Elizabeth Tomlinson

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Presentation "The Village of River Ranch: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of a Traditional Neighborhood Development in Lafayette, Louisiana" approved for AICP (American Institute for Certified Planners) Certification Maintenance credit, May 2008

  • Presenter, Louisiana Folklore Society Annual Conference, March 2007, topic: “A Post-Katrina Emergency Animal Shelter: Disaster Preparedness and Convergent Volunteerism”
  • Presenter, Capital Section American Planning Association, March 2008, topic: “The Village of River Ranch: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of a Traditional Neighborhood Development in Lafayette, Louisiana”

Louisiana State University
Summer 2007
Adjunct Instructor, College of Art and Design

  • proposed, developed and taught “Environmental Psychology for Designers and Planners” to undergraduate and graduate Interior Design, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture students

The Baton Rouge Journal
September 2004 to January 2007
Contributing writer:

  • Series: Smart Growth; Women Entrepreneurs of Baton Rouge
  • Architectural and design features

Sauviac + Dang, A Professional Architectural Corporation
October 2001 to November 2003

Project Types:

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Ecclesiastical
  • Educational
  • Retail

(New construction, renovation/remodels, additions, tenant build-outs)

  • communicated with clients, contractors, consultants, engineers, and other professionals orally and in writing
  • concept development through space articulation
  • code knowledge and appropriate application
  • documented existing conditions and translated into dimensioned base drawings
  • prepared documents for permitting
  • compiled and prepared contracts and specifications manuals; reviewed bids for compliance.
  • problem-solving relating to design around existing elements and within a difficult space
  • selection of materials, colors, and finishes to enhance the architectural concept and purpose of a space, as well as to meet the psychological needs of the people using the space
    ·knowledge of contract administration through hands-on practice.

Office of Community Design and Development
May 2000 to May 2001


  • Avoyelles Parish High School for Agricultural Science
  • I-10 Corridor Study
  • Jackson, Louisiana: Town Masterplan
  • Intensive programming experience: project and building type research, interviews, analyzation and evaluation of needs and goals, determination of site issues, and code research. Compiled and designed program manual for architectural teams to bid.
  • Communication and teamwork: worked with clients to identify resources and possible alternate sources of funding, worked with other agencies to assist clients.
  • Community development: honed organizational, research, coordination, communication, and teamwork skills working as part of a multi-agency state and federal team conducting a study on the 1-10 corridor. Participated in neighborhood inventory. Coordinated and facilitated charrettes.


  • Capital Section of the American Planning Association
  • 3rd Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities Conference, January 2004
  • Mayor-President’s Task Force on Smart Growth/Smart Growth Partnership · “Smart Growth for All,” Smart Growth Summit, May 2003
  • Main Street 101
  • A Summit on Leadership in Community Development by Academic Institutions, Louisiana State University representative
  • published series on Smart Growth, The Baton Rouge Journal
  • Growth Center 9 Committee of the Planning Commission
  • “New Directions for Louisiana,” Smart Growth Summit, August 2007

Master of Science in Urban Studies, concentration in Environmental Psychology, University of New Orleans, December 2007
Graduate Coursework in Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, January 2004 – May 2005

NCIDQ Certificate No. 018931, June 2003 - Present
Bachelor of Interior Design, Louisiana State University, December 2000

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Southeastern Louisiana University, December 1989

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The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture