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Louisiana Tech University

September 21, 2011

Liane Hancock has joined the Faculty at Louisiana Tech University School of Architecture as full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Liane will be teaching foundation level studios and history/theory courses.   Liane has recently curated the exhibit Material Landscapes at the Sheldon Art Gallery in St. Louis which features the work of STOSS Landscape+Urbanism, D.I.R.T. Studio, dlandstudio, Eskyiu, KBAS, LeggeLewisLegge, PEG and Wanted Landscape.  It remains open to the public until mid January.

The School of Architecture welcomes back Ian Macaskill, RIBA, to the School of Architecture to serve as an adjunct professor. Macaskill practiced architecture in South Africa for over a decade before serving as a member of the Louisiana Tech University faculty from 1984-1989. From 1989 until 2008, he served as head of the Design Department in the Louisiana architecture office of Architecture+.

Professional-In-Residence Walter Green was invited this summer to join the stable of artists represented by The Michael McCormick Gallery in Taos, New Mexico. He currently exhibits twelve original oil paintings at the gallery, covering his work from the past three decades.

New work of Assistant Professors Troy Malmstrom and Michael Williams was featured at Louisiana Tech University’s Enterprise Center Gallery from 16 September through 13 October. The exhibition of work displayed objects and installations exploring digital and analog fabrications and methods of production.

Professor Guy Carwile received a grant from the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation for the documentation to HABS standards of the Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana.  His continuing research on the former Jack Tar Hotel addition in Galveston was featured in the Society for Commercial Archeology Journal (Spring 2011).

Assistant Professors Stephanie Carwile and Troy Malmstrom and a group of Interior Design students are working with the OMSA (Ouachita Medical Society Alliance) and the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum this fall to design, fabricate and install a new exhibit.  The 12’x16’ space will be a permanent part of the museum’s “Health Hall” and will provide a medical related educational and imaginative play environment to include an operating room, neonatal unit and pharmacy.   All funding for this project is provided by OMSA and donations from regional medical centers and physicians.  The Children’s Museum provides educational play and entertainment for northeast Louisiana pre-k through grade school systems as well as member families.

Assistant Professor Pasquale De Paola spent five weeks in Italy this summer researching, documenting and finishing up his doctoral work: A Question of Method: Architettura Razionale and the XV Milan Triennale of 1973, which he will be defending at the beginning of October at Texas A&M University.

During those five weeks, Professor De Paola also attended several workshops/conferences in Rome and Naples. At the MAXXI in Rome, Pasquale participated to the event Architecture Visions/Erratic language in architectural narrative: Playing the Scene; this happening was highlighted by documentary followed by a critical debate which analyzed the formal interaction existing between the architectural object and its urban background.

Pasquale also attended the informal Workshop of Architecture and Urban Photography, a meeting organized by the International Society of Biourbanism, which involved the study or Rome's dynamical transformations of its urban fabric through photography and cartographic mapping.

While in Naples, and Avellino, De Paola's home town, he participated as a guest speaker to two public debates that addressed the necessity for a new comprehensive regional and urban plan that deals with issues related to the planning of new solid waste management collector points in the Campania.

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