News + Events

2015 Annual Student Show

The School of Design invites everyone to the opening reception of the Annual Student Show on Tuesday, March 24. Over 500 works by undergraduate and graduate students, including several from colleges in addition to the SOD were submitted to an outside juror. Of these submissions 61 works were chosen. Works...
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The first and second year graduate students from the Louisiana Tech University School of Design present CODA. A coda in music and literature serves as an ending to one movement or passage as well as a segue for the work into the next movement. For the graduate students, and their...
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Information Design Exhibition

The School of Design is hosting a new exhibition titled: Invisible Architecture: Ladislav Sutnar, Sweet’s Catalog Service and Information Design 1941 – 1960. The exhibit will open on Thursday, March 19 from 5:00 to 6:30PM and will run through Saturday, April 11, 2015.

McCauley wins Grand Prize!

Zach McCauley is the Grand Prize Winner in the fine art/personal category in the current issue of PDNedu magazine that everyone at the SPE conference has received in their welcome bag. Way to go Zach!

Aaron Draplin Invades Louisiana!

AARON DRAPLIN THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015 Wyly Tower Auditorium 6:00-8:30PM Join us for an evening full of inspiration with Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. This is the first time Aaron has traveled to Louisiana to bring us his uncensored, refreshingly sincere perspective on how to make great work. Come...
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Carwile to Lecture

Guy Carwile, Professor of Architecture in the School of Design will discuss his leadership role in the ongoing collaboration between the School and Monroe’s architectural landmark, Walter Burley Griffin’s Cooley House, in a lecture on Thursday, 26 February at 6pm in the Ouachita Grand Plaza (501 South Grand Street, Monroe)....
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Lecture by Robert Rogers: The Impact of Small Things

Tuesday/February 3 6:30pm Visual Arts Center, Room 103 The School of Design is happy to welcome architect Robert Rogers to the Louisiana Tech University campus.   Robert Rogers, FAIA, is a founding partner of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers, located in New York. “Rob” creates institutional and cultural buildings that are civic works....
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Grab a Hunk of Lightning

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) invites the public to a screening of the documentary Grab a Hunk of Lightning, about the life and work of Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange. The film will be introduced by director and five-time Emmy Winner, Dyanna Taylor, who is Lange’s granddaughter. This free...
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Ceramic Demonstration & Lecture

The School of Design invites you to a demonstration and lecture by visiting ceramic artist James Tingey. Demonstration: Jan. 14 8:30am – 11:00am Ceramics Studio, Art and Architecture Annex (South Campus) RM 101 Lecture: Jan. 15 6:00pm F Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center (VAC) RM 103 All events are free...
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Architecture Student Group Honored with Two National Awards

The Louisiana Tech University Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) was honored with two of the seven national Honor Awards presented at the 2014 AIAS Forum in Nashville, Tennessee held from 29 December 2014 through 1 January 2015. AIAS Forum, the American Institute of Architecture Student’s annual...
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Call for Entry – Annual Student Show

The Louisiana Tech University School of Design Annual Student show submissions are now being accepted! All currently enrolled Louisiana Tech students are eligible to apply. Juror: Richard Mc Cabe, curator of photography Odgen Museum of Southern Art. Submission Deadline: Monday, February 9 (11:59 pm) visit: to submit for image prep help: Tech_Annual_StudentShow_2015 –...
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Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

Louisiana Tech University School of Design 3rd National Louisiana Biennial: Juried Exhibition Exhibition Dates: January 20, 2015-February 24, 2015 Tuesday January 20, Louisiana Biennial Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 6pm. 5pm, Juror’s Talk: Naima Keith, Assistant Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem This event is free and open to the public. Reception...
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Closing Reception & Artist Talk: Perspicacious Ninnyhammers

Bethea Gallery F Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center Tuesday December 9th, 2014 6pm Closing Reception, refreshments provided 5pm Panel Discussion with artists, VAC room 103 The School of Design invites you to a closing reception for Perspicacious Ninnyhammers, a group show featuring ​paintings and multi-media constructions by Alex Paulus, Isaac...
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Architecture Students Win Competition

In partnership with USGBC Louisiana, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) hosted a competition for architecture and design students in Louisiana to submit designs for FSC’s booth at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans last month. While there were many creative submissions, only one design can be built each year...
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Kyle Triplett Lectures in Baton Rouge

Kyle Triplett, assistant professor of ceramics at Louisiana Tech, lectured at the LSU College of Art & Design on November 6. Kyle studied at the LSU School of Art as part of the post-baccalaureate program in the ceramics area. He is interested in the visual elements of the natural world, “those that act...
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School of Design Open House

The School of Design at Louisiana Tech University is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, November 11th from 6 pm – 8 pm. The event will be held throughout buildings and spaces of the School of Design on the university’s main campus: Hale Hall, the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts...
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Jenny Pelc, State IDP Coordinator, is coming on Wednesday, October 29 at 4:30pm to give a presentation on the IDP process and changes in the architecture program. The presentation will be in GTM 105. Students are now able to enroll in IDP and earn credit immediately following high school graduation, so the...
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Exhibition Opening & Lecture

The School of Design invites you all to the opening reception and a related artist lecture by photographer Thomas Allen. Work courtesy of Foley Gallery, NY. Opening Reception: Moffett Gallery, F Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center 6pm Reception food by generous support of Ponchatoulas Tom Allen artist talk: 5pm VAC...
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I’m Planning to be Spontaneous…Tomorrow

Exhibition of New Quilted Works by Damon Caldwell (SOD Faculty) Thursday/October 23 (Opening Reception) 6:00-8:00pm Enterprise Center at Louisiana Tech UniversityStatement Regarding Creative Work I am intrigued by the parallels between quilts and walls: two outer layers with interior insulation; the “front” assembled as a complex composition of geometric elements...
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INSITE: Lecture by Meryati Johari Blackwell

INSITE   Lecture by Meryati Johari Blackwell (Fayetteville AR) Tuesday/October 21 6:30pm Visual Arts Center, Room 103 The School of Design is happy to welcome architect and interior designer Meryati Johari Blackwell to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Marlon Blackwell Architects is a design centered critical practice that has been producing award winning and...
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Scott Marble to discuss WORKFLOW

WORKFLOW   Lecture by Scott Marble (Brooklyn) Tuesday/October 14 6:30pm Visual Arts Center, Room 103 The School of Design is happy to welcome architect Scott Marble to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Scott Marble is a founding partner, with Karen Fairbanks, of Marble Fairbanks, located in New York. He is Director...
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Hamrick Interviewed

Associate Professor Frank Hamrick was interviewed on Light Leaked (, an online photography journal. Be sure to check out Hamrick’s work and his insights on process, academia and the profession of photography.

Exhibition Opening

The first show of the season at Louisiana Tech University’s Enterprise Center opens this Friday, September 26th. In Ephemera of World War I: The 100th Anniversary of The Great War, Professor Saul Zalesch chronicles the years before, during, and after the war through his extensive collection of ephemera of this...
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Upcoming Lectures

October 14, 2014 6:30PM VAC Room #103 Scott Marble Marble Fairbanks Brooklyn, NY October 21, 2014 6:30PM VAC Room #103 Meryati Blackwell Marlon Blackwell Architects Fayetteville, AR December 09, 2014 6:30PM VAC Room #103 Hazy Belzberg Belzberg Architects, APC Santa Monica, CA

Artist Lecture: September 23, 2014

Artist Lecture featuring Cig Harvey (via Skype) This Tuesday, September 23 11am VAC 103 The photographs and artist books of Cig Harvey, MFA, have been widely exhibited and remain in the permanent collections of major museums and collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Farnsworth Art...
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Congratulations to Sarah Kathryn Delphin (’10) of Prevot Design Services for winning the 2014 American Society of Interior Designers South Central Chapter Excellence in Design Award for the St.Jude’s Catholic Church in Benton, Louisiana. Congratulations to Krista Scruton, a senior in Interior Design, for winning the 2014-2015 Robert “Bob” King Memorial Scholarship. Here...
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