Chair of the Ryerson University School of Interior Lois Weinthal to Speak at LSU Design Building March 6

02/21/2013 12:02 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Art & Design’s Distinguished Lecture Series will present a lecture by Lois Weinthal, chair of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, on Wednesday, March 6, at 5 p.m., in Room 103 of the Design Building. The event is free and open to the public.


Weinthal previously taught in the School of Architecture from at the University of Texas- Austin from 1999-2012 and was a director of the BFA and MFA Interior Design Program at Parsons: The New School for Design from 2007-09. She is also a recent editor of an interior design theory reader Toward a New Interior, published by Princeton Architectural Press in the spring of 2011. She has also been previously published in an article in the Journal of Architectural Education titled, “House Lab: The House as Instigator of Full-Scale Constructions,” based upon an advanced design studio at the University of Texas Austin.


Weinthal has received grants from the Graham Foundation, a Fulbright Adward and a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Award for residency in Berlin that led to the exhibit, “Berlin: A Renovation of Postcards” and a project included in the book “Building Questions: Installations by Architects,” published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009. In 2007, Weinthal curated “Architecture Inside/Out” at the Center for Architecture in New York City.


Along with Kent Kleinman, Weinthal co-founded and organized After Taste, a yearly symposia dedicated to the critical review of interior design identifying pressing contemporary issues and practices that will challenge practitioners in the future, and will serve as co-editor of the forthcoming After Taste publications. She has previously lectured at the Architectural League in New York City and the Museum of the City of New York, in addition to national and international lectures, and has received invitations to participate in reviews at Columbia University, Cooper Union, and SCI-Arc.


Weinthal received her bachelor of architecture and bachelor of fine arts degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her master’s degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art.


This presentation of the LSU Art & Design’s Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by Paula G. Manship and the LSU School of Architecture. Professional American Institute of Architects and American Society of Landscape Architects continuing education credit is available for this lecture. Additional information is available on the LSU College of Art & Design’s website,, on the College of Art & Design’s Facebook page or by contacting Debra Langlois at 225-578-5868 or


Those unable to attend can view a recording of the lecture online at

Aaron  Looney 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013