Kris Palagi

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture

In fall 2015, Kris Palagi, NCARB, joined the LSU faculty as an assistant professor of architecture to instruct undergraduate design studios and building construction seminars. He is a licensed architect in the state of Hawaii, where he has practiced since earning his Master of Architecture from Montana State University in 2000. Palagi held a full-time position at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s School of Architecture for six years prior to attending Cornell University for a post-professional Master of Architecture.

Palagi’s interest in challenging construction standards began while working on William Massie’s design-build project, the Big Sky House in rural Montana, and matured while working at DeJesus Architecture and Design on Kauai. As project manager, his work contributed to a 2010 Honolulu AIA Award of Merit, as well as a Distinguished Entrant award for the Ohana Hale Kauai and Anahola Cottage, respectively. As a principal at Cogent Designs, his investigation of experimental construction continues with projects under construction in Hawaii and California.