Faculty / School of Architecture

Stan Bertheaud


Stan Bertheaud earned his B.Arch at Louisiana State University and his Masters degree at North Carolina State University. He’s taught at Mississippi State University, Tulane University, Auburn University, the University of New Mexico and Woodbury University. Professor Bertheaud has amassed numerous awards and honors throughout his career as an architect, educator and filmmaker. Currently Bertheaud is a Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University in southern California where he teaches architectural studio (and a filmmaking course for designers).

After working for several years as a registered architect and designer in New Orleans, Bertheaud attended the USC School of Film and Television earning graduate credit in Film Production and Screenwriting. After spending a year at Auburn University as the Paul Rudolph Visiting Professor, Bertheaud co-created and was a consulting producer for the documentary series, ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL (with Michael Selditch). The six-part series premiered on the Sundance Channel. It followed a dozen architecture students from Tulane University as they designed and built affordable housing for New Orleans residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The series won an award from the IDA (International Documentary Assoc.) for “Best Limited Series Documentary” in 2009. In addition, Bertheaud is credited with two theatrically released screenplays. The first, TILT-A-WORLD (aka “Painted Hero”) starred Dwight Yoakam in his first leading role. It went on to receive the Gold Award at the Houston International Film Festival. The second, SOUTH OF HEAVEN WEST OF HELL, premiered at the 2000 Slamdance Festival in Park City, Utah. Currently, Bertheaud is working on a dramatic series for cable TV about architects, egos, love, hate and leaky roofs… And an illustrated book, Stoopid and Contagious / 37 things you should know about Compulsory Education in the United States; based on his experience educating his two sons outside of systematized high school.


MArch, North Carolina State University
BArch, Louisiana State University