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Brian L Powell

School of Architecture and Design
Honors Program Advisor

Office: Fletcher Hall, Room 208
Phone: 337.482.6226

Brian Powell has taught at UL Lafayette for 24 years and is both NCIDQ certified (1994) and a Louisiana State Licensed (2010) interior designer. Professor Powell teaches foundation level design and upper level interior design and has taught the building systems course to both interior design and architecture students for 20 years. Professor Powell is an active member of IDEC, having served various positions on its board of directors. He was a BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home team member and participated in the onsite construction of the home for the 2010 Solar Decathlon.


  • "Creating Tomorrow’s Socially Responsible Student Today," Interior Design Educators Association Conference, Waco, TX, October 2007
  • "Building Hope: Service Learning in the Design Studio," Western Social Science Association Conference, Calgary, April 2007
  • "Edward Wormely: Designer with a Global Perspective," Interior Design Educators Council Southwest Regional Conference, Norman, OK, November 2006
  • "Educator Teaching Educators: Green Design, Sustainable Design Task Force, Interior Design Educators Council," Annual International Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, March 2006
  • "Bridging the Gap: Generations in the Classroom, Interior Design Educators Council Southwest Regional Conference," Shreveport, LA, October 2005
  • "Questioning Students’ Beliefs about the Design Disciplines," 21st National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, San Antonio, TX, February 2005