Faculty & Researchers
The LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio brings together academic disciplines that typically conduct research separately—such as designers, scientists, planners, and engineers—to intensively study and respond to critical issues of coastal settlement, restoration, flood protection, and economic development. Through its integrated design and systems thinking approach, programs, and projects, the CSS builds university capacity and transdisciplinary teams that work to develop strategies that address coastal problems.
New Project Fund
Through the CSS New Project Fund, faculty can receive financial support to develop and present early stage and proof of concept ideas, taking their research to the next level with groups such as NSF or National Academies. Through the CSS New Project Fund, faculty can receive financial support to develop and present early stage and proof of concept ideas, taking their research to the next level with groups such as NSF or National Academies.
At the Coastal Sustainability Studio, experts from a variety of disciplines come together to address issues of sustainability in Louisiana’s coastal region. The CSS offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, and a collaborative work environment. Individuals with backgrounds in Landscape Architecture, Engineering (Civil, Environmental and Biological), Architecture, Coastal Science, Media Arts, Interior Design, Cartography, Urban Planning, Geography, History, Environmental Studies, Public Policy, are encouraged to seek positions at the CSS.
The ecological, economic, infrastructural, and social systems of the Mississippi River Delta and coastal regions are increasingly vulnerable to disturbance, resulting in increased risk to global commerce, the most abundant ecosystem in North America, and millions of people who live in the region. The Coastal Sustainability Studio provides the transdisciplinary and design thinking framework to address these coastal challenges in more comprehensive ways through a variety of focused programs.