller, Matt Rossbach, and Matthew Seibert! Read more

Art History Alumnus Joseph Givens Discusses the History of Comic Books within the Civil Rights Movement at Comic-Con International 2013

Joseph Givens organized a panel discussion about the history of comic books within the civil rights movement at the Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013. Givens was joined by contemporary scholars and creators Andrew Aydin, Stanford Carpenter, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings. The panel, titled Heroes/Creators: The Comic Art Creations of Civil Rights Legends, was one of many Comic Arts Conference sessions hosted by the Institute for Comics Studies. Read more

LSU Landscape Architecture Class of 1992 Meets Up at the Chimes

Several LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture class of 1992 alumni were in town from six different states to belatedly celebrate their 20th reunion and were caught on camera at the Chimes! Pictured from left to right are Rich Hymel, Tim Bailey, Darren Green, Jack Kellerman, Rich Deen, Troy Landry, and Kirk Colgan. Let us know when you are in town. Maybe we can arrange for a tour or for your favorite professors to join you for lunch!

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