Jeffrey Carney

Jeffrey Carney

Jeffrey Carney

Director, Coastal Sustainability Studio
Louisiana State University

Jeffrey Carney is director of the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS) and associate professor in the LSU School of Architecture. He received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and master’s degrees in architecture and city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley. Carney’s work in Louisiana centers on leading trans-disciplinary coastal and delta design and research efforts. He led a multi-year HUD-sponsored project called the Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program; administers workshops for the Louisiana Community Resilience Institute and associated Mayors’ Workshops; and was a team leader for “The Giving Delta,” an award-winning submission for the international Changing Course Design Competition that reimagined ways of living and working on Louisiana’s dynamic delta coast. Carney is currently leading the design and development of the science- and engineering-informed exhibition space called “Shifting Foundations” within the LSU Center for River Studies.  For this project, commissioned by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, CSS faculty, research fellows and students are producing a range of visualization tools to animate a 9,000 square-foot exhibition space. The project communicates to stakeholders Louisiana’s coastal and delta history, current challenges and dramatic efforts to proactively develop a more resilient coast.