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America By Design: Louisiana Perspective (1987)



Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-09-25

Duration: 00:25:58

Subjects: Architecture


  • Rubin, Mike Host
  • Heck, Robert Panelist
  • Eskew, Allen Panelist
  • Patin, Fabian Panelist


This program from September 25, 1987, features Mike Rubin previewing the PBS series “America by Design” and leading a panel discussion on Louisiana architecture. The panelists are: Robert Heck, a professor of architectural history at Louisiana State University (LSU); Allen Eskew, an architect from New Orleans; and Fabian Patin, an architect from Lafayette. Heck discusses the architecture of Louisiana’s historic houses, Eskew discusses his work on building the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, and Patin discusses his work on the revitalization of Bayou Vermilion.