July 2014
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Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS) Summer Interns

Graduate students from planning, landscape architecture, architecture, geography, coastal science, and engineering have come from across the US to work in the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio this summer. The interns are working together to learn the complexities and challenges facing coastal Louisiana. Recently, the group traveled deep into the coastal wetland to the Wax Lake Delta. Read more. 

Alumni Spotlight

Chad Danos (BLA 1990) Named 2015 President-Elect of ASLA

LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumnus Chad D. Danos, FASLA (BLA, 1990), was named 2015 president-elect by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Danos is the director of landscape architecture for Duplantis Design Group, PC, a multidisciplinary firm with four offices in Louisiana and offices in Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta. Danos became involved with ASLA while earning his BLA at LSU, in large part because of the profound influence of Dr. Robert S. Reich, FASLA. For the past 10 years, he has served ASLA in numerous capacities. Read more.

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SWA Group Names Kinder Baumgardner (BLA 1987) President

Alumnus Kinder Baumgardner (BLA 1987) has been named president of SWA Group, after leading the SWA Houston office as managing principal since 2010. His recent work includes re-envisioning downtown Houston's Interstate 45 corridor as a new public space, the urban design for Fort Wayne's River District, and a city-scale waterfront in Dubai that will become the region's new financial hub. Baumgardner is active in the Landscape Architecture Foundation and is a regular speaker at ASLA conferences. Visit swagroup.com for more information.

William "Billy" May (BArch 2006), Architect, AIA, and Studio Leader at Tipton Associates

Billy May, AIA, has earned his license to practice architecture in Louisiana. A designer with the firm since 2007, May is now a studio leader for Tipton Associates' Dining Studio. Committed to working collaboratively, May leads the efforts on dining projects across the region, working with the client from project initiation through close-out while coordinating the efforts of the firm's interdisciplinary team.

May earned his Bachelor of Architecture from LSU in 2006 and has worked and studied abroad in Sweden and Austria. He is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional in building design and construction.  His current projects include Baylor University's Penland Hall and Mississippi State University's Fresh Food Company. Tipton Associates is a 28 member interdisciplinary team of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and urban/campus planners. Visit tipton-associates.com for more information.

Shuntaro Yahiro (MLA 2011) Promoted to Associate at SWA Group

Alumnus Shuntaro Yahiro (MLA 2011) was promoted to associate at SWA Group's San Francisco office. Yahiro has been working on several projects in Japan and China. Visit swagroup.com for more information.

Landscape Alumni Win Baton Rouge Lakes Competition

Several Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumni recently competed-primarily against each other-for renewed master planning efforts for the Baton Rouge Lakes system surrounding the LSU campus. Three of the four teams short-listed in the competition are headed or co-headed by RRSLA alumni. The winning team included Jeff Carbo (BLA 1985) of Jefffrey Carbo Landscape Architects and Kinder Baumgardner (BLA 1987) of SWA Group, Houston. Many recent alumni served on the competing teams as well-too many to name! Visit batonrougelakes.org/planner for more information about this project.



8/7 - 8/10

LSU School of Architecture & NOMA Louisiana

Project Pipeline Summer Camp

9/6, 3-5 p.m.

College of Art & Design Tailgate with the Dean

Jambalaya & beer to be served.
LSU Design Building, Robert Reich Courtyard

Please RSVP to khigdo2@lsu.edu.

9/24 at 5 p.m.

Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture:

Annette Fierro

Associate Professor of Architecture at PennDesign

LSU Design Building, Room 103


Now - 7/31

Firehouse Gallery, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Word Stuff 

by Chelsea Ramirez & Jamie Kutner
School of Art graduate students

Now - 8/3

Glassell Gallery


13th Annual Summer Invitational Exhibition

Now - 1/18/2015

LSU Museum of Art
Rooted Communities: The Art of Nari Ward

8/22 - 2/15/2015

LSU Museum of Art
Accalia and the Swamp Monster: Works by Kelli Scott Kelley
School of Art Professor

9/9 - 10/19

Glassell Gallery

Lineage: Raina Benoit and Christopher Brumfield

LSU School of Art Alumni

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