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SOD host Game Jam

Interested in designing video games? Are you a developer or an artist/designer or just interested in games? This is the event to attend!! 3rd Annual 48hr LaTech Game Jam Where: School of Design – FJ Taylor Visual Arts Building, 1 Mayfield Ave., Ruston, LA 71272 When: March 23 (5pm) –...
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SOD hosts 2018 Annual Student Exhibition

The School of Design invites everyone to the opening reception of the Annual Student Show at 5pm on Monday, March 19th. Over 500 works by undergraduate and graduate students were submitted to an outside juror. Of these submissions 48 works were chosen. Works on view include all levels of ceramics,...
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AIAS/SOD Host Career Focus Day

Firms from Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas are coming to Hale Hall to participate in Career Focus Day on Saturday, 17 March. This annual event serves as an opportunity for our students to start preparing for their professional futures by meeting with architects/interior designers, talking about their work and learning about...
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SOD Graphic Designers earn awards

Congratulations to the LaTech SOD Graphic Design students and faculty earned awards and recognition at the 2018 ADDY Awards, hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Shreveport-Bossier. Dellanee Wade, MFA candidate, brought home a Silver, Gold, and 2018 Student Best of Show ADDYs for her (31ATE) campaign focused on building...
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Two Visiting Artists featured in Exhibitions/Lectures

The School of Design invites all faculty, staff and students to the opening reception for two new exhibitions in the Bethea and Moffett Galleries. Exhibition Dates: January 30- February 20, 2018 Chris Boyd Taylor (Bethea Gallery) Made for TV: TriColor Stands and the Fixins’ to Go With February 20, 2018...
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Design Justice Advocate to Lecture

The School of Design is happy to welcome designer Brian Lee, Jr. to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Bryan is a Designer and Design Justice Advocate. He is the Founder/Director of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial,...
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Rock Island Greenway Mural Dedicated

It was a great day celebrating the dedication of the first Rock Island Greenway Mural. A wonderful collaboration continues between Louisiana Tech University and the City of Ruston. Congratulations to Professor Nicholas Bustamante and his awesome students! Article here

Maggio contributes to a book on Toy Research

Todd Maggio, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, contributed a chapter to the recent book entitled TOYS and COMMUNICATION. His chapter, “LMNOBeasts: Using Typographically Inspired Toys to Aid Development of Language and Communication Skills in Early Childhood,” was cowritten with Kerri Phillips and Christina Maddix in the School of Communication at...
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2017-18 Faculty Exhibition Opens

Opening Reception: December 5, 5-7pm Exhibition Dates: Until January 16, 2018 The School of Design is excited to invite everyone to the opening reception of the 2017-2018 Faculty Show. This exhibit consists of collaborative works and individual research projects of faculty and staff in the areas of Studio Art, Graphic...
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Architect/Engineer to Discuss recent projects

The School of Design is happy to welcome architect/engineer Greg Otto to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Greg Otto is a principal at Walter P. Moore in Los Angeles, California. The office of Walter P Moore focuses upon structural engineering, enclosure and façade design, and infrastructure planning. The office has...
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Architect Natalye Appel, FAIA, to lecture

The School of Design is happy to welcome architect Natalye Appel to the Louisiana Tech Campus for a lecture on Monday, 9 October at 5:30pm in the FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103. Natalye Appel + Associates Architects is a small firm from Houston, with projects ranging from civic,...
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SOD to host state-wide printmaking symposium

The School of Design is hosting PRINT THING #5, a state-wide symposium and workshop for undergraduate students and printmaking professors to meet, learn, collaborate and have some fun. Students and faculty from Nicholls State, McNeese State, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Baton Rouge Community College and Louisiana State University will...
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Printmaking Exhibition in the VAC Galleries

The Louisiana Tech School of Design is pleased to announce the 2017 Louisiana International Printmaking Exhibition, juried by Ben Hickey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA. The 2017 Louisiana International Printmaking Exhibition presents a survey of contemporary printmaking, with artists from the United...
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Design/Build Film Featured in New York

Professor Brad Deal’s film documenting the Arch335 design/build project “Pisces” will be featured the the 4th Annual Short Films Walk in NYC on October 11. SOD and Louisiana Tech University in the big city…check it out!

Yellow to create mural, show film, give art talk

The School of Design is happy to welcome artist/musician PEELANDER YELLOW (aka Kengo Hioki) to the Louisiana Tech campus. While perhaps best known as the leader of the “Japanese Action Comic” punk band Peelander-Z, known for color-coordinated costumes as well as on-stage antics such as human bowling and other forms...
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Architecture students earn Peterson Prize recognition

Congratulations to Professor of Architecture Guy Carwile and his students for earning Honorable Mention for their submission to the Charles E. Peterson Prize! During the winter quarter of 2017, five students from the Architecture Program in the School of Design at Louisiana Tech University measured and produced HABS (Historic American...
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Iancu Exhibits “Vicarious Trauma” in Shreveport

Raluca Iancu, Assistant Professor of Studio Art (Drawing and Printmaking), will exhibit “Vicarious Trauma” upstairs in CoolSpace @ artspace. Iancu’s art explores disaster, tragedy, memory and vulnerability. The focus of her artspace exhibition will be the installation piece, “It’s Not Easy to Stop a Train.” This is immersive art that...
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Architecture Students win design competition award

Congratulations to architecture students Daniel Campbell and Chase Emery Johnson for earning Third Place in the Open Category of the 2016-17 ACSA/AISC Steel Design Competition! Their project, Summit Climbing Retreat, was selected from 188 design submissions, a 2% award rate. The faculty sponsors were Professors Kevin Singh and Pasquale De...
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Master of Architecture Candidate Exhibition

Congratulations to our Master of Architecture degree candidates! These students celebrate with an exhibition of work as a prelude to commencement exercises on 20 May. The closing reception is scheduled for Friday, 19 May from 6:30pm until 8:30pm in the FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center Galleries.

Justin Shiels -This Creative Lab

The School of Design and AIGA Louisiana Tech University are happy to welcome designer Justin Shiels to campus. In addition to reviewing the portfolios of the senior graphic design students, he will present a public lecture on Thursday, 11 May at 5pm in the FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103....
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More or Less: The BFA candidate exhibition

More or Less, an exhibition of artwork by Louisiana Tech School of Design BFA candidates, will be on view at the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center galleries on the Louisiana Tech University campus from May 8th-12th, 2017. The exhibition is a capstone project by ten senior Bachelor of Fine...
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Moore wins Makers Award

Congratulations to Alaycia Moore, a dual degree Studio Art/Graphic Design major, for taking top honors (and a wad of cash!) at The Great Makers Show last week! The Event was part of the University’s Makers Month and supported by the Innovation Enterprise at Louisiana Tech.

MFA Thesis Presentations and Exhibitions

The Louisiana Tech University School of Design is pleased to announce the following exhibitions and thesis presentations in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts Degree.    Please join us for the opening reception, lecture, and Q and A with these MFA candidates: The Human Animal...
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Congrats to our Academic Excellence Awardees!

The College of Liberal Arts hosted its 2017 Academic Excellence Luncheon for outstanding students within the College. The School of Design is proud to have these six great students (and excellent humans!) representing us so very well for the event. STUDIO ART – Graduate: Adrianna Speer STUDIO ART – Undergraduate: Sarah Prescott GRAPHIC...
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Annual Student Exhibition with guest juror Jude Landry

Please join the Louisiana Tech University School of Design for the Opening Reception of the 2017 Annual Student Exhibition. This year’s juror for the exhibition is Graphic Designer, Jude Landry. In a blind jurying process Landry reviewed over 500 works submitted. 53 works including Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design,...
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