2016+17 ANNUAL 829 STUDENTS ENROLLED
LSU COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN 5,000+ FACEBOOK FANS
25 VISITING ARTISTS
47 STUDENTS ABROAD
LETTER FROM THE DEAN Dean Alkis Tsolakis was interviewed by Tommy TV for a video to recruit international students to LSU. Visit global. lsu.edu/research 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
2016-17 YEAR IN REVIEW 829 721 UNDERGRADUATE 108 GRADUATE
136 UNDERGRADUATE 24 GRADUATE
More than 94 scholarships awarded, totaling:
$128,784 ARCHITECTURE 32 / $48,059
$ INCREASE IN AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS SINCE 2015-16
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.
COMBINED FACEBOOK FANS (8% ANNUAL INCREASE)
COMBINED TWITTER FOLLOWERS
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 design.lsu.edu/jobs
students studied abroad
BATON ROUGE GALLERY
LSU MUSEUM OF ART
LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM
THE ARTS COUNCIL OF BATON ROUGE EBB & FLOW FESTIVAL
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
FACULTY & STAFF ANNIVERSARIES CHARLES FRYLING
Director, School of Art
Associate Dean, College of Art & Design
1967 — 2017
1981 — 2016
1976 — 2016
1992 — 2017
1992 — 2017
TL RITCHIE Associate Professor 1997 — 2017
50 40 35 25 25 20
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 masterâ€™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 Philadelphiaâ€™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.
127 EXHIBITIONS IN 2016
24 INTERNATIONAL 54 NATIONAL 49 REGIONAL 20 SOLO (15%)
$782,798 IN NEWLY FUNDED RESEARCH IN 2016
PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES + WORKSHOPS
43 PUBLICATIONS JOURNALS
FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS Associate Professor AUSTIN ALLEN
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
Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
MICHAEL DESMOND guest
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
DOUGLAS and CHARLES FRYLING
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.
UNDERGRADUATE ACCOLADES At the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO, WILLIAM BAUMGARDNER
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,
“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
CLEMENT and MIKE STUMBRAS
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
UNDERGRADUATE/ GRADUATE COLLABORATIONS
proposal, “Les retraites d'Auguste” (“Augustan Retreats”), set at Largo di Torre, Argentina, can be seen among the other finalists’ work at arturbain.fr/arturbain/concours/2017/. 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,
COMMUNITY DESIGN COLLABORATIVE
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.
SOCIAL PRACTICE ART
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
affordable doctoral design degree. Approved by the LSU Board of
Fabricative Materials and Technology
Regents, the Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation will launch
in fall 2017. The multidisciplinary degree will give practicing design professionals an opportunity to blend interests in design and the studio arts with scholarshipâ€”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 design.lsu.edu/give. 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.
DEVELOPME ENDOWED FUNDS
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
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
professorships, 53 scholarship funds, and 88 other
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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,
ELLEN FARGASON MATHIS
Director of Development
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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 Turnerâ€™s extensive and distinguished record of achievement and service on behalf of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and LSU is unparalleled.
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$354,794 NON-ENDOWED FUNDS $9,951,565 ENDOWED FUNDS
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
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.
Friends of Hilltop Arboretum
Hermance Machine Company
Reich Associates Landscape Architects
Holly and Smith Architects, Inc.
Imaharaâ€™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.
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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