August 2015

Photo Of The Month
LSU Master of Landscape Architecture students enjoy a welcome reception with new director Mark Boyer (far right) at Hilltop Arboretum.
Alumni Spotlight
The Aviation Architect
LSU School of Architecture alumna Harper Hicks Bateman never imagined she would end up as vice president of Corgan's Aviation Studio in Dallas a mere 15 years after graduation. She interviewed with Corgan during a career fair at the LSU College of Art & Design during her fifth year of study in the Bachelor of Architecture program. She was hired and has been living in Dallas working in the Aviation Studio at Corgan ever since.
Harper oversees general studio management, and she serves as the lead architect on small- and large-scale projects, such as the renovation of the four original terminals at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. She also manages the hiring of new employees. In fact, Harper has come full circle. She now attends LSU's College of Art & Design Networking Day as an employer looking for new hires rather than a student looking for her first job. "LSU has a lot of great talent we see when they come through," she said.
Currently, Corgan employs 24 LSU alumni from both the architecture and interior design programs - six in the Aviation Studio alone.
featured News
LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio teams up with Moffat & Nichol and West 8 to win global design competition
The Landscape Architecture of Dan Kiley exhibition comes to LSU
Richard Doubleday leads graphic design workshop in China
Alumni News
Graphic Artist, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA
Land Planner, RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, Austin, TX
Senior Landscape Architect, RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, Houston, TX
Desktop Publisher, Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Baton Rouge, LA
Interior Designer, Louisiana Office Furniture, Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Installation Construction Supervisor, Alvarez + Basik Design Group, New Orleans, LA
Landscape Maintenance Technician, Alvarez + Basik Design Group, New Orleans, LA
Planner, RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, Austin, TX
Intern Architect, +one design & construction, Dallas, TX
Intern Architect, Jeff Kudla Architecture, Lake Charles, LA
Entry-Level Designer, Dalhoff Thomas Design Studio, Memphis, TN
Interior Designer, Stantec Architecture, Dallas, TX
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
Designer/Interior Designer, Gulf South Business Systems & Consultants, Baton Rouge, LA 
The Center for River Studies model and exhibits will bring the wetlands crisis to life
The Great Boot Debate: Is it time for Louisiana to change its map?
LSU QB race only just beginning
'Mystic' art exhibit on display until Aug. 12 at Shaw Center for the Arts
The Advocate
Summer 2015 Issue now online!

9/2, 6 - 8 p.m.

RRSLA Alumni Gathering in Denver



9/8 - 9/13

William Bartram Trail Dedication Ceremonies

LSU Hilltop Arboretum


9/17, 6 - 8 p.m.

Annual Scholarship Reception and Presentation


9/19, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Dean's Tailgate

LSU vs. Auburn


9/22, 4 p.m.
New Faces under Old Masks: Race, Gender, and the Future of Superheroes

Hill Memorial Library


9/27, 1 - 4 p.m.


LSU Hilltop Arboretum


9/30, 5 p.m.

Eames Demetrios

Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture


10/3 - 10/4


LSU Hilltop Arboretum


10/5, 5 p.m.

Keller Easterling

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Sponsored Lecture


10/7, 5 p.m.

Kathleen Bogaski

Marie M. Bickham Endowed Chair Lecture


10/9, 5 p.m.

Thomas Woltz

LSU CSS & Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Lecture


10/10, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Modernism in Louisiana Symposium

Register Now for free!


10/19, 5 p.m.

Claude Cormier

Max Z. Conrad Endowed Lecture


10/21, 5 p.m.

Sean Caulfield

Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Endowed Lecture


10/26, 5 p.m.

Owen Lang

Nadine Carter Russell Endowed Chair Lecture


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


8/27 - 10/4


Curated by Thomas Neff

Glassell Gallery


9/5 - 11/15

Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne

LSU Museum of Art


9/9 - 10/9

La Vie en Rouge: Graduate Student Art Exhibition

Foster Gallery


10/9 - 12/16

The Landscape Architecture of Dan Kiley

LSU Student Union Art Gallery


10/26 - 11/20

Smoke Signals: Works by University of New Orleans Graduate Students

Foster Gallery


10/22 - 12/6

Sean Caulfield: Landscapes and the Approaching Present

Glassell Gallery




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