The Jungle, oil on canvas, by Jonathan Walker Wright, MFA 2016
May 2016
Photo Of The Month
From left: Associate Dean Tom Sofranko, Lewis T. May, and Director Mark Boyer
Spring 2016 Commencement
Lewis T. May, associate principal/urban design director at Page, Houston, delivered the LSU College of Art & Design spring 2016 commencement address. At the ceremony, May, who received his BLA and MLA from LSU, was presented with a Distinguished Alumni Award for his multifaceted impact on the contemporary practice of landscape architecture and urban design in America and throughout the world. View more photos from spring commencement on Facebook. (We will add to this as more photos arrive.)
Alumni Spotlight
Computational Design and Design Research at Zaha Hadid Architects
Henry David Louth, a computational designer and design researcher at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) London, earned his Bachelor of Architecture with honors from LSU in 2007. He spent five years in professional practice in Baton Rouge - earning his architecture license and LEED accreditation by 2011 - before receiving a master's degree from the Architectural Association Design Research Lab in 2014. Louth has worked professionally on project types ranging from retail rollouts to university renovations to new commercial and interiors to product design, prototyping, and civic design across the U.S. and abroad. His current research in the Computation and Design Research Group at ZHA speculates on curve crease folding and topology optimization applications. Louth is a published research contributor in the proceedings of Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design and has taught and presented in the U.S., the U.K., and India on various architectural topics ranging from sustainability to construction and geometric theory.
In this month's alumni spotlight, Louth talks about his career path and his work at ZHA. At the time of this interview his office was busy preparing for an exhibition on Zaha Hadid's career in architecture and design at the Palazzo Franchetti in Venice, May 27-November 27, 2016. The exhibition coincides with the Venice Architectural Biennale.
Marsha Cuddeback receives inaugural CxC Outstanding Faculty Award
Malcolm McClay discusses his exhibition in Cork, Swimming to Inishkeel


Malcolm McClay discusses his exhibition in Cork, Swimming to Inishkeel
Keep your classmates in the loop! Send us your class notes by Tuesday, May 31, by filling out this online form for inclusion in the summer 2016 issue of Quad magazine! Be sure to include your news in the Recent Activity/Class Notes section of the online form.
DesignIntelligence Surveys for Hiring Professionals - Deadline June 10!
This year, DesignIntelligence will be releasing "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools" at the beginning of September - two months earlier than in the past. The surveys are open for a shortened time; the deadline is June 10 for firms, the survey that creates the official rankings. Links to the discipline-specific surveys are provided below. We appreciate your participation! The results of these studies will be released in September 2016.

Digital Director, Office of the Governor, Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Architect, CARBO Landscape Architecture, Baton Rouge, LA
Interior Design - Home Staging, Calcagno & Hamilton, Santa Barbara, CA
Web Designer, Cyber Fision, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA
Mobile Designer, Enola Labs, Austin, TX
Landscape Designer, Designscapes of Lubbock, Lubbock, TX
Interior Project Specialist, Lowe's Home Improvement, Baton Rouge, LA
Architectural Graduate, Mouton Long Turner Architects, Metairie, LA
Landscape Designer, la terra studio, Dallas, TX
Intern Architect, HMS Architects, New Orleans, LA
Intern Architect, bDot, Birmingham, AL
Entry-Level Interior Designer, Worknet Staffing Services, New Orleans, LA
Decisions on fate of Baton Rouge Zoo not expected until after November elections
LSU students use Center Theater as design class project
Get indoor-outdoor living ideas on Hilltop Spring Garden Tour
LSU professor's QuickCure Clay can fix anything from a wooden floor to your cat's neck
Student artwork shines in LSU show
TAF, LSU honor student-athletes at academic gala
Community to build playground
Donaldsonville Chief



10/21, 6 - 9 p.m.

2016 RRSLA Alumni Reception in New Orleans

Preservation Resource Center


Now - 8/5

Hunt Slonem: Antebellum Pop!

LSU Museum of Art


6/25 - 8/14

How High's the Water, Mama? 15th Annual Summer Invitational

Glassell Gallery

pre-college camps
Registration is now open for pre-college camps!

6/12 - 6/17
LSU Main Campus

6/20 - 6/24
LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Visit LSU Continuing Education for more information and to register now.