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Contact: Christine Payton March 9, 2006
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's School of Architecture and Design will host a Spring Design Festival Lecture and Film Series, March 17 through April 7.

The annual festival will feature architecture, interior and industrial design professionals as well as the documentary film “Louisiana Story.” Design week is a celebration of design in all its forms and an opportunity for the public, friends and alumni to visit the school.

The schedule of events is as follows:

March 17

• 3:30 p.m. Bryan Thompson, of Nissan Design will speak about “Automotive, Interior, Furniture and Product/Graphic Design.”

March 22

• 3:30 p.m. Elemore Morgan and J.C. Boudreaux will speak about “Coastal Louisiana, Then and Now.”

• 4:30 p.m. “Louisiana Story” - This 1948 Oscar-nominated, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece - the last by “father of the documentary” Robert J. Flaherty - is both poetic and visually stunning. From the perspective of a young Cajun boy living on the Bayou, Flaherty follows the advent of an oil rig and its effects on the surrounding land and its people. Now newly restored, this classic has a much-deserved spot on the National Film Registry.

March 24

• 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Recruiting Day: an opportunity for design firms to meet the students.

• 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Reception for Eddie Cazayoux, AIA. Cazayoux will be completing his last year as an active teacher in the School of Architecture and Design.

• 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Micheal Holly, AIA, an alumnus and partner in HAS will be giving a lecture. Holly, of Holly and Smith Architects in Hammond will be speaking on the recent work of his firm.

March 25

• 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Volleyball tournament.

• noon until 3 p.m. Alumni/AIA/IDSA Crawfish Boil, located at Girard Park across from Fletcher Hall.

• 12:45 p.m. Cameron Sinclair “Architecture for Humanity” Lecture

• 4:30 p.m. Coleman Coker lecture - Coker founded BuildingStudio on two principles. First, to blur the boundaries between architecture, art, craft and thinking, and second, to explore built presence grounded in the experience of the real world. Coker will speak about these issues through the recent work of his firm.

• 9 p.m. Beaux Arts Ball

April 7

• 2:30 p.m. Shelia Danko lecture - Danko is the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise at Cornell University in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis and will be speaking on subject will be Design and Entrepreneurship.

All lectures are supported by the South Louisiana Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the School of Architecture and Design and the Student Government Association. All lectures will be held in Fletcher Hall Rm. 134.

For more information please call the School of Architecture and Design at 482-6225.

Document last revised Thursday, March 9, 2006 9:35 AM

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