2014 Tulane School of Architecture Newsletter

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2014 NEWS



We have seen many exciting developments

Hall renovation and addition project, and

at the Tulane School of Architecture over

the remainder has supported the work of

the last year. Our programs in architecture,

students and faculty in the studios, class-

preservation, and sustainable real estate

rooms, and the community. With the arrival

development are thriving, as is the new

of a new university president, we plan

university-wide undergraduate minor in

to launch a public Capital Campaign for

Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneur-

which, thanks to the generosity of many of

ship (SISE). Individually, these programs

you, we have already garnered a great deal

are providing students with tremendous

of attention and respect across the univer-

opportunities. Collectively, they show a

sity. This campaign will focus on the Rich-

school that is vitally interested in the way

ardson Memorial Hall project as well as key

that cross-disciplinary approaches can pro-

programmatic priorities such as the Tulane

duce unique and powerful lessons for fu-

City Center and student scholarships.

ture professionals. This is the sixth summer newsletter we have produced since I was privileged to join the Tulane community, and it speaks to the excellence and excitement of our students, faculty, and alumni.

For the first time since my arrival, we are publishing an honor roll, listing every donor to the School of Architecture since July 2008. In many cases, individuals have given multiple times and to several aspects

More so than previous newsletters, this

of the School’s trajectory. Thank you one

edition emphasizes the growing legacy

and all! We would not be achieving the

of philanthropic support that the School

amazing results we have seen without your

has enjoyed. As of press time, we have

generous support. We continue to treasure

seen over $11 million in giving since the fall

the way that alumni provide advice, feed-

of 2008, and I am told that this is more

back, and pride in your alma mater. Please

“development” than the school saw in its

keep in touch with us, follow the latest

previous 100 years. Alumni, foundations,

news of the School on the website—and,

parents, and other friends of the school

better yet, please visit us at the School!

have stepped forward in response to the extraordinary trajectory we have seen since Hurricane Katrina and in support of the exceptional traditions of the Tulane School of Architecture. Around half of this total is directed toward the Richardson Memorial

Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA Favrot Professor and Dean




the venerable stone walls of Richardson Memorial Hall, the world in which designers practice and into which architecture graduates

emerge has seen many revolutions in the past several decades. This last decade alone has brought tremendous upheaval: to our region, specifically, since Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures that followed the storm in 2005, and to our nation and the world since the collapse of the U.S. economy in 2008 and the global recession that ensued. The outlook for the architecture profession for years has felt dim as a result. Architects have always been concerned chiefly with providing that most basic of needs for human survival—shelter—and with enhancing the quality of human life through the experience of the built environment and spaces they design. Leaders with the knowledge and preparation that an architectural education provides are still just as much in need today in addressing the questions of human survival and quality of life.


2013-2014 TULANE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE BOARD OF ADVISORS Morris M. Adjmi, FAIA TSA’83 | Cornelius M. Alig, TSA’78 | F. Macnaughton Ball, Jr., FAIA | Maziar Behrooz, AIA, TSA’85 | Melissa C. Brandrup, AIA, TSA’97, MPS’98 | Thomas C. Brutting, FAIA, TSA’77 | Felipe Correa, TSA’00 | Alvin Cox, AIA, TSA’72 | Robert P. Dean, Jr., FAIA, TSA’68 | Kevin R. Draper, TSA’94 | S. Stewart Farnet, Sr., AIA, TSA’55 | H. Mortimer Favrot, Jr., FAIA, TSA’53 | Jason Gant, AIA, TSA’03 | Kathryn D. Greene, TSA’78 | Reb Haizlip, AIA, TSA’79 | Robert M. V. Harrison, FAIA, TSA’59 | Brad A. Hastings, AIA TSA’82 | Michael R. Howard, AIA, TSA’74 | Janice Jerde, AIA, Parent of Current Student | Joy Lyn Krause, BS’00 | Irvin Mayfield | Brad Meltzer, TSA’90 | L. Scott Paden, AIA, TSA’81 | Laurie J. Petipas, TSA’75 | Richardson K. Powell, TSA’77 | Wellington J. Reiter, FAIA, TSA’81 | Elizabeth B. Richard, TSA’03 | Lloyd N. Shields, AIA, TSA’74 | I. William Sizeler, AIA | Albert H. Small, Jr., A&S’79 | Markham H. Smith, AIA, TSA’79 | Robert J. Stumm, Jr., AIA, TSA’75 | Robert E. Walker IV, AIA, TSA’92 | Susan Whiting, Parent of TSA’07 Grad | John C. Williams, AIA, TSA’78 | Marcel L. Wisznia, AIA, TSA’73

2013-2014 FACULTY Errol Barron, FAIA, Professor and Richard Koch Chair | Scott Bernhard, AIA, Mintz Associate Professor | Christopher Calott, AIA, Professor of Practice and Director of Sustainable Real Estate Development Program | Richard Campanella, Senior Professor of Practice | Robert Cangelosi, Adjunct Lecturer | Eugene Cizek, FAIA, Professor | Maurice Cox, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Director of Tulane City Center | Michael Crosby, Associate Professor | Matt DeCotiis, Adjunct Lecturer | Marcella Del Signore, Assistant Professor | Danielle Del Sol, Adjunct Lecturer | Marianne Desmarais, Adjunct Lecturer | Julie Eizenberg, AIA, Favrot Visiting Chair | Ammar Eloueini, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Favrot Professor | Marilyn Feldmeier, Adjunct Assistant Professor | Giovanna Galfione-Cox, Adjunct Lecturer | Elizabeth Gamard, Associate Professor | Bruce Goodwin, Associate Professor | Michael Grote, Adjunct Lecturer | Michael Gruber, Adjunct Lecturer | Daniel Hammer, Adjunct Lecturer | Doug Harmon, Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Architecture | Tom Holloman, Adjunct Assistant Professor | Tyler Hutcherson, Adjunct Lecturer | Beth Jacob, AIA, Adjunct Lecturer | Charles Jones, Adjunct Lecturer | Irene Keil, Professor of Practice | Judith Kinnard, FAIA, Professor and Harvey-Wadsworth Chair of Landscape Urbanism | John Klingman, Favrot Professor | Dorothy Krotzer, Adjunct Lecturer | Jonathan Leit, Adjunct Lecturer | Andrew Liles, AIA, LEED AP, Adjunct Assistant Professor | Tiffany Lin, Assistant Professor | Kelly Longwell, Esq., Adjunct Lecturer | David Merlin, Adjunct Lecturer | Neal Morris, Adjunct Lecturer | Byron Mouton, AIA, Professor of Practice and Director of URBANbuild | Grover Mouton, Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of


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TRUDC | Jason Neville, Adjunct Lecturer | Graham Owen, Associate Professor | Cornelius Payne, Adjunct Lecturer | Casius Pealer, Esq., Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of SISE | Jenny Pelc, AIA, Adjunct Lecturer | Wendy Redfield, AIA, Associate Dean for Academics and Favrot Associate Professor | Carol McMichael Reese, Ph.D., Christovich Associate


Professor | Sam Richards, Adjunct Lecturer and Building Manager/Manager of Architecture Shop | Seth Rodewald-Bates, ASLA, Adjunct Lecturer | William Rosenthal, Adjunct Lecturer | Cordula Roser-Gray, AIA, Professor of Practice | Scott Ruff, Associate Professor | Milton Scheuermann, Adjunct Professor | Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA, Dean and Favrot Professor | Amber Seely, Adjunct Lecturer | Lloyd (Sonny) Shields, Esq., Adjunct Professor | Z Smith, AIA, Adjunct Assistant Profes-

Writing + Editorial: Daisy Dodge, TSA ’15; Allison Schiller, TSA ’12; Christy Crosby, Executive Assistant to the Dean Graphic Design: Leigh Wilkerson, 10½ Studios

sor | Cynthia Steward, Adjunct Lecturer | Jill Stoll, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Dean of Students | Alexandra (Sandi)

For inclusion of your news in any of our print or social media,

Stroud, AIA, Adjunct Associate Professor | John Stubbs, Favrot Sr. Professor of Practice and Director of Preservation

send news items directly to Dave Armentor at darmento@

Studies Program | Rachel Hall Taravella, Adjunct Lecturer | Jonathan Tate, Adjunct Assistant Professor | Emilie Taylor,

tulane.edu. Please include a description of the news item;

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Senior Program Coordinator and Design/Build Manager of Tulane City Center | Jacque-

an accompanying image if applicable; your full name,

line Taylor, Visiting Lecturer | Jessica Tippens, AIA, Adjunct Lecturer | Sara Meadows Tolleson, Adjunct Lecturer | Kentaro

graduation year or affiliation with Tulane; and any titles or

Tsubaki, Assistant Professor | Seth Welty, Adjunct Lecturer | Amber Wiley, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor | Joy Willig,

associations (ex. AIA). Links to articles published by other

Esq., Adjunct Lecturer | Ann Yoachim, Adjunct Lecturer | Thaddeus Zarse, Adjunct Assistant Professor

sources are also helpful. cover image: Project LOOP, project of Tulane City Center’s


spring 2014 studio, led by Emilie Taylor, Adjunct Assistant

Geoffrey Howard Baker | Ronald Coulter Filson, FAIA, Dean Emeritus | Karen Kingsley, Ph.D. | Eugene Eean McNaughton,

Professor and Senior Program Coordinator and Design/Build

FAIA, Emeritus Professor of Practice | Richard Otis Powell | Ellen Barbara Weiss, Ph.D.

Manager of TCC. Photo by David Armentor.

the world can use professionals with architectural training are changing as well. Design thinkers are in demand for so much more than spatial reasoning; they are needed to creatively solve the world’s problems by synthesizing knowledge, skills, and experience from a variety of disciplines and coordinating complex projects executed by a range of professionals for a range of populations. By preparing architecture students to address complex design challenges that necessitate interdisciplinary sets of skills and interacting with varying fields of stakeholders and partners, architecture schools can make sure their graduates stay not only relevant but necessary for human survival and true progress. Many of our most pressing concerns— water resource management, land use, climate change, urbanization, energy use, housing, and human health, to name a few—relate directly to the built environment and will require solutions from diverse, interdisciplinary teams of innovative professionals with multiple skill sets who can approach these issues from broad perspectives and who are, furthermore, adept at conscious, sensitive communication with a wide range of individuals and communities. As the needs of the world evolve and grow more complex, the ways in which

Solutions to our current crises require exactly the kind of interdisciplinary design thinking and creative problem solving skills taught at Tulane School of Architecture today. As the world outside has changed, the School has adapted by expanding to include programs not traditionally part of architectural training: the Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development, minor in Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship, the Master of Preservation Studies, and community outreach programs like Tulane City Center, URBANbuild, and TRUDC. These programs give

students the opportunity to develop the broad range of skills and experience that will help our graduates make meaningful contributions to a world that dearly needs them. Moreover, the breadth of their training makes graduates of the School’s bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs well-prepared not only as individuals working in their respective fields, but as future leaders of teams working together across multiple disciplines. And, as New Orleans increasingly is becoming a mecca for entrepreneurs, social innovators, changemakers, and recent college graduates—Forbes Magazine recently named it America’s #1 New Brainpower City—the School of Architecture’s position in New Orleans suggests that many more TSA graduates may be deciding to put down roots and start changing the world by design right here.

Daisy Dodge is currently a graduate student in architecture at Tulane. Previously, she taught university and secondary school English and Writing while working as a freelance writer and editor. She has received a BA in English from the University of Virginia and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama.


FACULTY + STAFF NEWS In June 2014, Casius Pealer (TSA ’96) was appointed as Professor of Practice and Director of the Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) program. Professor Pealer will guide the program as it enters its fourth year. Pealer helped

Maurice Cox, Associate Dean for Community En-

Motors and the Southern Pacific Railway in 1971 to

gagement and Director of the Tulane City Center,

more efficiently transport the Chevrolet Vega. Liles

presented a series of drawings in an exhibition on

found that the innovation of the Vert-A-Pac was

display September 2–October 4, 2013 in the Favrot

that “within this common footprint (of a standard

Lobby of Richardson Memorial Hall at Tulane. The

89-foot flatcar)…the team was able to carry thirty

series was titled “Sketching + Drawing + Describ-

sub-compact cars as opposed to the traditional tri-

ing” and included Cox’s work describing travels

level auto-rack with a capacity of only eighteen.”

throughout the world.

The lifespan of the Vert-A-Pac, according to the article, was only six short years, as the Vega itself

create the MSRED program; he brings nationally

MSRED Adjunct Lecturer Kelly Longwell joined

recognized talent and skills in multiple disciplines

the Money Makers class of 2013, sponsored by

and a commitment to teaching and practice that

New Orleans CityBusiness, as a top professional

David Armentor, Digital Imaging Specialist at TSA,

will continue to strengthen this unique program.

in the city. Longwell was selected on the basis of

exhibited his work, The Sugar Mill Sessions, at

Pealer also published an article on green building

her contributions to her profession as well as to

the Cole Pratt Gallery on Magazine Street in New

practices for the July 2013 Contractors 5 magazine,

charitable organizations. Her work has focused

Orleans in July 2013. Armentor documented the

the magazine for the Oman Society of Contractors.

on advising developers and investors in the area

sugar industry by following a family of planters

In the article, Pealer argues that green building is

of federal tax credits and incentives, including the

and spending time at three Iberia Parish mills. His

not just a fad, and that the only way to improve

historic tax credit.

work is part of an ongoing photographic project

building practices is through the ability to measure Adjunct Assistant Professor Z Smith and Adjunct

and sustain performance over time.

Assistant Professor Andrew Liles (TSA ‘10) were Adjunct Associate Professor Grover Mouton

elected to the Board of Directors for the Louisiana

(TSA ’71) was recently honored at “Love in the

Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Amber

Garden” for his contributions to New Orleans.

Beezley (TSA ’04) was elected as well.

was discontinued.

that focuses on sugar production in Southwest Louisiana. The exhibition opens a window into an industry and culture that is unfamiliar to people from outside the region. The work’s three separate genres explore different themes, which are represented with three distinct stylistic approaches.

This year’s event celebrated the 10th anniversary of the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Sydney and

Adjunct Assistant Professor Andrew Liles (TSA

Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Mouton, whose

’10) published an article on the Vert-A-Pac in

hand drawings on paper illustrate his urban design

Docomomo_US. The Vert-A-Pac was an alternative

proposals, was one of five artists honored.

packaging and moving system created by General

Byron Mouton (TSA ’89) has been promoted to Senior Professor of Practice. Mouton presented the URBANbuild LaSalle Market project at the Re-





Senior Professor of Practice Richard Campanella

and history, as yet untrammeled by the ubiquitous

Favrot Visiting Chair Julie Eizenberg, AIA lectured

published Bourbon Street: A History, a scholarly

homogenous culture that has had such a negative

in December 2013 at the Tulane School of Public

book on the storied street. Campanella’s history

effect on the country—and, I might say, that has

Health and Tropical Medicine as part of the D. W.

begins with the surveying and planning of the

been an inspiration to architects, especially those

Mitchell Lecture Series and the Provost’s Faculty

street and follows its development into a tourist

contemporary architects who deeply believe in the

Seminars in Interdisciplinary Research in partner-

destination and culturally iconic location that

value of a rich, idiosyncratic culture as an inspiring

ship with the Department of Global Environmen-

both draws and repels visitors and locals. With his

context for action.”

tal Health Sciences. Eizenberg spoke about the

deep knowledge of New Orleans history and lore,

Visiting Professor Amber N. Wiley was awarded

Campanella traces the evolution of interest in the thoroughfare from post-Civil War occupancy to its

simply creating shelter. She claims that architecture can be a force in implementing change, giving

increasing infamy following WWII.

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) for one

Professor C. Errol Barron, FAIA (TSA ’64) was

throughout the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Wiley’s

invested as the Richard Koch Chair of Architecture

studies will focus on countries whose complicated

In April 2014, at the 102nd ACSA Annual Meeting

in November 2013. His speech at the ceremony

histories have been influenced by indigenous cul-

in Miami, Assistant Professor Kentaro Tsubaki was

included the following remarks: “For me, this new

tural practices, tourism, colonialism, war and social

awarded the Best Design as Scholarship Article

position has special meaning having seen the city

inequities. The prestigious award recognizes Wiley

Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools

evolve from a kind of backward embarrassment to

for her academic achievements and potential as an

of Architecture (ACSA). Tsubaki’s article, “Foldout

modernism to what it is today: one of the few plac-

educator who is committed to sharing knowledge

Drawing: A Projective Drawing for Fabric Forming,”

es in North America with a true urban character

and experience with her students.

describes how this method of notational drawing

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On July 1 of this year, Wendy Sack announced that

relevant to the practice of residential architecture.

she would be stepping down from her position

The symposium brings together more than 150

as Assistant Dean of the School of Architecture

residential architects from across the country.

at the end of the month to pursue other inter-

“Parking for People,” designed by Assistant Profes-

ests. She has served the school in a variety of

sor Marcella Del Signore with G. Morando and E.

roles over the last twenty-five years, supporting

Del Signore, was one of the winning projects for

faculty, students, and administrators as the Dean’s

the SUNLab_Social Animal Competition investi-

Executive Assistant, Budget Director, Chief of Staff,

deans who had the pleasure of collaborating with

gating public-urban prototypes as social mediators

Faculty Liaison, Development Coordinator, Student

her, Dean Schwartz said, “Wendy Sack has been an

and activators. In October 2013, the project was

Affairs Advisor and Assistant Dean. She has served

extraordinarily important member of the School of

exhibited at the SUNFair in Rimini, Italy.

under six deans since she began her work with the

Architecture community for the past quarter cen-

Tulane School of Architecture in 1989.

tury. She is loyal, always unflappable, and deeply

In May 2014, Assistant Professor Del Signore and

dedicated to the advancement of the institution

Professor of Practice Cordula Roser-Gray, with

In many cases, undergraduate students and their

students Robert Mosby and Ian Rosenfeld, exhibit-

parents first met Wendy Sack during high school

ed their Louisville Waterfront Pavilion Competition

while on a college visit. She occupies a special

proposal at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.

place in the hearts of students and alumni as

The team proposed a temporary pavilion for the

a friendly person to turn to, an orchestrator of

Belle of Louisville’s 100th anniversary celebration,

numerous events for their benefit, and as a steady

A farewell reception in her honor will be held on

which will be held in October 2014 in Louisville,

and graceful presence in the school through thick

November 14 during Homecoming. More informa-


and thin. Speaking on behalf of all of his fellow

tion about this event will be available soon.



Lake Tai Precedent Study

[3] DEL SIGNORE + ROSER-GRAY Louisville Waterfront Pavilion


and its people. With all of her grace and good cheer, she will be missed, but we also know that she leaves with the pride of having contributed in so many ways.”



Richard Koch Chair of Architecture

Sketching + Drawing + Describing Exhibition


[8] LEIT + GROTE Jack and Jake’s Public Market





emerged from his studio teaching and continues

MPS Director and Favrot Senior Professor of

multiple chapters. With Tulane Professor Thomas

to inform and evolve in his work. The Journal of

Practice John Stubbs was honored to chair part of

F. Reese, she co-authored The Panama Canal and

Architectural Education (JAE) Editorial Board

the International Digital Future of World Heritage

Its Architectural Legacy (1905-1920) and opened

partners with the ACSA Awards Committee in

Symposium in Rome in April 2014. The symposium

an exhibition in Panama based on the book, which

selecting two articles each year.

was organized by the University of Notre Dame,

was the result of a trip there with Tulane President

the Italian Ministry of Culture, and UNESCO. The

Scott Cowen in 2000.

MSRED Adjunct Lecturer Jason Neville coauthored the chapter “Urban Design and Civil Society in New Orleans: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies in the Post-Flood Design Moment” in the recently published book, New Orleans and the Design Moment. The book is a compilation of articles addressing the question of the relationship

focus of the symposium was the necessary future inclusion of modern tools and technologies in documenting and archiving within the field of preservation. The symposium also served as a platform in the presentation of specific techniques and methods that can improve how World Heritage

Jonathan Leit, Adjunct Lecturer in the MSRED program and director of the New Orleans office of Alembic Community Development, a real estate development company that focuses on underserved neighborhoods, was recognized for his role

sites are managed in the future.

in the revitalization of Oretha Castle Haley Boule-

Katrina. Neville’s article recognizes the formidable

Christovich Associate Professor of Architecture

Adjunct Lecturer Michael Grote, were instrumental

challenges facing post-Katrina New Orleans in

Carol McMichael Reese, Ph.D. recently published

in the opening of Jack & Jake’s Public Market,

planning a city that can use this opportunity to

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Tulane City Center Comes Home to 1725 Baronne Street Tulane City Center (TCC) will move into its new home at 1725 Baronne Street in Central City. In fall 2013, TCC teamed up with Gulf Coast Housing Partnerships to begin construction on a new, permanent TCC headquarters that will provide ample workspace for staff, fellows, and interns as TCC expands, as well as community-based project studio space for courses such as the popular Engage.Design.Build studios. The building will also house community events and resource space, as well as a fully outfitted shop space funded by a generous $60,000 donation from Andy Byrnes, AIA (TSA ’92), for fabrication and staging of built projects. Most importantly, this new site helps to bring TCC geographically closer to its project sites and partners as the Center seeks to both strengthen existing relationships and forge new ones with community members, nonprofits, and government

The 7,000 square foot Baronne Street building was once part of the sprawling Kauffman’s department store, one of the biggest in the city in the early 1900s, and one of many in the thriving Central City Dryades shopping district. The Dryades corridor was significant to the city in that it was a more inclusive shopping district that welcomed African American, Jewish, and Irish citizens, as well as many other residents of New Orleans who were not fully welcomed in the Canal Street shopping district. The decline of the neighborhood that followed in the twentieth century is now being reversed as redevelopment along the nearby Oretha Castle Haley commercial corridor and in the surrounding area is bringing renewal to Central City. The expansion to the new headquarters signals TCC’s commitment to the city through its participation in the renaissance of a vital neighborhood with the renovation of a blighted, historic building into a valuable and meaningful asset to the



PROGRAMS Greenline Construction Underway After several years of community engage-

Magellan Community Garden Garners Praise

ment, research, analysis, and design work,

Tulane City Center’s Spring 2013 Engage.

the Tulane City Center has recently broken

Design.Build project, Magellan Community

ground on the Hollygrove Greenline. This ini-

Garden, has attracted the attention of the

tiative is currently transforming a former rail

Times-Picayune and Next City and the praise

bed of the Illinois Central Railroad Company’s

of the AIA with a 2014 AIA New Orleans

passenger rail line, which bisects Hollygrove,

Merit Award for Architecture. Led by Adjunct

Circle Food Store Reopens

into a neighborhood amenity. Designs for the

Associate Professor Doug Harmon and

The historic Circle Food Store in the Seventh

Greenline, conducted in partnership with the

Adjunct Lecturer Sam Richards, the Magel-

Ward had been shuttered since Hurricane

Carrollton/Hollygrove Community Develop-

lan project involved working with Algiers

Katrina closed its doors, but in 2009, new

ment Corporation and Trinity Christian Com-

resident Tony Lee on the redesign of a

owner Dwayne Boudreaux consulted the

munities, include water management educa-

community garden that suffered flooding

Tulane City Center for help resurrecting this

tion through rain gardens and other devices,

after every heavy rain. Engage.Design.Build

neighborhood landmark. The Fall 2009 TCC

plots for urban farming, recreational paths,

students decided to turn the water challenge

studio produced a pre-design and visioning

and park and event space. In spring 2014,

into an asset by converting an existing trench

document that included schematic design,

TCC began executing Phase 1 of the project

in the garden into a constructed wetland;

structural analysis, pricing, and a business

with support from the Surdna Foundation

the redesign also incorporated new raised

plan for the store. With this visioning docu-

and Enterprise Holdings Foundation. Current

garden beds, a bench system with both stor-

ment, Boudreaux was able to raise support

work includes new oak and holly trees, a

age space and planters for fruit trees, and a

and funding and hire architect John Williams

shaded pathway, benches, landscaping, and

butterfly-shaped shade structure that pro-

(TSA ’78) for the restoration project. The

markers that explain the site’s history. Tulane

vides outdoor classroom space and funnels

much-celebrated reopening of the store in

City Center is working closely with the neigh-

rainwater into the wetland pools. AIA jurors

January 2014 illustrated how TCC’s visioning

borhood and the Sewerage & Water Board to

lauded the project’s clear focus: “Water is the

work can be transitioned to local design pro-

implement future phases that include water

theme that links all parts of the project—from

fessionals and can be part of bringing life to

management education and demonstra-

architecture to ecology to agriculture and

important cultural and community projects.

tions. Harvey Wadsworth Chair and Professor

community.” The Times-Picayune highlighted

Judith Kinnard leads the project along with

the educational benefits of the garden for its

Nick Jenisch (TSA ’03) and TCC students and

community; Next City celebrated Magellan as

a model for water management: “If enough rain gardens and other features are constructed in community plots and on private property around the city, the overall impact on runoff and flooding could really start to add up.”



Adam L. Blumenfeld

Darcy R. Bonner, Jr.

Richard M. Bracken, Sr.

Frances E. Brenner*

Lynn S. Brown

Burgdahl & Graves, Architects

Michael K. Cajski

Christy Goode Blumenfeld

Marta Rose Bonner

Robert N. Bracken

Christian J. Brierre*

Thomas M. Brown

Kathleen M. Burgdahl

Suzanne G. Cajski

The Boeing Company

Shannon D. Boone

Elizabeth Schultheis Bradley

Creed W. Brierre, Sr.*

Jenny Brownlee

Russell I. Burgdahl

Thomas A. Cajski

Boeing Foundation

Freddie Boothe

Ralph H. Bradshaw, Jr.

Ellen J. Brierre*

Keith Brownlee

Vicki Smith Burgoyne

Julia F. Callaway

The Lawrence and Marianne

Andrew J. Borek, Jr.

James P. Brady

Brinker, Simpson & Company,

Linda Brucato

Brian Burke

Laura Camayd

Bogan Family Foundation, Inc.

Andrew L. Bornstein

Kate Brady


Richard S. Brucato

Mollie M. Burke

Dorothy Gotch Camp

Lawrence J. Bogan

Kimberly S. Bornstein

Thomas B. Braham

Kyle R. Brooks

Bruce Sternberg Architect

Susan Burke

Richard Campanella

Marianne B. Bogan

Lori Perry Boswell

Rogers Brandon

Charles C. Brown


Alison Burner

Capital One Bank*

Lana Bohanon

William H. Boswell III

Melissa Borrero Brandrup*

Charles M. Brown

Thomas C. Brutting*

Mary A. Burns

Lauren D. Caplan

Thomas Bohanon

Sheila Bosworth

Peter W. Brandrup, M.D.*

Christian T. Brown

James E. Bry

Leslie G. Bursian

Thomas A. Carcaterra

Alexandra Bojarski-Stauffer

Fay Waldoff Botnick

Ellen C. Branham

Diane Brown

John E. Buckwalter*

Jamie H. Bush

Christina Carr

Antonio R Bologna

John J. Bottaro

Forrest Branham

Edward M. Brown

Building Systems Design, Inc.

Andy Byrnes

Maclean P. Carr

Joseph L. Bolster, Jr.*

Charles M. Bowman, Jr.

Kathleen T. Branley

Gisele Arsenault Brown

Anthony F. Bultman, IV*

Norma Machado Cacho

Carriere-Stumm, LLC

Sarah Bolster*

Charles N. Bracht*

Lew J. Bremenstul, Jr.

Julie Desloge Brown

Dana L. Buntrock

Thomas E. Cairns

Katie M. Carroll

Christopher J. Bond

Judith K. Bracken

Christopher J. Bremer*

Julie F. Brown

Cynthia Burckel

Valerie J. Cairns

James W. Carse, Jr.

Parisite Skate Park on its first official skate park with help from

Engage.Design.Build Studio Produces Award-winning LOOP Pavilion

Tulane City Center students and faculty. The

For its Fall 2013 Engage.Design.Build Studio,

Parisite Skate Park, named for its location

Tulane City Center partnered with LOOP,

under the 610 overpass at Paris Avenue, was

the Louisiana Outdoors Outreach Program,

founded by a group of local skateboard-

which engages students in adventure-based

ers as a DIY space. Tulane City Center has

educational experiences at their challenge

partnered with Transitional Spaces, a local

course on City Park’s Scout Island. LOOP

Mayor Kicks Off Façade RENEW Program

nonprofit dedicated to building skateparks

needed a space for program expansion as

Tulane City Center and the New Orleans Re-

across New Orleans, to help transform the

its site was difficult to access and lacked

development Authority have been working

site into a legitimate city skatepark. Beyond

seating, storage, and shaded gathering

jointly to create a program aimed at restor-

its benefits to the skateboarding communi-

space. Engage.Design.Build students, led

ing and renewing façades along several

ty, the park’s positive impacts on its Seventh

by Adjunct Assistant Professor Emilie Taylor

historic but blighted commercial corridors in

Ward neighborhood include an inviting

(TSA ’06) and Adjunct Lecturer Sam Rich-

New Orleans. Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently

outdoor environment for residents to enjoy

ards, met with LOOP staff to assess program

launched the resulting $1 million initiative,

and improved water management. Rainwa-

needs and then designed and constructed

Façade RENEW, which will make matching

ter runoff from the interstate overhead rou-

a shade pavilion that incorporates seating

grants available to commercial property

tinely fills the city’s storm sewer system and

and storage and allows LOOP to provide

and small business owners to revitalize their

causes localized flooding, but that runoff

better, safer programming for its students.

storefronts and building façades. Property

will now be directed into new rain gardens,

Inspired by the tree canopy surrounding

owners will be eligible for 30 hours of tech-

which allow rainwater to return slowly to the

the challenge course, the pavilion roof is an

nical support from TCC to help them ensure

ground, decrease the rate of ground level

abstracted, high-performing composition

that their renovations comply with Historic

subsidence, and lessen the burden on the

of blank aluminum traffic signs that seems

Development rules; TCC will also work up

city’s pump system.

to float above a seating area built using re-

preliminary designs for the restoration

cycled railroad ties from the St. Charles Av-


The city of New Orleans is breaking ground

completed in December 2013 and received a 2014 AIA New Orleans Merit Award for Divine Detail. AIA jurors hailed the pavilion’s “ingenious use of… common material[s]” and “the collaborative design and construction process.”

enue streetcar line. The LOOP Pavilion was




Parisite Skate Park

West Bank

TRUDC TULANE REGIONAL URBAN DESIGN CENTER TRUDC Helps Preserve Cultural Corridor in St. John Parish

TRUDC Work in Jintang, China Featured in PLANNING Magazine

management experts, Mouton and Jenisch

The Tulane Regional Urban Design Center

The work of Adjunct Associate Professor

comprehensive report to officials in Jintang.

(TRUDC) has begun work on a new project

Grover Mouton (TSA ’71) and Nick Jenisch

with the West Bank Citizens’ Advisory Com-

(TSA ’03) of the Tulane Regional Urban

mittee in St. John Parish. The Center is ap-

Design Center was recently highlighted

plying its regional and interpretive planning

in a PLANNING magazine feature on the

expertise to the preservation of a cultural

reimagining of water resource management

corridor along the west bank of the Missis-

in China’s Jintang County. After an APA

sippi River, preserving its significant historic

Mayor’s Training Study Tour to the U.S. in

architecture and promoting its impact on

2011, Jintang County Secretary Wang Bo

economic development through tourism.

asked the APA for assistance in develop-

Given that the region represents a prime

ing new strategies for integrating water

location for industrial development due to

resource management and urban design in

river, rail, highway, and pipeline access, the

the county; Jintang leaders also hoped the

TRUDC will propose zoning amendments,

project would help other government offi-

setbacks, and design guidelines to ensure

cials and the public come to see their water

minimal impact on surrounding residential

landscape as a valuable amenity instead

neighborhoods and historic sites.

of a utility. Working with a team of water

provided the urban design elements of a Their suggestions prioritized walkability and green infrastructure and included more human-scaled street cross sections, green stormwater management systems, and adaptations of street patterns to river paths to create more engaging urban waterfronts. The Jintang government is now implementing the report as part of its official planning recommendations and is encouraging other municipalities to adopt its guidelines as well.

Bradley P. Carter, M.D.

Shavon Theresa Charlot

Karl H. Clifford

Robert S. Cogliandro, Sr.*

Chattahoochee Valley

Andrew Cooper III

Cox, Allen and Associates

Tanya Caruso-Cutolo

Leah Chase

Sarah M. Cloonan*

Robert S. Cogliandro, Jr.

The Community Partnership

Christopher B. Cooper*

Architects Inc.*

Benjamin B. Caryl

Chegg, Inc.

Carey Rose Clouse

Cohen Design Build Associa-

Gift Matching Program

Joan Cooper

Alvin J. Cox*

Rose M. Casanova

Melody J. Chen

Mason Clutter

tion PC

Compass Architecture, LLC

Kenneth A. Corn

Cammie Kirven Cox*

Case Development

Melissa Donfeld Cherry

Coats Rose A Professional

Gerald Cohen, M.D.

ConAgra Foods, Incorporated

Felipe Correa*

Craig Moloney Cem Design

Jose A. Casiano

Nathan B. Cherry


Jane Moos Cohen*

Congregation of Chevra Thilim

Nathan C. Corser*

Gerard T. Creedon

Tiffany L. Castricone

Chevron Humankind Program

The Cobb Family Founda-

Judith C. Cohen

Cemetery Fund

Linda M. Corsover

Kathryn L. Crepeau-Harm

Donna Cavato

Chicago Sinai Congregation

tion, Inc.*

Lindsey E. Bonime Cohen

Fatimah R. Conley-Mayfield

Jewelyn W. Cosgrove

Collette A. Creppell*

Heidi Ceglady

Chun-Chih Hsu Chiu

Christian M. Cobb*

William J. Cohen

Cheryl A. Connor

Edward F. Cotter

Ron Cropper

Mike Ceglady

I-Ping Chiu

Kolleen Cobb

Michelle Klevan Cohn

Gary T. Connor*

Susan van Hart Cotter

Rebecca M. Crowell

Joseph J. Cessario

Mary Lou Mossy Christovich*

Sara Cockerham

J. R. Coleman-Davis

Evan R. Conroy

Coughlin Saunders Founda-

Richard B. Crowell

J. Joseph Champeaux

Eugene D. Cizek, Ph.D.

Walter D. Cockerham, M.D.

Ruth E. Colmer

construction zone, LTD

tion Inc

Cornelius C. Crusel, Jr.

Rosalie Champeaux*

Kenneth C. Clark, Jr.

Steven Coe

Gerard J. Colomb

Bill Cook

Melissa Coughlin

Elizabeth Burton Crusel

Deborah Charbonneau*

Alan S. Cleland, M.D.

Perry C. Cofield, Jr.

Jason T. Comboy

Aimee Lonergan Coolidge

Marjorie Cowen

Daniel T. Csank

Edward Bradly Charbonneau*

Catherine O. Cleland, M.D.

Barbara S. Cogliandro

Community Foundation of the

Francis P. Coolidge, Jr., Ph.D.

Scott S. Cowen

George Csank



During the fall of 2013, seventeen Tulane

The program organized two primary field

exploration of public piazzas as series of

architecture students spent the semester in

trips in Italy: one to the Veneto Region,

formal, spatial, and social layers; during

Rome with Tulane faculty members Giovan-

including Venice, the Palladian Villas,

the rest of the semester, they developed

na Galfione-Cox, Marcella Del Signore, and

Verona, Mantova, and Vicenza, and one in

strategies for a new urban intervention to

Irene Keil with additional support of local

Tuscany, where they visited Florence, San

reprogram one of the few remaining urban

architect and professor Davide Sabatello.

Gimignano, and Siena. During fall break,

voids in the historic Renaissance Quarter.

The partner institute for the program was

they visited several locations in Switzerland

the Pantheon Institute, and students’ studio

including Zurich, Chur, and Vals under the

spaces were located in the Palazzo Doria

coordination of Associate Dean for Academ-

Pamphili, in the historic center near the

ics Wendy Redfield and local architect and

Pantheon and Piazza Venezia. The students

Tulane alumna Tiffany Melancon (TSA ’96).

were housed in the Trastevere area, in an old complex located in an authentic Roman neighborhood just a short walk away from the busy historic center.

In addition to the design studio, the students were also engaged in complementary courses which included drawing and photography, history of the city, Italian culture and language, and an International Practices

Over the course of the semester, the stu-

lecture series where Italian architects, urban

dents worked on two projects that focused

designers, researchers, and artists presented

on Public Space and Urban Form. For the

their work and engaged the students in

first two weeks, they concentrated on the

specific research topics.


URBANbuild 9 In spring 2014, under the guidance of Professor of Practice Byron Mouton and Adjunct Lecturer Sam Richards, a team of TSA students completed the ninth annual project of URBANbuild: a 1,200 square foot, three bedroom, two bath residence located at 2120 Harmony Street in Central City. This year’s scheme focused on the design of ad-

URBANbuild 8


jacent outdoor deck and garden spaces; the

The eighth URBANbuild project, LaSalle

ground floor public space opens generously

Street Market, led by Professor of Prac-

out onto exterior deck space, including a

tice Byron Mouton and Adjunct Assistant

central side court that defines the primary

Professor Tom Holloman, was honored

point of access to the house. Communal

with an AIA New Orleans Honor Award in

spaces are concentrated downstairs, while

Master Planning Urban Design and featured

private spaces occupy the second floor.

in a story on New Orleans Public Radio.

The master bedroom opens onto a bal-

The WWNO piece emphasized the benefit

cony enclosed by a custom-made screen

of the market’s pop-up retail pods to the

that students designed and fabricated

neighborhood as a whole and to individual

with steel framing and clear cedar fence

residents interested in starting small busi-

boards. Inside, across from the entry, a

ness ventures. The temporary pods provide

custom-designed shelving unit backed with

storefront spaces where local entrepreneurs

acrylic paneling provides storage and allows

can grow businesses that will eventually

daylight to illuminate the stairwell behind it.

be successful enough to fund a permanent

Elsewhere, interior spaces are finished with

commercial building on LaSalle. The fact

readily available, cost-effective materials like

that the rolling pods can then be relocated

gypsum, white ceramic tile, and bamboo

to assist in the activation and regeneration

flooring—a design decision which reflects

of other neighborhoods demonstrates how

the intention to both present an affordable,

students are learning to use design thinking

replicable residential prototype and to give

to effect long-term positive change in their

future residents a blank canvas with which


to make the home their own.

Tim Culvahouse*

Justin E. Dangel

Michael R. De Marco

Teresa Denard

Anne T. Diaz*


Sharon E. Dion

Jessica Ligator Curl

C. Alan Dapron

Bea De Paz*

A. Paul Desmarais*

Edra C. Diaz

Michelle Sainer Diener*

Mihnea C. Dobre

Tyler B. Curl

Jackie Dapron

Robert P. Dean, Jr.*

Susanne L. Desmarais

J. Ramiro Diaz

Robert Diener*

Claire W. Dolan

Frances Collens Curtis

Anne M. Davies

John E. Decell

Ginger Desmond

James R. Diaz*

Laura M. DiIorio

Elizabeth L. Donaldson*

Randall J. Dalia

Arthur Q. Davis, Sr.

Marcella Del Signore

Melissa J. Devnich*

Rene F. Diaz

Joseph A. DiMaggio, Jr.

Weber D. Donaldson, Jr.*

Stephanie H. Dalia

Judy B. Davis

Brad I. Demsey*

James L. Dewar III*

Steven K. Dickens*

Toni A. DiMaggio

Peter C. Doncaster

Shelly M. Daly

Mary Wineman Davis

David R. Demsey*

Dennis J. DeWitt

Charles B. Dickinson

Vita O’Connor DiMaggio

Kelly Donnell

Walter M. Daly*

Charles De Jesus Cruz

Linda A. Demsey*

Elizabeth Roosa DeWitt

Robert and Michelle Diener

John N. Dimos

Joan T. Donnels

MPS MASTER OF PRESERVATION STUDIES PROGRAM Preservation Matters III The Tulane Master of Preservation Studies

MPS Launches Interactive New Orleans Preservation Timeline

(MPS) Program collaborated with the Pres-

Conceived in June 2012 by Professor John

ervation Resource Center of New Orleans

Stubbs, the New Orleans Preservation Time-

(PRC) to co-host Preservation Matters III:

line was launched in April 2014 as a project

The Economics of Authenticity in April 2014.

of the Master of Preservation Studies pro-

This third symposium in a biennial series

gram. The timeline brings New Orleans’ rich

brought world-class experts with a diver-

and significant preservation past, present,

sity of global and professional expertise

and future to life as a web-based education-

together in New Orleans to examine how

al resource for those interested in the prog-

cities across the U.S. are reversing decline

ress and key accomplishments of architec-

through historic preservation programs. The

tural preservationists working in the region

conference also brought together Mayor

since the mid-nineteenth century. Research-

Thomas Menino of Boston and Mayor Mitch

ers can explore regional preservation history

Landrieu of New Orleans for three fruit-

by chronology along the timeline or by cat-

ful meetings during which they discussed

egory by browsing in Places or People/Enti-

historic preservation as an economic engine

ties. Current entries include Charity Hospital,

and shared preservation challenges and

Faubourg Tremé, Julia Row, The Cabildo,

solutions from both cities. Speakers at the

The Presbytère, The Louisiana Supreme

symposium shared numerous case studies

Court Building, The Rivergate, and many

and compelling data that demonstrate not

more. The timeline project is co-directed by

only the environmental and cultural benefits

Professors Stubbs and Danielle Del Sol with

of preservation but also the economic ben-

the encouragement and support of retired

efits it brings in the form of jobs, income,

professor and program advisor Ann Masson,

property value, and tax revenue gains. In

all of whom met with leaders of The Historic

keeping with this evidence, Menino asserted,

New Orleans Collection to determine a list

“preservation doesn’t harm our economy;

of over one hundred initial topics for inclu-

it ignites it.” Attendees learned, as well,

sion in the timeline. Students in Professor

that policies and programs encouraging

Stubbs’s Fall 2013 Introduction to Preserva-

historic preservation and the many posi-

tion course assisted preservation consultant

tive impacts it catalyzes are in danger. In

and writer Gabrielle Begue (MPS ’13) of Clio

response, symposium organizers identified

Associates LLC with the research and drafts

actions that preservationists and city lead-

for the first entries, which were posted in

ers can take to ensure critical preservation

the launch of Phase I of the timeline project.

policies and programs survive for cultural,

The timeline will continue to be expanded

environmental, and economic benefit. The

with additional entries on topics including

symposium was organized by John Stubbs,

the Historic Faubourg St. Mary Corporation,

Favrot Senior Professor of Practice and

the Orpheum and Civic Theaters, Claiborne

Director of the MPS Program, and Patricia

Avenue, and the World Trade Center Build-

Gay, Executive Director of the PRC, with

ing. Information, enhancements, corrections,

the assistance of Danielle Del Sol (MPS ’11),

and donations to help fund the timeline are

a PRC staff member and adjunct lecturer at

welcome and may be submitted by contact-

the School of Architecture; Senior Professor

ing Danielle Del Sol at ddelsol@tulane.edu.

of Practice Richard Campanella synthesized

spring of 2013, the MPS students worked on

extensive report, which can be found under

Interdisciplinary Team Helps Fiske Theater Gain Recognition

News on the Tulane School of Architecture

Master of Preservation Studies and archi-

the construction of a narrative on the region


tecture students spent some time out of

and the theater’s history, while Waterman

the studio in the far northeastern corner of

MPS Recognized as Top International Conservation Program

produced plans and elevations of the Fiske

Louisiana last spring for what began as a

from on-site measurements. The following

historic research project when the owner of

fall, the students helped prepare documents

The Master of Preservation Studies pro-

a small, mid-century movie theater in Oak

to assist in the theater’s application for

gram has been highlighted as one of nine

Grove, Louisiana contacted Tulane in search

listing on the National Register for Historic

programs specializing in International Art

of original blueprints for the building. Under

Places, and the Fiske earned its official

Conservation by the website About.com.

the direction of Professor John Stubbs and

designation in January 2014. “What a life

The list advises that becoming an expert in

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

lesson,” Professor Liles told Tulane’s New

the field of conservation requires enrolling

Andrew Liles, MPS students Gabrielle Begue

Wave, “that less than a semester of research

in a “top-notch art conservation program

and MaryNell Nolan-Wheatley and archi-

and documentation by three students can

where the latest tools and technology are

tecture student Jack Waterman traveled to

cement a place in our nation’s narrative.” He

being taught.” The MPS at Tulane School of

Oak Grove to research and document the

added that the team was thrilled to partici-

Architecture is featured along with pro-

mid-century Streamline Moderne-era Fiske

pate in the rebirth of “such an outstanding

grams in Rome, New York City, Los Angeles,

Theatre, which was established in 1928 and

piece of American architecture.”

and London.

is still in operation today. Throughout the





Victoria Cohen (TSA’15)

URBANbuild 9 under construction

Fiske Theater Interdisciplinary Team

the findings from the two-day event into an

historical research and documentation and

Burgin E. Dossett III

Cynthia B. Dubberley

Blaise H. Durio*

Cynthia S. Easterling*

Thomas A. Edson*

El Dorado Incorporated

Peter Elzey

Laura W. Dossett

Glenn A. Duhl

Sarah Stehlin Durio*

Warren Easton, Sr. High

Janine Christen Edwards, Ph.D.

Maxey J. Elliott

Emerging Philanthropists of

Heather McTavish Doucet

Steve Dumez*

Juanita Dyer

School Foundation, Inc.

Elizabeth B. Egan*

Harold S. Ellison, Jr.*

New Orleans

Shane E. Doucet

Erin Brush Duncan

Lester Dyer

David A. Ebert*

William J. Egan, Jr.*

Madeleine Ellison

Marisa H. Engelhardt

Michael P. Dougherty

Katherine Dunn

Ewell Elton Eagan, Jr.

Howard L. Ecker

Jane C. Ehinger

N. Robert Elson, M.D.

Suzanne E. England, Ph.D.

Crawford Downs, Jr.

Michael Dunn

Glenn Maury Earl*

Jeffrey D. Eckerling

Linda Stoutimore Ehinger

John B. Elstrott, Jr., Ph.D.

Enterprise Community

Georgia Houk Downs

Christine Mary Dureau

Donald Eastepp

Edgar “Dooky” Jr. and Leah

Robert S. Ehinger

Patty W. Elstrott

Partners, Inc.*

Kevin R. Draper*

Milton M. Dureau, Jr.

Tammy Eastepp

Chase Family Foundation

Paula Eichenbrenner

Patricia Elzey

Enterprise Holdings Founda-



Casius Pealer Appointed New Director

and law and over seventeen years of diverse

In 2014, Casius Pealer, Esq., Assoc. AIA, LEED AP (TSA ’96), takes the helm as Director of the Master of Sustainable Real Estate

experience in community and economic development; he is also a leading national expert in green and sustainable innovations

Development (MSRED) program, which

as they apply to residential properties. He

he also helped to create. As the MSRED

spent four years in Washington, DC as a real

program enters its fourth year, Pealer will

estate attorney and has served as Direc-

guide the progress of the program and its students, who he believes “should expect to work on economically and environmentally sustainable projects that still have meaningful impact in a particular place and time.” He is uniquely qualified to combine thinking about individual project finance and design

tor of Affordable Housing at the U.S. Green Building Council and as Assistant General Counsel for Real Estate at the District of Columbia Housing Authority. Pealer has combined education, practice, and writing throughout his career; he taught at Howard University before joining the Tulane faculty

with larger policy and planning issues. He

in 2011 and has published widely on afford-

emphasizes that “Tulane’s MSRED program has a national reach but is an especially important addition to an increasingly innova-

able housing, community development, and green building issues. He has also been appointed a Professor of Practice and will

tive real estate and design industry in New

MSRED Program Co-sponsors Framing Cities Symposium This February, the MSRED program co-sponsored Tulane’s City, Culture, and Community Ph.D. program’s inaugural symposium, Framing Cities: Understanding Equities of Place. The three-day event was designed to promote interdisciplinary discussion among scholars and community members on topics related to the environment, culture, production, and social justice in cities today. Graduate students shared papers on issues of design, community, family practices, and social interactions, and internationally renowned cultural geographer Dr. Andy Pratt delivered a keynote address on global lessons from today’s creative economy as they apply to New Orleans.

continue to work part time as Of Counsel

Orleans and across the Gulf South.”

in the New Orleans office of Coats l Rose in Real Estate and Affordable Housing.

PROGRAMS SISE SOCIAL INNOVATION & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SISE Minor Grows In May 2014, eight students from diverse disciplines including public health, legal studies in business, psychology, sociology, and chemistry graduated with the Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) minor. The program has grown steadily since its launch in 2012 and has now reached over 175 undergraduate students on campus. Nearly 100 students from Tulane’s Schools of Architecture, Business, Liberal Arts, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Science and Engineering have declared the minor, and the class of 2015 will graduate over 30 SISE minors. Each class brings together students with unique content expertise and points of view from their major disciplines. To complete


the minor, students take Design Thinking for

as he believes, “the best way to learn about

Social Impact, Business for SISE, Leadership

service is to go out and work side-by-side

for Collective Impact, and other courses de-

with the people who are trying to solve prob-

signed to help them identify ethical, sustain-

lems in the community.” In recognition of his

able, and scalable solutions to pressing social

significant contributions to the New Orleans


community, Monterrey-Gomez was honored

SISE Wave Rolls Beyond Graduation

with a Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Award this year. He has returned to

When 2014 graduate Juan Carlos Monter-

his native Panama with multiple job offers

rey-Gomez arrived at Tulane, he saw ways

in finance, but he is still most excited about

in which the university’s service learning

making a positive impact in the lives of other

program could be improved and brought his


ideas to the SISE program. The dual economics and international development major assisted in the development of “Service

SISE Professor Selected as Propeller Social Venture Fellow

Learning 2.0,” which matches small groups of

Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard, the Jill H. and

students with local changemakers because,

Avram A. Glazer Professor of Social Entre-


Errol Barron Architect

Barbara Leigh Farah

H. Mortimer Favrot, Jr.*

Deborah Ford Femat

Deborah Finan

Martha C. Fisher

Environmental Grantmakers

Eskew + Dumez + Ripple*

Fernando G. Farah

Kathleen Gibbons Favrot*

Jack P. Fenwick, Jr.

Michelle E. Finan

Sean Fisher


R. Allen Eskew*

Aimee Farnet*

Sybil Muths Favrot

Caroline Pugh Ferguson

William Finan

Whitney C. Fisler

Robert A. Epstein*

Gaston W. Eubanks

S. Stewart Farnet, Sr.*

Bruce Feffer

Christine Marie Fernsler

Davida Finger

Vaughan O. Fitzpatrick

Jeffrey P. Erath

Laura Lawhon Evans

Robert J. Fatovic

Miriam Feffer

John E. Fernsler, Jr.

Rachel A. Finkelstein

Kerry Foley-Kessler

Sherry Hoffman Erlandson*

Faircloth Metalurgical Services

Sybil M. and D. Blair Favrot

Kiva K. Feldman

Lisa Ferreira

Josh Finney

Brent A. Ford

Todd A. Erlandson*

Gillian S. Faircloth

Family Fund

Marilyn L. Feldmeier

Catherine Enright Ferrier

Blake D. Fisher*

Priestley Cummings Ford

Ernst and Young Foundation

Osvaldo C. Fajardo, M.D.

D. Blair Favrot

Joseph Felice

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Luther C. Fisher III, M.D.

Robert M. Forester

MSRED at 2013 Mayors’ Institute on City Design

2013 Directed Final Research Presentations, Panelists

MSRED program Director Chris Calott

Every spring, each individual candidate for

participated in the 2013 Southern Regional

the MSRED degree completes a significant

convening of the Mayors’ Institute on City

research project in partnership with a pri-

Design as a professional team resource

vate developer, public agency, or nonprofit

member in housing, urban design, and real

organization and presents a resulting final

estate development. Along with fellow team

report to a panel of outside real estate

members specializing in architecture and

professionals. This year, MSRED students

coastal sustainability, Calott helped mayors

partnered with Artspace, Atelier Ten, Buc-

from Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,

cini/Pollin Group, The Domain Companies,

Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia

Downtown Mobile Alliance, Endeavor

investigate opportunities for ecologically,

Real Estate Group, Enterprise Community

socially, and economically sound urban de-

Partners, Gulf Coast Community Design

sign that is sustainable and resilient in their

Studio, Institute for Market Transformation,


Jonathan Segal Architecture and Develop-

velopment Authority, and the Southern California Association of Governments. The 2014 final projects were presented to a panel of nine professionals with a wide range of local, national, and international experience in community and city planning and private sector, public, and nonprofit real estate development; the panelists’ academic backgrounds included degrees in architecture, business administration, urban studies, city and urban planning, economics, finance, management, nonprofit leadership, and social work.

ment, Manna, Inc., New Orleans Downtown Development District, New Orleans Rede-

MSRED CLASS OF 2014 Panelist Presentations

NEWDAY SPEAKER SERIES Liz Ogbu helps students and faculty understand how design (and design thinking) can create social impact.

preneurship, and Dr. Ron Gard, J.D., also a SISE professor, were selected as 2013-2014 Propeller Social Venture Fellows. Propeller, a New Orleans-based nonprofit that incubates and launches socially minded ventures, selects a new class of promising social innovators for its competitive Social Venture Accelerator fellowship each year. The fellowship will help the couple’s company, Limited Times, LCC, to spin out the Durationator®, a technology that Dr. Townsend Gard codeveloped over several years of support from Tulane. Their software system allows users to check the copyright status of any kind of creative work produced around the world.

2014 Ashoka U Exchange

discussions. The university’s strong pres-

Tulane was selected as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus in 2009 for its distinction as a leading institution in social innovation education. Ashoka U, an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, catalyzes social innovation in higher education through a global network of Changemaker Campuses and entrepreneurial students, faculty members, and community leaders. The 2014 Ashoka U exchange, hosted by Brown University,

ence, both in numbers and in substance, was noted by colleagues from across the country. Tulane representatives participated in numerous wide-ranging panels including Curricular and Cultural Change: Lessons from Launching a Major, Minor, or Campuswide Course in Social Entrepreneurship; Design Thinking for Social Impact; Universities and Community Engagement; and Social Networking for Knowledge, Insights, and Collaboration Opportunities.

showcased emerging models of “The New Scholar,” and over thirty Tulane students, staff, faculty members, and community partners attended and participated on panel

DONOR ROLL John M. Gabriel, AIA

John S. Garbutt

Sara E. F. Gensburg, LTD

Katrina Jane Gewirz

Dorothy Gagliardi

Stuart Garbutt*

John M. Gensburg

Steven B. Gewirz

Harry A. Freiberg, Jr.

Gary Gagliardi

George J. Garner

Sara E.F. Gensburg

Anthony L. Giannasi

Patrick J. Franke*

Jessica Savitz Friedman

E. Taylor Galyean

Samantha W. Garner


Catharine A. Giannasi

Fox Family Foundation

Jeffrey Frederick

Ross H. Frohn, M.D.

Brennan Gamwell

William G. Gary

Geoffrey D. Gentilucci

Joan L. Giffin

Fox Louisiana Production

Joshua A. Frederick

Beth D. Fulmer

Elizabeth Ganser

Andrew Gasaway, Jr.*

Andon P. George

Johanna M. Gilligan

Cliff Fox

Laurie Frederick

Fundcion Pro Arquitectura Y

Jason R. Gant*

Celeste A. Gauthier*

Leon Y. Geoxavier

Eugene T. Glankler, Jr.

John M. Fox, Sr.

Lucia Windsor Freeman


Cynthia Garbutt*

Gerard F.X. Geier III

Nicholas S. Gervasi

William K. Glass

Jason S. Forman

Martha Fox

Mark A. Freeman

Anona W. Fosberg

Kevin D. Frank

Tina L. Freeman

Orin L. Fosberg

Matthew D. Frank

Kevin R. Foster





Ronald Rael of Rael San Fratello led BOXEL TOWN,

After a hiatus in publication, theCharrette returned

which examined the voxel (volumetric pixel) and

in January 2014 with one of the longest and most

Architects’ Week (A-Week) is a long-standing

employed MODO surface modeling for the design

diverse issues in the history of this student-run

student-organized tradition that brings visiting

of a large-scale voxelized installation made from

journal that investigates the connections between

architects, who offer students new perspectives

1,000 12” x 12” x 12” corrugated boxes.

design and society in New Orleans and around the

on the changing landscapes of architecture, technology, and culture, to Tulane for three-day workshops that allow students to engage with new and innovative digital modeling processes, design charettes, and the full scale fabrication of a project. This year, the tradition continued as A-Weekend with architects from Brooklyn, Oakland, and San Francisco directing students in three dynamic projects. Hart Marlow of SU11 and Michael McCune of CASE, Inc. led CLOUD_FORMations, which focused on the design and fabrication of a canopy informed by dynamic site constraints. Jason Kelly Johnson and Pion Deleon of Future Cities Lab led LIGHTSCAPE, which investigated the use and deployment of a field of programmable vertical LED light quills to generate live media “lightscapes.”

world. Following the graduation of longstanding CLOUD_FORMations, one of three projects of

Editor in Chief Kevin Michniok (TSA ‘13), Cameron

A-Weekend 2014, received national attention with

Conklin (TSA ’14) took the helm with a broad and

features on both designboom.com and ilikearchi-

inclusive issue that reached beyond the School

tecture.net. The workshop, led by Hart Marlow and

of Architecture to embrace writing from students

Michael McCune, tracked shortcuts students take

in other majors—political economy, environmen-

on their way to class and engaged a comprehen-

tal science, dance—along with the work of TSA

sive parametric workflow that included work with

students. The issue featured pieces on design

Maya’s Dynamics Engine to produce curve forma-

activism, the role of bicycles in cities today, urban

tions informed by the students’ site investigations.

tree houses, and the fusion of art forms in New

These formations were used to generate a canopy

Orleans; students abroad reported on happiness in

with a symbiotic relationship between its skin and

Denmark and urban renewal in Rome; and, former

structure. Students used Grasshopper to gener-

Editor Michniok contributed “Craft Your Future: A

ate output for the fabrication of the installation’s

Top 10 Guide,” an infographic for “landing an offer

bent tube structure and then CNC-milled curved

post-graduation.” This year’s and past issues of

polycarbonate petals that were integrated into

theCharrette can be found online at issuu.com/

the structural tube frames to form a cloud-like,


translucent skin.











Student Notes


Upon graduation from the School of Architecture,

crisis, Humanure Power is building community

Sarah Satterlee (TSA ’14) was featured by Tulane’s

Emma Jasinski (TSA ’14) departed for Bihar, India.

toilets and waste management systems that

New Wave for her extensive work in public service

Jasinski is the Director of Design for Humanure

harness the methane gas produced by human

and outreach while pursuing her Master’s degree

Power, a non-profit organization dedicated to

waste to generate electricity and charge portable

in Architecture over the past 3 ½ years. Satterlee

improving access to sanitation infrastructure and

batteries. Community members can rent these

came to Tulane to “study architecture through the

quality of life for Indian citizens. 650 million Indi-

batteries to power small household electronics.

framework of public interest.” She has contributed

ans defecate outside daily because they have no

By building sustainable sanitation infrastructure

to a number of community projects throughout

toilet; as a result, the public is exposed to 100,000

in India, Humanure Power is cultivating healthier

New Orleans and far beyond during her time as a

tons of untreated feces each day that kill 450,000

communities and new markets for the 21st century.

student at TSA. She took part in the design and

Indians annually, nearly half of them children.

Jasinski’s work for Humanure Power has focused

construction of the Guardians Institute, Grow Dat

Defecating outside compromises women’s safety

on design and construction of the pilot community

Youth Farm, and LOOP Pavilion for Tulane City

as it often leads to sexual assault, and 40% of

toilet block, which opened in summer 2014; now,

Center, designed houses for low-income home-

Indian women who drop out of school cite lack of

her attention turns to developing design strategies

buyers through NeighborWorks, and helped run

toilets as the reason. Men spend up to an hour a

for Humanure Power’s Empower Women’s Facility,

Kianga Project, a small business in Nairobi, Kenya

day seeking a place to defecate, which decreases

an educational/community center where women

that helps women and men affected by HIV build

productivity by $10 billion annually. Furthermore,

can meet in a safe environment that will empower

skills, businesses, and sustainable futures for them-

nearly 400 million Indian citizens live without

them to live healthier lives, attend school more

selves, their families, and their communities. “I’m

electricity and light their homes with kerosene,

consistently, engage in open feminine discourse,

ultimately concerned with people and how they

which can cause serious and deadly respiratory

and help earn more income for their families.

live,” says Satterlee, who now works for architec-



Student-run publication

Nairobi, Kenya

illness. In response to this health and human rights


ture firm Colectivo in New Orleans.

Jennifer L. Glick

Dr. Moise H. Goldstein, Jr.

Ann Marie Gorman*

Andrew E. Graham

The Greater New Orleans Founda-

Randy Sue Greeson

Randall L. Glidden

Danielle Gonzales

Leo N. Gorman*

Frederick D. Grambort*


Sean E. Grey

Jill E. Godfrey

The Honorable Gus E. Gonzales, Jr.

Nancy B. Gorman*

James S. Grauley

Green Coast Enterprises, LLC*

Jim Grieshaber, Jr.

Susan M. Gohd

Socorro Gonzalez

The Gould Family Foundation

Gray Smith’s Office

Kathryn Dierks Greene*

Darrel E. Griffin

Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund

Gordon Partners Design, LLC

Carolyn Gould

Gary Graziano

Graham Foundation

Michael J. Grigsby

Jeffrey H. Goldman

Hank W. Gordon

Dave Gould

NancyAnn H. Graziano

R. Graham Greene*

Sheena J. Grigsby

David I. Goldschmidt

Nora Gordon

R. Thorn Grafton*

The Greater Kansas City Community

Julie C. Greenwalt

Richard Gruber, Ph.D.

Debra G. Goldschmidt

Ryan D. Gordon*

Teresa Patterson Grafton


Donald A. Greeson

Sarah Gruber

Recto Verso

2013 Travel Fellowship Lecture Series

This year also brought the return of Recto Verso,

Recipients of 2013 Travel Fellowships ventured

the Tulane School of Architecture graduate

across the globe as far as India, Columbia, Canada,

student publication. First published in spring 2012,

and Kenya. These students returned to share the

Recto Verso seeks to express the creative concerns

experience and wisdom they had gained from their


and preoccupations of TSA graduate students and

explorations with their school community at the

American Institute of Architects Medal

to provide a space in which to celebrate the many

following lectures this year:

Kyle Christopher Ryan undergraduate

talents and diverse backgrounds of the graduate

Michelle Carroll, Hunger, Food Systems, and Architecture:

Dorothy Jane Shepard graduate

student body. The 2013-2014 issue, titled “Open

Scales, Places, and Contexts

Trajectories,” features student work produced in

American Institute of Architects

Ray Croft, A Survey of Urban Areas: Addressing Environ-

New Orleans, across the U.S., and around the world

Certificates of Merit

mental Degradation

James Frederick LaCroix undergraduate

Emma Jasinski, “India Abroad: Investigation in Sanitation

Natan Louis Diacon-Furtado graduate

in a wide variety of genres including photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, digital art, architec-

2014 Commencement Awards


ture, and writing. Work from this year’s Graduate Colloquium guests and an interview with Assistant Professor Marcella del Signore were also included. Mary Catherine Bullock (TSA ’14) directed the publication, which was made possible with the generous support of Robert Paul Dean, FAIA (TSA ’68) and Dean Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA.

Tulane 34 Award Sarah Elizabeth Satterlee

Alpha Chi Rho Medal

Bahareh Javadi, “Unofficial, Unplanned, and Unpro-

Madison Rylie Baker

grammed: Guerrilla Urbanism for and by the People” Jake Lazere, “Assets in Passage: Incremental Urbanism in

Thomas J. Lupo Award

Canada’s Laneways”

Evan Douglas Amato graduate

Kathy Mu, Medellin, “Colombia: Informal Settlements”

Bahareh Rana Javadi graduate

Kyle Ryan, “Transcoding Architecture and the Urban

Ronald F. Katz Memorial Award

Condition: Measuring the Qualitative with Technology and

Dennis Daniel Palmadessa


John William Lawrence Memorial Medal

Sarah Satterlee, “Mokuru, Kenya: Formal and Informal

Robert Lee Mosby

Settlement Patterns” Alfia White, “The Presence of Andrea Palladio in Contem-

Graduate Design Excellence Awards

porary Architecture”

Jake Andrew Lazere Sarah Elizabeth Satterlee Malcolm Heard Award for 5

Excellence in Teaching Scott L. Ruff Graduate Leadership Award Mary Catherine Bullock Drew Louis Hauck Ogden 8 Evan Douglas Amato*, Madison Rylie Baker*, Ray Patterson Croft*, Elizabeth Kovacevic*, James Frederick LaCroix*, Katlyn Marie Leach*, Evan Mikkel Ehrich Morris*, Kyle Christopher Ryan *Also Selected for Thesis Commendations

Thesis Commendations Michelle Elizabeth Carroll, Melissa Catherine Longano, Katherine Ann Luxner, Robert Lee Mosby, Sarah Elizabeth Satterlee, Lucas McMahon Velle, Jack Paul Waterman, Kate Marie Werner MASTER OF PRESERVATION STUDIES Outstanding Thesis Award Sarah Louise Norman Outstanding Service to the Program Award Antonio Pacheco MASTER OF SUSTAINABLE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT


Selected Research Projects Nathaniel James Ardente

[4] A-WEEK


Winner CLOUD_FORMations

Work from speakers Vito Acconci, Blaine Merker, and Daniel D’Oca

John Waldron Huppi Shannon Noelle Zeimetz Academic Distinction Award

Margot Ferster (MPS ‘14) was honored at the na-

In March 2014, the School of Architecture Graduate

tional conference of Rebuilding Together in Wash-

Government hosted its annual colloquium, this

ington, D.C. as their AmeriCorps Member of the

year titled “Fine Grain Urbanism—Public Interven-

Leadership Award

Year. Ferster joined AmeriCorps upon graduation

tions.” Speakers for the colloquium included Vito

John Waldron Huppi

from Tulane in 2011; in her second year of service,

Acconci, the acclaimed artist and architect whose

Outstanding Service to the Program Award

she worked for Rebuilding Together to repair and

firm works “at the intersection of all design fields

Heidi Carol Woodard

renovate the homes of low-income homeowners.

with a conceptual focus on architecture and design

“Rebuilding Together . . . gave me a whole new

at the boundary between public and private

idea of preservation, with preserving homes for

space”; Blaine Merker, principal and co-founder

Travel Fellowships

people to continue to live in that have lived there

of Rebar Art and Design Studio of San Francisco,

Moise H. & Lois G. Goldstein Travel Fellowship

for generations, and fixing houses to make them

whose work incorporates fields as diverse as

Rachel Boynton (TSA  ’15)

energy efficient, or installing wheel chair ramps

community activism, public art, landscape design,

Peter Henseler (TSA  ’15)

and grab bars,” she said. “It showed me that

and urban planning; and Adjunct Lecturer Ann

preservation is not necessarily about gentrification

Yoachim, a recent Harvard GSD Loeb Fellow who

or flipping houses—it is allowing people to stay in

is currently lecturing at Tulane and workingto inte-

their homes, and making their houses livable and

grate public health, livelihoods, natural resources,

safe.” Ferster followed her AmeriCorps service with

and ecosystem management in the region. Peter

a Master of Preservation Studies at TSA and plans

Henseler (TSA ’15) and Michael Battipaglia (TSA ’16)

to stay in New Orleans to address the issues of

organized the successful weekend of lectures and

safe housing through historic preservation.

student dinners with the visiting speakers.

Matthew S. Gryll

Lisa M. Haddox*

Eddie Hakim*

George H. Hampton

Elizabeth L. Guerin

Andrew W. Hadley

Penny Hakim*

Heidi N. Hampton

Deborah Guidroz

Suzanne Wallace Hadley

Hales Pediatrics

Jason S. Happ

Michael Guidroz

Ellen C. Hailey

Dr. Stephen W. Hales

Kristin M. Hardy

Gulf South Business System and

Joan Barback Hailey

Jonathan B. Halle

Jason E. Harm, AIA

Consultants, Inc.*

Robert C. Hailey*

Hallmark Corporation Foundation

Patti Harp*

Kevin T. Hackett

Mary Haizlip, AIA

Craig N. Hamburg

Vicki K. Harper

Charles A. Haddox

Reb Haizlip*

Carrie Mackay Hamilton

Freda W. Harrison*

John Waldron Huppi

Class of 1973 Travel Fellowship Megan Van Artsdalen (TSA  ’16) John William Lawrence Research Fellowship Eric Bethany (TSA  ’15) Katherine Allen (TSA  ’15) Vincent Baudoin (TSA  ’15) Stephanie Mears (TSA  ’15)


SCHOOL NEWS Richardson Memorial Hall Project Update from the Dean

Capital Projects team. As an alumnus, he will bring

deep understanding of the role of architects within

tremendous strength to the overall process, and he

the public realm.” The School was commended for

clearly has a strong interest in seeing this project

its active role in the recovery of New Orleans since

The Richardson Memorial Hall renovation and

through with the high level of design quality and

Hurricane Katrina and for the development of new

addition project has gone through a first phase of

sustainability goals we have established.

programs in Sustainable Real Estate Development

schematic design study by the professional team.

and Social Entrepreneurship and of community

NAAB Accreditation Visit Update

It received excellent input from students, faculty, board members, staff, and university colleagues.

service initiatives such as Tulane City Center

In spring 2014, the School of Architecture wel-

The project was put on hold over the summer

comed the visiting team from the National Archi-

months, which will allow students and faculty to reengage with the process upon their return in late August. We anticipate a public presentation of the refined schematic design in early September, and

tectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for a scheduled evaluation of the School and review of the School’s accreditation, which was most recently renewed by NAAB in 2008. Favrot Associate Professor and

we will be continuing to work toward completion

Associate Dean for Academics Wendy Redfield

of design development early in the new year. It is

and a dedicated team of faculty members and

our hope to gain approval to move forward into

students worked tirelessly during the time lead-

construction documents at that time.

ing up to the review to compile and synthesize

and URBANbuild. The report also observed that “students in the school’s various programs take courses together in ways that promote a sense of community through interdisciplinary dialogue and peer mentoring” and that “programs in entrepreneurship, historic preservation, and real estate provide opportunities for architecture students to pursue specialized and alternative career paths within the profession.” A full report from the team is forthcoming later in 2014.

Further, I am very pleased to announce that Plaza

an impressive record and exhibition of the work

Construction, led by company president and own-

of the School’s students, faculty, and numerous

er Brad Meltzer (TSA ’90), has been awarded the

programs. In a preliminary report of the team’s

This fall, the U.S. Green Building Council’s

contract for Pre-Construction Services and Meltzer

findings, the School was praised for “exemplary

Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and

will serve as the Construction Manager for the

civic engagement . . . achieved by the school’s inte-

expo dedicated to green building, will convene

project. Meltzer’s company was selected after a

gration of community service into its curriculum.”

in New Orleans. Tulane will host an expo session

rigorous RFP process led by the Tulane University

The team noted that TSA students “develop a

titled “Riding the Green Wave,” a walking tour of

Greenbuild Expo 2014 Comes to Tulane


This is why we do it. Education means something to you. Tulane means something to you. New Orleans means the most to you. You have demonstrated this meaning by and places of work—and for this, WE THANK YOU!

2014 was a spectacular year in establish-

Thank you for strengthening our resolve to

ing a new fundraising threshold! We raised

continue to advance our mission and for sup-

$350,988 in support of our Tulane Annual

porting us along the way with your participa-

2008-2012 TOTAL


Fund—which was 56% above our goal—from

tion, your opinions, and your financial sup-

2013 TOTAL


a total of 476 donors—19% percent above

port. As we embark upon a new year filled

our goal! In the form of restricted gifts,

with open minds and hearts, we ask you to

pledges, and bequest intentions, we raised

continue to share the things about which you

$3,240,453. This makes a total of $3,591,441

care the most!

raised this year, which is an increase of 73% in comparison to last year’s total gifts raised at Tulane School of Architecture.

Increase in Giving since 2008


Sub-total 2014 TOTAL


495% increase in total gifts since 2008

We believe that by getting to know each of


enhance the level of education that Tulane Average over last 6 years


209% average increase since 2008

architects, designers, and visionaries.

School Expands Degree Offerings


Includes ~$4,500,000 in contributions to the RMH Addition

our 2,800 alumni better, we will continue to School of Architecture provides to our young


inviting us into your homes

promote an understanding of design as a cultural

professional degree in architecture. Many gradu-

expression while providing a strong preparation for

ates of this program will alternatively choose work

During the 2013-2014 academic year, the faculty

graduate professional study in architecture or an

in a wide variety of other areas, including law,

of Architecture, the Tulane University Board of

array of other potential career paths. The BSA is a

business, real estate, preservation, planning, and

Advisors, and the Southern Association of Schools

pre-professional degree in architecture that allows

landscape architecture.

(SACS) approved a new undergraduate degree

flexibility in the potential for double majoring and

program in architecture. Intended to complement

opportunities to join the architecture program

our existing undergraduate and graduate pro-

after the freshman year at Tulane. Graduates of

grams, the new Bachelor of Science in Architecture

this program are prepared to work in architectural

(BSA) degree is a 4-year undergraduate course of

or related offices, and those who wish to become

study. This program offers an integrated curricu-

licensed architects would typically pursue a 2-year

lum in the liberal arts and architecture designed to

course of graduate study to attain an accredited

Robert V. M. Harrison*

Lucas Herringshaw

Herman K.

Kenneth W. Hudes

Stephen Paul Jacobs

Stephen G. Johnson

Jessica Kahanek

Lee S. Harvard

William E. Herron

Hochschwender, Jr.*

Craig P. Hunt

Raymond James

Eugenie and Joseph Jones

Debbie Kahn*

Mindy S. Harvard

James Hershey

Derek J. Hoeferlin*

Albert A. Hyman, M.D.

The Japan Foundation

Family Foundation

Michael M. Kahn

Harry A. Harwood*

Nancy Hershey

Kirsten Hanson Hoffman

Erin Marie Sauzer Hymel*

Rebecca L. Jeanes*

Charlton Jones

Steve Kahn*

Mary W. Harwood

Lary P. Hesdorffer

Mary C. Hogg

Jean P. Hymel*

Nicholas R. Jenisch

Gibson M. Jones, Jr.*

Jennifer L. Kaltwasser

Beth D. Haspel

Ann M. Heslin

Hollygrove Market and

Andrew M. Hyson

Anjela N. Jenkins

Judith G. Jones

W. Thomas Kammerer II

Edward M. Haspel

Konstanze Hickey

Farm, LLC

IBM Corporation

Stephen D. Jensen

Steaven K. Jones

Steven K. Kaplan

Ange Belle Hassinger

Robert Hickey

Lonnie Hoogeboom*

IBM International Foundation

Jerde Development Company

Victor Jones

Alan E. Karchmer

Brad A. Hastings, AIA*

Cory S. Hicks

James A. Hooper, Jr.

Lara Elizabeth Iden

Janice Jerde*

Erin Jordan

John D. Karrmann

Elizabeth E. Hatton

Joan King Hicks*

Andrea Hopkins

Kimberly Lentini Imperatori

Jon A. Jerde

Furman E. Jordan

Dr. Judy Karst Campbell

Ellen M. Hauck*

Johnny H. Hicks*

Sheri A. Horton

Colleen Sullivan Ingraffia

Jericho Road Episcopal Hous-

John J. Jordan III

Alison M. Kass

Cynthia Haupt

Mary Hicks*

Benaz Hossain

Roy J. Ingraffia, Jr.

ing Initiative, LLC

Joseph B. Stahl, Attorney

Robert Kass

Aimee M. Hayes

Robert W. M. Hicks*

Howard Montgomery Steger

Roy J. Ingraffia, Sr., M.D.

Jade Jiambutr

at Law

Virginia Kass

Jessyca L. Henderson*

Stephen A. Higginson*

Howard Performance Archi-

Julius R. Ivester, Jr., M.D.

Johnson Controls, Incorpo-

Douglas D. Joyce III*

Norman J. Kauffmann, Jr.

Denis A. Henmi

David A. Highstreet

tecture, L.L.C.

Rebecca H. Furr Ivester


JP Morgan Chase & Co.


Andrew S. Henoch

Marcelle C. Highstreet

Catherine Bisso Howard*

Holly H. Ivy*

Bridget E. Johnson

JR Coleman-Davis Pagan

Carol Brown Kauffmann

Marcia B. Henry

Amy Hill

Janet R. Howard

Robert A. Ivy, Jr.*

Henry Johnson, Jr.


Norman J. Kauffmann, Jr.

Troy Henry

Dave Hill

Michael R. Howard*

Beth A. Jacob

Jane L. Johnson

Lester E. Kabacoff Family

Jacob Kaufman

Scott Howard

Gary N. Jacobs

Katherine H. Johnson


Michael P. Keller

William R. Herman

the Uptown campus that will include a range of

of University Planning, and Andrew Liles (TSA ‘10),

Public Interest Design (PID) field to explore the

projects highlighting the opportunities and chal-

School of Architecture faculty member, are serving

emergence of PID in history, its philosophical roots,

lenges of sustainable development and operations

as Board members on the Louisiana USGBC chap-

and contemporary challenges around practic-

in an institutional campus setting. Stops on the

ter and coordinating Greenbuild events for Greaux

ing PID. Participants benefit by gaining specific

front-to-back campus tour will include Dinwid-

Green Louisiana leading up to the conference;

training in some of the core skill sets required for

die Hall, Weatherhead Hall, Hertz Center, and the

Liles is also advising several student groups that

effective PID practice. This year’s Forum program-

brand new Yulman Football Stadium, all of which

are participating in an Forest Stewardship Council

ming included an opening reception at Grow Dat

meet or exceed the University’s minimum LEED

challenge to design their booth exhibit space. Alex

Youth Farm and several days of presentations and

Silver policy. The tour will emphasize educational

Ratliff (TSA ’12), Tulane Design Project Coordina-

workshops that included Business Models of PID

opportunities in the areas of project design and

tor, is organizing a Greenbuild city bike tour, and

Practice, Financing Community Development,

construction, community involvement, and build-

Tulane alumna Mary-Lane Carleton is organizing an

PID Standards/Ethics, International PID, Career

ing management for students, staff, AEC profes-

official Greenbuild urban development tour. Tulane

Pathways in PID, and many more. Tulane has been

sionals, facilities, and even neighbors.

students will also have the opportunity to volun-

a noted presence with numerous TSA students

teer at the expo in fulfillment of their University

and faculty members attending and presenting at

service learning requirements.

the Forum in both years. The Forum is made pos-

Beyond the campus tour, numerous faculty members and students have been or will be involved with the Greenbuild Expo. Mihnea Dobre (TSA ’09), Tulane Staff Architect, and Casius Pealer, School of Architecture Advisory Board and faculty member, are serving on the Host Committee; Pealer has also served on the Advisory Group planning the USGBC Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit and is a panelist on a Greenbuild session titled “Cultural Infrastructure Restoration.” Amber Beezley (TSA ’04), Tulane Interim Director

sible with support from the National Endowment

TSA Hosts Design Futures Forum

for the Arts, Autodesk Foundation, The Surdna Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, and

This June, the School of Architecture hosted the

several other member schools of architecture and

second annual Design Futures Public Interest

planning. Former Assistant Director of the Tulane

Design Student Leadership Forum, following the

City Center, Dan Etheridge, served as co-chair.

inaugural Forum hosted by co-founding member University of Texas School of Architecture in 2013. The Forum brings together a select group of multidisciplinary students and recognized leaders in the


[1] DESIGN FUTURES FORUM New Minor in Real Estate The School is preparing to launch a university-wide


Interdisciplinary Team Collaborates in ULI Competition


Advisor Jonathan Tate guided the students as they devised a comprehensive design and development program for Nashville’s historic Sulphur Dell

minor in real estate. This will be offered in col-

In spring 2014, TSA MSRED and Architecture

neighborhood that addressed building for health

laboration with the Freeman School of Business in

students worked together in an interdisciplinary

and flood resiliency and included both urban and

parallel with their summer minor in business start-

collaboration along with students from the LSU

architectural designs and a complete financial

ing in 2015. Stay tuned and spread the word!

Landscape Architecture program to compete in

analysis outlining market real estate development

the Urban Land Institute’s 13th annual Gerald D.

and feasibility.

Hines Student Urban Design Competition. MSRED Program Director Chris Calott, Architecture Professor Kentaro Tsubaki, LSU Landscape Architecture Professor Elizabeth Mossop, and Professional

Martin T. Kelley*

Judith Kinnard*

KPS Group, Inc.

Sandra L. Lassen

Leone & Keeble, Inc.

Jing Liu*

Lewis A. Lowe

Ross Benjamin Kelley

Marcene Kinney

L. Spencer Krane, M.D.

Tracy Lea

Mara M. Lepere-Schloop*

Kay Breaux Livaudais*

Frances J. Lowenstein

Jackie M. Kellogg*

Christopher R. Kitterman

Mari Weitz Krane

Katlyn M. Leach

Joseph J. Lepow*

Marc M. Livaudais*

Ralph J. Lowenstein

Brian Timothy Kelly

Brendan J. Klaproth

Joy L. Krause*

Jack Leahy

Glen S. LeRoy*

Cesareo E. Llano, Jr.

Jane B. Lowry

Kennedy House, Inc.

Ellen M. Klein*

Eric J. Kronberg

David M. Leake

Lauren Leuck

Vivan S. Llano

Jenna A. Lowy

Stephen M. Kern*

Jeanne Lee Klein

Carly S. Krupnick

Joanna Leake

Nicholas E. Leuck

Kathleen A. Lofdahl

Stacey B. Lucas

Karri Kerns

Michael L. Klein

Kuehn Foundation

Phillip L. Lebas

Susan Levine-Kelley*

Peter M. LoGiudice

John Ludlam

Kenneth Kerns

John P. Klingman

Amanda La Bella

Albert C. Ledner*

Robert A. Levy*

Henry S. Long, Jr.*

Luv n’ Care, Ltd.

Denise E. Kessel*

Alison B. Knight

Dr. John M. Lachin III*

Julia F. Ledner*

Ellen C. Lewis

Howard C. Long

Geoffrey M. MacLeay

Kraig M. Kessel*

Christopher M. Knight

Dr. Teresa B. Lachin

Marc E. Leediker*

Andrew M. Liles

Virginia M. Long*

Macy’s Foundation

Howard Kessler

Heather A. Knight*

Lea R. Lambert

Glenn P. Lefkovitz

Kathryn L. Limmer

Donald R. Longano

Derek J. Magee

Lori N. Kessler

Jacqueline A. Knight

Amy Landry

Veronica Lefkovitz

Tiffany Lin

Madeleine M. Longano

Daniel P. Maginn*

Pamela Dobie Key

Seth C. Knudsen

Lauren A. Landry

Amanda M. Lehman

Weifang Lin

Melissa C. Longano

Bevin M. Maguire

Lindsey J. Kiefer

Douglas A. Kocher

Michael S. Landry

Eric Leibsohn

Jessica Wachs Linkewer

A. Kelton Longwell

Charles Malachias*

Mary Lynn Kilgust*

Robert C. Kohler III

Erik P. Lang

Rachelle Z. Leibsohn

Jorge A. Linkewer

Jamie L. Lookabaugh

Rachel Malkenhorst

Richard R. Kilgust*

Gerald A. Koppenheffer

Connie A. Langhofer*

Edward B. Leikin, D.D.S.

Susan E. Linton

Samantha J. Loss

Helen Manitzas Malachias

Mary T. Killackey, M.D.

Haydee Lafourcade Kop-

Ronald E. Langhofer*

Thomas B. Lemann

Douglas J. Lister Architect

Louisiana Endowment for the

Jean Howard Mann*

Joseph T. Kimbrell


Ted Lansdmark

Jack T. Lengsfield

Douglas J. Lister


Stephen T. Mann*

Dorothy Jung King

Gabriella Kovi, M.D.

Amanda B. Larsen

Patti Hiller Lengsfield

Crystal L. Little

Louisiana Landmarks Society

Manning Architects, APAC


Four alumni reflect on the opportunities their experiences at the School gave them and trace their current successes back to their education in architecture at Tulane. Lessons in process, focus and opportunities for community engagement, travel abroad, and pursuit of individual passions have had a profound effect on their lives and livelihoods. Now, each one is giving back in order to ensure that those same opportunities will be available to a whole new generation of Tulane students.

RETHINKING OPPORTUNITY... AT TULANE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE By Maggy Baccinelli, Tulane Development Communications

...In Art Lee Askew, FAIA , founder, Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, now ANF Architects After returning to his hometown of Memphis and

While studying at Tulane School of Architecture,

opening his own firm in 1975, Lee designed his

Lee Askew III (TSA ’66) took advantage of the

office space to be able to host art shows, R&B

many opportunities New Orleans and the School

parties, civic organization meetings, community

had to offer. Askew studied in London, traveled through Latin America, and participated in NROTC, which eventually led to two years on the USS En-

social gatherings and lectures. ANF’s offices are in two centrally located historic homes, which share a large, shaded courtyard. The firm has an art gallery

terprise. Locally, he took trips to Destin, attended

that features a rotation of work from local artists,

art exhibits, concerts and festivals, and evaded

who each donate a piece to the office’s growing

hurricanes. “I had chance to explore an urban fabric second to none: NOLA,” he says.

collection. The opportunities he suspected the

Askew credits Tulane with his introduction to

ANF Architects is an oft-used Memphis community

the arts and its capacity for community engage-

hub and resource. ANF is proud of its involvement

ment. “Tulane was where I first saw how a body

and reputation in the Memphis community.

space would provide have been fully realized, and

of students and professors could be part of a

This May, Askew extended his generosity to an-

city’s social fabric,” he remembers. During his two-year sojourn to Sydney, Australia, he saw how professional organizations could become integral

other community—his Tulane family—documenting his bequest intention of $100,000 to the School. It’s a gift he makes in the spirit of opportunity,

to their communities while working at McConnell,

and indeed, it will create many for our faculty and

Smith and Johnson Architects. “Scarcely a week


went by without MSJ hosting some kind of public event, party, lecture, film series, or concert, often in support of local charities,” Lee says. “I promised myself that my office, should I ever have one, would follow this model.”

getting the new work: “I really like trying to make

... In Hands-on Experience

a project go from someone’s idea, to a contracted thing that is going to happen,” he says.

Andy Byrnes, AIA President, The Construction Zone, Ltd.

When asked about his favorite project, Byrnes rattles off a long list, concluding with: “Every project we do becomes one of my favorites, I

At 17-years-old, Andy Byrnes (TSA ’92) had a

think.” Looking forward, he is excited about a

landscaping company in Massachusetts and was

winery the company is working on with Lake Flato

managing 65 accounts. “I’ve had a knack for

Architects. “We were chosen because of our ability

creating work and working for myself,” he says. But, college was another story. “Getting organized academically was a challenge, and it didn’t start

winery before,” he says. “So it’s really interesting to learn how the program of the building affects the

to click until the middle of my third year,” he says.


Associate Professor Bruce Goodwin empowered

behalf of his Phoenix, Arizona-based company,

the shift: “He helped me focus on one good idea

A few years ago, in an effort to further diversify,

The Construction Zone Ltd., Byrnes is funding the

per project, and not overthink and overdesign

Byrnes started a restaurant, Forge—now open in

City Center’s new shop on Baronne Street. It’s a

everything I was doing. From then on, I really loved

two locations—with his best friend from Tulane.

project that falls in line with his other philanthropic

school. I learned to treat it like a business.”

When we ask Byrnes about the key to success as a

efforts, including his service on the board of the

business owner, he says: “When you say you’re go-

Honor House, a nonprofit that integrates housing,

ing to do something, do it. I’m painfully punctual,

alternative therapies, and mental health resources

painfully thorough, my desk is always clean and

for veterans. Byrnes says he supports the Baronne

my list is checked off at the end of the day. That’s

Street project because of his passion for the City

how I think people can be successful.”

of New Orleans and his desire to have students

After graduating with a Master of Architecture degree, Byrnes moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he started his company, The Construction Zone, Ltd. The Construction Zone is a design / build firm that teams with other architects around the country on


to build buildings, not because we’ve ever done a

complex, modern projects. Byrnes has a staff of

Now, Byrnes is helping to empower students at

60 and is usually designing seven or eight projects

Tulane City Center who provide design services

at a time. His favorite part of his job, however, is

to under-resourced New Orleans entities. On

get hands-on experience building architecture and community-based projects.

W. Raymond Manning*

Marvin J. Masset

Mary Jane Dillard McCoy

Donald P. Merseles

Rebecca E. Miller

Lawrence W. Moore

Brice P. Murray

David A. Marcello

Cynthia M. Massicot

Matt McElhare

Lisa Ann Merseles

Stella L. Miller*

Patrick Morand

June L. Murray

Jose R. Marchand

Steven J. Massicot

Judy Stewart McEnany

Robert S. Mertz

Anne McDonald Milling

Morgan Stanley Global Impact

Michael T. Murray

Gina Margillo

Ann Merritt Masson*

Michael V. McEnany

Peggy A. Messina

R. King Milling, Sr.

Funding Trust Inc.

Paul J. Murray, Jr.

Jacob Marks

Jo Goodwin Mattison*

McGraw-Hill Companies,

Michael Baker Corporation

Henry A. Millon, Ph.D.*

Jesse O. Morgan, Jr.*

Myra House

Ann B. Marmor-Squires*

William L. Mattison*



Judith R. Millon

Nicole F. Morgenthaler

Paul S. Naecker

C. Roderick Maroney

Shauna Mauk*

Fatemeh McGuire*

Richard Michniok

The Jean and Saul A. Mintz

Jeffrey E. Morrison

Ramzi N. Nakhoul

Spencer Adam Marr

Jill Godfrey Maumas

John K. Mcguire*

Terese Michniok


Linda L. Morrison

National Park Service

Susan M. Marsh

Joy L. Mayerson*

Missie McGuire

Armando L. Miguel

Jean Mintz*

Marian C. Moser*

National Philanthropic Trust

Pamela Kirby Marshall

Rick Mayerson

John L. McLin

Stephen P. Miles

Saul A. Mintz*

Rebecca Motley

National Trust for Historic

Richard Michael Marshall, AIA

Irvin Mayfield*

Julia McNabb

Geoffrey H. Milhous

Javier I. Mirandes Ramirez

Byron J. Mouton


Samuel G. Marshall

Douglas C. Mayo

E. Eean McNaughton, Jr.

Jamie Biben Milhous

Tom Miserendino

Grover E. Mouton III

Nat’l. Council of Architectural

Andrea L. Martin

Jerry L. Mayo

Joan A. Mcnaughton

Candace J. Miller

Darla Valle Mitchell

Laura P. Moyer

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Carole H. Martin

MCB Architecture, PLLC

Lawry J. Meister

Carolyn A. Miller

Susan Rogers Mitchell

Anthony M. Mrkic

Eduardo N. Navarro

Chris Martin

Jane Walker McCall

Robert Mejia

Donald C. Miller*

G. Martin Moeller, Jr.*

Anne Mullen*

Aaron Naveh

Cynthia R. Martin

Jonathan C. McCall

Tiffany K. Melancon*

George R. Miller

Craig E. Moloney, AIA*

John W. Mullen III*

Marcia S. Naveh, M.D.

F. Lestar Martin

Theodore H. McCarthy

Brad M. Meltzer*

Gregory F. Miller

Donald R. Monk, Ph.D.

Marcia E. Muller

Kenneth L. Nazor II*

Robert O. Martin

Susan L. McClamroch

Suzanne R. Meltzer*

Kenneth M. Miller

Judi Shade Monk

Mark P. Muller

John I. Neel*

Sally Field Martin

Lindsay McCook

Blake Mendez

Lauren R. Miller

Barbara Barnard Montgomery

Megan Munitz

Laurelle Fillmore Neel*

William H. Martin

Rebecca Sachs McCormick

Alvin S. Merlin, M.D.*

Miss Megan A. Miller

Charles B. Montgomery

Neil Munro

W. Whitfield Neill

Barbara Masset

Lemuel W. McCoy

Carol H. Merlin*

Natasha T. Miller

Jean L. Moore

Martha W. Murphy

A. David Nelson*

DONOR PROFILES ... In Music & Mysticism Milton Scheuermann Jr., Adjunct Professor of Architecture

lege, he pursued the field at Tulane. There were 125

Scheuermann would know. A lifelong architect, he

students at the school then, and tuition was $300

is also founder of New Orleans’ Musica da Camera,

a year.

which he now co-directs with Thais St. Julien. He

After graduating in 1956, Scheuermann was

Adjunct Professor Milton Scheuermann Jr. (TSA ’56, ‘05) was born in New Orleans on Feb. 28, 1933. It was Mardi Gras Day. Mardi Gras will again fall on his birthday in 2017, “and again when I’m 125,” he says, beaming. Throughout his 81 years, Scheuermann has followed his passions to great opportunities. New Orleans, architecture, music and magic are his favorite areas of study, and much of his studying has been done at Tulane. In fact, as

drafted and sent to Germany for two years, where he helped build bridges over the Rhine River and repair war-torn villages. When he returned, he worked for Tulane alumnus Moise Goldstein, also the campus architect for Dillard University. At Goldstein’s firm, he met his wife of 54 years, who typed specifications for the architects. When the firm dissolved, Scheuermann inherited Dillard University’s account. For more than 25 years, Scheuermann worked as

century, Scheuermann is as much a part of Tulane

Dillard’s campus architect. As a white man working

School of Architecture’s history as the school is

at the historically black university, he says he was

part of his.

greatly influenced by the school’s leadership, and

he remembers his childhood in the 40s, when he was friends with August Perez III of Perez APC. “Augie’s father was an architect, and when I first saw him at his big drawing board, I was

and the International Brotherhood of Magicians, as well. Musica da Camera owns more than 9,000 books of scores, 4,000 CDs, and over 100 instruments, many of which he built himself from Medieval manuscripts. This fall will be the ensemble’s 49th season performing Medieval and Renaissance music. A self-proclaimed fanatic on the music of Richard Wagner, Scheuermann started teaching himself to speak German in eighth grade so he could understand the words of Wagner’s operas.

former student and professor of more than half a

“Let me tell you a story,” he often starts. This time,

is a member of the Society of American Magicians

by his boss and former TSA Board Member Charles Teamer. Alongside his responsibilities at Dillard, Scheuermann began teaching a course in drawing at Tulane in 1959. “The dean asked me to teach for one semester,” he says. “That turned into 55 years.”

overwhelmed,” says Scheuermann. His interest in

Since then, Scheuermann has worked under ten

architecture grew, and when it was time for col-

deans, and has seen the faculty grow from 7 to more than 60 people. When computer programs replaced pens and pencils as drawing tools, he transitioned to teaching two electives, which he continues to teach today: Architecture and Music, and Architecture and Mysticism. He was especially moved recently by one student’s report on “The Architecture of the Afterlife,” which compiled theories and drawings on what heaven should look like. “There are so many parallels between architecture, music and mysticism,” he explains, “and

“Someone had given me a book about Wagner in grammar school,” he says. “His operas were all about gods and goddesses, giants and dwarves, and I was just entranced with the whole thing.” Working so many years at Tulane, Scheuermann says he has run into students everywhere from the Vienna Opera House and Buckingham Palace to the grocery store. “Many of them came to New Orleans and stayed. They work in every branch of the field: building, preservation, real estate. And these days, many of them have white hair!” he says. Scheuermann adds that it is an important time in redevelopment for New Orleans, and that with its program in preservation, Tulane is poised to take a great role in this chapter of the city’s history. In April, Scheuermann pledged $1 million to Tulane School of Architecture to help further its mission and impact. “We don’t have children, and Tulane has always been a part of my life,” he explains. “I can’t think of a place I’d rather help grow and thrive.”

opening your mind to those ideas can only make you a better architect.”

four-unit live/work project with 15 percent more

...In Numbers

space than what is being offered in Evanston, at

Andy Spatz, founder, Berry/Spatz Architects and Adas/Spatz Properties “At the School of Architecture, we were taught that pre-conceived design solutions were dishonest. Impartiality to the data and solving the project’s grocery list would create a good building,” says Andy Spatz (TSA ‘73). “Then, we’d turn the crank.” The Evanston, Illinois-based architect remains formula-driven today. After graduating, he sought

ANDY SPATZ, an avid cyclist, climbing Mount Ventoux in

opportunity in the numbers, but more often than

the Provence region of France

not, it was hard to find. To mitigate the limitations of client demands and budgets, Spatz took matters into his own hands. In 1994, he adopted a “design/build/manage/own” business model, and he has not compromised his vision since.

10 percent less cost. “The field is focusing on big complexes with health clubs and amenities, but we’re thinking about the people who don’t want to live next to 100 of their closest friends,” he says. Spatz says starting to work for himself felt like being set free. He credits his father, a general contractor who helped support his transition, and Tulane, for the opportunity. “Tulane taught us honest—and that’s a big word—process,” he says. “And, if you follow that process, you won’t go wrong.” To give back and create opportunity for others, Spatz endowed a Class of ’73 travel scholarship, and a building design scholarship in the name of his former, most influential professors, Robert A. Schenker and William F. Cologne.

Spatz cuts costs by staying local, using lasting materials, and filling holes in development demand. Adas/Spatz Properties operates only in Evanston, and the firm’s portfolio includes edgy offices, live/ work spaces, churches, and residential units that neighborhood kids describe as “looking like the Jetsons.” Most recently, Spatz is working on a


Alice Nelson

Beatrice Carolyn Nutt

Sara S. Orton

Timothy Peaden

David L. Perkins, Sr., F.A.I.A.*

Charlotte Joyce Phoenix

Barbara S. Pourch*

Kent Nelson

Todd R. O’Brien

Orval E. Sifontes Arquitecto*

Dr. Casius Pealer, Jr.*

Dina Walker Perkins

Carla J. Pierce

Stephen H. Pourch*

Sarah Nettleton*

Angela O’Byrne*

Jon Otto

Casius H. Pealer III*

Edna Perkins*

Catherine D. Pierson*

Allison L. Powell

Network for Good

Maureen Murphy Ochsner*

Elysia L. Pace

Gwynn S. Pealer*

Louis C. Perrilliat

R. Hunter Pierson, Jr.*

Gloria Powell

Katherine A. Neuner

Cara L. O’Donnell

L. Scott Paden

Ann Barron Pearce

Julie Mill Peters

Donato J. Pignetti General

Laura K. Powell*

New Orleans 2012 Final Four

Beverly W. Ogden, M.D.

Marie A. Palumbo

Maunsel B. Pearce, Jr., M.D.

Michael J. Peters


Richard O. Powell, Ph.D.

Host Committee, Inc.

Emilia Ogozalek

Pamela Sandler, AIA

Bob Peat*

Monica M. Peters

Rebecca P. Pike

Richardson K. Powell*

New Orleans Food and Farm

Eugene M. Ogozalek


Ellen Rasche Pecoul

Max V. Petersen

Aubrey M. Pirosko

Elizabeth A. Prather


The Ohio National Foundation

Florencio V. Paraon

John A. Pecoul

Elizabeth G. Peterson

Craig A. Platt

Thomas J. Prather

New Orleans Jazz and Heri-

Jose E. Oleas

Jun-Hyung Park

David A. Pedersen

William F. Peterson

Plaza Construction*

Praxis Project

tage Foundation

L. Dow Oliver and Associates,

Justin D. Park

Laura H. Peebles

Laurie J. Petipas*

Diana H. Plosser*

Abigail Preston

New Orleans Outreach


Jason M. Parkhouse

Celeste A. Pelc*

Carole M. Peyton*

G. Gray Plosser, Jr.*

Prevett and Prevett, LLP

New Orleans Public Library

Elaine Ringbom Oliver*

The Parkside Foundation

David L. Pelc*

Robert W. Peyton*

Jack Plunkett, Jr.*

Avis Adey Prevett


L. Dow Oliver, AIA*

Pat and Kate Brady Family

Jennifer N. Pelc

Donald B. Pfefferle

Polk Bros. Foundation

Dr. Peter D. Prevett

Adam J. Newman

Omidyar Network


Lorraine Pendleton

Elvia Marie Pfefferle*

Rui A. Ponte


Colette M. Newman

Thomas Omuro

Johnathan W. Patrick

Neal F. Pendleton, Jr.

Cheryl Phillips

Adam R. Porter*

Charitable Foundation, Inc.*

Stephen C. Newman

Curtis Orgeron

Mark P. Patterson

Avram D. Penner

Claudia Phillips

Betsy W. Porter

Pulitzer Design Corporation

John B. Niehoff

Emily P. Orgeron

James A. Paulson, M.D.*

Christie R. Perdigao

Donald G. Phillips

C. Robinson Porter

Ann L. Quarles

Nancy Northcott*

Laurie Orgeron

M. San Miguel Paulson*

Dr. H. G. Perdigao

Gary Phillips

Cynthia D. Porter

Carter B. Quina*

Colvin G. Norwood, Jr.

Emily B. Orler

Kathleen A. Peaden

Perez A Professional Corpora-

Marie Frey Phillips*

Henry M. Potter

Richard D. Quina

Susan C. Norwood

Dona S. Orozova

Meg Peaden


Randy Phillips

Thomas N. Poulos

Michael Raffler


ARCHITECTURE AS... By Maggy Baccinelli, Tulane Development Communications

Career options for architecture school graduates are only as limited as grads’ imaginations—which is to say, unlimited! Five Tulane School of Architecture alumni share stories of their own professional trajectories and explain how they have translated the education and experience they gained in architecture school into a variety of creative careers.

seeing the buildings go up, and being a part of the

... Artifact and Daily Agent

ongoing decisions that affect the quality of the

... Art

final building,” she says. “Ideally in my role, I get to

Megan Miller, AIA

see the whole arc of the design and construction

Elizabeth Davis

Senior Associate,

process, which is an amazing experience.” Miller is

Project Manager, Public Art

Ennead Architects, LLP

most proud when she can stand in a building that

and Placemaking, FORM,

New York , NY

took years to design and build and “see it take on a

Perth, Australia

life of its own.” Looking forward, she says, “I don’t anticipate that it will ever get to be run of the mill.

As an undergraduate at Tulane, Megan Miller

I do hope to be a little better at it each time I begin

(TSA ’91) says her professors imparted in her a lasting and deep respect for “architecture as highly resonant cultural artifact, as well as a significant agent in the daily lives of others.” This sense of importance continues to spur her efforts today as a senior associate at Ennead Architects. Miller adds that Professor John Klingman’s lessons on how lighting, mechanical and structural systems are fundamental to whole building design “were

a new building design.” While on a traditional track in an established

in the city outside of Richardson Memorial Hall was

firm, Miller says architecture is a broad and deep

a real selling point for me,” she says. After graduat-

field with room for many types of interests and

ing, Davis moved overseas to Perth, Australia,

talents. Today’s students should be “self-directed”

where she took her current position at the arts

in identifying and pursuing their passions and

nonprofit FORM; she was likewise drawn to FORM

always scanning the horizon for opportunity. “I

because of its involvement in the city of Perth.

school, architects try different types and sizes of

are directly tied to the work that I do now.”

practices before settling into one for the longer

At Ennead, Miller facilitates the implementation of design intent and stays on projects through construction administration whenever possible. “I love

CAREER OFFICE UPDATE During the fall semester, Career Development teamed up with the Professional Concerns course to coordinate presentations and panels that would appeal to the student body as a whole as well as to students enrolled in the class. This strategy replaced the workshop series typically held in the fall to better serve both students and guest speakers. The collaboration demonstrates continued effort to align the Professional Concerns curriculum with the Career Development program in order to provide students with strong, consistent support in their professional development and advancement. The series offered presentations on topics includ-

term, going to work for themselves, or deciding to teach,” Miller states. “It’s good to acquire as much information as you can before making long-term professional choices.”

career paths, interview strategies, firm leadership,

“FORM is interested in work that promotes creativity,” Davis explains. “It may seem like a broad mission, but this breadth of work has allowed me to be part of many key developments throughout the city, and to work with a range of creatives and architects.” Davis says study abroad and indepen-

The School of Architecture and the Career Devel-

In spring 2014, the Career Development program

opment Program teamed with a sub-committee

launched a one hour credit lab course offered to

of the American Institute of Architects, Women in

all students for the first seven weeks of the spring

Architecture, to host a daylong symposium titled

semester. Topics expanded on issues addressed

Design Forward: Innovation in Practice. The sym-

briefly in the Professional Concerns course and

posium included Tulane School of Architecture fac-

presented them in an interactive setting. The cur-

ulty and staff as well as local and national practi-

riculum included subjects on office cultures and

tioners. Career Development worked with Women

structures, salary negotiations, future positioning

in Architecture to coordinate a “speed mentoring”

tactics, and standard office documents. Practicing

event for the student body which allowed students

architects were invited to participate in a mock

to meet one-on-one with practicing architects and

interview event, and volunteer faculty members

architectural interns from all over the country. The

conducted portfolio reviews.

objective was to allow students the opportunity to have a candid discussion about the profession, the future outlook, and various paths promoted by an architectural degree. Students were also given the

ing firm types and positioning, non-traditional

its efforts to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina inspired her. “The potential for involvement

recommend that during the first 5-10 years out of

influential to my view of the design process and

Elizabeth Davis (TSA ’12) attended Tulane because

contact information of all the volunteer mentors

Interviews Individual firms were invited to the school to interview a group of students arranged in either half- or full-day segments. The students were selected

for future follow-up.

by submission of portfolio and resume through

“Starting with continuing my education at Yale, I

amenities in landmarked buildings while balancing

have tried to shape a professional career that bal-

the politics of co-op boards and building review

ances teaching and practice,” he says. “This ground

architects is challenging. “But, I’m always up for a

Christopher Kitterman

work was established at Tulane,” where he was a

good challenge and experience,” he says.

Project Architect

teaching assistant in the design, theory, and his-

Deborah Berke Partners

tory tracks. “I was fortunate enough to work with

New York, NY

Carol Reese, Ila Berman, Scott Bernhard, Doug

and the Intern Development Program (IDP).

... Study

Harmon, and others, and I enjoyed every minute of these experiences,” he says. Since Yale, he has

Christopher Kitterman (TSA ’04) has a BS in

worked mostly with second-year undergradu-

geology, a Master of Architecture from Tulane, and a post-professional degree from Yale. He also has more than a decade of teaching experience

ates. Kitterman says it is an exciting time in the curriculum: “Students are starting to put the pieces together, and I find the personal work with each

instructing every level from sixth grade to univer-

student—helping them best realize their specific

sity students. While working with Joel Sanders

With so much time spent in the classroom, Kitterman is well qualified to offer advice to students. To TSA students today, he says to work hard at school, make a great first impression, and stay connected with people they meet along the way. “Our chosen profession is very small, and practically everyone knows everyone,” offers Kitterman. “Networking is critical. While the more people who sincerely like you and think highly of you is


important, you should also have the confidence,

York Institute of Technology and was a critic at

As Project Architect at Deborah Berke Partners,

so, the better equipped you will be to succeed in

Yale for an advanced studio that traveled to India.

Kitterman is managing the renovations of two

whatever you decide to do.”

Kitterman is on hiatus from teaching while getting

1920s apartments that overlook Central Park on

established in a new role with Deborah Berke Part-

Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Integrating modern

Architect in Manhattan, Kitterman taught at New

intellect, and skills to back up these impressions. If

ners, but he hopes to begin teaching again soon.


Luke T. Ralston

Pamela S. Reinhardt

Lisette Breaux Robins

Lisa Rosen

Peggy L. Rubens-Duhl*

Jonathan M. Saiber*

Viktoria C. Schaub*

Laetitia K. Rankin

James L. Reinhart, Jr.

James E. Robinson, M.D.

Lloyd Jerome Rosen

Charles W. Ruckstuhl, Jr.

Brian A. Sanders

Carlyn B. Scheinfeld

Alexander L. Ratliff

Patricia Reiter*

Monique D. Robinson

Marylyn Kay Wells Rosen

Amanda Russell

Charles F. Sanders

Nancy E. Scheinholtz

Eric S. Raymond

Wellington J. Reiter*

Virginia Niehaus Roddy

Jennifer S. Rosenberg

David A. Russell

Tyler Sandlass

Steven N. Schenker


Dorothy Edwards Reynaud

Seth M. Rodewald-Bates

Ellyn Rosenberg-Johnson

Cathleen M. Ryan*

Pam Sandler*

Wendy Schenker

Cathy Cotaya Read

Robert W. Rich

Jose A. Rodriguez-Barcelo*

Dr. Mark K. Rosenbloom

Rosemary G. Ryan

Patricia Sanson*

Margie T. Scheuermann*

Redevelopment Resources Inc.

Cameron Brown Richard*

Jorge J. Rodriguez-Cabar-

Rosenblum COE Architects,

Karen J. Ryder

Alex Sarau

Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr.*

Redmellon, LLC

Paul Richard, Jr.*



Keli Rylance

Lisa M. Sartinsky

Allison Pomerantz Schiller

Carol McMichael Reese, Ph.D.

Emmie Robinson Rick*

Edward R. Roehm*

David Rosenblum

Miguel H. Saballos

Ruth & Jacques Sartisky

Walter G. Schleh*

Stella C. Reese

Stephen P. Rick*

Frances W. Roehm

Jeffrey M. Rosenblum*

Renee L. Sabel


Peggy Bories Schleiff

Thomas F. Reese, Ph.D.

Caron E. Rigden, M.D.

William D. Rogan, Jr.

Miriam Carol Rosenblum*

Lauren A. Sachs

Michael Sartisky, Ph.D.

Peter G. Schmidt*

Richard M. Reeves

Michelle A. Rinehart, Ed.D.*

Barbara Rohman

Susan Landis Rosenblum

Lester M. Sack, Jr.*

Satellite Gallery LLC

Kevin D. Schmitt

James S. Reid

Jodi L. Rintelman

Michael Rohman

Gina Rosenfield*

Wendy D. Sack*

Brian R. Saybe

Ann Schmuelling*

Steven L. Reider*

Charlotte Roach

Elsie Romero

Lorne King Rosenfield, M.D.*

Anne C. Sacks-Berg

Cathi W. Saybe

Cindy R. Schoenberger

Adrian Reifer

Philip H. Roach, Jr.

Kathryn Rosecrans

Christopher M. Roth

Marci Sage

John L. Schackai III

Kevin C. Schoenberger

Dorothy W. Reilly

Charmaine W. Roberts

Amanda S. Rosen

Denise U. Roth

William Sage

Kurt Schansinger

Mary W. Schrope

David Reiner

Anthony P. Robins

Jeffrey Rosen

Phillip M. Rothman

Saiber Saiber, Inc.*

Clemens B. Schaub*

Megan S. Schuler

CAREER NEWS dent study opportunities at TSA empowered her pursuit of varied interests by broadening her un-

She went on to realize her dream by taking a risk.

... Environment

In 2008, at the height of the recession, Bryant

derstanding of “what architecture is.” Her profes-

co-founded WATERSHED with another Tulane

sors, especially Jonathan Tate and Irene Keil, also

Rebecca Dunn Bryant, AIA, Co-founder

encouraged her to follow her passions, she says.

and owner, WATERSHED,

At FORM, Davis manages the Public Art team. This

Fairhope, AL

May, the team produced a street festival called PUBLIC, which featured more than 45 international

graduate, Mac Walcott, in Fairhope, Ala. The firm strives to create affordable, sustainable building solutions for hot, humid climates, and design environments that inspire a greater connection to the natural world. “We hoped the recession would be a ‘watershed’ moment and an opportunity to

artists painting large-scale pieces on the streets

Rebecca Dunn Bryant (TSA ’00) enrolled at Tulane

of Perth. Davis often oversees Space Activation

to expand on her undergraduate studies in Social

projects like PUBLIC, but she also works on bring-

Ecology at the University of Colorado, where she

ing public art to single buildings, collaborating with

experimented with alternative building techniques

clients to “identify where artwork might become

like passive solar, adobe, and straw bale. “I realized

It was. Six years later, Bryant has full ownership

embedded into architectural strategy.”

those ‘off the grid’ alternative buildings were not

of the growing firm and recently moved into a

going to appeal to mainstream building and home Recently, Davis took part in workshops that helped

new office. WATERSHED provides green building

owners, and I wanted to make a larger positive

indigenous painters translate their work into large-

consulting services on large commercial projects

impact on the environment,” she says. “I came to

scale public art sculptures through FORM’s

across the southeast, while their design practice

Tulane to learn how to do that with spaces people

Land.Mark.Art. program. FORM is also working on

focuses on smaller projects interested in “pushing

wanted to live in.”

the envelope of environmental design” she says.

the Pilbara, a northern region of Western Australia.

Bryant’s professors worked with her interest in

“I feel like I’ve spiraled back around and am finally

The organization will manage the space for the

how buildings interact with nature, she says. Pro-

able to incorporate the permaculture principles

next three years and use it as a hub for artist work-

fessor John Klingman, in particular, introduced her

that I pursued pre-architecture into more main-

shops, food festivals, and local markets. Not sur-

to phenomenology and the ways in which people

stream architectural projects,” she says. Always

prisingly, projects that delve deep into community

have evolved to respond to certain characteristics

seeking out new learning opportunities, Bryant

are Davis’ favorite. “I hope that we can continue to

of light, shelter, prospect, and refuge. “I had never

recently became a Living Building Ambassador

find projects like this one that overlap design, artist

through about architecture in those terms before,

and a Passive House consultant. “This allows us to

development and community,” she says.

and I found it much more interesting than ‘style,’”

take projects further towards a goal of regenera-

Bryant says.

tive architecture.”

the Career Development department based on

to be contacted and updated with the status of

The School of Architecture has also paired with the

the firm’s given criteria. The strategy of hosting

the program and any upcoming events. The spring

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

individual firms in place of large career days gives

course will also be offered in the fall in conjunction

(ACSA) to be a part of their pilot survey program

more attention to both the firm and the student

with the Professional Concerns course.

for schools around the country that will launch

a café and providore for an isolated community in

and allows a focus and specificity in matching during the interview process. Multiple firms from different locations around the country participated in this process, and several students were selected for follow-up interviews and positions. The Career Development office is working on a strategy to open an interview day in the fall to get an advanced start on the application and hiring process for students needing either summer or fulltime internships for the spring of 2015.

2014-2015 Projection The number of firms aware of Tulane’s Career office is growing exponentially, and they continue

... Image Owner, Architectural Photographer,

Bryant explains.

this summer. The survey will gather post-graduate comments on the current market and job place-

The School website’s Career Development page


is a beneficial and extremely useful resource for students to reference internships, fellowships,

The Career Development program continues to

applicable articles, and other useful information.

partner with the AIA Louisiana and will support

Students are continually reminded of its pres-

student involvement in the Louisiana State Con-

ence and updates. Employers are also aware of

vention in September 2014. The bridge between

the website and use it as a direct link to the Career

the profession and academia is continuing to grow

Development office to advertise any open positions

for the School and is creating a strong network

within their company. Student and alumni profiles

for our students upon graduation and during their

were gathered as feature articles on the website to

tenure as students.

communicate their experience at the Tulane School of Architecture and how it propelled them forward in their careers.

For more information, contact Megan Weyland: mweyland@tulane.edu or 504-865-5389

the medium. “I remember fondly and am grateful

and define their work, and that architects trust me

to John Clemmer, who we recently lost, for seeing

to do so is the greatest compliment I can receive.

that gave me the opportunity to develop my skills,” he says. “Neil Nehrbass taught by example the importance of celebrating poetry in the work we do, and Leo Oppenheimer opened our eyes to the

Washington DC

characterized the previous 20 years of boom,”

Key Accomplishments

my natural talent and providing me with projects

Alan Karchmer,

reboot the ’more is more’ development model that

Last fall, Karchmer was included among ten practicing photographers in the exhibition, Beyond The Assignment: Defining Images of Architecture and Design, at the Julius Shulman Institute in Los

experience of space, form, and movement.”

Angeles. The exhibit examined how architectural

Alan Karchmer (TSA ’78) says his Tulane education

Karchmer got a camera early in his course of study

built environment. Karchmer is especially proud

continues to inform his work as an architectural

at Tulane, and photography came naturally to

of the work he has done for Santiago Calatrava,

photographer. “The ability to read a building, to

him. Now based in Washington, D.C., Karchmer’s

whose new building he will photograph this sum-

understand the many aspects of architecture and

clients are mostly architects with assignments to


design, and to think like an architect, are essential

photograph completed projects. The photographs

to communicate buildings, in all their complexity,

are used primarily in magazines, books, and exhibi-

through a two-dimensional medium,” he explains.

tions and the architects’ websites, presentations,

“This foundation came from my experience at

and promotional materials. “You appreciate the


importance of these images when you realize that many more people experience buildings through

In particular, Karchmer says he benefited greatly

photographs than by visiting the buildings them-

from his professors’ encouragement to explore

selves,” he says. “I create images that represent

photographers use their skills to communicate the

To today’s students, Karchmer advises: “Keep your eyes open to architecture in the broadest sense. Making buildings is a wonderful pursuit, but be mindful that there are other meaningful and fulfilling ways to explore and contribute to the understanding and appreciation of the built environment.”

Leila F. Schumacher

W. Henry Shane, Jr.*

Carol Squarcy Showley

T. Stanley Sims

Dr. Paul S. Smith

Earl M. Stahl

Lynne Rothschild Stern

Vanessa Schutz

Beth R. Shapiro

Robert Shreve*

Sizeler Thompson Brown

Serena R. Smith*

Joseph B. Stahl

Nell Goldstein Stern

Schwab Charitable Fund*

Gregory C. Sharp

Kristine E. Shull

Architectural Group, LLC

John C. Snedeker, Jr.*

Tomiko S. Stahl

Bruce E. Sternberg

Carole A. Schwab

Barbara J. Shaver

Jean M. Sicard

I. William Sizeler*

Margaret So Wong

Jeffrey L. Stanton

Martha Packer Sterne

Fred Schwab

Matthew J. Shaver

John E. Sicard

Jane Levy Sizeler*

Sung Sohn

Julie Stanton

Barry H. Stevens, D.D.S.

Jonathan L. Schwartz

Paul J. Shaver

Danielle Green Siegel*

Heather A. Skeehan

Sandor Sommer

Dena Starr

Rori Stevens, D.D.S.

Julia Schwartz*

Casey R. Shaw

Jonathan P. Siegel*

Andrew J. Skorupski

Henry J. Sossin

Elizabeth Staub*

R. Richard Steward*

Dean Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA*

Karen B. Sher

Meredith L. Siegel

Julieta Slattery

Nancy Schuss Sossin

Patrick D. Staub*

Alice Fales Stewart*

Laura A. Schwartz*

Leopold Z. Sher

Andreina A. Sifontes Fontan*

Stephen E. Slattery

Bryan C. Spadaro

Karen Stauning

Gregg Stewart

Frank R. Seavey*

Shields Mott Lund L.L.P.*

Orval E. Sifontes Fontan*

Albert H. Small, Jr.*

Laurence S. Spang

Timothy C. Stauning

Jordan D. Stewart

Devon E. Seibert

Daniel Shields

Cookie L. Silverman

Tina B. Small*

Andrew J. Spatz*

Steaven K. and Judith G. Jones

Paul B. Stewart

Catherine G. Seiersen*

Laura S. Shields*

Gregg L. Silverman, M.D.

Cammie D. Smith

Lawrence W. Speck*


Samuel Page Stewart

Eric S. Seiersen*

Lloyd N. Shields*

Susan Silverman

Gabriel A. Smith

Laura Spurrier

Carol S. Stehlin

Tina Stewart

Deborah L. Sellers

Monica Shields

Wayne Silverman

Gray Smith, AIA

Stephen L. Squires, Ph.D.*

Kenneth E. Stehlin

Charles Stiebling

Mary Ann Hom Seymour

Ari D. Shifman

Elizabeth Silverstein*

Lillian P. Smith

Erin St Pierre

Adrianne Steichen

Anthony Stiegler

Christopher A. Sgarzi, AIA*

Shir Chadash Conservative

Raymond A. Silverstein*

Margaret Jo Smith

Alexandra Stafford

Michael L. Stein

Ione R. Stiegler

Patricia N. Shane*


The Honorable Scott M. Simon

Markham H. Smith*

Ann Hatcher Stafford

Steinholtz Associates*

Eileen Stokley



served as president of the state chapter of the AIA

man, AIA and designer Tony Patterson received an

for two terms and was formerly a member of the

Honor Award in the Interiors category, as well as a

The New York Times highlighted the preservation

national AIA board.

Merit Award in the Unbuilt category. Hoffman also

of the Edward and Theresa O’Toole Building (for-

won a Distinguished Award in the Architecture


merly the Joseph Curran Building of the National Maritime Union), designed by Albert C. Ledner,

category, and architect Christopher Ching, AIA

The October 2013 issue of Architect magazine

(TSA ’48).

highlighted an award-winning lake house near

received Honor and Distinguished Awards in the Drawings category.


Houston designed by Chip Lord (TSA ’68) and Doug Michels of Ant Farm, a design collective


Mississippi State University awarded Robert V. M.

based in San Francisco. According to the article,

The inaugural Tony Goldman Award was given to

Harrison (TSA ’59, MBA ‘84) an honorary doctoral

the house “foretold 21st century interests, such as

Wisznia Architecture + Development, the office

degree for his leadership role and support of the

the creation of biomorphic forms, … the experi-

of Marcel Wisznia, AIA (TSA ’73), for their work

university and community. Harrison taught at the

mentation with low-cost materials borrowed from

on The Maritime Building in New Orleans’ Central

architecture school at MSU for 13 years and has

other industries, and the reduction of a dwelling’s

Business District. The prestigious preservation

served on the school’s advisory council for over 20

size for sustainability and affordability reasons.”

award was granted by the National Trust for

years. Of Harrison’s many innovations and accomplishments, he is lauded for the intern development program he designed as part of his master’s thesis at the University of Florida. The model he

Trivers Associates, the office of Andrew Trivers (TSA ‘69) received many honors at the 2013 AIA St. Louis Chapter Design Awards Ceremony. A Distinguished Award in the Unbuilt category was

proposed and later tested in the state of Missis-

given for the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center at

sippi has been adopted in all 50 states. Harrison

Laumeier Sculpture Park, and associate Eric Hoff-

Historic Preservation and the National Trust Community Investment Corporation in honor of Tony Goldman, a pioneer in the historic preservation movement, who died last year. The Maritime was singled out for its role in the successful revitalization of a historic commercial district.




Houston Lake House

AIA Contractor of the Year

Outside Edit + Design Studio. Photo by Frank Oudeman




Project converts recycled shipping containers into

tion of downtown Kansas City with an emphasis

In addition to building large, innovative projects

computer workstations that are connected to the

on a recent El Dorado project: 5 Delaware. The

all over the state, Plaza Construction devotes

New Orleans Public Library system in order to to

building is a 13-unit residential project with office

time and experience to socially responsible public

provide resources and educational programming

space on the first floor developed by Marketview

causes in local and national organizations.

to low income neighborhoods.

Properties. 5 Delaware has an exposed concrete frame with an exterior wrap of wood and painted

Anthony Robins (TSA ’86) designed the new 3,900 square-foot Tiffany & Co. store that opened in Canal Place in New Orleans in December 2013.

steel. The five two-story penthouses on the third floor all have roof decks with views of the sur-

(TSA ’92), of Murdock Solon Architects, were featured in the September 2013 edition of Design

rounding downtown.

Bureau for their work on the headquarters of the


The 4,000 square-foot studio was built on the

Store Design for Tiffany & Co. He was pleased to

Brad Meltzer (TSA ’90), principal and president of

The clients wanted the space to retain an open loft

see the luxury jewelry retailer with its iconic blue

Plaza Construction, was selected as Contractor of

quality with exposed columns and skylights, which

boxes open a store in his hometown and said that

the Year by AIA Miami at their annual award cer-

the designers balanced with the acoustic and light

the new location is a reminder “of the renaissance

emony. The award recognizes the highest level of

considerations of a post-production studio.

of this great city.”

achievement in commercial construction and was

Robins grew up in New Orleans, graduated from Tulane in 1986, and now lives in New York, where he is Vice President of Global Real Estate and

film post-production studio: Outside Edit + Design. penthouse floor of a cast-iron building in SoHo.

accepted by Meltzer, who has overseen more than

Jacob Brillhart (TSA ’99) and Nicholas Ryan

Dan Maginn (TSA ’89) and his office, El Dorado Inc.,

125 projects in the state of Florida, where he has

Gelpi (TSA ’02) were chosen with four others

were featured in Dwell magazine for their work in

been a licensed general contractor for 25 years.

to co-curate the Drawn from Miami exhibit in

Kansas City. The article highlighted the revitaliza-


Shea Murdock, AIA (TSA ’92), and Robert Young

conjunction with the opening of the Miami Center

S. R. Stokley

Jonathan R. Stroud

Camille B. Sullivan

Katherine Suzman-Schwartz

The Hickey Family Foundation

Time Warner Foundation, Inc.

Becky H. Tousey

Jill Stoll

John Stubbs

Daniel E. Sullivan

Carol M. Swedlow*

Dwight D. Theall

Kathleen H. Timmins

Steven S. Tousey*

Storage Elements, LLC

Anne Carriere Stumm*

Martha Hatten Sullivan, Ph.D.

Christine E. Sweeney

Bradley K. Thesman

Michael Todt

Anne Rehkopf Townsend*

Allison Lewis Stouse

Robert J. Stumm, Jr.*

Philip Sullivan, M.D.

Marissa H. Sweig

Eleanor Thibodeaux

Terri Walters Todt

Mark Townsend*

Pierre J. Stouse III

Marvin D. Suer

Gianne Sultana*

Gene T. Takigawa

Alexander A. Thieneman, Jr.

Chad M. Tolleson

Vicki L. Traina-Dorge, Ph.D.

Jeffrey P. Straesser

Dale C. Sugrue

John Sultana*

Jonathan Tate

Mark W. Thomas

Jack K. Tolson, AIA*

Van Uyen-Thi Tran

Elizabeth Strauch

John C. Sugrue

Weixuan Sun

Emilie R. Taylor*

Matthew B. Thomas

Jacquelyn Y. Tolson

Ryan T. Trapani

Terry Lynn Strom

John R. Sugrue*

Surdna Foundation, Incor-

Peter H. Taylor

Adam D. Tihany International,

Victor L. Tomanek

Trapolin Architects

Alexandra J. Stroud*

Kelly B. Sugrue


Tekart Building Corporation


F. Michael Toups

Peter M. Trapolin

Trapolin-Peer Architects, the office of Peter M.

Joel Ross (TSA ’06) performed the architectural

his firm and outlined the value of the documents

Trapolin (TSA ’77), was awarded numerous AIA

services for the project, including the work to

for both small and large firms. These contracts,

awards in 2013 for the Toulouse Street Residence,

obtain federal landmark status for the building,

Bell claims, were developed to outline the risks

including the AIA New Orleans Award of Merit and

along with federal and state tax credits. This his-

and responsibilities of the sides involved in the

the AIA Louisiana Award of Merit. The firm also

toric grocery store in the 7th Ward is a cherished

project process. Bell is owner and principal of Bell

won the AIA New Orleans Award of Merit, the AIA

community-gathering place and provides much-

Architects in New Orleans and has 25 years of

Gulf States Award of Merit, and the AIA Louisiana

needed products to the neighborhood. The Tulane

experience practicing architecture. He also has a

Award of Honor for the James M. Singleton Head

City Center and storeowner Dwayne Boudreaux

law degree from Tulane and has served on the AIA

Start Center.

worked closely with the local community to bring

Documents Committee since 2009.

In October 2013, Devon’s Den was dedicated

this resource back to the neighborhood.

Maziar Behrooz (TSA ’85) hosted the second

for former Tulane football player Devon Walker.

Haizlip Studio, the office of Reb Haizlip (TSA ’79),

installment of AIA Peconic’s Architectural Sessions

John Williams (TSA ’78), his wife Laura Williams,

won several recent design awards. The Glazer

at the Parrish. He was joined by Thomas Phifer and

and the entire team at Williams Architects was in

Children’s Museum in Tampa, Florida won an AIA

Gabriel Smith of Thomas Phifer and Partners for a

attendance at the dedication. Williams Architects

Design Award, and the Children’s Museum of

conversation about the firm’s innovative approach

were responsible for overseeing the construction

South Dakota won a National “Buildy” Award from

to architecture. The title of the session was “Quiet

of Devon’s Den. Devon Walker suffered a cervical

the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. The

Architecture,” and the talk focused on the ability of

spine fracture while playing football for Tulane

children’s museum is located in the former Central

the firm to maintain a clear vision from the start to

during the 2012 season. The enhancements to his

Elementary School in downtown Brookings, South

finish of a project.

family’s home in Destrehan, Louisiana include a


ceiling-lift track system and many more acces-

Behrooz’s office, MB Architecture, won an AIA


Peconic award in November 2013 for the Illumina-

In an article written for the AIA News in December

Youth Rescue Initiative (YRI), the New Orleans

Circle Foods celebrated its grand re-opening

2013, Michael Bell (TSA ’84) discussed how AIA

Public Library Foundation (NOPLF), and the New

in January 2014. John Williams (TSA ’78) and

Contract Documents for Small Projects are used in

Orleans Public Library System (NOPLS), the IC

siblity features that will create a safe environment for Devon.

tion Centers (IC) Project. In partnership with





Thesis Model

Honorary Degree from Mississippi State

Glazer Children’s Museum

Illumination Centers Project







for Architecture and Design (MCAD) in December

The group held its first meeting in Washington, DC

2013. The exhibit “explore[d] our city through the

in September 2013 to engage in an evaluation to


hands of the architects who have shaped it,” and

discover means for speeding up the licensure pro-

MSRED graduate Tyler Antrup (MSRED ’12) was

is a culmination of years of planning by the Miami

cess. The task force is a diverse group that includes

recognized in The Southern Illinoisan for his com-

Chapter of the AIA in bringing the Center and the

educators and licensed architects, both recent and

prehensive plan for Cairo, Illinois. Antrup has been

exhibit to life.

established, who will be researching and looking

working with GCR Inc., a consulting firm based in

to develop updated programs. The Louisiana State

New Orleans, collecting data and incorporating

Board of Architectural Examiners has elected Pelc

resident surveys in order to “develop recommen-

to serve as the IDP State Coordinator.

dations for the community regarding housing and

2000s Nicholas Ryan Gelpi (TSA ’02). See Jason Brillhart (TSA ’99)

In December 2013, Engineering News-Record New

Amber Beezley (TSA ’04) is serving on the 2014 Board of Directors of the Louisiana Chapter of Greenbuild; she is also Project Manager for the Richardson Memorial Hall project during her term as Interim Director of the Tulane University Planning Office. An NCARB Special Task Force whose goal is to explore additional pathways to architectural licensure invited Jenny Pelc (TSA ’05) to join its ranks.

York announced its 20 Under 40 winners for the

economic development, transportation, education, and health care.”

tri-state region. Breeze P. Glazer (TSA ’06) made

Michael Kahn (TSA ’13) was named as the archi-

the list for his accomplishments following the

tectural contributor and critic of the publication

criteria of “professional achievement, community

ArtsATL. He also presented a paper at a sympo-

service, and the applicant’s contribution to overall

sium hosted by the Centre for Architecture Theory

industry improvement.” Glazer was recognized

Criticism History (ATCH) of the University of

for his work as research knowledge manager for

Queensland in June 2013. His paper, “Reincorporat-

sustainable healthcare and design at Perkins+Will.

ing Redfern: Remediating Colonial Planning and its

Joel Ross (TSA ’06). See John Williams (TSA ’78)

Effects on Indigenous Populations,” was the only paper selected from the United States.

M. Brenda Tremoulet

Catherine A. Tucker

Brooke Stephens Tyson

Lawrence Van Blerkom

Alexia Vardinoyannis

Scott C. Veazey

Judy R. Vitrano

Gerald Tritschler

Robert E. Tucker, Jr.*

United Jewish Foundation of

Benjamin A. Van Dusen

Mariana Vardinoyannis

Michele Velle

Deborah B. Wafer

Gerald J. Tritschler

Michael T. Tudury, AIA

Metropolitan Detroit

Bruce Van Dusen*

Nikos V. Vardinoyannis

Van Velle

Ralph E. Wafer, AIA

Margaret Tritschler

Knox H. Tumlin

Urban Focus Louisiana, LLC

Lisa Morrison Van Dusen

Vardis J. Vardinoyannis

Cheryl A. Verlander*

Waggonner & Ball Architects,

Andrew J. Trivers*

Paul S. Turkevich

Lisa H. Urcin

Margaret W. Van Dusen*

Travis Marshall Vaughan

Neena Verma


Kellie B. Trivers*

Gene Roberts Turner*

Fernando Polo Valarezo

Tara M. van Emmerik

Adam K. Vaughn

Karrah L. Vila

J. David Waggonner III*

Terri Troncale

John William Turner, Jr.*

Karla E. Valdivia

Bill C. Vandivort, Jr.

Daniel B. Vaughn

Andre L. Villere, Jr.

Eric Wagner

Wayne J. Troyer

Robert P. Turner III

Larry Vallon

Anthony P. Vanky*

Erin E. Vaughn

Mary Catherine Villere

Leo F. Wagner, Jr.

Kentaro Tsubaki

W. Michael Turner

Cecilia Loebl Van Blerkom

Peter Vann

Jennifer Semtner Vaughn

Gary S. Vitrano

Linda Wagner


AIA AWARDS The New Orleans Chapter of the

Ammar Eloueini, Favrot Professor of Architecture

American Institute of Architects recently

Merit Award for Divine Details


honored seven projects associated with

Issey Miyake - Pleats Please

Peter Trapolin, AIA (TSA ’77)

the School at the 2014 AIA New Orleans

Honor Award for Unbuilt Architecture

Honor Award

Design Awards on March 27. A Seattle-

Platy School

James M. Singleton Head Start Center

based jury of architects selected the


Merit Award

projects from more than 60 submissions.

910 Toulouse Street

Tulane School of Architecture Honor Award for Master Planning Urban Design

[Trapolin-Peer Architects, APC]


URBANbuild 08 LaSalle Community Market

Wayne Troyer, AIA (TSA ’83), Visiting Instructor

[Professor of Practice, Bryon Mouton, AIA

Merit Award

F. MacNaughton (Mac) Ball, Jr., FAIA,

(TSA ‘89), BILD Design]

John P Ische Library Commons,

Merit Award for Divine Details

LSU Health Science Center

LOOP Pavilion, City Park

[Studio WTA]

TSA Board Member Honor Award for Historic Preservation Charles J. Colton School [Waggonner & Ball Architects]

[Emilie Taylor, AIA (TSA ’06), Adjunct Assistant Professor, and Tulane City Center]

Lee Ledbetter, AIA, Visiting Instructor Honor Award

Angela O’Byrne, FAIA, LEED AP (TSA ’83)

Merit Award in Architecture

Members’ Choice Award

Magellan Community Gardens

Patrick F. Taylor Science and

[Doug Harmon, Adjunct Associate Professor, and

Technology Regional Academy

Tulane City Center]

Avery Island Residence [Lee Ledbetter & Associates]

[Perez, APC and Verges Rome Architects]

FROM RIGHT/LEFT, TOP/BOTTOM 910 Toulouse Street, John P Ische Library Commons, LOOP Pavilion, Platy School, Avery Island Residence, James M. Singleton Head Start Center, Charles J. Colton School, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Regional Academy, URBANbuild 08, Magellan Community Gardens


Virginia S. Wagner

Wall Street Gallery

Wayne Troyer Architect

Mark West*

Amanda B. Whiteman

Amber N. Wiley*

W. Patrick Williams*

Audrey A. Waitkus

John L. Wallace III

Betty Jean Weil

Christian Carl Westerman, IV*

Susan M. Whiting*

Miss Catherine M. Wilkins*

Bridget D. Williams-Simmons,

Phillip A. Waitkus, Ph.D.

Sharon J. Waller, PhD

Donald M. Weil

Nicholas B. Wettels

Jason B. Whitlock

John C. Williams Architects,


Cassandra Walker*

Simcha Z. Ward*

Alan S. Weintraub

Donald R. Whitaker, M.D.

Gary T. Whitmer


Norman J. Willis

Jessica A. Walker

Jeffery L. Warfield, Sr.

Danielle G. Weintraub

Louise V. White*

Whole Foods Market, Inc.

John C. Williams*

Carolyn Brown Wills*

Joseph W. Walker IV

William W. Waring, Sr., M.D.

Bryce C. Wells

Theodore L. White*

Richard C. Wiggers

Joshua A. Williams

Jim Wilson

Robert E. Walker IV*

Debra Ann Warner

Patricia Wells

Jack K. Whitehead, Jr.

Wild Lotus Yoga LLC

Laura W. Williams*

Henry Wineman II

Rob Walker Architects, LLC*

Cynthia S. Wasserman

Seth R. Welty*

Michael K. Whitehead

Andrew A. Wiles

Linda Williams*

Robert D. Wineman


ALLEN ESKEW 1948-2013

STEPHEN PAUL JACOBS was a valued teacher, administrator, and Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture. Born in New York City, Steve received his Bachelor of Architecture from M.I.T., where he was awarded the Grunsfeld European Traveling Fellowship, and his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with Louis I. Kahn. He taught design as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cochabamba, Bolivia; he was a Fulbright Lecturer in Bogotá, Columbia; and, he taught in Argentina and Mexico. In addition to his teaching, he practiced architecture in New York City and New Orleans.

Dean Schwartz Remembers Allen Eskew, FAIA

Mayfield, and Bill Gilchrist FAIA, Allen was central to our successful effort in recruiting Maurice Cox to Tulane.

Before I came to Tulane, I heard about Allen through WG Clark, one of my former colleagues

He was also involved in conversations with Judith

at the University of Virginia. WG is exacting in his

Kinnard FAIA going back more than four years

standards and careful with his praise. When I was

about women in the profession and ways in which

headed to New Orleans, WG told me that Allen

he could use his position to advance their cause.

understood design like few others, and that he

As recently as October 2013, he served on a panel

would be a crucial person for me to get to know in

that was moderated by Judith as part of the

my new city. WG’s introduction to Allen proved to

Women In Architecture Symposium co-sponsored

be invaluable.

by the School and the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Allen earned a Master of Architecture degree

Steve moved to New Orleans in 1971 and had a long and respected career at the School of Architecture. At Tulane, he directed exchange programs with the Facultad de Arquitectura of the Universidad de Yucatan. He helped organize two international conferences on the Latin Roots of New Orleans Architecture, jointly sponsored by the School of Architecture and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane. Steve had a deep love for Latin America, particularly Bolivia. Following his retirement from the School of Archi-

from the University of California, Berkeley and a

A fundamental part of Allen’s vision for commu-

Bachelor of Architecture degree from Louisiana

nity engagement included the Tulane School of

State University, where he served on their Advisory

Architecture. Over the years, he was an instructor,

Board for many years. He moved to New Orleans

visiting reviewer, board member, and a constant

and, after a number of professional affiliations,

supporter and friend to the School. Not only did

he helped found the firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Allen teach a highly successful course on New

(EDR). EDR has received local, state, and national

Orleans Urbanism, he also supported the involve-

recognition for its design excellence and consis-

ment of numerous staff architects and partners in

tent community orientation, including this year’s

their own teaching roles at the School.

recognition with the National AIA Architecture Firm Award .

A number of years ago, Allen established the Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Lecture Series at the

tecture, Steve was pursuing his Ph.D. at the Stone

There are many things I could offer by way of

School. Through his firm’s generous support, we

Center, conducting original research on the guilds

commentary about the design excellence of Allen’s

have been able to attract many notable architects

and artisan communities in colonial Sucre, Bolivia.

firm. Suffice it to say that he had an uncanny abil-

such as Rafael Moneo Intl. Hon. FAIA, Thom Mayne

Steve was part of the original team that presented

ity to lead and collaborate with others, both within

FAIA, James Timberlake FAIA, and many others

the first conference of the Bolivian Studies Associ-

and beyond the firm, to achieve a high level of

who have lectured at the School.

ation. Most recently, Steve was a Visiting Professor

accomplishment across a wide variety of projects,

at the Facultad de Technologia of the Universidad

from installations to major urban plans.

de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca in Sucre.

EDR’s recognition through the AIA National Firm of the Year Award, bestowed two days after Al-

Beyond the obvious importance of design excel-

len’s passing, is a tribute to Allen and the many

Steve’s interests were encyclopedic, ranging from

lence to us all, I want to highlight one other crucial

architects who have worked with the firm over the

computers to music—particularly opera, gospel

aspect of Allen’s values—his commitment to

years, to their clients and the community that em-

and jazz; he loved literature, food, and gadgets

diversity in our profession. Anyone who knew Al-

braced Allen’s commitment to regionally grounded

of all kinds. He was a gracious and enthusiastic

len well knew that he was quietly yet consistently

modernism. The award, given annually, is the high-

person and touched many lives as family member,

committed to this issue. From my earliest months

est honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm

teacher, mentor and friend.

in New Orleans, we started our discussion about

and recognizes a practice that has consistently

diversity in the profession, and over the ensuing

produced distinguished architecture for at least 10

five years, he was well aware of my own commit-

years. It was the first time a New Orleans firm had

ment to building diversity at the Tulane School of

won this national award. This tremendous honor

Architecture among the faculty, students, and the

would not have occurred were it not for the vision,

Advisory Board itself. He was tremendously helpful

persistence and passion of the firm’s leader, Allen

with a number of my faculty recruits along the

Eskew FAIA.

Steve designed a distinctive home and studio for himself, which he donated to the School of Architecture to serve as a residence for visiting faculty members and as a venue for school functions. A remembrance of Steve, in conjunction with the dedication of the Steve Jacobs House, will be held in his honor on December 6, 2014.

way. Along with fellow Board members and friends Ray Manning FAIA, Marcel Wisznia AIA, Irvin

DAVID L. PERKINS, FAIA (TSA ’54) entered Tulane

GEORGE DUREAU studied architecture at Tulane

JOHN CLEMMER began working at Tulane in 1951,

University School of Architecture in 1948 after

briefly before switching to fine arts. He was a

teaching Drawing, Painting and Basic Design in

being honorably discharged from the US Army

painter and photographer who encouraged his

the School of Architecture. Additionally, Clemmer

Air Corps. Perkins and his wife Elaine moved to

friend, Robert Mapplethorpe, in the photographic

taught Art Fundamentals in the Department of Art

Lafayette in 1954, where Perkins was Associate

arts. He was an extravagantly generous and

of Newcomb College, and he remained a full-time

Professor of Architecture at the University of Loui-

enthusiastic member of the arts community for six

member of the TSA faculty for 27 years. Clemmer

siana at Lafayette (then named Southern Louisiana

decades and produced some of the most iconic

kept a studio space off campus and showed his

Institute). In 1957, Perkins opened his own architec-

and romantic images of people and places of our

work in galleries for over 30 years. In 1978, he be-

tural practice where he received many accolades.

times for this region.

came Chairman of the Newcomb Art Department.

Perkins was the first president of the South

In 1999, the New Orleans Museum of Art presented

Louisiana Chapter of the AIA in 1963, the first Vice

John Clemmer: Exploring the Medium, 1940-1999,

President of the Louisiana Architects Association

a retrospective of the artist’s work over the course

in 1964, and President in 1965. Perkins received the

of sixty years.

South Louisiana Chapter AIA Leadership Award in 1982 and the Distinguished Alumni award from Tulane University School of Architecture in 1986. He retired from his practice in 2009. Trudy Kaplan Wineman

Leo Wiznitzer

Lissa M. Wright

Miss Victoria G. Yee

Frederick Zolan

Hans W. Winkel

John R. Wojciechowski*

William C. Wright II*

Ed York, Jr.*

Judith Zolan

Wisznia Architecture +

Sarah J. Wojciechowski*

Barbara B. Wyle*

Peter M. Young

Lisa Pulitzer Zoller*


Peter M. Wolf, Ph.D.*

John C. Wyle*

David M. Zalkind

Jesse R. Zryb

Elizabeth R. Wisznia*

Brian Wong

Fan Xiong

Zande Newman Design, Inc.

Jason I. Zuckerman

Marcel L. Wisznia*

Mitchell A. Wood

Xu Xiong, M.D.

Elizabeth L. Zimmer

Jennifer Good Zurik

Jerry D. Withers*

Philip M. Woollam

Marilyn C. Yank

Gregory Zinkl

Lee Zurik

Eve Koven Wiznitzer

Richard H. Woonacott

Cecily Yee*

Deborah Zirpolo



OGDEN 8 Following the conclusion of spring thesis reviews, thesis faculty from the School of Architecture conducted a rigorous and lengthy deliberation to curate Provocations, the sixth annual Ogden 8 exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Art, which recognizes eight student thesis projects that present a meaningful range of sensibilities, priorities, and interests. Guest speakers for this year’s opening reception were Merrill Elam, AIA, principal of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, and Adam Yarinsky, FAIA, LEED AP, principal of Architecture Research Office. B

The following students and their projects were selected as this year’s Ogden 8:




A-Evan Amato, “Coastal Recuperation: Improving the health of low-lying coastal regions through elevation, access and ecosystem symbiosis” B-Madison Baker, “Multi-Surface, Collective Purpose: Reclaiming urban public space in hot arid landscapes, Phoenix, AZ” C-Ray Croft, “Woven Ruins: Reclaiming vacated naval barracks with integrated native ecology” D-Elizabeth Kovacevic, “On the Horizon: Creating a contextual refuge on the shifting Louisiana coast” E-Beau LaCroix, “Adaptable Infrastructure: Repurposing New Orleans’ industrial remnants” F-Katlyn Leach, “Architectural Perception in a


Digital Age: Using physical and digital modes of visual exploration to define perception in a technological era” G-Evan Morris, “Synaptic Infrastructure: Ameliorating the effects of infrastructural techno-commodities through anticipatory development” H-Kyle Ryan, “Parasympathetic Propensities: Investigating a hyper-responsive architecture”




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JAN 12, 2015



Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner

Walter Hood, Professor of Landscape Architec-

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

ture, University of California-Berkeley

Copenhagen and New York

Principal, HOOD DESIGN, Oakland

SEP 29, 2014

JAN 16-18, 2015

Bob Berkebile, FAIA, Principal


BNIM, Kansas City Co-sponsored lecture with Louisiana USGBC

JAN 26, 2015 Kentaro Tsubaki, Assistant Professor


Tulane School of Architecture, New Orleans

FEB 23, 2015

OCT 22-26, 2014

Michael Murphy, Founding Principal


MASS Design Group Boston, Kigali, Port-au-Prince


MAR 02, 2015

Tom Kundig, FAIA, Founding Principal


Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle

Jing Liu (TSA ’04) and Florian Idenberg Founding Principals

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