Image of Wax Lake courtesy of Assistant Professor Shelby Elizabeth Doyle
March 2015
Photo Of The Month
Graduate architecture students (ARCH 7004) kayaking in the marshes near LUMCON in Cocodrie, LA, for a studio fieldtrip
Featured News
Mark Boyer Named Director of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture
LSU's Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture has selected Professor Mark E. Boyer, head of the University of Arkansas's Department of Landscape Architecture, to serve as the school's new director. Pending approval from the LSU System Board of Supervisors, Boyer, who received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Robert Reich School in 1996, will assume directorship of the school effective July 2015. Read more.
Alumni Spotlight



Seth Rodewald-Bates, MLA 2005, is a licensed landscape architect in Mississippi and Louisiana, an associate at Spackman Mossop Michaels, and an adjunct faculty member at Tulane University, where he teaches a course on site strategies. Years ago, Seth's interest in container architecture was piqued during a graduate studio at RRSLA that looked at industrial canals and shipping in New Orleans. Today, Seth and his wife, Elisabeth Davies, live in two, four-ton shipping containers on a narrow lot in Uptown New Orleans. They've been living in the eco-friendly, low-footprint home for a little over a year now. "It's a work in progress, but we love it," Seth said. Their new home has been making headlines, with features in the Times-Picayune and WGNO, the New Orleans ABC affiliate, interviewed Seth about his home last week before the New Orleans Home & Garden Show. Picking up on the global trend, one of the highlights at the show was a village built from shipping containers at a variety of scales, from homes, bunk houses, and yoga studios to duck blinds, dog houses, and playhouses. Read more. 

Faculty News
Marsha Cuddeback Presents Research at Sustainability Conference in Copenhagen
Greg Watson Named ACSA Distinguished Professor

Interior Design Faculty Present Research at National IDEC Conference

Professor Cat Marshall Leads Hyde Workshop at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Student news
(Wet)Land Building with Kiel Moe, Spring 2015 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Architecture
Graphic Design Students Win Nine 2015 AAF Baton Rouge Student Awards, including Best in Show
Get Out of Town! Externships Provide Eye-Opening Experiences for LSU Architecture Students
MLA Student Profile: Sheryl Fishel, from Theatre to Landscape Architecture
Alumni News
April is National Landscape Architecture Month

In celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month, the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture will share an alumni profile on Facebook and Twitter every day throughout the month of April. Use hashtags #lsulandscape and #nlam to follow National Landscape Architecture Month at RRSLA.

Send Us Your News!
Help us build our database of alumni profiles at! Prospective and current students and fellow alumni enjoy seeing where our alumni are working and what they are doing. View our database of alumni profiles at and submit your information by using this online form, where you have the opportunity to provide pictures and images of your work. Alumni updates are shared monthly in Quad Mail and twice a year in Quad magazine.

Landscape Architect, Pharis Design, Inc., Austin, TX

Entry-Level Landscape Architect, SmithGroupJJR, Ann Arbor, MI, and Madison, WI

Design Manager, Gallerie Area Business, Houston, TX

Design Manager, CREATIVE, Richmond, VA

Project Designer, CREATIVE, Richmond, VA

Exhibition Opportunity, Smarter Eyewear, Baton Rouge, LA

Landscape Architect, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, PA

Landscape Architect, Curtis & Windham Architects, Houston, TX

Graphic Designer, Outfront Media, Atlanta, GA

Graduate Architect, Scott+Cormia Architecture & Interiors, Orlando, FL

Landscape Architect/Designer, Christner, Clayton, MO

Entry-Level Landscape Architect, Signature Landscape Contractors, Winter Park, FL

Intern Architect, Jeff Kudla Architect, Lake Charles, LA 


'Life-size Lego experiment' raises the bar on eco-friendly living in New Orleans
An Uptown couple converts two former shipping containers into an eco-friendly modern home
Yard Makeover Contest
LSU to host inaugural high school art exhibit
ESA student artwork featured in LSU exhibition
BR advertising group presents Addy awards
SHHS students to participate in LSU exhibit
Program lets children build their ideal city
Master landscape [architect's] work highlighted on Secret Garden Tour
Family Plans: Son dramatically refreshes lake house
Tsolakis brings international experience to LSU College of Art & Design
Big Idea nominee NOLA Tchoup Block: creating a community for craftsmen
lectures &

TODAY! @ Noon
CSS Brown Bag Lecture Series
Virginia Burkett


TONIGHT! 5 p.m.

Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Endowed Lecture

Luba Lukova, "Graphic Guts"


3/27 at 5 p.m.

Max Z. Conrad Endowed Lecture

Raymond Jungles


3/28, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Spring Fling Plant Thing: It's a Sale!
Hilltop Arboretum


3/30 at 5 p.m.

Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture

Annette Fierro


4/1 at 5 p.m.

Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture

James Hitchmough, "Planting Design as Uncertain Cultural and Ecological Dance"


4/12, 8 a.m. - noon
Spring Garden Tour
LSU Hilltop Arboretum


4/13 at 5 p.m.

School of Architecture Lecture

Alison Killing

Sponsored by Coleman Partners Architects


4/20, noon - 1 p.m.
CSS Brown Bag Lecture Series
Bob Marshall


4/20 - 4/23
LSU Ceramics Spring 2015 Art & Pottery Sale
LSU Student Union


4/22 at 5 p.m.
School of Art Lecture
Ben Davis, "State of the Art World"



Now - 3/27
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Lin Feng
Foster Gallery 

Reception: 3/27/15, 6 - 8 p.m.


Now - 4/1

LSU Student Art Show

LSU Student Union Art Gallery


Now - 4/2

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Veronica Hallock
Foster Gallery
Reception: 4/2/15, 6 - 8 p.m.


Now - 4/27

Graphic Guts: The Art of Luba Lukova

Glassell Gallery

Reception: 3/26/15,
6 - 8 p.m.


4/6 - 4/30
Du Bassin Sauvage
Jonathan Mayers & Gabrielle Savoy
Cite des Arts
Reception: 4/11/15, 6 - 9 p.m.


4/13 - 4/17
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Eric Euler
Foster Gallery
Reception: 4/17/2015, 6 - 8 p.m.


4/20 - 4/24
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Chelsea Ramirez
Foster Gallery
Reception: 4/24/15, 6 - 8 p.m.


4/27 - 5/1
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Mitch Hobbs
Foster Gallery
Reception: 5/1/2015, 6 - 8 p.m.


4/29 - 5/6
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Anna Aldridge
Glassell Gallery
Reception: 5/2/2015, 6 - 8 p.m.



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