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Kari Smith

Director and Professor 
School of Architecture and Design

Coastal Community Resilience Studio Co-Director
Institute for Coastal Ecology and Engineering Fellow
Center for Louisiana Studies Fellow

Office: Fletcher Hall Room 129
Phone: 337.482.1341

Kari Smith, LEED AP, is the Director and a Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Architecture and Design. Her education culminated in a Master of Architecture from Rice University. As an educator and designer, Smith maintains a critical engagement to architecture that improves social-ecological conditions, especially relating to water issues, through systemic resilience thinking and trans-disciplinary collaborations.