April 2015
Photo Of The Month

Fazenda Tacaruna: Roberto Burle Marx, Landscape Architect; Oscar Neimeyer, Architect


Students traveled to Brazil with Professors Max Conrad and Charles Fryling over spring break for the annual LSU Robert Reich School of Architecture spring trip. Their host in Brazil was alumnus Sergio Luiz Santana, who showed the group areas his firm is designing for the 2016 Summer Olympics. View more photos from the trip on Facebook.


Alumni Spotlight



For Buddy Ragland, the Baton Rouge and LSU community remain a top priority in both his work and personal life. His close ties, especially to the LSU College of Art & Design, are evident in his design projects and philanthropy. As a principal of Coleman Partners Architects, LLC, in Baton Rouge, Ragland has worked on projects such as the recently completed E. J. Ourso College of Business Complex and is well underway in planning the overhaul of the university's Patrick F. Taylor Hall. Ragland and the firm are also working on the design for the Water Institute of the Gulf, which will be located on the new Water Campus downtown.


In addition to being an active participant in AIA, Ragland has served as a guest juror and lecturer at the LSU School of Architecture and is a member of the school's Professional Advisory Board. Whether it is through his time, education, internships, or philanthropy, the alumnus is committed to making sure the students in the College of Art & Design receive the best - just as he did. "Since the majority of our partners are alumni of the School of Architecture, we feel it's only right to give back as the school has given us so much." Read more.


Faculty News
Ripple Effect: Establishing Water Literacy in New Orleans Schools
2015 TAF Undergraduate Teaching Awards
LSU Ranked 14th Best Public University Animation Program
Student news
Maria Muoz Named Winner of 2015 Olmsted Scholars Program
First Statewide Juried High School Art Competition a Success!
Landscape Architecture Senior Erin Percevault Selected to Tiger Twelve Class of 2015!
Alumni News
Robert Leeper, BLA 1991, Landscape Architect on HGTV Smart Home 2015

Architectural Designer, PDMS Design Group, Inc., Arlington, TX

Junior Designer/Production Assistant, Kelle Contine Interior Design, LLC, Austin, TX

Photographer, Merrill B. Domas Antiques & Interiors, Baton Rouge, LA

Interior Designer, idGROUP, Dallas, TX

Planner II, City-Parish Planning Commission Office, Baton Rouge, LA

Intern Architect/Project Coordinator, ANF Architects, Memphis, TN

Graphic Designer, Nuby Baby Products, Monroe, LA

Design Manager/Project Designer, CREATIVE, Richmond, VA


Top 50 Public Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S. - 2015

Animation Career Review 


Top 20 Animation Schools and Colleges in the South - 2015

Animation Career Review


WBRZ $20,000 yard makeover winner


Highland Road gardens featured on Hilltop Tour

The Acadiana Advocate


LSU seniors talk life after graduation

Alexandria Town Talk


'Accalia and the Swamp Monster' on exhibit

The Advocate


Mark Boyer, landscape architecture head, selected for LSU director's post

University of Arkansas Newswire


Parterre: Stromeyers' recreated 19th-century garden to be featured on Hilltop tour

The Advocate


Mark Boyer selected to head LSU School of Landscape Architecture



Summer 2015 Issue Available in May


5/3, 1-5 p.m.

Historic Highland Road Garden Tour

LSU Hilltop Arboretum


5/15 at 10 a.m.

LSU College of Art & Design Commencement

LSU Student Union Theater



NIME15 Conference

LSU Digital Media Center


6/14 - 6/19

Architecture Camp

Atkinson Hall


8/6 - 8/8

NOMA Project Pipeline

LSU School of Architecture



Save the Date!

Dean's Tailgate

LSU vs. Auburn



Now - 4/1

LSU Student Art Show

LSU Student Union Art Gallery


Now - 5/1

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

Now - 5/6

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

Now - 5/6

Photography BFA Show: Katie Joe Crawford

DeAngelo's Italian Restaurant

Reception: 5/1, 6-9 p.m.

Now - 5/24

Photography BFA Show: Geren Heurtin

Elevator Projects 

5/6 - 5/15

BFA Senior Show
LSU Foster Gallery 


5/9 - 5/17

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Kim Jones

Glassell Gallery

Reception: 5/16, 6-8 p.m.


5/31 - 6/28


Co-curated by Derick Ostrenko

Glassell Gallery

Reception: 5/31, 6-8 p.m. 




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The LSU College of Art + Design includes programs in studio art, art history, architecture, graphic design, digital art, interior design, and landscape architecture. The college brings together a focus on creativity and expression, talented faculty, specialized concentration areas, outstanding studio and gallery spaces, and a connection to the community to create a dynamic program. For more information, visit design.lsu.edu.