The University of Louisiana College of the Arts will hold its annual Beaux Arts Ball on Friday, October 24, 2014, at River Oaks Event Center.

The costume ball will take place from 7:00-10:00 p.m. with the theme of water. The 2015 SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be formally announced as renowned architect, environmental activist, educator, and friend, Edward Cazayoux. All proceeds from the event will support the University of Louisiana College of the Arts.

Guests will enjoy a buffet dinner with wine pours and a cash bar while dancing the night away to the 20-piece UL Jazz Ensemble. With the theme of water, guests are encouraged to dress as a swamp, the great flood, a water lily, iced tea, or any state of the basic element. Tickets are $75 per person, $600 for a table of 8, and $1,000 for a sponsorship. They can be purchased online at or by calling (337) 482-6224.

Those who purchase tables can put their creativity in motion and join the table-decorating contest to obtain the coveted trophy for best themed table decoration. Join the UL College of the Arts for the annual Beaux Arts ball on Friday, October 24, 2014 in the Vermillion Room at River Oaks Event Center, 520 East Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, La.

About 2015 SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award recipient:

The College of the Arts at UL is thrilled to announce the selection of Edward ‘Eddie’ Cazayoux, FAIA, to receive our SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award. Eddie was born in New Roads Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Louisiana and a Master of Architecture degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Eddie returned to his alma mater to teach Architecture in 1976, becoming the Director of the School of Architecture and Design in 1985 and holding that position until 1998. For 30 years, Eddie would have an enormous impact on the school, his students, his colleagues and our community. He is a renowned architect, environmental activist, and educator. His research and design work focusing on sustainable architecture and historic preservation has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally innumerable times over his four-decade long professional career. Eddie’s influence can also be felt through the work of every architect and designer that he taught and inspired during his 30 years of teaching Architecture at the University of Louisiana.