Topic: architecture

portrait of Austin Hogans standing in front of an old brick wall

Impression: Austin Hogans

Austin Hogans (A ’20) organized a campaign to give Louisiana architecture students free design supply kits.


Quoted: Richard Campanella

“Look at any map or satellite image of New Orleans, and you will still readily see the imprint of this old, French surveying system from centuries ago.”


U.N. climate report

Jesse M. Keenan, the Favrot II Associate Professor of Real Estate at the School of Architecture, contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report: Mitigation of Climate Change. The report provides an updated global assessment of emissions pathways and progress to curb those emissions. Keenan served as editor of the chapter on buildings, which focuses on how buildings can be constructed, managed and operated in a manner that reduces greenhouse gases and promotes sustainability.

rendering of the winning 2022 Newcomb Quad Pavillion Design


Architecture students Jose Castillo, James Poche and Chelsea Kilgore won the 2022 Newcomb Quad Pavilion Design Competition for their project “Melt” — decals to adorn the School of Architecture’s temporary home — while the school’s permanent home, Richardson Memorial Hall, undergoes extensive renovation. “Melt” depicts a timeline of the school’s past, present and future. The design also features new seating on the quad.



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.

Young Black adults with skate boards at the opening of Parasite Park in Gentilly

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion recognizes research that addresses societal inequities and promotes social change.

John Clemmer teaches a class on a French Quarter balcony in 1949

John Clemmer: A Legacy in Art

A teacher of drawing and painting at the School of Architecture, chair of the Newcomb Art Department and producer of modernist art, the late John Clemmer is remembered for his generosity and impact on the New Orleans art scene.

Architectural rendering of Richardson Memorial Hall's renovation plan

Architecture’s Major Renovation

The home of Tulane School of Architecture is preparing for a major renovation.



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.