Dr. Pasquale DePaola is currently the Director of Louisiana Tech’s School of Design, but the Italian expat has a rich history, including extended time as a professional basketball scout in his home country and beyond. In this episode, DePaola talks about growing up in Italy and his jump to the U.S., the parallels between finding […]
40. Robert Brooks and Brad Deal: Embrace the Pursuit
Every year, the ARCH 335 class of junior architecture students spends countless hours at Camp Alabama in Choudrant, designing and building larger-than-life projects from scratch that impact the lives of the special-needs campers at MedCamps each summer. And every year, these students are led by Professors Robert Brooks and Brad Deal, who act as instructors, […]
36. Joey Slaughter: Rip it up, Ruston!
School of Design Professor Joey Slaughter likes skateboarding so much that he’s spearheading a project to bring the community of Ruston a special spot: a public skate park. It’s a grand project full of challenges, but while Joey tells us about his personal journey as an artist and how he ended up at Tech, he […]
3. Karl Puljak: When Spaces Are More Than Just Places
With purpose and passion, architects both tie us together and give us some space. As a professor of architecture, Karl teaches his students to design spaces that go beyond their practical purposes to also support the creation of meaningful experiences. As the director of the School of Design, he hopes to facilitate collaboration between his […]