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LETTER FROM THE DEAN Dean Alkis Tsolakis was interviewed by Tommy TV for a video to recruit international students to LSU. Visit global. to watch Dean Tsolakis discuss why international students interested in art and design should study at LSU.

Louisianians are no strangers to forging ahead in spite of trying

the few public universities in the country and the only institution

circumstances. Our community’s experiences with 100-year

among its region of peers to offer an affordable doctoral design

flooding, shocking and devastating violence, and, on campus,

degree. We welcomed two new faculty members and a new

uncertainty about funding for the university and TOPS greatly

director of development, Ellen Mathis, who came to us from the

affected our year. But we don’t stop learning, moving forward,

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, and we successfully

and celebrating the good we see in each other every day. I look

concluded searches for new faculty, staff, and administrators.

forward to sharing our major strides and daily accomplishments As this report reaches you, we are welcoming our first Doctor

with you in this annual review.

of Design candidates, half-a-dozen new faculty members, and First and foremost, during the

new directors for the schools of architecture and interior design.

busy 2016–17 academic year, the

Marwan Ghandour, formerly a professor of architecture at Iowa

LSU Board of Supervisors

State University, and Marsha Cuddeback, associate professor of

approved our proposal for a

interior design at LSU, assumed their directorial responsibilities

new Doctor of Design in Cul-

this fall. Stay tuned for another celebratory announcement

tural Preservation, the college’s

regarding the renaming of the LSU Design Building Atrium after

first advanced academic degree

the late Julian T. White, professor emeritus of the School of

program, making LSU one of

Architecture and LSU’s first African American faculty member.

SCHOOLS School of Architecture School of Art School of Interior Design Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture In the pages ahead, we share more of the year’s successes, highlighting the creative activities of our faculty and the accomplishments of our diverse student body. As always, our doors are open to you, our donors, alumni, and friends, and we hope you will visit and see for yourselves the improvements we’ve made—like printmaking’s new and expanded location in Hatcher Hall, our new Fabrication Factory, the ongoing renovation of the Studio Arts Building, and the many other surprises you’ll find as you explore this buzzing hub of creativity, learning, research, and knowledge.

ADMINISTRATION Alkis Tsolakis — Dean, College of Art & Design and Interim Director, School of Architecture Tom Sofranko — Associate Dean of Academic Services Lake Douglas — Associate Dean of Research & Development Theresa Mooney — Assistant Dean Elizabeth Duffy — Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration Rod Parker ­— Director, School of Art Matt Dunn — Interim Director, School of Interior Design Mark Boyer — Director, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture

DEGREES Bachelor of Architecture ALKIS TSOLAKIS


Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Interior Design Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Master of Architecture Master of Art in Art History Master of Fine Arts Master of Landscape Architecture






More than 94 scholarships awarded, totaling:

$128,784 ARCHITECTURE 32 / $48,059



16 / $15,975

INTERIOR DESIGN 11 / $14,900

LANDSCAPE ARCH. 35 / $49,850

41+97 5,419 1,091 EMPLOYERS + STUDENTS attended Art + Design Career Day.

17 employers conducted 120 student interviews.




24 EXHIBITIONS at LSU School of Art galleries, including collaborations with...

Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture undergraduate program ranked #1 in the nation for the 7th time since 2006 by DesignIntelligence

School of Art MFA program ranked #17 in nation among flagship universities, #7 among schools in the South

Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture graduate program ranked 6th in the nation

MFA ceramics program ranked #7 in nation by U.S. News & World Report

job oppurtunities and internships submitted to

students studied abroad





110,695 451,965 unique website visits (66.4% new visitors)

website page views (5% annual increase)

184 47 102 25 21 Communications across the Curriculum certified courses taught

visiting artists lectured and/or led workshops at the LSU School of Art

lectures presented by renowned artists, designers, and scholars





Associate Professor

Director, School of Art

Associate Dean, College of Art & Design

1967 — 2017

1981 — 2016



Assistant Dean

Associate Professor

1976 — 2016

1992 — 2017

1992 — 2017

TL RITCHIE Associate Professor 1997 — 2017

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ANGELIKI SIOLI, PhD, is an assistant professor in the LSU School of


Architecture and a licensed architect in Greece. She obtained

LESLIE FRIEDMAN joined LSU in fall 2016 as an assistant professor of

her professional diploma in architecture from the University

studio art. Friedman is an active player in the alternative gallery

of Thessaly, Greece, was granted a post-professional master’s

world. In 2011, she co-founded NAPOLEAN, an art collective

in architectural theory and history by the National Technical

comprised of 10 artist and curatorial members with a gallery

University of Athens, and completed her Doctor of Philosophy in

space in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. In 2014, she completed a

the history and theory of architecture at McGill University. Sioli

fellowship at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and won

has worked as a professional architect and designer on projects

the Fleisher Win Challenge. Her work deals with political and

ranging from residential and office buildings to the design of

social themes such as identity, simulacra, stereotype, gender, and

small-scale objects and books. Her research on architecture,

religion, and has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

literature, and pedagogy has been published in a number of books

She received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from

and presented at interdisciplinary conferences. Sioli teaches the

Temple University. Friedman teaches printmaking studios and

first-year architecture design studio, appreciation of architecture,

intro to two-dimensional composition.

and the graduate contemporary history and theory seminar.



FACULTY ACTIVITY Beyond teaching, instructing, and advising students and fulfilling administrative and university responsibilities, the 53 full-time faculty members of the College of Art & Design participated in a variety of research projects and creative initiatives. These figures are based on faculty activity reports for the 2016 calendar year.














JEFF CARNEY, associate professor of architecture and director of the

and Instructor DIANE JONES ALLEN

LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, spoke on educating for climate-

received the ASLA Medal of

smart design at the White House Frontiers Conference hosted by

Honor for Community Service in

President Barack Obama in October 2016.

October 2016. Austin Allen was named a distinguished alumni

Professor MAX CONRAD was named one of DesignIntelligence’s 25

of the University of California at

Most Admired Educators for 2016–17. It was noted that Conrad

Berkeley in March 2017.

“received many nominating letters as possessing traits that others will admire for the next 50 years including impromptu

Jeanerette Trail Ride (Jeanerette, LA) 2015, from the Louisiana Trail Riders series by Jeremiah Ariaz

A series of recent photographs by Associate Professor JEREMIAH

speaking, a highly cooperative style, personal magnetism,

ARIAZ was debuted in a solo exhibition, Louisiana Trail Riders, at

impeccable honesty, and an overall professional demeanor.”

the Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, October 1–29, 2016. Leading up to the show in Nashville, Billy Reid, award-winning menswear designer, featured selections from the Louisiana Trail Riders series in a succession of in-store events across the U.S. Director Mark

MARK BOYER, director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape

Architecture, was named the incoming 2017–18 president of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, an international organization whose mission is to encourage, support, and further education in the field of landscape architecture.

Boyer presented Professor Max Conrad with a book of “Max Memories” collected from alumni as a gift for his 50th anniversary teaching at LSU.

FACULTY HIGHLIG JASON CROW, assistant professor of architecture, had two books

Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows at the 2016

accepted for publication, A New Interpretation of Twelfth-Century

ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO in New Orleans.

Architecture: The Reconstruction of the Abbey of Saint-Denis by Professor Desmond and Dean Tsolakis at the LSU alumni and donor celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150, a MoMA exhibition cocurated by Desmond

Amsterdam University Press and Architectural Representation:

Assistant Professor HYE YEON NAM’s kinetic sculpture installation,

A Compendum of Drawings, Models and Computers by Routledge,

A Journey of Footsteps, was on display at the Yongsan Family

London. He also contributed chapters to two books to be

Park in Korea as part of the AmorePacific Museum of Art Project,

published by Routledge, London: Reading Architecture and

August 13–September 10, 2016.

Architecture and the Body, Science and Culture.

Professor BRUCE SHARKY received an Outstanding Communication

Architecture professor

Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture


for his three publications, including Thinking about Landscape

curated the exhibition

Architecture, which was recently translated into Chinese.

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition is on display at MoMA through

Associate Professor ANDY SHAW was awarded an artist’s residency at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a two-month SÍM residency at the Korpúlfsstaðir location outside of Reykjavik. While in Iceland, Shaw rented a second studio at

October 1, 2017.

Íshús Hafnarfjarðar, an arts collective in town, where he worked

Associate Professors LAKE

black plates using slabs and ring models. He also addressed the


Ceramic Association of Iceland and taught ceramics for one

were elevated to the American

week at the Reykjavik Visual Art School.

alongside Icelandic ceramicists to produce a new series of


Dean ALKIS TSOLAKIS was inducted into the French Republic’s prestigious Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of the French Academic Palms) at the grade of officier (officer). The Palmes Académiques was founded by Napolean in 1808 to honor educators and is the oldest non-military French decoration. Today, it recognizes the significant contributions of those who have demonstrated outstanding devotion to the French language and culture through their teaching, scholarship, and leadership.

A studio demo with Andy Shaw at Íshús Hafnarfjarðar during his residency in Iceland


ELENA FITZPATRICK SIFFORD, assistant professor of art history,

JUN ZOU, associate professor of interior design, was honored

Hye Yeon Nam’s Journey

presented her paper, “Sixteenth-Century Mexican Painted

by the LSU Center for Community Engagement, Learning &

Family Park in Korea

Manuscripts and the First Images of Africans in the Americas,”

Leadership for incorporating service-learning opportunities

at the Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference in Bruges, Belgium,

in her design studios. Zou’s interior design studio created

and at Rice University in Houston. She is currently working on a

programming and designs for four senior living spaces at St.

book-length project based on her research.

James Place in Baton Rouge during the fall semester.

of Footsteps at Yongsan

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIONS Assistant Professor Derick Ostrenko (LSU School of Art and

Contemporary exhibition at

Center for Computation & Technology), Vincent Cellucci

the Ogden Museum of

(coordinator of the Communication across the Curriculum Art &

Southern Art in New Orleans.

Design Studio), and Jesse Allison (School of Music and CCT) presented their interdisciplinary research project, Diamonds in

“We are extremely indebted

Dystopia, a web application for interactive new media and poetry

for the support of Dean Alkis

performance and improvisation at South by Southwest (SXSW)

Tsolak is and the innovative

in Austin, Texas, in March 2017. They unveiled a second iteration,

work and research culture of

Diamonds, a poetry performance app, at TEDxLSU 2016. The first

the College of Art & Design

iteration, Causeway, was performed internationally in 2017 at the

and CCT,” shared Cellucci. “It

New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference in Brisbane,

is a dream to be able to pursue

Australia. Forthcoming in 2017, their co-authored article,

innovative collaborations like these, and the response serves as

“Creative Data Mining Diamonds in Dystopia: An Interactive

a testament of what’s possible when you support creativity and

Poetry Web Application,” will be published in the fall 2017 issue

put it in a dynamic with technology. We still have performance

of the journal Media-N in an issue themed, “Uncovering News:

invitations coming, like the Web Audio Conference at Queen

Reporting and Forms of New Media Art.” Additionally, Causeway

Mary University of London this summer, so I think it is fair to say

was shown as a new media installation in the 2016 Louisiana

we’ve captured some imaginations besides our own.”

Interactive new media and poetry performance by Ostrenko, Cellucci, and Allison at South by Southwest

The School of Interior Design

As Nadine Carter Russell

brought professor, architect, and

interior design and arch–

gerontologist Edward Steinfeld to LSU to serve as the 2016–17 Nadine Carter Russell Chair.


Chair, Steinfeld worked with itecture students throughout the spring 2017 semester. He also led a faculty workshop on the principles of universal design, presented a public lecture, and served as a critic during

distinguished professor of architecture at SUNY, Buffalo,

final reviews. Because of this residency, the School of Interior

Steinfeld directs the Center for Inclusive Design and

Design dedicated an entire year to the study of universal design,

Environmental Access, or the IDeA Center, a leading site

incorporating universal design principles into every studio, and

for research, development, service, and educational activities

fourth-year students were required to incorporate universal

centered on the philosophy of universal design, or “design for

design principles in their capstone projects.

all.” Providing resources and technical expertise in architecture, product design, facilities management, and the social behavioral

“It was really great the way the students and faculty embraced

sciences, the IDeA Center is focused on making environments

universal design and used it as a generator for students’ work,”

and products safer, healthier, and more user-friendly. The

commented Steinfeld. “I’ve been invited to lecture at universities

center’s primary goal is to increase the social participation of

a number of times, but to spend an entire semester is such a

marginalized groups, such as disabled people and the elderly.

commitment—in my experience with students, we haven’t gotten to that depth. Kudos to the College of Art & Design.”

Edward Steinfeld critiques Wesley Bellan's capstone project.


book will also be a part of Vernell’s Ogden Honors College thesis,

and ALEXANDER MORVANT received ASLA Student Honor Awards

advised by Assistant Professor Kristine Thompson.

in the analysis and planning category for their capstone projects, “Harnessing the Beating Heart: Living Systems Infrastructure

LSU graphic design students and the Graphic Design Student

on Tonie Sap Lake, Cambodia” and “The Vermilion Corridor:

Office received 28 student awards, including best in show, at the

Rediscovering the Waterways of Southern Louisiana,”

2017 Baton Rouge American Advertising Federation’s awards

respectively. William is currently pursuing an MLA at Harvard

gala. GDSO earned six of the 28 awards—two golds, one special

Graduate School of Design and Alexander is a member of the

judge award, and three silvers.

design team at Ten Eyck Landscape Architects in Austin, Texas.

J.D. MOORE was featured by ESPN in an article covering his

Interior design students WESLEY BELLAN and HELENE ENGEL

unorthodox career path—an LSU fullback, J.D. wants to become

CHASTAIN each received $5,000 scholarships from the Houston

an architect. The article, “J.D. Moore’s daily struggle at LSU:

chapter of the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) at the

Juggling football and architecture,” discusses J.D.’s success as

spring 2017 awards gala.

a top student in the School of Architecture and his internship at Bani, Carville & Brown: “Whether helping LSU’s Coastal

VERNELL DUNAMS was one of five students to be named a 2017 LSU

Sustainability Studio receive a planning grant from the Federal

Discover Scholar for his undergraduate research achievements.

Emergency Management Agency or mastering German

Vernell, who is majoring in Spanish and studio art with a focus

philosophy in Erdman’s ‘Issues in Sustainability’ class, Moore has

in photography, received the award for his proposed third photo

earned a reputation for excelling at the task before him.” J.D. was

book, titled Toumai Words: Songs of Your Primordial Ancestor,

also named LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Male Scholar-Athlete

in which he will explore sexuality and the experience of being

of the Year in February 2017.

male with Shakespeare’s Hamlet as his literary inspiration. This

GRADUATE ACCOLADES Architecture undergraduate and LSU fullback J.D. Moore (#44) on the field

JUSTIN BRYANT, an MFA painting candidate, was accepted to the

and Stumbras, and Clement shared recipes for her Vince

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine for their

Patelka all-temperature slip and bright clear glaze. Naomi was

summer residency program for emerging artists. Justin is the first

also elected as a student ambassador-at-large, a prestigious and

LSU student in Skowhegan’s 80-year history to be accepted to

competitive two-year post, at the 2016 National Council on

arguably the most prestigious artist residency in the country.

Education for the Ceramic Arts conference.

MLA candidate JONI EMMONS was named chair of the newly formed

TINA KORANI won a national American Advertising Federation

American Society of Landscape Architects Student Advisory

Student Award in the sales and marketing/book design category

Committee. The national committee was created in May 2016 to

for her 2016 graphic design portfolio. Her portfolio also won a

advise ASLA leaders and staff on

gold award at both the regional and district levels. Tina received

key policies and programs that

her MFA in graphic design this spring and is currently an

impact student members and

assistant professor of media design at San Jose State University.

chapters of the organization. SUNANTANA NUANLA-OR received an ASLA Student Honor Award

Ceramics Monthly, the

in the analysis and planning category for her MLA thesis project,

preeminent international

“Creating a Sustainable Future for Mae Kha Canal in Chiang

publication for ceramics

Mai, Thailand,” at the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO.

enthusiasts, selected NAOMI

Sunantana is currently a landscape designer at PLAT Studio in


Berkeley, California.

as 2017 Emerging Artists. The May issue of the magazine featured works by Clement


STUDENT ACCOLA The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a 2016–17 Selected Professions Fellowship to ANA OROSCO, who received her Master of Architecture from LSU in spring 2017. Ana used the $18,000 award to cover tuition fees, materials, and living expenses and to study abroad in Rome during the fall 2016 semester. RIGHT Photo by Vernell Dunams from If You Please: A Contemporary Exploration of Attraction Tina Korani’s national AAF award-winning portfolio

BRITTANY SIEVERS spent spring 2017 as a resident artist at

art-st-urban in Switzerland, where she worked closely with world-renowned sculptor Heinz Aeschlimann. Each year the International Sculpture Center selects one student for the residency from the 18 international recipients of the center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Brittany won the prestigious ISC award in 2015 for her sculpture, 10,656 Palms.


For the second time, a team from the LSU College of Art & Design in Rome program was named a finalist in the Arturbain International Student Design Competition. The team included undergraduate architecture students EVA KNAPP and ANDREA THIGPEN and graduate architecture student ANA OROSCO. Their


proposal, “Les retraites d'Auguste” (“Augustan Retreats”), set at Largo di Torre, Argentina, can be seen among the other finalists’ work at MArch candidates BARRY HOLTON and ANA OROSCO and BArch candidates PATRICK RAYMOND and THOMAS WOODARD received honorable mention for their team’s proposal, “Community Connection,” in the 2016 Designing Resilience in Asia international competition. Ten universities from around the world were invited to design architectural and urban planning solutions to help improve the resiliency of a seven-kilometer area of the Polo River on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines.

Ana Orosco, AAUW Fellowship Recipient

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT In March 2017, Mid City Studio held a discussion panel focused on women’s rights in the WHYR Community Listening Room and Record Shop.

The College of Art & Design promotes the engagement of faculty, staff, and students in reaching out to transform communities.

The work has grown into a much more diverse set of projects,



After working with architecture students and several community

For the second year in a row, the Robert Reich School of

partners to develop project ideas in Mid City Baton Rouge over

Landscape Architecture hosted a symposium in conjunction with

including a partnership with a local radio station to create a community record shop and listening room. Doran teaches the community design studio and is the outreach coordinator at the LSU School of Architecture.

the course of three years,

traveling exhibitions from The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

Professional in Residence

In fall 2015, Associate Dean LAKE DOUGLAS orchestrated the

WILLIAM DORAN officially

“Modernism in Louisiana” symposium, in which experts

formed Mid City Studio, a

explored the modern movement of architecture and landscape

non-profit, community design

architecture in Louisiana. The symposium coincided with the

collaborative. “The vision for

TCLF exhibition, The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan

the studio is to create a more

Kiley, celebrating the life and career of one of the most important

unified and resilient Mid

and influential modernist landscape architects. In fall 2016,

City community around its

the LSU Student Union Art Gallery exhibited TCLF’s The New

common geography, history,

American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van

diversity, and cultural value

Sweden, and the school hosted a corresponding symposium titled,

within the city,” stated Doran.

“Garden Design for Living.”

EXPOSURE TO THE ARTS The College of Art & Design and the LSU Museum of Art collab– orated to bring internationally renowned artist JULIE HEFFERNAN to Baton Rouge to lecture and exhibit her work. Heffernan is a member of the National Academy and is represented by PPOW, Catharine Clark in San Francisco, and Mark Moore in Los Angeles. Her work explores mind’s eye imagery to create complex environments; her recent paintings create alternative habitats in response to environmental disaster and planetary excess. Heffernan presented a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture at the College of Art & Design, and the LSU Museum of Art presented the exhibition, When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan. The exhibition, organized by the museum, will travel across the nation throughout 2018. Heffernan is one of the 25-plus artists and designers who visited the School of Art in 2016–17 academic year.

from students representing talent from all areas of Louisiana. The goal of the exhibition is to inspire young artists by providing a platform for their work to be displayed in a contemporary gallery setting, thus giving them a taste of the professional experience (and perhaps encourage a few new fine arts majors along the way). The annual exhibition is held at the LSU Foster Gallery, and first-, second-, and third-place winners, along with honorable mentions, are announced at the closing reception, following a tour of the school.

HIV AWARENESS Third-year graphic design students in applied typography

HIGH SCHOOL OUTREACH The LSU School of Art, in conjunction with the College of Art & Design, hosted the third annual statewide juried art exhibition for high school artists. The exhibition showcased selected works

participated in HAART’s fifth annual HIV awareness poster contest as part of World AIDS Day festivities. As one of the top HIV/AIDS service organizations in Louisiana, HAART, or HIV/ AIDS Alliance Region Two, assists more than 2,000 people

Emily Roemer ( left) with Instructor Luisa Restrepo Perez. Emily received a $500 scholarship for winning HAART’s HIV awareness poster contest.


ITY ENGAGEMENT statewide with health insurance services while helping more

than 500 people in the Baton Rouge area with critical services, such as primary care, medications, transportation to medical appointments, and other supportive services. Students from local universities and community colleges are encouraged to participate in their annual contest. HAART awarded LSU graphic design student EMILY ROEMER with a $500 scholarship for designing the competition’s winning poster.



Fifth-year architecture undergraduate THOMAS WOODARD served as a mentor to Scotlandville Middle School students, Louisiana’s 2017 Future City winning team. Future City is a project-based learning program where middle school students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. Thomas, president of the LSU chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, was in the perfect position to serve as a Future City mentor—community service and mentoring youth are key aspects and goals of the organization. All Louisiana

Students in Professor SUSAN ELIZABETH RYAN’s art and environment

middle school participants presented their work to a panel of

seminar used social engagement and creative action to shed light

jurors at the LSU College of Art & Design, and Scotlandville

on environmental concerns in Louisiana. Ryan’s seminar covers

Middle School placed first in the competition, meaning the

the history, theory, and analysis of participatory art—commonly

team—and Thomas, as their mentor—went on to Washington,

known as social practice art—with a focus on climate and

D.C., to compete at the national level.

environmental issues. Students formed groups and worked with members of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network to execute their own social interactions in Louisiana communities, using contemporary and traditional practices, such as projection bombing, peaceful protests, and community outreach.

OPPOSITE Julie Heffernan presents an artist talk to the community at the LSU Museum of Art’s opening reception of When the Water Rises.

NEW PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES DOCTOR OF DESIGN IN CULTURAL PRESERVATION LSU is now one of the few public universities in the country,


History and Theory of Material Culture

and the only institution among its region of peers, to offer an


Environmental Policy

affordable doctoral design degree. Approved by the LSU Board of


Fabricative Materials and Technology

Regents, the Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation will launch


Museum Studies

in fall 2017. The multidisciplinary degree will give practicing design professionals an opportunity to blend interests in design and the studio arts with scholarship—either to gain further

The 60-credit-hour program encompasses six semesters of study and 45 hours of new course offerings specific to the curriculum and its advanced nature, mostly devoted to individual, supervised


expertise in aspects of their fields of practice or to expand their professional capacities into new, emerging, and related fields.

research, where students will work one on one with faculty.

Students will share a common core of seminars on cultural

The Doctor of Design program serves a market of inter-

preservation and research methods while the curriculum for each

disciplinary professionals by building on the strengths of existing

specialization includes allied subjects and special requirements

faculty in the College of Art & Design and across the university,

to ensure robust cross-disciplinary study.

integrating expertise to address contemporary issues in four areas of specialization.

Visit DDES.LSU.EDU for more information about the program.

DUKE TIP The College of Art & Design was instrumental in helping LSU Continuing Education bring the Duke Talent Identification Program to LSU. Duke TIP offers undergraduate level coursework to highly gifted middle and high school students at university sites across the southeastern United States and beyond. LSU hosted two three-week “Studio Architecture” camps this summer, where participants undertook a

OGRAMS comprehensive examination of the world of architecture

while studying drafting techniques, reviewing buildings of great historical significance, and learning the language of

architecture—including typology, plan, section, elevation, perspective, axonometric, scale, and program.


The College of Art & Design Annual Fund provides unparalleled flexibility to seize educational opportunities when they become available while supporting the college’s operations and most pressing daily needs. Thanks to our alumni and friends for donating to the 2016–17 Annual Fund! See how YOU can make a difference at COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE The School of Architecture used annual funds to support faculty research, student and alumni events, and student travel, including travel expenses for student leaders of the LSU chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students to attend the AIAS Grassroots leadership conference in Washington, D.C. At Grassroots, AIAS members discuss chapter leadership, business leadership, community involvement, and innovation with local CEOs, founders, government officials, and professionals.

SCHOOL OF ART The School of Art used annual funds to provide support and

A portion of the College of Art & Design’s Annual Fund was used

enhancement opportunities for students to interact with

to bring in two alumni—Suzan Tillotson, founding principal

visiting artists and lecturers—like David Eichelberger and Julie

and lighting designer at Tillotson Design Associates, and Trey

Heffernan, who visited studios and participated in student

Trahan, founder and CEO of Trahan Architects—as part of the

critiques—and for recruitment and exhibition opportunities

Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series (initiated in 2015–16). The

for prospective students from around the state. The school also

dean also used annual fund dollars to support exhibitions in the

supported faculty research and the development of a major

Design Building Atrium.

publication forthcoming in fall 2017.

SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN The School of Interior Design used annual funds to supplement printing costs for students and support student and alumni events.

ROBERT REICH SCHOOL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE In addition to funding several student awards, the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture utilized annual funds for the end-of-year scholarship reception for students, parents, and alumni to celebrate excellence in the school, to host alumni reunions and graduate receptions, and to support student travel.

Your unrestricted donations to the annual funds help us meet our most pressing daily needs. Learn more at


Dear alumni, friends, and donors, I'm sure we can all think of a person who helped us get to where we are today. Perhaps less obvious are the “lagniappe” moments of our lives that also played a part. When I was a student at LSU, I attended a business etiquette dinner hosted by my college because I was happy to get a free meal. The keynote speaker that evening was a leader at a local foundation, and I was so inspired by what she shared about her work in philanthropy that I begged for an internship so I could learn more.


Years later, I have the privilege of discussing with you—the alumni and supporters of LSU—what your investment can accomplish on this campus and beyond. Philanthropy at LSU is playing an ever-more important role. What I share with our supporters is that while tuition and fees will keep the lights on and pay salaries and clean classrooms, private philanthropy is what enhances academic excellence. It’s the lagniappe that allows this institution to go the extra mile. In our development report, you'll see the numbers and dollars awarded in


scholarships and professorships. You will see the lecturers we were able to host. All those pieces might be the “lagniappe” that allows a student to be inspired. The College of Art & Design has 11 chairs and



professorships, 53 scholarship funds, and 88 other



funds that support various projects. Donors made all



that happen. I invite you to consider joining those ranks



to see what you can accomplish at LSU. Sincerely,


Director of Development




DR. SUE TURNER LSU honored renowned philanthropist Suzanne Wilbert Turner with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for her leadership in preserving cultural heritage, her contributions to education and the growth of LSU, her commitment to improving the


quality of the lives of others through personal example and Suzanne Wilbert Turner with her daughter, Susan Turner, at the spring 2016 commencement ceremony

civic engagement, and her passion for her alma mater. Dr. Suzanne Wilbert Turner’s extensive and distinguished record of achievement and service on behalf of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and LSU is unparalleled.








LSU President F. King Alexander, LSU Provost Richard J. Koubek, LSU Board of Supervisors representative Rolfe H. McCollister Jr., and LSU College of Art & Design

$3,572,804 ESTATE

Dean Alkis Tsolakis presented Turner with the honorary degree at the May 12, 2017, LSU College of Art & Design commencement ceremony.

DONOR HONOR ROLLS The College of Art & Design gratefully acknowledges the CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS, and NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS that made gifts and pledges in support of our mission. Recognized here are gifts and pledges of $1,000 and above made from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.



Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Bani Carville & Brown AIA Architects, Inc.

Louisiana Nursery & Landscape Foundation

Coleman Partners Architects

Ceramic Art Student Association, Inc.

No Fault Industries, Inc.


Design Workshop

Friends of Hilltop Arboretum

Hermance Machine Company

Reich Associates Landscape Architects


Holly and Smith Architects, Inc.

Rozas-Ward Architects

Louisiana Machinery

Imahara’s Landscape Co., Inc.


Newton Landscape Group

Jeffrey Carbo, FASLA, Landscape Architects, LLC

Tillotson Design Associates


Schwab Charitable Fund

$5,000+ Dantin Bruce Development OJB/The Office of James Burnett Southern Garden Symposium

LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects, Inc.

Parkside Foundation

The College of Art & Design gratefully acknowledges the INDIVIDUALS who made gifts and pledges in support of our mission. Recognized here are gifts and pledges of $1,000 and above made July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.



Clare A. Glassell

William T. Arterburn, BLA ’79

Alton J., BLA ’69, and Hillery Scavo

Carl E., MFA ’08, and Susan A. Blyskal

Tim J. Orlando, BLA ’83


Marvin E. and Susan M. Borgmeyer

Kirk A. Patrick, Jr. and Judith T. Patrick

Van L., BLA ’72, MFA ’79, and Jan L. Cox

Michael L., MLA ’12 and Nicole E. Petty

Charles D., BArch ’75, and Lyle Cadenhead

Margaret P. Robinson, BLA ’82

Elizabeth S. and Craig D. Campbell

Charles E. Schwing

Jeffrey K., BLA ’85, and Wendy Carbo Estate of Carl D. Garlington Sr., BArch ’69 Marvin R. Ragland Jr., BArch ’80, and Lauren M. Ragland Martha Taylor and Thomas E. Richard

Ken and Mary A. Carpenter Max Z. Conrad, BLA ’61

Roger H. Ogden and Kenneth Barnes

Seth M. Rodewald-Bates, MLA ’05 Bruce G. and Nola C. Sharky Camile A. Silva, MFA ’05 and Chad L. Prather


Robert T. Grissom

John G. Turner and Jerry G. Fischer

Kyley E. Harvey, BArch ’00

Isis C. Spinola-Schwartz, BLA ’83 and David A. Schwartz

Gary L., MLA ’82, and Kimberly H. Hawkins, BLA ’82

Jeffrey C., BArch ’84 and Gayle L. Stouffer

Brian J. Jacobus, BArch ’86

Tara R. Street-Bradford, BArch ’03

Lewis T. May, BLA ’60, MLA ’73

Ronald G. Trageser Jr., BLA ’90 and Jennifer N. Trageser

Patrick C., BLA ’79 and Randalle H. Moore

DONOR PROFILE CARL D. GARLINGTON SR. BArch 1959 ( 1932 - 2015 )


arl D. Garlington Sr. may not have originally planned to

Winn-Dixie. He was especially proud of the lovely homes he

be an architect, but he did plan a meaningful gift when

designed, including his own family’s second home in Franklin,

he left part of his estate to his alma mater, the LSU

North Carolina. His application of a rigid foam insulation in a

School of Architecture. Originally from Macon, Georgia, Carl received his degree in engineering from Georgia Tech. He served in the U.S. Army and was working as an engineer in Tampa when he met his bride-to-

Carl D. Garlington Sr. (1932 — 2015) left part of his estate to the LSU School of Architecture

be, Sarah “Sallie” Savitz. When Carl’s work transferred the couple

residential project remains a stand-out feature in the mountain home’s design. “It’s insulated with Styrofoam,” specified Sallie. “It works great year-round, keeping out the moisture, cold, and heat.” By the time Carl retired, he and Sallie were spending half a year in Florida and the other half in North Carolina.

to New Orleans, both he and Sallie decided to attend LSU—she

Carl D. Garlington Sr. died peacefully at age 82 in 2015. He is

toward a master’s in social work and he toward a bachelor’s

survived by Sallie, his wife of 52 years, his son, daughter, and two

in architecture. “He was bored doing what he was doing,”

grandchildren. “Everyone who mentions him to me talks about

Sallie recalled. “He was spending his days calling on different

his sense of humor, frequent jokes, and laughter!” shared Sallie.

companies. He’d always enjoyed drawing, so he decided to pursue a degree in architecture.”

Carl’s legacy will live on, not only in the homes and businesses he created and designed but through his gift to LSU. “My husband

After graduating from LSU, Carl and Sallie moved to Detroit,

loved LSU. We were both there and he made a lot of great friends,”

Michigan, where they lived for three years, Carl working at

added Sarah. “LSU was very important to him.” And Carl’s gift is

Smith, Hinchman & Grylls and Sallie doing volunteer work while

very important to LSU. In 2017–18, funds from the Garlingtons’

raising their two children. Not long after the family relocated to

planned gift will be used to award third-year architecture student

their home in Jacksonville, Florida, Carl set out on his own as

Kire Thomas for her academic success. Going forward, the

Carl D. Garlington Sr., Architect. By then an active member of

planned gift will continue to be used for exceptional students in

the American Institute of Architects, Carl became a renowned

the School of Architecture.

residential and commercial designer—with major clients like

1860 SOCIETY We graciously celebrate and recognize our members of the 1860 Society and their commitments to a bright future for the College of Art & Design. Membership in the LSU Foundation’s 1860 Society is awarded to anyone who submits documentation naming the LSU Foundation as a beneficiary in his or her estate. * Thomas R. and Judith P. Betts Jeffrey K. and Wendy W. Carbo Alma Beth Clark Max Z. Conrad Kurt and Gene Anne Culbertson Matthew L. Edmonds Carl D. Garlington Sr. Dwight MacDonald Douglas P. Reed Martha Taylor Richard James and Patti Richards Percy E. “Rebel” Roberts Michael D. Robinson and Don J. Boutté Linda Bliss Salisbury and John W. Salisbury Jr.

This is what it's all about!

Alton and Hillery Scavo * Names in italics denote deceased members.

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