Break + Make, LSU's entry in the Designing Resilience in Asia 2015 International Design Competition


July 2015

Photo Of The Month
Students Travel to Singapore to Present in International Design Competition

LSU was one of 10 universities-and the only U.S. institution-invited to participate in the Designing Resilience in Asia 2015 International Design Competition held at the National University of Singapore's School of Design and Environment June 29-30. Ana Orosco, entering her second year of the joint MArch/MLA program, and Giovanni Coakley, entering his third year of the BArch program, traveled to Singapore to present the LSU team's design proposal in the competition. Read more about the competition and the LSU team's proposal, Break + Make.

Alumni Spotlight


Wandering the Cultural Landscape with Nomad Studio


This summer an installation designed by William Roberts and Laura Santín of Nomad Studio at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) is making waves. Not amber waves of grain-try green waves of sedum, the hardy low-maintenance succulent.


Green Varnish is a colossal blanket of vegetation - more than 6,000 sedum plants cover a pressure-treated plywood-and-poplar framework that nearly fills the 2,250-square-foot courtyard at CAM. Roberts, registered landscape architect, founder and co-director of Nomad, said the project embodies the studio's philosophy "to create unique, memorable spaces and experiences that help foster a connection between users and the landscape."


Roberts has long been interested in how different cultures connect - or disconnect - from nature. After working at MESA's Dallas and Madrid offices for eight years and a seven-month sabbatical during which he and his wife and colleague, Santín, traveled the world, the couple cofounded Nomad Landscape Architecture and Planning in 2009. In collaboration with different studios and individuals across the globe, Nomad works on commissions, design competitions, and art and design installations-all with the goal of fostering a connection between people and nature, as accomplished by Green Varnish.


Read more and view photos of Green Varnish in this month's alumni spotlight.

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DesignIntelligence Surveys for Design Firms & Professionals - Deadline August 21

LSU College of Art & Design Now on Houzz

Tom Sofranko Named Interim Director of LSU School of Interior Design
student News


Featured Tiger: Graphic design student Kelli Jones

Alumni News

Interior Designer, Stantec Architecture, Dallas, TX

Intern Architect, Donald Maginnis Architect, Inc., New Orleans, LA

Graphic Designer, Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA

Administrative Assistant, Steve Fabrics, Inc., New Orleans, LA

Interior Designer/Sales Professional, Ethan Allen Design Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Architectural Intern II, Boulder Associates Architects, Dallas, TX

Facilities Project Lead, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA

Designer/Interior Designer, Gulf South Business Systems & Consultants, Baton Rouge, LA

Landscape Architect, Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture, Boston, MA

PRN for Design of Marketing Material, Lewy Physical Theraphy, Baton Rouge, LA

Front-End Web Developer, Rockit Science Agency, Baton Rouge, LA

Design Consultant/Showroom Sales, Bolick Distributors, Baton Rouge, LA

Landscape Architect/Designer, Berkenbile Landscape Architects, Inc., Dallas, TX

Graduate Architects, TEG Architects, LLC, Shreveport, LA

Kitchen Design Assistant, Classic Cupboards, Harahan, LA


LSU Faculty Present Hurricane Katrina & Rita Research for 10th Anniversary

LSU Media Center  


Free street festival Art Melt returns to Baton Rouge on July 25


My Anxious Heart: Photographer Katie Joy Crawford's series depicting anxiety receives national attention



Art Melt's winners represent Baton Rouge's best creative minds



LSU student wins international sculpture award, Art Melt


50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.


Summer 2015 Issue now online!

8/6 - 8/8

NOMA Project Pipeline

LSU School of Architecture



Save the Date!

Dean's Tailgate

LSU vs. Auburn


11/6, 6 - 9 p.m.
Save the Date!

RRSLA Alumni Reception - ASLA/Chicago


Now - 8/30

Baton Rouge after the Storm

LSU Museum of Art


Now - 8/30

Mexico in New Orleans

LSU Museum of Art


Now - 8/12

Into the Mystic: 14th Annual Summer Invitational Art Exhibition

Glassell Gallery

Reception: 7/11, 7-9 p.m.


8/27 - 10/4


Curated by Thomas Neff

Glassell Gallery


9/5 - 11/15

Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne

LSU Museum of Art


9/8 - 10/9

La Vie Rouge: Graduate Student Art Exhibition

Foster Gallery


10/26 - 11/20


Foster Gallery


10/27 - 12/6

Sean Caulfield: Prints & Sculpture

Glassell Gallery




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