URBANBUILD

Submitted by marian on Tue, 06/21/2022 - 10:24

The School of Architecture’s URBANbuild has partnered with Bethlehem Lutheran Church on a four-year project to build four Americans with Disabilities Act–accessible housing units in Central City. URBANbuild, a design/build program in which teams of students design and construct prototypical, affordable houses around New Orleans, is directed by Byron Mouton, Lacey Senior Professor of Practice. Mouton met Bethlehem’s pastor, Ben Groth, who is also a PhD student in Tulane’s history department, during URBANbuild’s 2021 project, which happened to be next to Bethlehem’s parking lot.

PRESERVATION

Submitted by marian on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 17:30

Researchers from the School of Architecture will assist in designing new uses for Louisiana mid-20th-century African American schools that were abandoned in the wake of school desegregation. Laura Blokker, interim director of the Preservation Studies program at Tulane, along with Andrew Liles, assistant professor of architecture, received the biennial Richard L. Blinder Award for this work.

“Make 48” Team

Submitted by marian on Fri, 11/22/2019 - 14:39

A group of Tulanians competed in the APT/PBS reality show “Make 48,” a MakerSpace-inspired show in which student teams have 48 hours to plan, prototype and pitch a new commercial product idea to a panel of judges. The team, called The Big Easy, consisted of Kyra Rubinstein, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, Matthew Nice, a biomedical engineering graduate, Luke Artzt, an engineering physics graduate, and Jesse Williams, a School of Architecture graduate.

New Design Major

Submitted by marian on Fri, 11/22/2019 - 14:34

Tulane’s School of Architecture has launched a new Bachelor of Arts in Design. It offers a broad design education inclusive of multiple modes of practice and an understanding of the fundamental linkages between design, society and culture.

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