The College of Art + Design defines itself as
College Personnel David Cronrath, Dean Tom Sofranko, Interim Associate Dean Rod Parker, Director, School of Art Jori Erdman, Director, School of Architecture T.L. Ritchie, Chair, Department of Interior Design Elizabeth Mossop, Director, Reich School of Landscape Architecture Van Cox, Associate Director, Reich School of Landscape Architecture
Degree Programs Bachelor of Architecture 5 years/162 credits Bachelor of Art 4 years/120 credits Bachelor of Interior Design 4 years/135 credits Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 5 years/159 credits Master of Architecture 3.5 years/98 credits Master of Fine Art 3 years/60 credits Master of Art – Art History 2 years/30 credits Master of Landscape Architecture 3 years/96 credits
Schools and Departments School of Architecture School of Art School of Landscape Architecture Department of Interior Design
a college that promotes professionalism and interdisciplinary collaborations.
a community of engaged students and faculty committed to significant endeavors in all aspects of the visual arts and design disciplines.
a faculty who recognize that critical investigations in art and design occur in a context of regional, national and global concerns.
student and faculty collaborators who value inquirybased learning, encourage a spirit of risk-taking, excite an appetite for thinking and making, nurture a capacity to create and passionately pursue the means to capitalize on opportunities.
an organization that advances the appreciation of the arts and design through distinctive public education, symposia and exhibitions that serve the citizens of Louisiana, enriching appreciation of local, national and international culture.
Faculty Total Full Time Equivalent 70.1 School of Architecture 17.6 School of Art 31.7 School of Landscape Architecture 14.0 Department of Interior Design 6.8
Dean’s Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Progress Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Highlights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 School of Architecture School of Art Department of Interior Design School of Landscape Architecture Guest Speakers Exhibitions Student Awards By the Numbers
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Faculty Research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 CoA+D Faculty Accomplishments CoA+D Faculty Awards CoA+D Faculty Roster New Faculty CoA+D Faculty Retirement Sponsored Research
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Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Endowment & Non-Endowment Totals Funding Opportunities Gifts
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“The designer’s role in changing lives through innovative thinking has never been more important in education.” David Cronrath
Former Dean David Cronrath speaks to graduates of the College of Art + Design.
Dear Friends, You may be asking why I’m writing another Dean’s Letter
First, deans are facilitators and coordinators. The real
our biggest asset in the search will be the strength
for the College. Well, as we all know, deans come and go. I
accomplishments come from talented students, faculty
and reputation of the College and the commitment
may understand that better than most. In case you have not
and staff — not deans. But the accomplisments of the
of our alumni and friends.
heard Dean Cronrath has resigned to take a similar position
departments, schools and college reflect, to some degree,
at the University of Maryland. So while the College of Art +
the skills of the dean. After all, deans have a big respon-
Which brings me to this year’s Annual Report. Here,
Design searches for his replacement, I am once again filling in
sibility in recruiting, hiring and retaining skilled depart-
I am an interloper. These highlights and accomplish-
as dean. We wish David well in the next phase of his career,
ment heads and school directors. Good deans give those
ments happened on David’s watch. I hope you find
though we don’t relish the lengthy process of application,
administrators room to maneuver within their respective
them as interesting and inspiring as I do. They
interview and selection that lies ahead as we try to replace
roles, without forcing each unit to look and act exactly
clearly reflect well on Dean Cronrath. Thanks for
him. On the plus side, we recognize that turnover, in moder-
alike. They support and encourage that diversity, while
your leadership over the last seven years, David. You
ation, is a good thing. David’s 2009 Dean’s Letter addressed
also finding common ground to unite diverse disiplines
will be missed.
that issue. In it he discussed the “aha effect” of seeing some-
in a collegial environment.
thing anew. Certainly, one of the values of periodic change in any leadership position is the fresh perspective it brings.
Of course, deans are also representatives. Good ones have a conviction that the people they represent are
Since assuming this interim dean position, I’ve been reflect-
exceptional people who are making valuable contribu-
ing on the role that deans play in a college. One of the nicest
tions to their communities. Without that conviction, deans
compliments I received years ago was from a professor (MZ),
are little more than PR agents, in the worst sense of the
who said in a faculty meeting that although he wished we
word. Perhaps above all, in this abbreviated list of respon-
didn’t need to have a dean, I was a pretty good one. I don’t
sibilities, deans are role models of professional and civil
mention this to toot my own horn. (Lots of people didn’t agree
conduct. That can be a heavy load, but it is unavoidable.
with MZ.) But the comment provides a good framework for
Now, once again, we are looking for someone who can
evaluating what deans do and why we have them.
do all these things and more. It will be challenging, but
Ken Carpenter Interim Dean
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Natureâ€™s Course by Jonathan Pellitteri
Over the years, the Annual Report has outlined various goals and objectives that have come from our strategic plan. It seems appropriate at this point to recall some of those initiatives and aspirations and see what progress has been made. Continue to build the college infrastructure. ... in particular, renovation of Atkinson Hall and the Engineering Shops. Although slow, progress is being made on this front. The latest legislative session at the State Capitol saw the approval of monies directed toward renovation of the Engineering Shops. This is still considered a “priority 2” project, but the funds provide an initial infusion to get the project started. As for Atkinson Hall, money has been allocated for an elevator, an architect has been selected and schematic design is underway.
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A group of students participate in an intensive learning CXC class.
Critiques are held in CADGIS lab.
More fully implement a communication across the curriculum (CXC) plan.
Fund College computing services and the CADGIS Lab.
Each unit in the College has revamped its communication-intensive course offerings,
In a bold move that makes printing and plotting services available to the students
and we are extremely proud to report that the College graduated five distinguished
around the clock, CADGIS now accepts studentsâ€™ TIGER cards (LSU debit cards) and
communicators in May, comprising 28% of the total number of LSU graduates to receive
has been self-supporting since January. The computing strategy for the College requires
students in each unit to have a laptop by their second year, and the College in turn provides the printers, plotters and scanners. In addition to CADGIS, there is a computer lab in Atkinson Hall and two labs in the Art Building.
Caitlin Brown thinks about the time she spent in Africa.
Mili Reyes, student born in Honduras, communicates with Peter Giuffria, a student born in Louisiana.
Support student involvement in international programs.
Increase the diversity of the College both in faculty and students.
Although we have not yet implemented a policy that would require every student in
The diversity profile of the faculty and students in the College has been slowly broaden-
the College to spend at least one semester off-campus, we are pleased to report that
ing over the past four years. Minority student enrollment has increased by 3%, 13 foreign
College of Art + Design students made up 25% of the total number of LSU students who
countries are currently represented by students in the College, and women make up
studied abroad in 2009—2010.
63% of the student population.
Goals + Objectives
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Art Exhibition at the Glassell Gallery
The core of our mission in the College of Art + Design is to provide students with the most comprehensive and diverse learning experience possible. We strive for more intimate learning experiences that engage students in personal discovery. We focus the core of our teaching and learning on studio-based curricula. Achieving a vibrant and dynamic learning experience for our students requires constant refinement. The faculty is engaged in an active process of assessing student outcomes and collecting input from past graduates. This reflective activity leads to changes in our curricula and the orchestration of learning in the classroom or studio. On the following pages are highlights of some of those learning experiences from the past year - experiences that reflect the strength and success of our programs.
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School of Architecture
Awards Faculty members from the LSU School of Architecture received two prestigious awards at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) conference this year, exemplifying the kind of leadership for which the School has come to be known among its peer institutions. The conference was held March 4—7, 2010 in New Orleans at Tulane University’s School of Architecture. Among the highlights of the weekend was the announcement that Professors Marsha Cuddeback and Frank Bosworth received a $7,500 prize from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for their submission, “Building Momentum for Sustainable Community Development through Adaptive Reuse.” Also at the ACSA conference, Professor Chris Theis received ACSA’s Distinguished Professor Award. Theis is retiring from LSU this May after more than 20 years of service to the School of Architecture.
From left to right: Marsha Cuddeback and Frank Bosworth pose for a photograph, Students working together with the community, A young girl learns about model construction
Students from the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Department
Third-year student Danielle Martin brought a new definition to service learning
of Interior Design had an opportunity to partner with preservationists in redesign-
when she created and taught a class on architecture to seventh and eighth grad-
ing a historic main street district in Minden, LA, courtesy of a grant from the National
ers at the Math and Science Academy in Plaquemine, LA – an endeavor which earned
Endowment for the Arts that was awarded to LSU’s Office of Community Design and
her rave reviews from her teenage students and the magnet school’s administrators.
Development (OCDD). Martin taught the course throughout the spring semester to more than 30 students, The NEA Access to Artistic Excellence Design Grant supported a series of interdisci-
introducing them to the basics of design and architecture, which was the first
plinary workshops that brought 15 second-year students together with design profes-
time most of the young students had even thought about such concepts. She also
sionals, preservationists and community leaders. The workshops connected environ-
covered different types of building materials and styles, as well as sustainable design
mentally responsible design practices with historic preservation and adaptive reuse
or “green” building. In the final weeks of the course, her students designed an envi-
strategies to accelerate sustainable development in Minden. For 16 days, the students
ronmental studies building for their school, which they modeled and presented.
and lead faculty lived in Minden and worked collaboratively with community members to assist them in stewarding their historic infrastructure and raising awareness of the
The course was made possible by LA Gear Up, a state-run grant program that gives
role cultural heritage plays in developing strategies to cultivate communities grounded
money to schools to support the visual arts. Based on this year’s success, Martin and
in environmental, economic and social stewardship.
the community at the Math and Science Academy are hoping to do it again next year. Highlights
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School of Art
Awards Art students had an impressive showing in the regional and local ADDY awards competition of the American Advertising Federation. At the five-state District Seven awards competition held in Mobile, AL in April, students received 11 awards, including a gold ADDY for a mixed media graphic design campaign for the Old State Capitol. The work was created as part of a class project that culminated with a digital presentation, trade show booth display and booklet. Earlier this year, students were honored for their creativity and outstanding service at the local level. In the Baton Rouge ADDY competition, students received 17 gold ADDYS and 19 silver, along with a Best of Show and Special Judgeâ€™s Award. The local competition attracted more than 446 entries from professionals and students.
From left to right: ADDY awards stage, LSU calendar website, cover of The Southern Review
LSU launched a new web site that gives users a complete listing of all the artistic and
School of Art Professor Emeritus Ed Pramuk was the featured artist in The Southern
cultural events taking place on campus. The web site was the brainchild of administra-
Review’s first issue of 2010, its 75th anniversary year. Pramuk’s glacial artwork graced the
tors in the College of Art + Design, and is a multi-disciplinary endeavor that captures the
cover of the anniversary issue, which was released in January, as well as several pages
spirit of the University’s Creative Arts Network initiative.
inside the literary magazine. Pramuk taught painting, drawing, printmaking and design at LSU for 35 years, heading the painting area in the School of Art for 15 of those years.
Among the participants in the project are the: College of Art + Design, College of Music and Dramatic Arts, LSU Museum of Art, Southern Review, Swine Palace Production and
Pramuk is known for his many contributions to the world of art as well as to the
the Department of English.
University. At LSU, he pioneered the development of graduate pedagogical studies, which prepares students to instruct foundation courses in design and draw-
The web site is directly accessible from the LSU home page, which features a prominent link
ing, and was active in interdisciplinary activity culminating in projects bring-
to the site in a tab on the far left corner of the page. It takes users to the calendar, which will
ing together the students and faculties of art, english, philosophy and music. He
be regularly updated and contains information on such upcoming events as exhibitions,
retired in 2000 as professor emeritus, and continues to exhibit works on themes
lectures and musical and theatrical performances. Users will be able to get more detailed
from nature, especially marine images from the Gulf of Mexico. Several of his large
information on individual events by following links that will take them to specific web sites.
paintings have been on view this year in the LSU Middleton Library, and an LSU Museum of Art exhibition of 20 paintings are featured at the Baton Rouge Area
University officials praise the new web site because it helps the community better access
the many arts-related events taking place on campus; and, also because it’s an example
of what can happen when various entities collaborate on a multi-disciplinary initiative.
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Department of Interior Design
Awards Christine M. Cangelosi, a graduating senior in the Department of Interior Design, was named to the LSU Dean of Student’s Tiger Twelve, which recognizes 12 outstanding seniors who best demonstrate LSU’s commitment to community while achieving at least a 2.5 grade-point-average as current, full-time students. Cangelosi is the first student from the Department of Interior Design to be named to the Tiger Twelve since the awards program was initiated. The University started the program in 2002 to honor graduating students who proudly embody the seven principles behind the University’s commitment to community. Those include respecting the dignity of all persons and accepting individual differences, respecting the environment and the rights and property of others and the University; and, contributing positively to the life of the campus and surrounding community. Cangelosi, a native of Metairie, LA, is now attending graduate school to pursue a Master’s of Architecture degree. As an undergraduate, she was active in numerous student organizations, including the Student Government Association, LSU Ambassadors and the Interior Design Student Organization.
Exchange Once again, third-year students participated in a cross-cultural exchange program with students from the University of Hunan. Like last year, they designed a resort hotel for an ecological park in China. This year’s design studio had a broad scope, featuring several buildings for the students to work on and focusing on sustainable design issues. The project — the brainchild of Zou, a native of Hunan — is unique and popular with students. Not only is it interesting and fun, but it broadened their horizons by helping them recognize the similarities and differences of their cultures. The ecological park project is based on an actual park
currently under construction in Hunan. The project has been in the works
Nearly three dozen third-year students spent the fall working in their studio course on a
complex of buildings dedicated to showcasing some of the unique cultural
redesign of several historic buildings in downtown Franklin, LA as part of a service-learn-
features of the region. Because Zou was familiar with the project and
ing project for the Louisiana Department of Historic Preservation. Students presented
knows its director, who is also a professor of design at the University of
their visions for the city’s Center Theater, old post office and several other historic build-
Hunan, she was able to arrange the exchange.
for nearly three years, and when completed later this year will feature a
ings to the community at a public forum in December. As part of the project, students first researched the area thoroughly. They The students worked under the direction of assistant professor Jun Zou and instructor
then did preliminary designs on the computer, which were followed by
John Campbell, who chose Franklin for their fall studio project out of six communities
the application of sophisticated, three-dimensional modeling software.
because of the opportunities it presented to the students. The focus of their project was
Throughout the program, the students shared their designs via blogs and
to create a public space around the centrally located theater that would serve as a focal
web sites with students and professors in Hunan, who critiqued their works
and gathering point for the community and attract residents to a revitalized downtown.
and gave them feedback.
The project won rave reviews from locals, and was widely publicized in the local media. Such service-learning projects have become a signature of the Department of Interior
Students have had a chance to reciprocate. Their counterparts in China
Design, which is ranked 13th out of some 130 accredited interior design programs in the
have twice worked on design projects here in Louisiana. Last year, they
U.S. and Canada.
worked on the Opelousas Main Street project. This year, they tackled a similar project in Franklin, LA. Highlights
Left: Christine M. Cangelosi, a graduating senior, poses for her Tiger Twelve photograph Above: Two students build a structure in Franklin, LA.
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Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture
Outreach The nationally renowned Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture held its annual Design Week in January with an expanded program that included speeches and design workshops led by four nationally recognized designers. This yearâ€™s five-day symposium also featured a unique and beloved theme â€“ tailgating on the LSU campus. Leading the students in the program were four rising stars in the field of landscape architecture. Each led a one-day workshop that tackled the tailgating theme from a different perspective. Students looked at how open spaces are used in tailgating and how they could be used differently. They examined ways to connect the fragmented tailgating parties that go on simultaneously. They also engaged in a design of portable tailgating equipment â€“ everything from pop-up tents to furniture to barbecue grills. Design Week culminated with a student presentation of final designs. There was a jury show with awards for the best presentation, followed by a tailgating party in the Commons in the Design Building. Local media featured the event on the morning news and in the daily paper. Above: Landscape architecture students give presentations during Design Week. Right: The students share a moment of laughter near Bayou Des Allemands in St. Charles Parish.
Service Learning Professor Bruce Sharky secured two grants from the LSU Sea Grant Program to work
The students developed plans for wetland restoration as well as recommending the
on design and community planning projects in several coastal parishes, continuing the
construction of a fishing/pedestrian access pier for public use. In the course of work-
work he has been doing with coastal Louisiana communities since Hurricane Katrina in
ing with the maintenance staff of the parish the team came up with a lower-cost flood
2005. Both graduate and undergraduate students were involved in the projects.
protection proposal that eliminated the need for an expensive floodwall system. The proposals were reviewed several times during working sessions with the public works
The projects are significant for several reasons: They gave students the opportunity of
staff. The student plans are scheduled to be presented to parish officials later this year.
exploring the role landscape architecture has in hurricane recovery for the state of Louisiana. They also prepared the students for their future profession by giving them
The second project involved both graduate and undergraduate students in developing
real-life experience working with community leaders and professional staff. Perhaps
site planning ideas for several recreational boat ramps and fishing piers in Cameron, St.
above all, the projects gave the students an opportunity to make a difference in a needy
Bernard and St. John parishes.
area, and give something back to the state in which they live. Working with AgCenter field staff, the students developed alternate preliminary site The first grant funded two landscape architecture students to assist the low-lying,
plans that will be used by the parishes in securing funding for future design and
fishing community of Bayou des Allemands in St. Charles Parish. Working with
construction of the recreational fishing and nature studying public facilities. These
the parish Department of Public Works, the team considered two flood control
projects are part of a larger statewide, coastal initiative for promoting economic
proposals by the engineers to determine if there was the possibility of providing
development as well as outdoor recreation in parishes impacted by the many
storm surge protection while maintaining physical and visual access to the water.
tropical storms since Hurricane Katrina.
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2009-10 CoA+D lecture series Guest Speakers Alec Soth is the Nadine Carter Russell Endowed Chair in the LSU
featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004
School of Art and is the recipient of several major fellowships from the
Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. His first monograph, Sleeping by the
Bush, McKnight and Jerome Foundations, as well as the 2003 Santa Fe
Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then
Prize for Photography. A native of Minneapolis, MN, his work is repre-
Soth has published NIAGARA, Fashion Magazine, Dog Days, Bogotá and
sented in major public and private collections, including the San
The Last Days of W. He is represented by Gagosian Gallery in New York,
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis and is a member of Magnum Photos.
and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Soth’s photographs have been
John Cary is executive director of Public Architecture, where he leads
Jury and numerous other committees. In 2006, at 29, he became the
the development and outreach efforts of the organization and also serves
youngest person ever recognized as a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures
as the staff liaison to the board of directors. He writes and speaks exten-
Council, alongside nine building industry and environmental leaders. A
sively on issues relating to architectural education, internship, licensure
Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, he was a 2008 recipient of
and public service. In 1999 he co-founded ArchVoices, a nonprofit orga-
the Rome Prize fellowship in design. Earlier this year, he was recognized
nization and think tank focused on the future of the architecture profes-
alongside President John Peterson with the 2009 Designer of the Year
sion. For over seven years, he was actively involved at all levels of the AIA,
Award from Contract magazine.
including national service on its 2005 Gold Medal & Firm Award Advisory
Lori Brown’s work, at the intersections of architecture, art, geog-
Foundation designing a Library of Feminism. She is also investi-
raphy and women’s studies, emerges from the belief that architecture
gating the space of abortion clinics and how legal rulings impact
can participate in and impact people’s everyday lives. Her design, spec-
First Amendment rights. Brown has been awarded several artist
ulative work and classes all engage with the larger idea of broadening
residencies and her work has been exhibited widely. She received
the discourse and involvement of architecture in our world. She has
a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University.
currently placed emphasis on gender and its impact upon spatial rela-
Prior to teaching, she worked as an architect in New York City.
tionships, and has recently been working with the Matilda Joslyn Gage
Phoebe Crisman has intertwined design practice at Crisman+Petrus
Practice Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of
Architects with her research and teaching at the University of Virginia
Architecture and the 2008 AIA Education Award from the American
School of Architecture, where she teaches design studios and lectures on
Institute of Architects. Crisman was educated at Harvard University
architectural theory and urbanism. Since January 2006, Crisman has led an
and Carnegie Mellon, and conducted post-graduate research as a
interdisciplinary team of UVA students and diverse community partners to
Netherlands-America Fulbright Fellow in Amsterdam. Prior to estab-
design and fabricate the Learning Barge — a floating, self-sustaining envi-
lishing Crisman+Petrus Architects, she practiced architecture and
ronmental education field station on the Elizabeth River. In acknowledg-
urban design with firms in Chicago, Cambridge, Hong Kong and
ment of her innovative teaching, she received the 2007-08 Collaborative
Michael Ray Charles is a nationally renowned painter who was
He has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the
born in Lafayette, LA and grew up in California and south Louisiana.
Arts, and he lectures and exhibits nationally and internationally. His
After receiving his MFA degree in 1993 from the University of Houston,
work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York
Charles began teaching at the University of Texas, where he is a
City, Germany, Paris, Belgium, Spain, Norway, Miami and Santa Fe.
professor of art. He was among the first group of artists showcased
His work is documented in many books, magazines and newspapers
in the PBS series “Art21,” which highlighted top artists of the 21st
as well as an extensive number of public and private collections
century, and in a 2003 article in Black Issues In Higher Education, he
around the world.
was acknowledged as one of the top young African American scholars.
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is an architect and artist whose work is known
ing with the hands—hand-thinking. He has lectured extensively at univer-
throughout the country, and who has sought to blur the boundaries
sities and professional forums and has participated in numerous design
between art, architecture, craft and thinking. His work puts a strong
juries across the country. He was awarded the Rome Prize in 1996 from
emphasis on the phenomenological quality of presence and being in
the American Academy in Rome and was a Loeb Fellow in Advanced
the world through the things we make as one small part of that inter-
Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design
connected whole. He holds a MFA from the Memphis College of Art and
in 1994. Coker has earned numerous honors, including a P/A Design
was Director of the Memphis Center of Architecture, which focused on
Award for low-cost housing, “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty,” and his work
urban design issues for advanced students of architecture through think-
has been highlighted in various exhibits.
Lori Ryker makes her home in Livingston, MT where she teaches,
and founder of studioryker, a design studio that focuses on design proj-
designs and writes about architecture. She is the executive director
ects from jewelry to building and research projects. She is the author
and founder of Artemis Institute, a non-profit that focuses on helping
of Mockbee Coker: Thought and Process, and Off The Grid: Modern Homes
people understand the relationship between nature and culture. Through
+ Alternative Energy, and Off The Grid Homes. She has also written for
Artemis Institute she teaches a semester-long college program to design
numerous journals and magazines, and has lectured nationally on issues
students called Remote Studio, which focuses on creativity, environmen-
of design and environmental responsibility.
tal responsibility and personal empowerment. She is also the principal
Seth McDowell is the Russell Chair in the LSU School of Architecture.
ecological conditions, McDowell believes LSU is in a prime position to
He recently completed his Master’s in Architecture at Columbia
aid in the development of sustainable yet inventive solutions. During his
University, where his research and interests centered on emerging tech-
appointment at LSU, he is trying to promote an agenda that recalls the
nologies associated with communications, energy and fuel. He believes
social and environmental manifestos of the 1960s, where architects and
that the combination can aid in the reinvention of infrastructure so that
designers worked to solve or exploit global concerns through architec-
the built environment supports a healthier condition of life. Given that
Louisiana and the entire Mississippi River Basin are in extremely fragile
Roy Decker and Anne Marie Decker
are partners in
of Architectural Education , Vol. 61, Issue 1. The Deckers are both certi-
Duvall Decker Architects P.A. in Jackson, MS, which specializes in public
fied by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
buildings, schools, state institutions, university buildings and afford-
(NCARB) and are members of the American Institute of Architects
able housing. The firm has received numerous awards for design excel-
(AIA), and Duvall Decker Architects is a member of the U.S. Green
lence, including two AIA Gulf States Region Honor Citations, and
Building Council (USGBC).
the prestigious American Architecture Award given by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. The firm’s work has also been published in Inquiry in Practice and Experience in the Journal
Gao Minglu, one of the leading scholars of contemporary Chinese art
Chinese Avant-Garde Art; Chinese Maximalism, and The Wall:
in the world, is a research professor in the Department of History of Art
Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art. He has also organized numer-
and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, and is head of the Fine
ous major exhibitions over the past two decades, and has lectured
Arts Department at Sichuan Academy. He was editor of the art journal
around the world.
Meishu (Fine Arts) in the 1980’s, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His major publications include History of Contemporary Chinese Art 1985-1986; Inside Out: New Chinese Art; A Century’s Utopia:
is an award-winning planner, designer and
ning, urban design and architecture. Danadjieva began her career
architect, who has practiced planning, architecture, urban design, land-
as a film set designer and art director for the Bulgarian State Film
scape design and interior design in Bulgaria, France and the United
industry. She then moved to Paris, specializing in architecture at
States. As principal in charge of design at Danadjieva & Koenig Associates
the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1967, Danadjieva
in Tiburon, CA, her expertise has been instrumental in the design of some
joined the firm of Lawrence Halprin & Associates in San Francisco,
of the nation’s most important developments, including Mission Bay in
where she designed Ira’s Fountain in Portland, OR, and Freeway
San Francisco and West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Seattle,
Park in Seattle, WA, before founding her own firm in 1976.
WA. She has received several national and international awards in plan-
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Ursula Emery McClure is the Emogene Pliner Professor in the
The firm’s work and writings have been published in journals and popu-
LSU School of Architecture, and is a founding partner of emerymc-
lar magazines, and have won numerous awards, including being recog-
clure architecture with her husband, architect Michael A. McClure.
nized by the 2006 Venice Biennale. Most recently, the firm was awarded
The firm was founded in New York City in 1995 as a vehicle to explore
the Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize for its project, “Terra Viscus:
the role of design as an active agent in social effect. Now based in
Hybrid Tectonic Precedent.” McClure spent the 2008-2009 academic
Lafayette, LA, Emery McClure continues the search to find critical and
year in Rome with her husband and their daughter working on their
relevant solutions through an experimental overlay and compres-
architecture research practice.
sions of influences: social, political, historical, physical and poetic.
is a designer and photographer, who is internationally
Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, and the Museum
known for his information design and wayfinding systems. He is a Fellow
of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto. Katz holds BA, BFA and MFA degrees from
of the American Academy in Rome, having won the Rome Prize for 2002-
Yale University, and has taught at Yale, Rhode Island School of Design,
03. The first president of AIGA Philadelphia, and a director and vice presi-
University of the Arts, Moore College of Art + Design and Philadelphia
dent of AIGA National, Katz was named a Fellow of AIGA Philadelphia
University. He is the co-author of Aspen Visible: International Design in Aspen
in 2002. His photography has been exhibited and published in both
and The Nature of Recreation.
the US and abroad, and his work is in the collections of the Museum of
“The lecture series expands the learning environment for students by encouraging a spirit of risk taking through the example of others...” David Cronrath
Student stands before his work at the 2009 Fresh Paint Exhibition
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Exhibitions GLASSELL GALLERY Shaw Center for the Arts 100 Lafayette St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Diad Site specific work by Sharon Englestein & Aaron Parazette October 9–November 8, 2009
MFA Thesis Jill Moore, Melissa Graves, Philip Bastian December 15–18, 2009
Invisible Populations Photographs by Deborah Luster with CD Wright featuring works from One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana and A Tooth for an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish November 14–December 13, 2009 Reading – Old State Capital: November 15, 5 PM
LSU Faculty Show Recent Work January 16–February 7, 2010
8 Fluid Ounces 2010 National Juried/Invitational Ceramic Cup Exhibition February 20–March 21, 2010
Invisible Populations ACWWS Conference: Deborah Jack March 27–April 24, 2010
MFA Thesis Exhibition Brad Wreyford May 18–May 23, 2010
MFA Thesis Exhibition Yoo Jeung Park April 27–May 1, 2010
Randell Henry, Morris Taft Thomas, Joseph Pearson Self Titled May 29–June 27, 2010
MFA Thesis Exhibition Lindsey Maestri and Cody Arnall May 4–May 8, 2010 MFA Thesis Exhibition Katrina Andry and David Carpenter May 11–May 15, 2010
Space 2010 9th Annual Summer Invitational July 6–August 16, 2010 *Sponsored by the Glassell Gallery Group, Mockler Beverage – Budweiser
FOSTER GALLERY Louisiana State University 111 Foster Hall Baton Rouge, LA 70803
BFA Student Exhibition undergraduates December 8–18, 2009
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Jung Rim Yea April 19–23, 2010
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Kenneth Lantz April 12–16, 2010
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Ashley Bell April 26–30, 2010
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Jacqueline Lincoln and Debangana Banerjee May 3–7, 2010 BFA Student Exhibition undergraduates May 11–May 21, 2010
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College of Art+Design Dean’s Medals School of Architecture Mary Grace Michelle Verges, undergraduate Kristen Anne Kelsch, graduate School of Art Pareesa Mariam Pourian, undergraduate Brad Hamilton Wreyford, graduate Department of Interior Design Christine Cangelosi, undergraduate Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Dana E. Delaune, undergraduate Mary Martinich, graduate
Clockwise from top left: Jori Erdman awards Mary Grace Michelle Verges T.L. Ritche awards Christine Cangelosi Elizabeth Mossop awards Mary Martinich Rod Parker awards Pareesa Mariam Pourian
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School of Architecture SCHOLARSHIPS Robert Sprague, Jr. Memorial Scholarship LaQuinton Nimox Terry Devine Memorial Scholarship Mili Reythal Reyes The Harvey Scholarship Laura Meador Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship Brittnee Ulmer Robert Kleinschmidt Scholarship Kevin Nguyen William Brockway Scholarship Matthew Satter Percy Roberts Scholarship Jonathan LeJune Christine Leech Torre Scholarship in Architecture Ryan Bertucci Ivan O’Garro Tracy Cooper Leadership Award Seth Logan Hall AWARDS AIA Henry Adams Medal Undergraduate — Highest GPA Erin Truax Graduate — Highest GPA Kristen Kelsch AIA Henry Adams Certificate Undergraduate—Second Highest GPA Michael Rongey
AIA Henry Adams Certificate Graduate—Second Highest GPA Jeffrey Borgmeyer Alpha Rho Chi Medal Marcelle Boudreaux ARCC King Medal Melissa Seanard Technology Award Graduate Stuart Broussard R. W. Heck History Award Nicole Reed Digital Media John (Chad) Gregory FACULTY DESIGN AWARDS 2nd Year Design Award Michael D. Robinson Scholarship Erica Geromini 3rd Year Design Award Michael D. Robinson Scholarship Natasha Padua 4th Year Design Award Brandon Stevens Graduate Design Award 2nd Year James Legeai Graduate Design Award 3rd Year Matthew Schultz
COMPETITIONS O.J. Baker Awards 1st Kim-Trang Nguyen 2nd Natasha Padua 3rd Logan Hall Hon Men. Robert Pennington Stewart Neilson ACME Brick Competition 1st Ryan Bertucci Ivan O’Garro 2nd Brenton Smith Kim Trang Nguyen 3rd Mili Reyes Reythel La Quinton Nimox Hon Men. Megan Harris Stacy Palczynski Kevin Nguyen Robert Pennington
School of Art SCHOLARSHIPS Miram Barranger Memorial Scholarship Rebekah Gastinel Kimberly Howard J Kenneth Edmiston Scholarship Hope Amico School of Art General Scholarship Andrew Gilliatt Adrienne Lynch Katrina Andry May Ann Babcock Geoffrey Badeaux Hannah Campbell Jessie Hornbrook Rebecca Kriesler Emily LaCour Ashley LeBlanc Leonardo Madriz Alyssa Matthews Ellen Rose Ogden Jonathan Ryan Megan Singleton David Williams C. Craig International Travel Award Jonathan Ryan Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship J. Chase Freeman Ashley Clair Wood
AWARDS Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge ADDY Awards Best of Show Jeffrey Noel Special Judges’ Award Jared Tanner Gold ADDY Awards David Achee J. Chase Freeman GDSO Tiffany Hunter Jeffrey Noel Hannah Reed Gerald Reid Allison Ruth Jared Tanner Melinda Theissen Phil Winfield
Silver ADDY Awards David Achee Jennifer Bonnet Emi Cummins J. Chase Freeman GDSO Tiffanie Hunter Eddie Laviolette Verginia Nicole Lero Jeffrey Noel Amy E. Phillips Hannah Reed Kathleen Rogers Rachel Rubenstein
Advertising Federation District Seven Regional ADDY Awards J. Chase Freeman Tiffanie Hunter Jeffrey Noel Hannah Reed Jared Tanner Melinda Thiessen Phil Winfield
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Department of Interior Design SCHOLARSHIPS Scott Gerard Verret Scholarship Christine Grush L. Vincent Guaccero Memorial Scholarship Megan Montgomery Hang Nguyen Christina Navarro Audrecka Breaux Jaime Leonard Dixon Smith Educational Scholarship Christine Diggs Undergraduate Student Interior Design Dusti Randall Allison Pogue Torre Scholarship in Interior Design Colette Dejean M. Dorothy Fletcher Field Studies Fund Jessica Villere Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship Ainsley Thibodeaux Jacie Amedee AWARDS Carroll Mathews Sustainable Design Award Danielle Weber
Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture SCHOOL AWARDS Design Adam Duplantier Andrew F. Collins Design Implementation and Technology Dana E. Delaune Joaquin E. Martinez Natural Systems J’Rel D. West Mikeila Nagura Representation Lauren Fasic Andrea Galinski History and Theory Stephanie Nelson Best Graduating Project Andrea Kuns Teaching Award Joaquin E. Martinez Service Award Andrea Galinski Stephanie Nelson Academic Achievement and Leadership Yuting Jiang Jessie Carvajal Paul A. Toenjes
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS American Society of Landscape Architects Student Awards Andrew Collins - Honor Dana Delaune - Merit Adam Duplantier Lauren Fasic - Honor Laura Handschumacher - Merit Mary Martinich - Merit J’Rel West - Merit Garrett Wolf SCHOLARSHIPS Andy Hart Scholarship Brandon Whittaker Atwell E. Champion Memorial Scholarship William Benge Garrett Newton Landscape Architecture Endowment Scholarship Jessie Carvajal Kyle Jacobso. Martin Mose Mary Parish Kaitlyn Weimer Alex Ramirez
Alex Strader Chad Caletka Patrick May William Benge Luke Love Patrick McGannon Susannah Bridges John Oliver Lance Fulton Helen Reich Memorial Scholarship Yuting Jiang Xue Bai Shuntaro Yahiro Edward and Yvonne Harvey Scholarship Jessica Carvajal Kyle Jacobson Martin Moser Kaitlyn Weimer Yuting Jiang Alex Strader Chad Caletka Patrick May William Benge Luke Love Patrick McGannon Susannah Bridges John Oliver Lance Fulton
William E. Hornsey/Woods and Waters Scholarship Garrett Newton Torre Design Scholarship Chad Caletka LaBash Student Development Award Kaitlyn Weimer Patrick McGannon Robert S. Reich Travel Award Jordan Boa Bradley Odom Miles Hamaker Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship Alex Ramirez Alex Strader
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By the Numbers
percentage of women in the College. Across the University, women make up 51% of the LSU population.
number of foreign countries represented by students in the College of Art + Design.
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Christine Cangelosi (BID) was honored as one of the Tiger 12 for her excellent academic record and her outstanding commitment to community service.
percentage of minority students in the College. This number was 11% in 2006.
5 percentage of LSU students who studied abroad from the College of Art + Design. The College makes up only 3% of the student population.
number of May 2010 graduates. BARCH = 30 BFA = 61 BID = 28 BLA = 16 MARCH =8 MA =3 MFA =6 MLA = 14
number of distinguished communicators who graduated from the College. These recent graduates made up 28% of the total number of 2010 LSU graduates receiving this honor.
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From left to right: Joseph Givens, Matthew Burchard, Rod Parker, Darius Spieth, Rick Speciale, Melissa Bourgeois, Jean-Mathieu Robine gather for a photograph during the Invisible Populations event at the United Way.
The College continued to advance its research, instruction and service missions through the assistance received from a variety of public and private sector partners. The College continued to advance its research, instruction and service missions through the assistance received from a variety of public and private sector partners. Major activities in this reporting period include ongoing and new projects supported by the: National Science Foundation, Center for Planning Excellence, Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, U.S. Dept. of Interior-National Park Service, Louisiana Dept. of Woodlands, Trails, and Parks, MET Center for Far Eastern Studies and numerous others. The following section highlights notable research, scholarship and creative activities conducted by the faculty and students during 2009-2010.
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Faculty Accomplishments Darius Spieth, Associate Professor of Art/Art History Spieth and a group of art history students curated a two-part exhibition, “Invisible Populations,” featuring 40 educational panels showing how visual artists from Renaissance Europe to present-day Baton Rouge have used their powers to make populations living on the fringes of society visible, to encourage social change and to inspire hope. A digital billboard installed along with panels provided audiences with the opportunity for multi-media interaction. The Invisible Populations lectures were delivered by artists C.D. Wright, Jean-Mathieu Robine, Alec Soth and Michael Ray Charles.
Bradley Cantrell and Wes Michaels, Assistant Professors of Landscape Architecture
Jim Sullivan, Associate Professor of Architecture
Cantrell and Michaels published a new book about the use of digital media for landscape
A mid-20th-century house in the Southdowns neighborhood of Baton Rouge was remod-
renderings. Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture explores the theory and application
eled by Sullivan and was featured in the November issue of Metropolitan Home magazine.
of computer visualization techniques to render landscapes, architecture and urban systems.
In an article entitled “Updating a Midcentury Ranch House,” the magazine praised the
Using software such as AutoCAD, Photoshop and Illustrator, the book focuses on methods for
contemporary makeover that Sullivan and Los Angeles-based designer Susanna Kost gave
creating expressive and engaging drawings and bridges the gap between hand drawing, which
to the 4,000-square foot home. Among the features they added that are highlighted in the
designers have used effectively for centuries to communicate their design ideas, and digital
magazine are new decorative steel screens that separate rooms without sacrificing open-
media. The book was published by Wiley Press and is widely available.
ness, 65 feet of folding NanaWall doors, brick walls painted bright white, and pearly white terrazzo flooring.
Lynne Baggett, Associate Professor of Art/Graphic Design, and Courtney Barr, Assistant Professor of Art/Graphic Design
Jun Zou, Assistant Professor of Interior Design
In the professional category at the AIGA New Orleans Design Awards & Exhibition, Baggett
Zou presented a research paper entitled, “The Perception of Architects/Interior Designers
received awards for her “Fine Print Meltdown” and “Matrilineality,” both of which are
on Interior Layout and Design Under the Influence of Feng Shui,” at the 40th annual meet-
typographic illustrations in relief. Barr received an award for her letterpress print, “Avett
ing of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) in Kansas City, MO. EDRA
Brothers Poster.” This annual competition celebrates the best talent in the Gulf South
advances and disseminates behavior and design research toward improving understand-
ing of the relationships between people and their environments.
Faculty Awards and Research Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Distinguished Professor Award
LSU Distinguished Faculty Awards Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Prize Award
LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award
Frank Bosworth Marsha Cuddeback DesignIntelligence Most Admired Educators of 2010 David Cronrath Pamphlet Architecture 30 Competition (runner-up) Seth McDowell The Halpert Biennial 2009: A National Juried Visual Art Competition & Exhibition Juror’s Second Place Prize Jeremiah Ariaz
Darius Spieth Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award College of Art + Design Kimberly Arp Nick Camerlenghi University College Freshman Year (UCFY) Darius Spieth 2009 Rainmakers Michael Crespo Kristi Dykema Ursula Emery McClure Barrett Kennedy Leslie Koptcho Wes Michaels
Professor Chris Theis
Bruce Sharky Darius Spieth
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CoA+D Faculty 2009-2010 Architecture
Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Carpenter, Kenneth Professor Castore, John
Professional in Residence
Dean & Professor
Cuddeback, Marsha Professional in Residence & Director of OCDD Desmond, Michael Associate Professor McClure, Ursula E. Associate Professor Erdman, Jori
Director & Professor
Professional in Residence
Professional in Residence & Nadine Carter Russell Chair
Interim Associate Dean & Associate Professor
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator
Theis, Christopher Professor Tipton, Ken
Professional in Residence
Director & Associate Professor
Camerlenghi, Nicola Assistant Professor Celentano, Denyce Associate Professor & Associate Director
Hentz, Christopher Professor
Walsh, Michaelene Associate Professor
Humphreys, David Instructor
Johns, Christopher Professor
Assistant Professor (part-time)
Kelley, Kelli Scott
Caffery, Mary Ann
Professor & Marie H. Bickham Chair
Professional in Residence
Professional in Residence
Assistant Director & Professor
Director & Professor
Risk, J. Kevin
Professional in Residence
Professional in Residence
Chair & Associate Professor
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Glenn Allen is the Robert Reich School of Architec-
is the Nadine Carter Russell
Alec Soth is the Nadine Carter Russell Endowed Chair
ture’s Marie H. Bickham Endowed Chair. An internationally
Endowed Chair in the School of Architecture. He is a
in the School of Art. An experienced photographer based
renowned landscape architect, Allen is an alumnus of
recent graduate of the Columbia University Graduate
in Minneapolis, MN, Soth has exhibited internationally and
the LSU School of Architecture’s graduate program and
School of Architecture, where his research and inter-
received several major fellowships, including the Bush,
is principal-in-charge of the London office of Hargreaves
ests centered on examining how emerging technolo-
McKnight and Jerome Foundations. He was awarded the
Associates, where he has more than 25 years experi-
gies associated with communications, energy and fuel
2003 Santa Fe Prize for photography and is represented
ence in large scale, complex landscape architecture proj-
can aid in the reinvention of infrastructure so that the
in major public and private collections, including the San
ects. His award-winning work includes the Sydney Olym-
built environment supports a healthier condition of life.
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Art
pics in 2000 and the Parque do Tejo e Trancão in Lisbon,
Given that Louisiana and the entire Mississippi River
in Houston and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Soth’s
Portugal, and his more recent projects are the William
Basin are in extremely fragile ecological conditions,
first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published
J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, AK, the
McDowell believes LSU is in a prime position to aid in
in 2004 to critical acclaim. He has since published several
Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge and the Chat-
the development of sustainable yet inventive solutions.
others. Over the past few years, he has become inspired by
tanooga Waterfront Park in Tennessee. While at LSU,
the educational process and has served as a visiting artist or
Allen focused on sustainable and informed design, one of
lecturer at more than 30 colleges and universities.
the most important topics in architecture and landscape architecture today.
Faculty Retirements Marchita Mauck Marchita Mauck retired after 43 years in the School of Art, which she joined in 1967 as a fine arts instructor. Over the years she distinguished herself as a beloved and respected professor of art history in the College of Art + Design, where she also served as associate dean for nine years. In 1978, she received the LSU Faculty Award for Undergraduate Teaching, and in 2007 was awarded an LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award. It is for her expertise in ecclesiastical architectural history, however, that Mauck is best known. She is considered among the top experts in the field, having established herself over the past 25 years as a design consultant for churches and other houses of worship. She has worked on award-winning projects, including the renovation of a Houston church, and has published a book, Shaping a House of the Church, that has been adopted as a style guide by the Lutheran church. She has also repeatedly been appointed as a visiting professor at such institu-
tions as the University of Notre Dame, Chicago Theological Union, Yale University and the Catholic University of America. Among the accomplishments of which Mauck is most proud is the installation of immersion baptismal fonts in several Roman Catholic churches, including the award-winning St. John Vianney in Baton Rouge. Many churches got away from the traditional immersion font several decades ago, but Mauck helped bring them back by educating the congregations on the significance and symbolism behind them. She continues to lecture around the world and deliver papers. She is also working on a new book about the history of Christian architecture from the perspective of the relationship between ritual and form.
Chris Theis Chris Theis retired after 35 years as a professor of architecture, where he distinguished himself as a dedicated educator in the classroom and as a leader in architecture education nationwide. For more than eight years, Theis was director of the School of Architecture, and also served as graduate coordinator. On the national scene, as president of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), he led the charge to integrate the issues of sustainability into the curricula and coursework of schools of architecture across the nation.
A consummate designer, Theis was at the forefront of passive solar energy design in the early 1970’s, and in more recent years worked to educate students about carbon neutral design. Throughout his career he integrated the latest in computing and monitoring technologies into the classroom; and because of his efforts, LSU is at the forefront of sustainable design education. He was also responsible for advancing a major curricular change in the School of Architecture that joined the comprehensive project design studio– a capstone project – with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System requirements. Through his efforts, graduates of LSU’s School of Architecture are now recognized as LEED-accredited professionals. Faculty Research
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Sponsored Research External Highlights
Center for Planning Excellence (C-PEX) $7,527 M. Cuddeback, F. Bosworth $9,980 C. Marshall, A. Chang Louisiana Board of Regents $18,000 R. Parker, L. Baggett Louisiana Department of Woodlands, Trail & Parks Grant $4,899 M. Cuddeback, F. Bosworth
Teaching Thesis Directed Teaching Publications Textbooks Published Teaching Symposia Visiting Critic Tenure Evaluations Publications Journal Articles Books Published Books Edited Book Chapters Supplied Publications Featuring Work Publications Reviewed Editorial Service Presentations Exhibitions solo group curated Research Grants/Awards
Louisiana Department of Culture Recreation & Tourism $12,021 B. Kennedy MET Center for Far Eastern Studies (Library Grant) $4,990 M. Wang National Science Foundation (NSF) $99,856
R. Parker, Brygg Ullmer
U. S. Dept. of Interior-National Park Service $10,000 B. Kennedy LSU Teaching Enhancement Fund $400 B. Kennedy $500 S. Ryan $500 J. Zou LSU Summer Research Stipend $5,000
24 7 1 12 12 11 26 2 1 7 41 7 6 48 15 60 14 32
$173,673 TOTAL INTERNAL SPONSORSHIPS 326
TOTAL EXTERNAL SPONSORSHIPS
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Last year was an exceptionally good year for donations as reflected in the following numbers:
. Lecture Series up by 3.2%
. Scholarships up by 7.6%
. Estate Gifts up by 10.9%
. Miscellaneous Gifts up by 90%
Courtney Barr and Students from the Graphic Design Student Office review work for the CoA+D
The College of Art + Design’s Development Office had a very successful year of fundraising in spite of the turbulent financial markets. In its eleventh year the development staff continued raising funds to support the College’s programs. The total value of financial assets in the College as of the fiscal year-end is at a record high of approximately $13.5 million. This figure represents a growth of 14.9% over last year’s total value. The College has proudly exceeded its goal for the Forever LSU Campaign by 15%. The College continues to reach out to its alumni to try and engage or reengage with them. Via electronic mail, the development staff sends updates about the good things happening in the College. Each year the College publishes a Newsletter in the spring and an Annual Report in the fall. During the past year these communication sources have helped to increase significantly the number of donors to the College. The Development Office (staff) continues to work with the dean, school directors and department chair to identity alumni and friends who may be able to lend support to the College. Current and potential donors are stewarded to maximize their giving to the College or identify their area of interest. The students, faculty and staff thank the loyal supporters who are helping to maintain and exceed the giving level achieved last year.
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CoA+D Endowment & Non-endowment Total 2010 ARCHITECTURE
INTERIOR DESIGN $ 474,587 $ 182,429 $ 272,629 $ 556,377
SCHOLARSHIP/AWARDS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES OTHER
$ 689,880 $ 238,206 $ 18,937 $ 16,982
SCHOLARSHIP/AWARDS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES OTHER
ESTATE GIFTS IN-KIND GIFTS
$ 3,790,283 $ 204,748
COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP/AWARDS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES OTHER TOTAL
$ 817 $ 1,208,814 $ 933,094 $ 417,103 $ 2,559,828
SCHOLARSHIP/AWARDS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES OTHER TOTAL
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE $ 141,647 $ 128,585 $ 10 $ 6,027 $ 276,269
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES OTHER TOTAL
$ 1,121,708 $ 1,768,523 $ 63,439 $ 1,211,732 $ 4,165,402
13,446,557 GRAND TOTAL
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Funding Opportunities 2009–2010 Leadership Fund Contributions to the Leadership Fund enhance each CoA+D program by providing opportunities for student leadership training, national student professional organization support and faculty leadership development. Leadership funds are critical for the Schools / Department if they are to graduate young artists and designers who will guide tomorrow’s professions and assume leadership roles in their communities. Support of this fund permits students to attend national conferences, participate in leadership training workshops and seminars, and supports unique leadership-related events. These funds also support faculty development in the areas of leadership and mentoring programs. The Leadership Fund is part of the value-added educational initiative developed by the College to enhance student learning experiences and outcomes.
Scholarships The College of Art + Design Student Scholarship Fund was established to create scholarship awards for both graduate and undergraduate students in the disciplines of architecture, art, art history, community design, graphic design, interior design and landscape architecture. Scholarship support has assumed a higher priority for two reasons. One, the College is increasingly competing against other national programs for the very best, high-achieving, high school and graduate students; two, the rising expenses of a quality education. Currently, test scores for students admitted to the College’s programs exceed the average test scores for entering undergraduates at LSU. This is an indication of the individual Schools’ strength within the University and the value others see in our efforts. However, as we actively recruit National Merit Scholars and other high performing students, we find we cannot be competitive with other institutions in the region because of our limited scholarship resources. If we are to meet our strategic objectives, we will need to offer financial incentives to effectively recruit the very best students. Undergraduate and graduate student scholarships will assist us in meeting our goals. On average, 148 scholarships are awarded annually by the College.
The College of Art + Design seeks funds to purchase books and periodicals to augment library resources for the art and design disciplines. The Art + Design Library Resources Fund has been established to increase the collection in critical areas by 1,000 volumes over the next five years. With these funds we seek to establish the only quality art and design research library in the state of Louisiana. This high quality collection will advance the learning of our students, support faculty research, serve as a resource to both the professional and general community, and advance the rankings of our premier programs. The Library Fund has helped fund the purchase of a digital image resource that is available online to the entire LSU community.
The College of Art and Design seeks funding for studio sponsorships in all four units of the College. Sponsors will be invited to student reviews, to design studios and to work with students. Funding will be used to offset the costs of field trips, publications and printing. The interaction between the students and sponsors will expand the learning environment for our students since they will be interacting and visiting with professionals in their fields.
Lecture Series The College Art + Design Distinguished Lecture Series Fund seeks funding to bring nationally and internationally acclaimed architects, interior designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, art historians, as well as fine artists to the LSU campus for the benefit of students and the general public. The Art + Design lecture series expands the learning environment for students by encouraging a spirit of risk taking through the example of others, exciting an appetite for thinking and making, and nurturing the capacity to create. At the same time the visiting lecturer series reaffirms the College’s land-grant mission while increasing the cultural capital of the Louisiana arts and cultural community through a distinctive public education program. Since it’s inception in 1999, a totalof 116 lectures have been given; with 16 lectures sponsored by the Schools of Architecture, Art and Landscape Architecture and 100 lectures sponsored by alumni, corporations and generous individuals.
Distinguished Faculty Fund Two ingredients make a great school: outstanding students and creative faculty. The Distinguished Faculty Fund seeks to provide professorships and chairs to reward outstanding faculty and augment our faculty ranks with national and international artists, designers and scholars.
Renovation Fund The College Renovation Master Plan identifies rehabilitations to all four College buildings and three adjacent exterior spaces that distinguish the College on campus. Naming opportunities have been identified with spaces in all the buildings. To commemorate the gift each area will have a stainless steel plaque announcing the donor’s gift. Additionally, each donor’s name will be inscribed on the Renovation Fund plaque housed in the College atrium.
High School Career Discovery Workshop In this workshop, participants will meet professional designers, learn how they work and learn how they prepared for their careers. As part of the workshop, students will explore design ideas in studios, go on field-trips, attend lectures and participate in critiques and seminars. Through their experiences, the participants will learn what a design professional does, how they become licensed and the opportunities available in the fields of architecture and interior design. The camp is sponsored by the School of Architecture, the Department of Interior Design and the College of Art + Design. The Workshop is a week long residential program held during the summer. Housing is in campus dorms and meals are provided at the cafeteria for the duration of the Workshop. Scholarships are awarded to applicants based on financial need.
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Alumni Gifts 1952 Robert S. “Doc” Reich
1954 Ernest E. “Ernie” Verges
1955 Wayne M. Womack
1956 Norman L. Koonce
1960 Neil G. Odenwald 1964 Charles W. Greiner
MLA 60 BLA 64
1965 Robert R. Bushnell Peter R. Byrne Linton L. Sarver, Jr.
BLA 65 BArch 65 BArch 65
1966 Carlos J. Cashio Jack R. Cochran Glenn C. Morgan
BLA 66 BLA 66 BArch 66
1967 Danny H. Magee George T. McConnell, Jr. Nadine Carter Russell
BArch 67 BArch67 BFA 67
1968 William “Barry” Graham Ronald L. Leone Thomas B. Smith
BArch 68 BArch 68 BArch 68
1970 Carl L. Burgamy, Jr.
1971 Carol”Lynn” Bradley John N. Cryer, III William G. Palmer L. Azeo “Ace” Torre
BArch 71 BArch 71 BLA 71 BLA 71
1972 Randall D. Broussard Jesse D. Cannon, Jr. Charles J. Collins, Jr. William “Lake” Douglas Robert E. Harris Carroll K. Mathews Elizabeth M. Thomas
BArch 72 BArch 72 BArch 72 BLA 72 BLA 72 BID 72 BID 72
1973 Rebecca W. Crockett James T. Robinson Clifton G. Webb
BID 73 BArch 73 BFA 71, MFA 73
1974 Jane S. Brooks Louis “Kent” Lancaster Robert B. Swan
BLA 74 BArch 74 BArch 74
1975 David C. Baldwin Charles D. Cadenhead Norman J. Chenevert JoAnn D. Hymel Cynthia B. Redmon
BLA 75 BArch 75 BArch 75 BID 75 BID 75
1976 Robert L. Bradley Kurt D. Culbertson Linda R. Hebbler Michael P. Nidoh William A. Reich John S. Steele Marcia A. Stevens 1977 Lucien J. “Lu” Cutrera Kevin L. Harris Anna Calluori Holcombe J. Ashley Inabnet Paul R. Lentz Robert B. Wilson Oliver R. Windham 1978 Winston “Carroll” Blewster Raymond L. Braun Robert B. Burns Stephen P. Jackson Douglas P. Reed David L. Risinger Jim P. Richards, Jr. David A. Sanderson Donald A. Shaffer Nancy M. Stokes Stephen A. Wilson Margaret N. Waring Anna C. Young
BFA 76 BLA 76 BID 76 BArch 78 BLA 76 MLA 76 BLA 76
MLA 77 BArch 77 MFA 77 BArch 77 BArch 77 BArch 77 MLA 77
BArch 78 BLA 78 BLA 78 BArch 78 BLA 78 MLA 78 BLA 78 BArch 78 BArch 78 BLA 78 BLA 75, MFA 78 BLA 78 MLA 78
1979 Van L. Cox Virginia Rhea Gary Keith P. LeBlanc Patrick C. Moore Lisa J. Rosenbaum Julie A. Shambaugh Drury J. Tallant
BLA72, BFA 79 BFA 61, MFA 79 BLA 79 BLA 79 BID 79 BLA 79 MArch 79
1980 Raymon. Chin Harry F. Dill Julius R. Furr Holly Harrison McDowell Richard “Rick” Lipscomb Elizabeth M. Perry Marvin “Buddy” Ragland
BLA 80 BLA80 BLA 80 BID 80 BArch 80 BFA 80 BArch 80
1981 Gary D. Gilbert C. Michael Houston Lori Westrick Merrill Enrique D. Nunez Dale M. Songy Ken W. Tipton, Jr. Donna Fagan Trotter George H. Weaver, Jr.
BArch 81 BLA 81 BArch 81 BLA 81 BArch 81 BArch 81 BID 81 MLA 81
1982 Karen S. Campbell W. Alan Mumford Peter W. Newton Robert “Steven” Rutledge Helen C. Schneider Sandra L. Tallant
BArch 82 BLA 82 MLA 82 BLA 82 BArch 82 BLA 82
1983 Cynthia Belisle James D.”Jim” Burnett Dohn H. LaBiche Melinda G. Larson Marianne R. Mumford Tim J. Orlando Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III 1984 Christopher G. Remson Chad P. Robert William M. Salario 1985 Jeffrey K. Carbo Gerald “Jerry” Hebert 1986 Judy B. Brittenum
1991 Marsha M. Whitt
1992 Daniel M. Bruce, Jr. Anne Marie Devillier- Fisher Marion D. Drummond Richard J. Hymel Dianna P. Odom
BArch 92 BID 92 MLA 92 BLA 92 BArch 92
BArch 84 BLA 84 BLA 84
1993 David E. Franz Gary W. McDaniel
BLA 93 BID 93
BLA 85 BArch 85
1995 Heather L. Neyer Jason A. Warrington
BID 95 BLA 95
1996 Peggy Davis Coates
1997 Mary M. Guitreau Judith A. Verges
BID 97 MArch 97
1999 Brett D. Spearman Khemsuda Spearman
BArch 99 BArch 99
2000 J. Susannah Bing Kasia Z. Gallo Warren “Cory” Gallo
MLA 00 BArch 97, MLA 00 BLA 00
2001 Robert S. Mellon Paul S. Zansler
BFA 01 BID 01
BArch 83 BLA 83 BArch 83 BLA 83 BLA 83 BLA 83 BArch 83
1987 Ingrid B. Saraguard
1988 Cheryl A. Kramer
1989 Sally J. Banttari Elise Blewster Claire Walker Kettelkamp Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas
MLA 89 BID 89 BLA 89 MLA 89
1990 Trula Haley Remson Karen M. Sulzer Ronald G. “Chip” Trageser
BArch 90 BArch 90 BLA 90
2002 Bradley S. Cowan Clotho Spinner-Hasbe Shelly Hudson Jones Daniel W. Solis
BLA 02 MLA 02 BID 02 BArch 02
2003 Kelly M. Jackson Maia F. Jalenak Philip P. Koske Lacey T. Olivares
BFA 03 MFA 03 BLA 03 BFA 03
2004 Arrie A. Kain Brent D. Mitchell Charles A. Patout III Charles R. Sanchez, Jr. Peter J. Spera, III Molly M. Welch
BFA 04 MFA 04 BLA 04 BFA 04 BArch 04 BLA 04
2005 Mary C. Blakeney Seneca G. Cantrelle Todd S. Hines Peter R. Nelson Seth M. Rodewald-Bates Masahiro Taguchi
BID95 MArch 05 BID 05 BFA 00 MFA 05 BLA 05 MLA05 MLA 05
2006 Cody N. Farris Shawn Q. Foreman
BArch 06 BFA 06
2007 Michael L. Brown Jeanne C. Cresap Stacy D. Meeley Aaron St. Pierre Alicia M. Weichers 2008 Carl E. Blyskal Allison M. Dugas Leslie L. Jeannet Mary Anne McGehee 2009 Rachel N. Gillis 2010 Sarah A. Casper
BID 07 BFA 07 BID 07 BLA 07 BID 07
MFA 08 BFA 08 BID 08 BID 08
Gifts from Corporate Sponsors $350,000+ Friends of Hilltop Arboretum Jeffrey K. Carbo, FASLA Landscape Architect & Site Planner
$2,000+ Exteriors by Chad Robert, Inc. WHR Architects, Inc.
$1,000+ Acme Brick Company Aqua Vista Studios Bayou Tree Services Chenevert Architects, LLC LaBiche Architectural Group, Inc. Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Interior Designers Moore Planning Group, LLC Printed BIG Randall D. Broussard Architect, LLC STUN Design & Advertising
$15,000 Landscape Images, Ltd. PageSoutherlandPage $10,000+ AIA-Baton Rouge Chapter Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc. McDugald-Steele & Associates Office of James Burnett Torre Design Consortium Ltd. Townscape Studio, Inc. $5,000 + Coleman Partners Architects Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture Newton Landscape Group Reich Associates Trahan Architects, APAC $2,500+ Bradley Blewster & Associates Dixon Smith Interiors Exxon Mobil Corporation Grace & Hebert Architects J.F. Day & Company Tipton Associates, APAC
$1,000Albemarle Corporation The Alchemind Group Associated Women in the Arts Blacktie, LLC Blitch Knevel Architects, Inc. Cashio Cochran, LLC Charles J. Collins,Jr. , Architect Cockfield Jackson Architects Coyote Creek, Inc. David C. Baldwin, Inc. Decorating Den Interiors Ferris Land Design, LLC Julius R. Furr Landscaping Greener Trees Louisiana Holly Harrison, Interiors, LLC. Jim Stone Company Kevin Harris, Architect, L.L.C Knobloch Professional Services, LLC
Nelson Water Gardens Nicholas Landscape, Inc. Oliver R. Windham Landscape Architect Oscar L. Schoenfelt III, LLC Press Menswear, Inc. Remson Haley Herpin Architects Stephen Wilson Stained Glass The Sulzer Group, LLC Tall Timbers Garden Club Tsunami Resturant Verges Rome Architects WHLC Architecture, LLC W Design Landscape Inc. Waring-Braun Landscape, Inc. William Salario Landscape Design, Inc. Woodlawn Family Health Care
Gifts from Individual Sponsors $350,000+ Jeffrey K. & Wendy Carbo $200,000+ Kurt D. & Gene Anne Culbertson Thomas B. Smith (In Memory ) $100,000+ Max Z Conrad Sue W. Turner $50,000+ Dr. Judith Patrick Nadine Carter Russell $20,000+ Marie H. Bickham Charles Lamar Family Foundation Michael D. Robinson & Donald J. Boutté $15,000 John N. Cryer, III W. Alan & Marianne Mumford $10,000+ James “Jim” Burnett Douglas P. Reed Jim P. Richards L.C. “Cary” Saurage John S. Steele John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer L. Azeo “Ace” & Regina Torre
$5,000+ Robert M. Coleman III Gary D. Gilbert Keith P. LeBlanc Peter W. Newton Tim J. Orlando Marvin “Buddy” Ragland Robert S. “Doc” Reich Henry N. Saurage (In Memory) Charles E. “Chuck” Schwing Dale M. Songy Roland M. & Kathryn B. “Kay” Toups Victor F.“Trey” Trahan III $2,500+ Marilyn Barbier Winston “Carroll” & Elise Blewster Robert L. & Carol “Lynn” Bradley Gerald D. “Jerry” Hebert Robert L. Galantucci Dixon Smith William A. Reich Ken W. Tipton, Jr. Ronald G. “Chip” Trageser
$1,000+ Roby Bearden, Jr. Robert T. & Linda H. Bowsher Randall D. Broussard Ken & Mary Alice Carpenter Norman J. Chenevert David & Doreen Cronrath Lucien “Lu” & Mary Cutrera Dr. Robert T. Grissom Dr. Richard & Barbara Hill Norman L. Koonce Dohn H. LaBiche Gale F. Linster Rickey & Ann Major William C. & Ann S. Monroe Patrick C. Moore Heather L. Neyer Roger H. Ogden David L. Risinger Chad P. Robert Charles R. Sanchez, Jr. Felicia B. Stallard Josef Sternberg Memorial fund Travis & Bertha I. Taylor
$2,000+ Philip & Cecile Barbier (In Memory) Charles D. Cadenhead David A. Cagnolatti & Elizabeth M. Perry Cordell & Ava Haymon Cheney & Mary T. Joseph Chad P. Robert
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Gifts from Individual Sponsors (cont.)
$1,000Dr. & Mrs. Leo Abraham Caroline C. Alberstadt Sadik Artunc David C. Baldwin Sally J. Banttari John H. & Aimee Bateman Cynthia Belisle J. Susannah Bing Jane H. Blackledge Mary C. Blakeney Ron Blitch Carl E. & Susan A. Blyskal Randy J. & Carol J. Bonnecaze Claudia S. Brian Fay S. Bright Judy B. Brittenum Jane S. Brooks Michael L. Brown Terrell & Mary Kay Brown Daniel M. Bruce, Jr. Robert & Lyna D. Buckley Carl L. Burgamy, Jr. Bryan D. Burns, III Robert B. Burns Michael Burrichter Robert R. & Pat Bushnell Peter R. Byrne Karen S. Campbell Jesse D. Cannon, Jr. Seneca G. Cantrelle Stephen N. & Anne S. Carville Carlos J. Cashio
Sarah A. Casper Vincent A. Cellucci Randall L. & Geraldine Champagne Raymond & Mei Wan Chin Charles H. & Peggy Davis Coates Margaret “Holly” Carville Coates Jack R. Cochran Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Cocreham Charles J. Collins, Jr. Bradley S. & Christine A. Cowan Van L. Cox Jeanne C. Cresap Michael P. & Susan E. Cresap Rebecca W. Crockett Jimmy & Jane H. Culpepper Louis D. Curet Dr. Renee C. Daigle Andrea M. Daugherty (In Memory) Margaret A. Dedon Patricia Delk (In Honor) Anne Marie Devillier- Fisher Dr. N. Joseph & Karen B. Deumite Harry F. Dill, Jr. C.R. Dillemuth William “Lake” Douglas Marion D. Drummond Allison M. Dugas E. Anne Dunn Suzanne G. Ehrlicher (In Honor) Jon S. Emerson Cody N. Farris Wen Fei Feng
Natalie Fielding Shawn Q. Foreman Sandra B. Fox David E. Franz Julius R. Furr Dianne Gabriel Gail Gaiennie Warren “Cory” & Kasia Gallo Leon, Jr. & Rhea Gary Donna Gibbens Rachel N. Gillis William “Barry” Graham Robert S., Jr. & Alice D. Greer Charles W. Greiner Dr. Patrick Guidry Mary M. Guitreau Dr. J.D. Guillory, Jr. Brian & Cathy Hales Kelly Hales Kevin L. Harris Robert E. Harris Maxine Hart Brant Hasebe & Clotho Spinner-Hasbe Linda R. Hebbler Todd S. Hines Anna Calluori Holcombe Meg Holford Veronica Hooks C. Michael Houston Mary Jane Howell (In Honor) Margaret Humble
JoAnn D. Hymel Richard J. Hymel J. Ashley Inabnet Kelly M. Jackson Stephen P. Jackson Maia F. Jalenak Leslie L. Jeannet Shelly Hudson Jones Arrie A. Kain Claire Walker Kettelkamp Joseph P. Kleiman Michael Knobloch Ellen Kort Philip P. Koske Cheryl Kramer Louis “Kent” Lancaster Melinda G. Larson Paul R. Lentz Ronald L. Leone Richard “Rick” Lipscomb Mary M. Livingston Danny H. Magee Robert “Dale” & Carroll K. Mathews George T. McConnell, Jr. Sancy H. McCool Gary W. McDaniel Holly Harrison McDowell Mary Anne McGehee Kenneth W. & Debra J. McMillin Stacy D. Meeley Dr. & Mrs. Tom J. Meek, Jr. Robert S. Mellon
Lori Westrick Merrill Benjamin R. “Ben” & Bettsie Miller Terry H. & Ann D. Miller Brent D. Mitchell David J. & Elizabeth S. Morgan Glenn C. Morgan Richard S. & Cynthia G. Morris, Sr. Vickie B. Mounger D. Denis & Carolyn Murrell Mark Murrell John P. Murrill Victoria W. Naquin Andrew A. & Ina G. Navarre Peter R. Nelson Judy L. Nicholas Michael P. Nidoh Enrique D. Nunez Neil G. & Rebekah L. Odenwald Dianna P. Odom Lacey T. Olivares William G. Palmer Angele M. Parlange Charles A. Patout III Donald R. & Nan Patt Mary L. Peabody Thomas O. & Lynda D. Perry Mr. & Mrs. William S. Prescott Cynthia Boudreaux Redmon Tina Reid Barbara B. Reilley Christopher G. & Trula Haley Remson James T. Robinson
Seth M. Rodewald-Bates Erin L. Rolfs Suzanne G. Rollins (In Honor) Lisa T. Rosenbaum Robert “Steven” Rutledge William M. Salario David A. Sanderson Ingrid B. Saraguard Linton L. Sarver, Jr. George M. Schaffer Melaine W. Schilling Carl R. & Cheryl S. Schneider Helen C. Schneider Oscar L. Schoenfelt III Kay Seale (In Honor) Donald A. Shaffer Julie A. Shambaugh Bruce G. & Nola Sharky Andrew G. Shaw Leah Simon Joseph G. Simmons & Patricia Day Thomas A. “Tom” Sofranko Daniel W. Solis Brett D. & Khemsuda Spearman Peter J. Spera, III Aaron J. St Pierre Arnaud & Saliha Staib Marcia A. Stevens Dr. Linda C. Stewart Nancy M. Stokes Karen M. Sulzer Robert B. Swan
Masahiro Taguchi Drury J. & Sandra L. Tallant Elizabeth M. “Betsy” Thomas ( In Honor) Dr. John A. & Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas Kathy S. Thompson Donna Fagan Trotter Ernest E. “Ernie” Verges Judith A. Verges Dr. & Mrs. Clay A. Waggenspack Michaelene “Mikey” Walsh Mark P. & Deborah B. Wamsley Katrin Waples Raymond Braun & Margaret Waring Jason A. Warrington William N. & Eve D. Watson George H. Weaver, Jr. Clifton G. Webb Alicia M. Weichers Donna L. Welch Molly M. Welch Donna A. West Marsha M. Whitt Michael D. , Sr. & Julia Williams Michael B.Wilson Robert B. Wilson Stephen A. Wilson Oliver R. Windham Nancy Wolf Wayne M. Womack Warren D. Wood John D. Wozniak Anna C. Young Paul S. Zansler
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We are pleased to introduce the 2010 College of Art + Design Annual Report. Once again, the publication was designed by a team from the Graphic Design Student Office. These students experience the full process of producing the Annual Report, including meeting with the copy editor and production team, visiting the printer, creating presentations of design concepts for critiques, selecting artwork and following the project through to completion. Our appreciation extends to the GDSO, whose hard work and creativity helped to make this publication possible. The Annual Report was produced with Adobe InDesign CS4. The text is set in 9pt Kievet OT. It is printed on 80# McCoy Velvet White text. LSU School of Art Graphic Design Student Office Designers: Kyle Baker, Peter Giuffria Cover photograph: Colin Roberson Faculty Advisors: Rod Parker, Courtney Barr
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