College of Art & Design

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We have a vision for tomorrow.

Think about tomorrow. What does it look like? Our students will create that for you. Your gifts will support tomorrow’s city planners, landscape architects, interior designers, and museum curators. The advertisements you will see, the buildings you set foot in, the games you will play, the photographs you will cherish—many will be created by our students. Your support gives creatives the opportunity to wake up every morning with a vision for the future.

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Fundraising Priorities

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Art & Design students shoulder expenses related to materials, technology, travel, and other opportunities to hone their skills. Gifts will support undergraduate and graduate scholarships and travel for all units and programs.

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Center for Green Technology

Gifts will establish an on-campus hub to explore and develop innovative design/construction technologies that are responsive to local climate and environmental issues, energy efficiency, and the built environment.

Doctor of Design Program

Our DDes in Cultural Preservation program, our first-ever doctoral program, will cultivate stewards of Louisiana’s heritage who are equipped with cutting-edge training and expertise not available anywhere else.

Alumni and Faculty Archive

Developed with the LSU Museum of Art, this archive will house the history of the college’s students and faculty and will make their work and research widely available.

Caribbean Basin Collaborative

Gifts will support development of design strategies that will address issues related to economic and environmental sustainability while addressing design practices concerned with cultural preservation and environmental resilience within the Caribbean Basin.

Incubator for Urban Equity

Gifts will bring together LSU students and faculty, community organizers, and local artists to develop integrated urban strategies that address social, ecological, material, and cultural factors and promote equal access to opportunity.

Institute for Human Health and Wellness

This collaborative environment will be a space to conduct applied research and engage multiple academic disciplines in an integrated approach to design practices that advance and sustain the culture and condition of health and wellness.

Urban Equity Professorship

This professorship will support the Incubator’s programming and bolster faculty recruitment, keeping us at the cutting edge of cultivating talented, creative thinkers who contribute to making our world a more livable place.

Human Health and Wellness Professorship

This professorship will support programs that will take place in the Institute for Human Health and Wellness, helping to address challenges related to the built environment.

Doctor of Design Professorship

An endowed professorship will aid in recruiting and retaining top faculty to the new DDes program to shepherd degree candidates through their own highly specific research on a variety of topics.

Dean's Chair

A chair tied to the dean’s position will provide reliable and flexible funding that can be used to support any of the college’s initiatives, as well as future missions of the college.

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