Entries for The Independent Weekly’s 4th Annual INDesign Awards, honoring excellence in commercial and residential architecture and interior design -- as well as historic preservation -- are due Friday, March 7.
All entries for commercial architecture and interior design require a current Louisiana license. In order to qualify for judging, the project must have been completed in calendar year 2007 in the parishes of Lafayette, Iberia, St. Martin, St. Landry, Acadia and Vermilion. Call Event Manager Robin Hebert directly at 337-769-8604 or e-mail her at
for more information or to receive an entry form. Return entry forms via e-mail to Robin or by mail to The Independent Weekly, INDesign Awards, 551 Jefferson St., Lafayette, La. 70501.
The winning entries will be published in The Independent Weekly on Wednesday, April 16; details are still being worked out for the April awards luncheon and Smart Growth Lecture.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.