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2013 NEWS

LETTER FROM THE DEAN The past five years have seen a period of

nities.” Further, it declared: “Finally, we urge

remarkable growth and transformation

schools to prepare future architects for

both in the city of New Orleans and in the

lives of civic engagement, of service to the

School of Architecture. I commend the

nation.” So many of the School of Architec-

school’s talented and dedicated students,

ture’s programs promulgate and advance

faculty, staff, and alumni, all of whom

these very aims, and we have become a

continue to raise the bar for academic and

national leader as a result of the unusual

professional excellence; their achievements

breadth and depth of our involvement.

are advancing the School with profound impacts in our local community, across the nation, and around the globe, far beyond


the streetcars and stately oak trees of St. Charles Avenue. No matter where Tulane School of Architecture graduates may venture, it is my hope that they will carry with them a key characteristic cultivated by one of the three main goals of the School’s Strategic Plan: a spirit of responsibility to the communities in which they will build their lives.

Our dedication to community engagement at Tulane makes itself evident in myriad ways. To date, students and faculty in the URBANbuild program have designed and built seven homes and one community market for non-profit community partners in historically neglected neighborhoods of New Orleans. Tulane City Center is now embarking on its eighth year of energetic outreach and public service work that encompasses research, design, and construction by Tulane students and faculty

The story of civic engagement at Tulane—

members for real-world clients who other-

and at the School of Architecture specifi-

wise would not typically be able to afford

cally—is not a new one. Tulane Medical

or have access to architectural services.

School had a continuous relationship with

The Tulane Regional Urban Design Center

Charity Hospital from the mid-1800s, and

works with communities in Louisiana, on

Tulane Medical Center was the first hospital

the Gulf Coast, and as far away as Asia to

to reopen after Hurricane Katrina devastat-

improve and develop their urban potential.

ed healthcare in the region. Tulane’s School

Our Preservation Studies program has at

of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is

the core of its mission the preservation

the oldest such school in the country, and

and revitalization of urban environments,

Tulane’s School of Social Work was the

and our recently developed Sustainable

first training program for social workers in

Real Estate Development program was

the deep south. Tulane’s Law School was

founded to engender more sustainable

the first law school in the United States to

and regenerative development of cities.

require pro bono work of all of its students,

Finally, our new, university-wide option

and the school runs public interest law

for a minor in Social Innovation and Social

clinics with long histories of pro bono legal

Entrepreneurship, an interdisciplinary

service in several legal disciplines, including

program administered within the School

environmental law and juvenile justice. The

of Architecture, empowers our students to

Tulane School of Architecture is no excep-

use design thinking in order to create ethi-

tion: I have learned from conversations

cal, sustainable, scalable solutions to solve

with many alumni over the past five years

our most pressing social challenges. All of

that the School has been deeply involved

these efforts together tell the story of an

in key issues within the community during

extraordinary legacy of engagement with

several periods throughout its history. I am

the community by the faculty and students

proud to affirm that today, the School’s

of the School of Architecture at Tulane.

commitment to engagement with the community is stronger than ever.

A recent feature on urban reinvestment in ARCHITECT magazine remarked that

This ethos of devotion to civic engagement

“architecture programs are playing a new

is consistent with the principles put forth

role in planning, designing, and building in

in former U.S. Commissioner of Educa-

some of the most resource-limited parts of

tion and former president of the Carn-

American cities.” Tulane School of Archi-

egie Foundation for the Advancement of

tecture was one of three institutions high-

Teaching Ernest Boyer’s renowned Building

lighted in that piece. I am so pleased to see

Community: A New Future for Architecture

architecture schools making a difference in

Education and Practice (1995). The Boyer

their communities across the nation, and I

Report, as it is often termed, included

am especially gratified by all of the dedi-

recommendations that architecture schools

cated and passionate civic engagement

“should embrace, as their primary objec-

and community service currently underway

tives, the education of future practitioners

here at Tulane. Engagement and service

trained and dedicated to promoting the

are crucial elements of the School of Ar-

value of beauty in our society; the rebirth

chitecture’s history, and I am dedicated to

and preservation of our cities; the need to

continuing, encouraging, supporting, and

build for human needs and happiness; and

furthering these aims in the School’s future.

the creation of a healthier, more environmentally sustainable architecture that respects precious resources” and that “the curricula and design sequences at architecture schools should . . . [include] more frequent contact with clients and commu-


Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA Favrot Professor and Dean



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 | Collette Creppell, AIA |

3 5 7 7 9 9 10 11 11 13 15 18 19 19

Robert P. Dean, Jr., AIA, TSA’68 | R. Allen Eskew, FAIA | 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 V. M. Harrison, FAIA, TSA’59, MBA’84 | Michael R. Howard, AIA, TSA’74 | Joy Lyn Krause, B’00 | Irvin Mayfield | Brad Meltzer, TSA’90 | G. Martin Moeller, Jr., TSA’84 | Casius H. Pealer III, Assoc. AIA, TSA’96 | Laurie J. Petipas, TSA’75 | G. Gray Plosser, Jr., FAIA, TSA’68 | Richardson K. Powell, TSA’77 | Wellington J. Reiter, FAIA, TSA’81 | 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

2012-2013 FACULTY Tracie Ashe, Adjunct Lecturer | C. Errol Barron, Favrot Professor | Scott David Bernhard, Mintz Associate Professor | Willam B. Bradshaw II, Adjunct Lecturer | Richard Campanella, Senior Professor of Practice | Robert Cangelosi, Adjunct Lecturer | Eugene Darwin Cizek, Professor and Emeritus Director of Preservation Studies Program | Michael Kent Crosby, Associate Professor | Maurice Cox, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Director of Tulane City Center | Matthew DeCotiis, Adjunct Lecturer | Marcella Del Signore, Assistant Professor | Danielle Del Sol, Adjunct Lecturer | Marianne Desmarais, Adjunct Lecturer | Ammar Eloueini, Favrot Professor | Daniel Etheridge, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Tulane City Center | Abigail Feldman, Adjunct Lecturer | Marilyn Lee Feldmeier, Adjunct Assistant Professor | Giovanna Galfione-Cox, Adjunct Lecturer | Elizabeth Burns Gamard, Favrot Associate Professor | Bruce Merriman Goodwin, Associate Professor | Daniel Hammer, Adjunct Lecturer | William Douglas Harmon, Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Architecture | Thomas Holloman, Adjunct Assistant Professor | Sarah Stehli Howell, Adjunct Lecturer | Tyler Hutcherson, Adjunct Lecturer | Charles Jones, Adjunct Lecturer | Irene Ursula Adelheid Keil, Professor of Practice | Judith Ann Kinnard, Professor and Harvey-Wadsworth Chair of Landscape Urbanism | John Philip Klingman, Richard Koch Chair of Architecture | Dorothy Krotzer, Adjunct Lecturer | Andrew Martin Liles, Adjunct Lecturer | Tiffany Lin, Assistant Professor | A. Kelton Longwell, Adjunct Lecturer | Ann Merritt Masson, Adjunct Associate Professor | Marty McElveen, Adjunct Lecturer | David Merlin, Adjunct Lecturer | Neal Morris, Adjunct Lecturer | Byron John Mouton, Professor of Practice and Director of URBANbuild | Grover Ernest Mouton, III, Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of Tulane University Regional Urban Design Center | Graham Warwick Owen, Associate


Professor | Cornelius Payne, Adjunct Lecturer | Casius Pealer, Adjunct Lecturer | Jennifer Pelc, Adjunct Lecturer | Wende-

Writing + Editorial: Daisy Dodge, TSA ’15; Allison Schiller, TSA ’12;

Associate Professor | Samuel Richards, Adjunct Lecturer | Seth Rodewald-Bates, Adjunct Lecturer | Bethany Rogers,

Christy Crosby, Executive Assistant to the Dean

Adjunct Lecturer | Cordula Roser Gray, Professor of Practice | Scott Ruff, Associate Professor | Daren Sadowsky, Adjunct

Graphic Design: Leigh Wilkerson, 10½ Studios

Lecturer | Milton George Scheuermann, Jr., Adjunct Professor | Allison Schiller, Adjunct Lecturer | Kenneth Schwartz,

For inclusion of your news in the annual newsletter, school

Favrot Professor and Dean | Lloyd “Sonny” Shields, Adjunct Professor | Z. Erol Smith, Adjunct Associate Professor | Cyn-

website, Facebook page, and Twitter, send news items

thia Steward, Adjunct Lecturer | Jill Stoll, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Dean of Students | Alexandra Stroud, Adjunct

directly to Dave Armentor at Please

Associate Professor and Director of Sustainable Real Estate Development Program | John Stubbs, Senior Professor of

include a description or explanation of the news item; an ac-

Practice and Director of Preservation Studies Program | Jonathan Tate, Adjunct Assistant Professor | Emilie Rachel Tay-

companying image if applicable; your full name, graduation

lor, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Senior Program Coordinator Tulane City Center | Reuben Teague, Adjunct Lecturer

year or affiliation with Tulane; and any titles or associations

| Jessica Tippens, Adjunct Lecturer | Wayne Troyer, Adjunct Lecturer | Kentaro Tsubaki, Assistant Professor | Margaret

(ex. AIA). Links to articles published by other sources are

Van Dusen, Adjunct Lecturer | Prisca Weems, Adjunct Lecturer | Seth Welty, Adjunct Lecturer | Amber N. Wiley, Visiting

also helpful.

Assistant Professor | Thaddeus Andrew Zarse, Adjunct Assistant Professor

cover image: Magellan Community Garden, project of Tulane

line Harriet Redfield, Associate Favrot Professor and Associate Dean for Academics| Carol McMichael Reese, Christovich

City Center’s spring 2013 studio, led by Adjunct Associate


Professor Doug Harmon. Photo by David Armentor.

Geoffrey Howard Baker | Ronald Coulter Filson, Dean Emeritus | Karen Kingsley | Stephen Paul Jacobs | Eugene Eean McNaughton | Richard Otis Powell | Ellen Barbara Weiss

RICHARDSON MEMORIAL HALL UPDATE After a period of re-positioning on the project,

as additional material related to the Tulane

While the architectural work was put on hold,

the plan to move forward with the renovation of

Empowers initiative and the university-wide

you will be pleased to know our efforts in po-

Richardson Memorial Hall has taken shape.

Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

sitioning the Capital Campaign for this project

program, which is “housed” in the School.

have never let up. In fact, we have more than

• The original Selection Committee for the project reconvened in the late spring and charted the preferred approach by unanimous agreement. That committee includes Univer-

• The RFP submissions, selection process, and interviews will take place this summer. • We anticipate a start to the professional ser-

sity Architect Collette Creppell and Kenneth

vices after a contract is negotiated and signed

Schwartz as Co-Chairs, VP for External Af-

in the late summer or early fall.

fairs Yvette Jones, Professor John Klingman (representing the faculty), Rob Dean AIA (representing the alumni and Board), and VP for Facilities, Jim Alty. We have invited three firms from the original top five to respond to a detailed RFP, one that includes reference to the Sustainable Study conducted

• Collette Creppell and Amber Beezley have

doubled the money that was raised by the Board in the initial push behind this project in early 2012, and there are several potential major gifts in the works right now. To be sure, fundraising will gain even greater momentum as the architectural and engineering work proceeds through Design Development, and we are hoping

developed a detailed draft schedule for the

to retain a key consultant—Michael Bierut of

professional services work as well as the an-

PENTAGRAM—to help with “identity” and capital

ticipated timeline for construction. We will be

campaign strategic issues in the near future. We

able to share this with you in an update during

are extremely well positioned to attract a num-

the fall semester.

ber of multi-million dollar gifts at this time.

by FXFOWLE, el dorado, and others, as well


FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS Professor John Klingman was interviewed on

Professor Errol Barron FAIA (TSA ’64) was

Houzz featured a New Orleans home designed by

WWNO, the New Orleans NPR affiliate, discuss-

featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Tulane Maga-

Professor Byron Mouton (TSA ’89) of bildDESIGN.

ing his book: New in New Orleans Architecture.

zine, highlighting his book New Orleans Observed.

The modern house incorporates a Louisiana

The book highlights local modernist architecture.

The story showcased many of his watercolor

vernacular strategy for cooling the house - it is

Construction on Professor Klingman’s streetcar

and pencil drawings of New Orleans buildings.

elevated using concrete masonry, providing flood

shelter project began in April and can be seen cre-

Professor Barron was asked to deliver the first

protection and ventilation. Mouton extends the liv-

ating a wave on the busy corner of Carrollton and

Cooley House lecture in a series that aims to bring

ing spaces with covered outdoor patio spaces.

Claiborne Avenue. A Tulane City Center project,

attention to the work to restore the Cooley House,

the streetcar shelter at the terminus of the historic

which was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and

St. Charles Avenue streetcar line was designed by

Marion Mahoney Griffin. Professor Barron was also

Professor Klingman and Garrett Jacobs (TSA ’11).

appointed as a Visiting Artist linked with students

The shelter provides cover for passengers and

grades 4 through 12 at the Isidore Newman School.

marks the intersection with an iconic urban ele-

His exhibition at the Reynolds Ryan Art Gallery


stimulates conversations with students about the

The 2012 Modern Home Tour featured many projects designed by Tulane professors, some of whom were highlighted on a WGNO news broadcast. Ammar Eloueini of AEDS, Byron Mouton (TSA ’89) of bildDESIGN, Tom Holloman of Holloman Design, and Eskew + Dumez + Ripple were all part of the

practice of art and architecture.

tour, along with a Tulane URBANbuild house.

(TSA ’95) was part of a group show that opened at

Professor Barron was awarded the American Insti-

Favrot Senior Professor of Practice and Director of

the Antenna Gallery in New Orleans on May 11. The

tute of Architects (AIA) Louisiana Medal of Honor,

art show, entitled My mom says my work has really

the highest award given by AIA LA, at its annual

improved too, explored the connections between

Design Conference in Lafayette on September 28.

childhood and adulthood in art. The show was on

The Medal of Honor is given to architects who have

view through June 2, 2013.

sustained a lifetime affecting the profession of

Work by Adjunct Lecturer Marianne Desmarais

architecture, and who have significantly advanced the profession and/or provided strong influence on fellow practitioners.

Preservation Studies John Stubbs participated as a panelist in the Conference on Natural Disasters and Cultural Heritage Protection: The Legalities. Visiting Assistant Professor Amber Wiley’s photography will be included in an exhibition entitled Louisiana Contemporary at the Odgen Museum which opens August 3, 2013. The exhibition is statewide and juried for residents of Louisiana. The




juror is Franklin Sirmans, the Curator of Contempo-

based conceptual design exercises. Lin’s goal is to

Associate Professor Scott Ruff and Visiting

rary Art of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

encourage students to develop a digital sensibility

Assistant Professor Amber Wiley received an

(LACMA) and the artistic director for Prospect.3

at the inception of their design process.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

New Orleans. Professor Wiley is one of five ARTstor Travel Award Winners for her work on “Washington’s Secret City: Cultural Capital.” Additionally, Professor Wiley had a photograph selected for a semi-final show of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan

The work of David Armentor, Tulane School of Architecture’s Digital Imaging Specialist, was featured in the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities’ quarterly magazine, Louisiana Cultural Vistas. The

Series in New Orleans.

magazine highlighted Armentor’s The Sugar Mill

Maurice Cox, Associate Dean for Community

contemporary view of the sugar industry in South-

Engagement, has been featured in Metropolis

west Louisiana. An exhibition of Armentor’s work

Online Magazine. In September 2012, for the Point

was featured at Cole Pratt Gallery in conjunction

of View section, the magazine interviewed Dean

with the magazine feature.

Cox, highlighting his move to New Orleans, his first impressions, and his aspirations as the new director of the Tulane City Center.

Sessions, a body of work that depicts a localized,

Dean Kenneth Schwartz FAIA visited the Jersey Shore in December 2012 to work with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, examining the destruc-

DesignIntelligence magazine named Dean Cox one

tion from Hurricane Sandy and looking for ways to

of the top educators in the US for 2013. Each year,

rebuild. The two institutions formed a relationship

the magazine honors 30 professionals in the fields

after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when students

of education and education administration.

from NJIT helped in planning the redevelopment

Assistant Professor Tiffany Lin’s article, “Figure it in,” was published in the Journal of Architectural Education. In the article, Professor Lin presents an example of a first year studio in which she seeks to integrate hand techniques with digital image manipulation to reinforce the lessons of spatially-



of New Orleans. Tulane established a think-tank that focused on community service which resulted in the school’s emphasis on greater community involvement. “It’s a different situation, but it’s similar in a way, because there’s a lot of damage and communities need help,” said Dean Schwartz.

Award (ACSA). The 2012-2013 Diversity Achievement Award is given to recognize the work of faculty, administrators and students in creating effective methods and models for achieving greater diversity in curricula, school personnel, and student bodies with emphasis on the participation of historically under-represented groups or contexts. Professor Ruff’s most current work at Tulane University includes Project Pipeline, a newly developed, tiered mentorship program sponsored by the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), Louisiana, in partnership with the Tulane School of Architecture. This program has gained national recognition for its efforts to usher young designers from high schools towards a design education and the profession. Additionally, Professors Ruff and Wiley are facilitating the development of a student organization known as the Multicultural Arts + Architecture Collective (MAAC). Many of the students in the newly formed organization were teaching assistants in the 2012 Project Pipeline summer camp. In January 2013, MSRED faculty member Will Bradshaw was featured for his firm’s involvement with Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation in the

MARCELLA DEL SIGNORE Designs by Assistant Professor Marcella Del Si-

In October 2012, Del Signore lectured and

PARKING for PEOPLE, designed by Del Signore

gnore, in collaboration with Mona El Khafif, Cesar

presented her work at the IAAC, the Institute of

with Giuseppe Morando and Elena Del Signore,

Lopez and Anesta Iwam, were selected to receive

Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona.

was selected to participate in the International

a grant to support the full construction for the


Milan Design Week. The project was exhibited

URBAN PROTOTYPING Festival in San Francisco

CITY,” presented modes of production of public

at Ventura Lambrate in April 2013. Del Signore

in October 2012. Del Signore was invited to pres-

space and forms of urbanity through temporary

was also invited as Visiting Professor at the IN/

ent her work at the Pugliarch International Festi-

interventions that act as social catalyst.

ARCH—Italian National Institute of Architecture—

val of Architecture which was held in September 2012, in Bari, Italy. She presented her research on urban prototypes and strategies for the Temporary City as part of the Young Architect Talent.

Del Signore was selected as a finalist, with team members Alessandro Console and Gina Oliva, for the Downtown Miami Competition.

to direct a workshop on Algorithmic Design & Bio-Morphologies within the Master in Emerging Technologies in June 2013. 5









Featured on Houzz

Women in Architecture Panel

AIA LA Medal of Honor

Random Acts of Mail


Round Table Club

Louisiana Contemporary

Streetcar Shelter




article “Incubator for socially minded entrepre-

presentations. Acting as a catalyst to explore

leaders in the architectural profession. The panel

neurs launches in New Orleans,” by Mark Waller,

design concepts, they demonstrated a human-

discussed issues facing women in the profession

for of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

ized scale by assisting clients to understand larger

and was a WIA (Women in Architecture) event.

The Tulane School of Architecture faculty and staff gathered at the Round Table Club on December 18, 2012, to honor two long-standing and revered colleagues. Professors of Practice Michael Nius (TSA ’71) and Eean McNaughton FAIA, (TSA ’55) stepped down at the end of the 2012 academic year. Both made substantial contributions to generations of students through their teaching, mentorship, and the quality of their own architectural practices. The event was hosted by Dean Kenneth Schwartz, who offered an overview of the

urban design concepts. Mouton began to study drawing while in Rome at the American Academy, having been awarded the Rome Prize (1972-3). “In contrast with rigid digital imagery, I found the use of hand drawing enabled clients to engage with designed qualities of the overall site rather than specific, small-scale details,” states Mouton. Mouton’s drawings depict concentrations of people on the street, park settings, high speed transportation, local landscapes, and historic landmarks. This exhibition has been made possible with generous

Design Observer featured “The Medium is the Mail,” a Random Acts of Mail Art project by Associate Dean of Students Jill Stoll. For Stoll, these postcard collages were a way of finding creative re-uses for some materials that were taking up space in her studio—magazines, photos, and papers. Stoll began by sending cards to people she knew, but then expanded her reach by asking her contacts for the addresses of their contacts. The postcards that arrived in the mail contained

support from the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.

a Web address for a Tumblr site that contained

Errol Barron FAIA and Koch Chair and Professor

LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute

recipients the opportunity to view work that had

of Architecture John Klingman added their warm

selected Professor of Practice, A. B. Freeman

been sent to others as well as to add addresses of

words, remembering several memorable attributes

School of Business, Rodolfo J. Aguilar’s real estate

friends who would also receive a postcard.

from each of their two colleagues.

consulting company, The Aguilar Group, Inc., as

impact of the honorees’ teaching. Favrot Professor

The Octavia Art Gallery presented Urban Visions

one of LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses.

digital representations of the postcards and gave

Architecture Librarian Alan Velasquez’s short film,

Events were held at LSU in April, 2013.

Tomorrow, was selected for inclusion in the 2012

Director of Tulane Regional Urban Design Center

Harvey-Wadsworth Chair of Landscape Urbanism,

the Contemporary Arts Center in the Louisiana

Grover Mouton (TSA’71). The exhibition presented

Professor of Architecture Judith Kinnard FAIA,

Shorts category. The project came about as part

a compendium of drawings created as part of the

Collette Creppell AIA, Julie D. Brown AIA, Paula

of the Digital Media Production program at Tulane.

design process in a series of projects throughout

Peer and Adjunct Lecturer Prisca Weems (TSA’95)

Velasquez wrote and directed the film as a col-

China and the United States. The drawings were

recently participated in a panel discussion at the

laborative independent study with fellow student

included in master planning documents and final

AIA Center for Design that highlighted local women

Amy Leonard, the film’s producer.

by Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture,

New Orleans Film Festival and was screened at


SCHOOL NEWS Tulane School of Architecture Hosts Project Pipeline

hoods, and connected their neighborhoods to

faculty and staff outside of design studios and

form a city. The students came away with a greater

other coursework, Ten Thousand Hours offers a

In July 2012, Tulane School of Architecture hosted

understanding of an architect’s role in engaging

special opportunity for learning in an informal

the first Project Pipeline, a design and architecture

with the built environment and in effecting positive

environment. Every Friday at 11 am, the group

camp established by the Louisiana chapter of the

change within communities and will hopefully now

meets at Richardson Memorial Hall and ambles to

National Organization of Minority Architects to

be more likely to pursue degrees in architecture

an inspiring drawing spot within a one-mile radius

give young students experience with design and

and ultimately join the profession. As testimony to

of Tulane. This year’s sites included Audubon Park,

architecture as lack of early exposure to the field is

its success, after its very first year, Project Pipeline

Dinwiddie Hall, Dixon Hall, the Dixon Annex Dance

a primary reason why relatively few minority stu-

was honored with both the National AIA Diver-

Studio, Holy Name of Jesus Chapel, Newcomb Col-

dents choose to enter the profession. A passionate

sity Recognition Award and the ACSA Diversity

lege Institute, and the Tulane University President’s

cadre of mentors, which included Tulane faculty

Achievement Award. In 2013, Project Pipeline

residence. In its first year, the Ten Thousand Hours

members and students, helped New Orleans high

expanded to include camps in both New Orleans

sketched and drew in dozens of locations uptown,

school students learn architectural fundamentals

and Baton Rouge.

exhibited in Richardson Memorial Hall, and was

such as mapping, site investigation, sketching,

commissioned to provide illustrations. Most im-

scaled drawings, model making, and presentation

10KHRS Drawing Club

portantly, however, graduate students and faculty

skills. Project Pipeline campers put their new skills

This year, a hybrid group of faculty and gradu-

came together to draw and to find beauty in their

into practice with a series of projects designed

ate students founded 10KHRS: The Ten Thousand

environment, solace in their pencils, and camara-

to give them a better grasp of the relationships

Hours Graduate Student and Faculty Drawing

derie in their colleagues, each and every week.

between personal spaces, neighborhood spaces,

Club. The club’s name was inspired by Malcolm

and city spaces: each student designed a house;

Gladwell’s assertion in Outliers that to truly master

teams of students then planned neighborhoods

and become expert at any skill, one must practice

together, designed community centers informed

it for ten thousand hours. Bringing together

by and responsive to their surrounding neighbor-

graduate architecture students and architecture



before they graduate and begin working fulltime.

Career Development department based on the

Career Development workshops were offered to

The Tulane School of Architecture IDP Educator

firm’s given criteria. The strategy of hosting indi-

all Tulane School of Architecture students on a

Coordinator and the AIA New Orleans chapter

vidual firms in place of the large Career Days gives

bi-monthly basis. The topics were outlined and

President both attended to offer as much informa-

more attention to both the firm and the student

scheduled at the outset of the fall semester to

tion as possible to the students who attended.

and allows a focus and specificity in matching in

provide a variety of times and nights to accommo-

2013-2014 Projection: Professional Practice and

date student schedules. The Workshops covered

Career Development have collaborated to bring

a variety of topics, including a general overview of

in several guests throughout the fall semester to

firm types and positioning, non-traditional career

present their professional work and insight in both

paths, and interview strategies, and professional

lecture and panel discussion format. These events

In addition to hosting individual firms, the Career

branding. On multiple occasions, outside practitio-

will not only include the enrolled students but will

Development office served as liaison between

ners were brought in to share their expertise and

be opened to the whole student body, faculty and

firms that were unable to travel for interviews.

experience and provide insight for the participat-


Available positions were advertised by similar

ing students regarding what they specifically seek in an architectural intern. Additionally, individual portfolio reviews with volunteer faculty members were arranged by appointment through the Career Development department. The program also joined with the Professional Practice course for several class discussions to build a stronger presence and integrate important topics and will continue that practice in the 2013 fall semester.


The lunches on IDP and the advance sign-up portfolio reviews will also be offered in multiple sessions in both fall and spring. Further development of important topics regarding professional careers and office experiences will potentially be offered as a credit course in the spring semester.

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.

approach, and students submitted hardcopy work samples and resumes which were then sent directly to the firm contact, and they followed-up directly with the student. 2013-2014 Projection: The number of firms aware of Tulane’s Career office is growing exponentially, and they continue to be contacted and updated with the status of the program and any upcoming


events. The individual interview series will continue

Individual firms were invited to the school to inter-

to be offered in the coming year.

Several lunches were offered to students to

view a group of students arranged in either half or

discuss The Intern Development Program (IDP)

full-day segments. The students were selected by

and the importance of establishing their records

submission of portfolio and resume through the

High School Students Explore Architecture in Tulane’s Career Explorations Program

space, and has its own program.” Students carefully deconstructed, drafted, and analyzed their

AIA Scholarship Awarded to Calvin Gallion, III

former footwear and then used what they learned

Calvin Gallion, III (TSA ’17), a graduate of Natchi-

This summer, twenty high school students—ten

from their shoes as a point of departure for the

toches Central High School in Natchitoches,

from Louisiana, and ten from as far away as New

design of spaces they drafted on paper and con-

Louisiana, was one of four students in the United

York, Colorado, Honduras, and Rwanda—con-

structed in chipboard model form. The students

States selected to receive the AIA/AAF Minority

verged at Tulane School of Architecture for the

ultimately developed the vocabulary and skills to

Disadvantaged Scholarship in 2012. The schol-

School’s annual Career Explorations in Architecture

produce two- and three-dimensional representa-

arship was established in partnership with the

program. The three-week course was taught by

tions of their shoe-inspired spaces and came away

American Architectural Foundation in 1970 in

Dean Jill Stoll, Professor Michael Crosby, Adjunct

with quality samples of work for their college ap-

order to encourage diversity in the architecture

Lecturer Jessica Tippens (TSA’02), and Gradu-

plication portfolios. “We are so proud of this group

profession. Lee Waldrep, scholarship committee

ate Student Teaching Assistants Bahareh Javadi

of high school students,” Stoll said. “Every week,

chair and assistant director of the University of

(TSA ’14) and Stuart Hurt (TSA ’15). This year’s pro-

we raised the bar and they met the challenge.” The

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architec-

gram started with a pair of shoes: students were

residential program also incorporated field trips to

ture, reported that “the quality of applicants was

asked to bring an old pair of shoes they didn’t

sketch from observation in the French Quarter, the

impressive, making the decision by the committee

mind destroying to the first day of class. Dean

Lower Ninth Ward, and the Garden District as well

a challenge. However, the four finalists stood out

Stoll explains: “Architecture is the study of design.

as a Fourth of July picnic at the Fly.

in terms of their academic credentials to pursue

Design is comprised of many small, tiny details.

architecture and are well deserving of the AIA/

Deconstructing a shoe affords students the oppor-

AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship.”

tunity to study all of those details and apply what they learn to bigger structures. When you think about it, a shoe has its own form, occupies its own






July 2012

Student Work

Final Review

Led by Jill Stoll



DEVELOPMENT SUCCESSES 2013 Key Accomplishments The redesign and launch of the school’s website

Thank you to all who have shared your generosity with us!

and Career Development page has produced

The upward trend in fiscal support of the Tulane

a beneficial and extremely useful resource for

School of Architecture from 2008 to 2012 contin-

students to reference internships, fellowships,

ued with a spectacular year in 2013. Alumni giving

applicable articles, etc. Students are reminded

in all categories, including restricted giving and

of its presence and updates. Employers are also

gifts to the Tulane Annual Fund, has increased

aware of the website and use it as direct link to the

from 4.9% participation in 2008 to 14% in 2013, in-

Career Development office to advertise any open

cluding robust giving to the Tulane Annual Fund in

positions within their company. We partnered with

2013. Unrestricted giving totals increased by 35%

the central Tulane Career Development office to

in dollars and by 41% in the number of donors as

link our website to their main page.

compared with 2012 levels. Finally, each year, the

Surveys regarding full and summer internship po-

Development Team sets the next year’s fiscal year-

sitioning of our students and graduates are being

end close goal based on participation and giving

maintained to track career projections. More than

numbers from past years. In a rousing display of

Thank you for demonstrating a collective trust and

90% of respondents from the graduating class

support for the School, Tulane School of Architec-

faith in our efforts, this year, as never before! You

have secured an internship post-graduation.

ture alumni and friends dramatically exceeded the

give meaning to what we do, and you are making

goal for the Tulane Annual Fund.

a difference in the experience of our students

The Career Development program is also partnering with the AIA Women in Architecture, a

As we embark on a new fiscal year, we must not let

sub-committee of the AIA New Orleans, to further

this momentum sway. Your continued participation

integrate this topic and offer resources to our

is critical. As Dean Schwartz and the Development

current students. The School will host an all-day

Team have long known, the alumni and supporters

symposium (organized by the AIA) in October

of the Tulane School of Architecture are engaged

2013, and several of the events will be open to

citizens who care about how they spend their

students, faculty, and staff.

valuable time, energy, and resources. We continue

your alma mater, how much you truly want to be engaged, and how much you want to be heard. Your voice is paramount in the process of discovering our mutual interests and utilizing your real-world expertise so that the Tulane School of Architecture may continue to succeed in shaping the next generation of architects, preservationists, real estate developers and “design thinkers” —those who will follow in your footsteps—and, indeed, in shaping the future of the profession. We want to carry on the conversation we have begun. As we determine new goals while fulfilling our ongoing initiatives, we look to you for guidance and contributions.

through your generosity.

to be impressed with how deeply you care about




Jintang, Chengdu, China Government officials from Jintang, Chengdu, China visited New Orleans and have asked the Tulane Regional Urban Development Center to create a master plan for their growing city. Jintang has expanded with approximately 150,000 new residents, and TRUDC Director Grover Mouton and Project Director Nick Jenisch are aiding in the implementation of a plan which includes green infrastructure retrofitting of existing streets, the design of new roadways, siting and design for new civic buildings, and the implementation of design guidelines to define the urban character of each district. The TRUDC has involved School of Architecture students, 2013 thesis students John Nelson



and Rianna Bennett, who were instrumental

ment experts worked with the mayors to

in the presentation of design work before

tackle these projects. New Orleans Mayor

government leadership. The plan is currently

Mitch Landrieu opened the group, address-

moving from design to engineering and

ing the challenges of balancing innovation

implementation; the TRUDC will complete

with preservation. TRUDC Director Grover

their work by the end of the year.

Mouton has hosted 12 such sessions over

Mayors’ Institute

the past 20 years and maintains a working relationship with many of the alumni

Additionally, the TRUDC recently hosted

mayors. The program is an integral part of

the South Regional session of the Mayors’

the TRUDC’s efforts in providing community

Institute on City Design, a National Endow-

design outreach throughout the region.

ment for the Arts Leadership Initiative in

Mouton and Project Director Nick Jenisch

partnership with the American Architectural

visited each of the participating cities to

Foundation and the United States Confer-

help mayors select a project suitable to

ence of Mayors. This conference brought

the Institute. The TRUDC has plans to hold

together mayors from across the South

design workshops in select cities to engage

to present ongoing planning and design

their residents and move closer to realiza-

projects. A panel of design and develop-

tion of these public projects.



TCC team gathers at new home on OC Haley Boulevard

Government officials from Jintang, Chengdu, China in New Orleans.


Tulane City Center Makes a New Home in Central City

Tulane City Center Helps Magellan Community Garden Grow

Guardians Institute Garners Recognition and Awards

Tulane City Center has moved to a new

Students in Tulane City Center’s spring 2013

The Tulane City Center-designed Guardians

home in a historic storefront building on

Engage/Design/Build studio, led by Profes-

Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard that formerly

sor Doug Harmon and Shop Director Sam

housed Katie’s School of Beauty Culture.

Richards, redesigned and renovated the

The building was recently redeveloped

Magellan Community Garden as a teach-

by MSRED Adjunct Professor Neal Morris

ing garden and event space in Algiers. The

(Tulane University LA’95 MBA’98 JD’99),

project involved the design and fabrication

founder and principal of Redmellon, a

of a shade structure, rain garden, wetlands,

mission-driven real estate development

raised beds, and other support structures

firm. Tulane City Center Director Maurice

for the community garden.

Cox notes, “So much of our work is already

Institute, led by Associate Professor Scott Ruff received a 2013 SEED Honorable Mention for Excellence in Public Interest Design. SEED, the Social Economic Environmental Design Network, is a principle-based network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building and supporting a culture of civic responsibility and engagement in the built environment and the public realm. The construction of the Guardians Institute was featured the January 2013 issue of

in this part of town. Now our core mission,

OffBeat Magazine.

to serve New Orleans neighborhoods and nonprofit organizations, is perfectly aligned with our community-based location. We hope our presence will signal just how committed Tulane is to neighborhood revitalization.”

Tulane City Center Establishes Public Interest Design Internship Program

only through design/build projects, but also through projects such as the ‘1 in 6’ campaign

Tulane City Center Leaders Make Public Interest Design 100

In Summer 2013, the Tulane City Center

we worked on with the Pyramid Resources

Public Interest Design, a website that

initiated its first formal internship program

Wellness Institute, allowing the impact of our

chronicles the growing movement at the

to give students in the School of Architec-

work to extend beyond the limits of a site.

intersection of design and service, produced

ture the opportunity to gain specialized

So far, working with TCC has been a great

an infographic recognizing 100 diverse, pas-

professional experience in public interest

learning experience. I’ve had the opportunity

sionate people and teams who are working

design while pursuing their degrees. The

to engage with individuals who play all types

in the spirit of that intersection in order to

six interns selected this summer were Jose

of roles in the redevelopment of New Orleans

“honor and thank these people for their com-

Cotto (TSA ’14), Daisy Dodge (TSA ’15),

and see firsthand the complexities of the

mitment to dignifying design for all.” Emilie

Lizzie Himmel (TSA ’15), Greg Mathieu (SE ’13

public interest design field.”

Taylor, Dan Etheridge, Maurice Cox, and Scott

TSA ’14), Sanaa Shaikh (TSA ’15), and Dorothy Shepard (TSA ’14). This year’s internship kicked off with the Design Futures Public Interest Design Student Leadership Forum at the University of Texas in Austin, where the interns joined a group of 40 students in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and related Ph.D. programs from around the country for an intense week of workshops and lectures with the nation’s leading practitioners and educators in public interest design. Following the forum, the interns returned to New Orleans to work on a range of projects that included a series of “parklets” along St. Claude Avenue, a re-envisioning of the commercial potential along the Bayou Road corridor, and a redesign of an underutilized corridor into a neighborhhood amenity for Hollygrove. “Ever since I made the jump to pursue architecture, I’ve been searching for meaningful ways to connect community work and architecture and design,” says intern Jose Cotto, who participated in a TCC Engage/Design/Build studio project for Pyramid Resources Wellness Institute during the 2012-13 academic year and worked on the Bayou Road Commercial Corridor Initiative this summer. “TCC provides an opportunity to engage the community not

Bernhard were recognized for their leader-

Grow Dat Youth Farm Receives Notice and High Praise Grow Dat continues to receive notice and accolades from near and far. The project was honored in New Orleans Magazine’s annual Best New Architecture feature by Professor John Klingman, featured in The Atlantic Cities’ “Progress and Renewal” series on urban reinvention, and, most recently, recognized by Architectural Record writer Lamar Anderson in his feature, “Urban Oases,” on projects that are greening food deserts across the nation. Johanna Gilligan, founder and co-director of Grow Dat Youth Farm, was honored as one of CityBusiness magazine’s Women of the Year. Finally, Grow Dat has been the subject of a story aired on New Orleans’ National Public Radio affiliate, WWNO, by Grow Dat student Deshawn Robinson. “The day I came to Grow Dat Youth Farm and met all the cool people on the farm, my life was not the same,” he shared. “I like the young man I’m developing into thanks to Grow Dat. Everything I’ve learned from Grow Dat will

ship of the School of Architecture’s efforts to help rebuild New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, principally through Tulane City Center and its URBANbuild program.

Pyramid Wellness Design/Build The fall 2012 Engage/Design/Build studio engaged students in an investigation of the issues surrounding mental health in New Orleans through the lens of the Pyramid Resources Wellness Institute, which provides housing assistance and individualized mental health support to citizens who are homeless or diagnosed with mental illness. Under the leadership of Adjunct Lecturer and Tulane City Center Design/Build Manager Emilie Taylor, Adjunct Lecturer Abigail Feldman, and Shop Director Sam Richards, students worked with the staff and residents of Pyramid House to redesign their common outdoor area into a multipurpose space that can accommodate group meetings, outdoor dining, conflict resolution, and other activities in a calming outdoor environment.

be with me for the rest of my life. I’m happy I changed my life. I see a really bright future forever.”



Japan Program

cal environments, . . . their structures follow

professor. The partner institute for the pro-

In May 2013, Assistant Professor Kentaro

silimar trends.” Students also compared the

gram was the Pantheon Institute, and the

Tsubaki and Professor John Kilngman led

two cities in terms of their strong relation-

studio spaces were located in the Palazzo

a group of eleven students on a two week

ships to rivers—the Mississippi River in the

Doria Pamphili in the historic center near the

long study abroad trip to Japan. The expe-

U.S. and the Kamo River in Japan. “Like

Pantheon and Piazza Venezia. The students

dition was funded in large part by a grant

us,” reports student Will Nemitoff (TSA ’14)

were housed in the Trastevere area and had

from the Japan Foundation, which supports

“people in Kyoto orient themselves by

field trips to the Veneto Region, Palladian

international travel programs that promote

the direction of the river.” The trip will be

Villas, Verona, Tuscany and Venice. In Tus-

and enhance understanding of Japanese

followed up by a course with Professor

cany, they visited Florence, San Gimignano,

culture. Each student received $2,500 to

Tsubaki this fall to research and evaluate

Siena and participated in a wine tasting

supplement costs of travel, room and board.

how contextual restraints of cities inform

event in the countryside. The students had

The group visited the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto,

the design of structures. Tsubaki affirms that

the opportunity to experience the Venice

Osaka, Nara, Takamatsu, and Naoshima

“it’s important for students to understand

Biennale called Common Ground which was

and focused in particular on comparing

the relationship between a building and the

curated by David Chipperfield. Over the

the architecture of Kyoto and New Orleans.

city it’s in.”

course of the semester, the students worked

Students on the trip found the machiya, the urban townhouse typology common in Kyoto, comparable to the shotgun house in New Orleans. Tsubaki explains that because architectural decisions have so much to do with climate and because “Kyoto and New Orleans both have very humid, almost tropi-

Rome Program During the Fall of 2012, eighteen Tulane architecture students spent the semester in Rome with Tulane faculty members Marcella Del Signore, Errol Barron, and John Klingman. The studio was additionally supervised by Davide Sabatello, a local architect and

on three projects that focused on Public Space and Urban Forms. In addition to the courses, there was also a weekly lecture series entitled “International Practices” in which invited Italian architects, urban designers, researchers and artists presented their work and engaged the students in a specific research topic.





William Nemitoff (TSA ’14) in Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima Island

Students in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula


MPS Director John Stubbs’s book, Time Honored; A Global View of Architectural Conservation, was praised in the New York Review of Books. From an article by Martin Filler: “Stubbs is eloquent about what he presents as historic preservation’s potential for easing the traumas of globalization.” The Master of Preservation Studies class traveled to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in March 2013 for this year’s International FIeld Study course. The group was led through sites by archaeologist Tomas Gallareta, visiting the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Labna, Ek-Balam and Ake. The students studied the influence of the Spanish colonizers on the region, looking at the small historic towns of San Antonio Millet and Mani, and the cities of Valladolid and Merida. Adjunct faculty member Andrew Liles (TSA ’10) and MPS Director John Stubbs led three MPS students to Oak Grove, Louisiana to research the Fiske Theatre, established in 1928. The students are researching and documenting the mid-century architecture of the building which was designed by the late B.W. Stevens. The students will reproduce the blueprints of the the theatre, which had been lost, and they will prepare the documentation that will aid in listing the building on the National Register of Historic Places.

URBANBUILD Under the direction of Byron Mouton

programmatic opportunities for a large

(TSA ’89), students in the URBANbuild pro-

lot at the corner of Lasalle and Toledano

gram take three courses to develop an un-

Streets. The result was the development

derstanding of the design and construction

and fabrication of a set of Community Place

process, including a six-credit design course

Makers—a set of mobile architectural units

and a professional concerns course. A team

that may be occupied in a variety of capaci-

of 15 students enhance their understanding

ties including event space for community

of this process during the spring semester

markets and festivals that will allow for an

through building on-site for approximately

interactive change in the use of the site and

50 hours each week.

for future displacement into the community.

URBANbuild 8

URBANbuild 7

Following the successful design and

URBANbuild Prototype #7, an affordable

construction of seven homes in New

housing prototype located in Central City,

Orleans over the past several years, five of

was honored with an AIA New Orleans Merit

which were built in Central City, this year’s

Award for Architecture. The jury remarked

URBANbuild studio further developed the

that “this is an elegant solution to the chal-

program’s role in and relationship with the

lenge of creating low-cost housing. The ex-

neighborhood of Central City. At the invita-

ecution and use of materials are both clever

tion of the Harmony Neighborhood Devel-

and thoughtfully composed. Its beauty lies

opment Corporation, the studio sought to

in its restraint.”

initiate the commercial revitalization of the area’s once-vital and historically significant Lasalle Street corridor. URBANbuild students used analyses of activities along the corridor produced by MSRED students and information gathered from members of the surrounding community to consider

URBANBUILD 8 Spring 2013 Final Review


MSRED MASTER OF SUSTAINABLE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Christopher Calott Appointed Director of MSRED Program Christopher Calott, a principal in CALOTT + GIFFORD Architecture / Urban Design and founding partner of real estate development firm INFILL SOLUTIONS: Innovative Urban Design and Development, has been appointed Director of Tulane’s Master of Sustainable Real Estate Program. Calott brings to the School his experience in teaching and research at numerous universities in the United States, Mexico, and Latin America in the areas of urbanism, housing, and community-based design practices as well as a history of successful professional practice with his two firms in the design of dense urban typologies using modern forms in mixed-use urban infill developments. A 2011-12 Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Calott has recently been investigating affordable housing delivery mechanisms, urban design theories, landscape urbanism, and green infrastructure design strategies. Of his appointment as Director of the MSRED program, Calott notes, “the opportunity of living, learning, and working on innovative development practices within the vibrant, resilient community of New Orleans at this powerful time is truly unique, an extraordinary experience I am looking forward to with students and faculty colleagues at Tulane.”

Urban Land Institute Recognition Tulane’s MSRED program was featured in an Urban Land magazine piece on the evolution and growth of real estate development education in universities across the United States. Urban Land noted the rise in enrollment in graduate real estate development

programs at a time when overall enrollment in graduate school is declining in the U.S. The article also considered the degree to which real estate development education— which used to be the purview of business schools—is now encompassing a much more interdisciplinary range of coursework and practical experience. The School of Architecture’s MSRED program was one of five recently established programs highlighted to exemplify the growing trend toward broadening the scope of traditional real estate development curriculum. In particular, Urban Land noted, the Tulane MSRED program “offers extraordinary opportunities for hands-on case studies in the rebuilding of housing, neighborhoods, and businesses, and for boosting students’ understanding of key factors such as density and environmental values.”

METROPOLIS Blog Features Perspectives from MSRED Program METROPOLIS magazine’s blog, Point of View, featured three posts from members of the MSRED and TSA community in a series titled “A Confederacy of Doers.” Professor Casius Pealer, Kasey Liedtke (MSRED ‘12), and Breeze Glazer (TSA ’06) each weighed in with individual posts on the program. Professor Pealer gave a history of the origins and inception of the program as well as an overview of its practice-based curriculum, which culminates in a capstone Directed Research project for a real-world “client.” Kasey Liedtke explained his choice to attend Tulane’s MSRED program upon returning from service in the Peace Corps and reported on his own Directed Research

SISE SOCIAL INNOVATION AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Tulane University has launched the interdisciplinary Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) minor to build upon the University’s service learning and civic engagement activities. SISE will enable and encourage students to use solution-oriented thinking to create social change. A team of social entrepreneurship professors in Law, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Architecture, English, Dance, Global Health and Teaching will bring expertise to this exciting new program.


project, a report on health care village infrastructure design for Perkins+Will. Liedtke credited his research project with leading to the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellowship he secured upon graduating from Tulane. Breeze Glazer, a graduate of Tulane School of Architecture and the national research knowledge manager for Perkins+Will, was Liedtke’s Directed Research project mentor at the firm. His post focused on the value of the unique, mutually beneficial research collaboration with Liedtke and endorsed the program’s experiential nature, writing: “It is this synergy that represents the greatest value of practice-based education.”


Travel to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Denver

Consulting, US Department of Housing and

projects including The National Renew-

Urban Development, MDF Development,

able Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado; the

At the end of their summer program, the

NYU Schack Institute, Perkins and Will, Two

Highland Garden Village Denver Dry Goods

Trees Development, and Jonathan Rose

Building with Partner Chuck Perry and

Companies and touched on neighborhoods

Janna Humphries of Perry Rose Develop-

in D.C. and New York including Southwest,

ment; 2020 Lawrence with Zocolo Devel-

Southeast, and the U Street corridor in the

opment; Benedict Park Place and Curtis/

District of Columbia and Bryant Park, Times

Block H projects with Chris Parr of Executive

ment of Housing and Community Develop-

Square and DUMBO in Brooklyn.

Director of the Denver Housing Authority;

ment, PolicyLink, the District Department

In the fall semester, the students attended

and the Holiday Neighborhood and the Zero

of the Environment, Forest City Ratner Com-

the Urban Land Institute Fall Conference in

panies, the General Services Administration,

Denver with Professor Stroud and MSRED

JBG Companies, CoStar Group, Citigroup,

faculty member Prisca Weems. While in at-

FX Fowle Architects, Alloy Development,

tendance at the conference, the delegation

the National Building Museum, Bowman

from Tulane toured several development

Casius Pealer Appointed Program Director for SISE Program

work in education, professional practice, and


writing on housing and development issues

On November 15, 2012, over 250 people at-

throughout his career. He taught at Howard

tended an event at the Propeller Social Inno-

University in Washington, D.C. prior to his

vation Incubator for PitchNOLA 2012. There

appointment at Tulane in 2011 and served

were eleven semi-finalists pitching their pro-

as the first Director of Affordable Housing

posals for developing blighted property for

at the U.S. Green Building Council and as

the benefit of the greater community. Each

Assistant General Counsel for Real Estate at

semi-finalist had three minutes and could

the District of Columbia Housing Authority.

incorporate three slides to convince judges

He has also worked in private practice and

of their idea. Cat Kochanski (TSA ’12) won

served for two years as a Community Devel-

third prize, a sum of $2000, for her proposal

opment Volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps

to demonstrate how to utilize hydroponic,

in the West Indies. As such, he is uniquely

aquaponic, and aeroponic technologies to

qualified to address the multidisciplinary

aid communities in need.

MSRED Class of 2013 travelled with Professors Stroud and Pealer to Washington, D.C. and New York City to meet with industry partners in development, policy, and finance. Presentations included DC Depart-

Casius Pealer, Esq., Assoc. AIA, LEED AP (TSA ’96), founder and principal of Oystertree Consulting and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Tulane School of Architecture, has been appointed the Program Director for Tulane University’s new Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) program, which is administered within the School of Architecture. Understanding the social, political, and economic frameworks for social innovation is central to the SISE program’s mission, and Pealer brings nationally-recognized talents in multiple disciplines to strengthen Tulane’s efforts in this dynamic and growing field. Professor Pealer received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Architecture from Tulane University and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan and has combined

Energy Homes Project in Boulder, Colorado with planner and architect George Watt and Boulder Housing Partners.


nature of the SISE program and to be an advocate for the students in the program. In collaboration with an extraordinary group of innovative faculty and students, Pealer will guide the program in its next phase of development, expanding on and strengthening


the continued work that has been underway

SISE 3010 “Design Thinking for Collective Impact” class led by Byron Mouton and Laura Murphy

for several years.



A-Week This year, TSA students organized a dynamic

of California, Berkeley. Faulders’ workshop,

a full-scale built structure that explored the use

A-Week with workshops that offered opportu-

airscape_EXPANDED, centered around the

of straight timber members to form curved sur-

nities to design and build installations on the

perception of architecture from above via

faces. Raels’ pneuspaces/pneuforms explored a

Quad with three West Coast architects who suc-

Google Earth satellite imagery and the notion of

“pneu” vision for inflatable structures through

cessfully combine design practice with teaching:

the upper surfaces of built structures as a fifth

the use of the subdivision surface modeling pro-

Thom Faulders of San Francisco-based Faulders

façade. The workshop involved construction of

gram MODO. After an introduction to the new

Studio and Associate Professor at California Col-

a horizontal warped plane made from a network

program, students in this workshop fabricated

lege of the Arts; Andrew Kudless (TSA ’97, ’98),

of stretched interconnecting lines that hovered

an inflatable, occupiable structure that glowed

founder of Oakland firm Matsys and Assistant

above the Quad via an on-site system of plotted

from lamps placed within and illuminated a

Professor at California College of the Arts;

points in order to address notions of large-scale

rainy night on the Quad.

and Ronald Rael of Rael San Fratello, also in

viewing and experience. Kudless’ workshop in-

Oakland, and Associate Professor at University

volved the design, modeling, and fabrication of 1



[1] A-WEEK



Ronald Rael workshop

Installation for Vitamin Water

Ye New Library

Student Notes

Jack Waterman (TSA ’14) was profiled in an

and it introduced Tulane to many in the Australian

ARCHITECT Magazine feature on the architects

academic community. While in Australia, Kahn met

Chris Berends (TSA ’13), Will Nemitoff (TSA ’14),

of the Millenial Generation. His studio project,

with Aboriginal community members, govern-

Miles Kozatch (TSA ’15), CJ Gassam (TSA ’13),

Ye New Library, a contemporary library for New

ment leaders, and architectural academics and

Chris Wells (TSA ’13), Jonathan Sharp (TSA ’16),

Orleans’ French Quarter, was highlighted as an

practitioners to discuss further development of his

and Tom Ferrer (TSA ’16) worked collaboratively

example of how the next generation of architects


to design and construct an ambitious installation

will address the complex process of designing and

for Vitamin Water at the 2013 BUKU Music + Art

remodeling buildings that respond to the built

Project, a rapidly expanding, multi-day hip-hop

fabric of existing neighborhoods. “Juxtaposing

and electronic music festival held outside along

patina with modern design has become a hallmark

the banks of the Mississippi River at Blaine Kern’s

of the contemporary style,” says Waterman. “This

Mardi Gras World. The installation focused on the

is more than just sustainability: Our generation is

history of industry in New Orleans through the re-

acknowledging the past in our frontal assault on

use of industrial materials and incorporated a mas-

the future.”

sive 40-person hammock made from nets used

In June 2013, Michael Kahn (TSA, SLA ’13) present-

plans to continue building his portfolio with prop-

ed a paper, “Reincorporating Redfern: Remediating

erties in the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard area in

strung between two 40-foot “high cube” shipping

Colonial Planning and its Effects on Indigenous

Central City, with an eye for spaces that can serve

containers. The students constructed interactive

Populations” at “Architecture at the Ragged Edge

as art galleries on what he envisions as a growing

recycling installations within the shipping contain-

of Empire: Race, Place, Taste and the Colonial

“gallery row.”

ers as well as a steel, concrete, and handblown

Context,” a symposium hosted by the Centre for

glass staircase up to elevated viewing platforms on

Architecture Theory Criticism History (ATCH) of

the container roofs.

the University of Queensland in Australia. The

to dredge the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico

paper, excerpted from Kahn’s Honors thesis for his Master of Architecture and BA in History, was the sole paper selected from the United States,


MSRED graduate Brennan Fournerat (TSA ’13) recently purchased the 10,000-square-foot property at the corner of Clio and Carondelet Streets that houses the Big Top art gallery and event space, Mais Arepas restaurant, and a private-appointment hair salon. This purchase marks the first foray into commercial development for Fournerat, who has until now specialized in residential duplexes. He

Under the guidance of Adjunct Associate Professor Z Smith and with assistance from Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Research Fellow Corey Squire (TSA ’12), students taking Buildings, Climate, and Comfort, Smith’s technological systems

Infrastructure, Water, and Architecture

Elected Student Leaders

2013 Commencement Awards

Students in Professor John Klingman’s Spring 2013

The Tulane School of Architecture student organi-


studio, one in an ongoing series titled Infrastruc-

zations have elected the following student leaders

American Institute of Architects Medal

ture, Water, and Architecture, designed projects

for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year:

John Francis Nelson undergraduate

that are an extension of the Dutch Dialogues / Water Management Study Workshops held in New Orleans in January and October 2012. In a case study involving an undeveloped, landlocked bottomland forest across the London Avenue Canal from Dillard University in Gentilly, students worked in both architectural and urban design on projects involving the redesign of the canal without walls,

Jeremy Shelton Maloney graduate

ASG President: Lindsay Girardeau; Vice President: Sam

American Institute of Architects

Naylor; Treasurer: Eric Lynn; Secretary: Shelby

Certificates of Merit

Mills; Senator USG: Kristen Hill; 2nd Year Rep:

John Stephen Garbutt undergraduate

Carly Bowman; 3rd Year Rep: Kyle Graham; 4th

Jordan Leigh Matthews graduate

Year Rep: Noah Conlay; 5th Year Rep: Dennis

Alpha Chi Rho Medal


Kevin Matthew Michniok

restoration and preservation of the site’s exist-


Thomas J. Lupo Award

ing ecosystem as an arboretum, and design of an

President: Evan Amato; Vice President: Michelle

Xiaoyun Li undergraduate

environmental education pavilion, student housing,

Carroll; Treasurer: Kathy Mu; Secretary: Mary Cath-

Julia Page Fishman graduate

and new facilities for Dillard University. The rede-

erine Bullock; Year 2 Senator: Natan Diacon-Furta-

sign of the campus became a focus of the studio’s

do; Year 3 Senator: Julia Fishman; Year 2 Senator:

work, and field trips to the site as well as interac-

Jordan Matthews

tion with Dillard Dean Robert Collins were impor-

Ronald F. Katz Memorial Award Rebecca Jane Bradley John William Lawrence Memorial Medal

tant in developing the projects. “In the twenty-first

Alpha Rho Chi

century,” Professor Klingman remarked, “issues

Worthy Architect: Michelle Finan; Worthy Associ-

of infrastructure will be increasingly intertwined

ate Architect: Heather Tischler; Worthy Scribe:

with those of architecture. In a city struggling to

Elizabeth Creim; Worthy Estimator: Kyle Graham;

embrace water issues in a more positive way, TSA

Worthy Superintendent: Niki Esser

John Francis Nelson Outstanding Thesis Award Yueqi Li undergraduate Jordan Leigh Matthews graduate Malcolm Heard Award for

continues to demonstrate through design the

Excellence in Teaching

enormous potential of this transformation.”

Scott David Bernhard

Tulane 34 Award Kevin Matthew Michniok



Graduate Leadership Award Kaci Michelle Taylor Jeremy Shelton Maloney Thesis Commendations Marcus Jackson Allen, Christopher James Berends, Rebecca Jane Bradley, Victoria Grier Bryant, Katherine R. Delacey, Garrett James Diebold, John Stephen Garbutt,* Xiaoyn Li, Yueqi Li,* Jeremy Stephen Maloney, Jordan Leigh Matthews,* Caroline Frances Meyer,* John Francis Nelson,* Ian Michael O’Cain, Ellany Claire Page, Jennifer Anne Palumbo,* Nicholas Christopher Sackos,* Nora Louise Schwaller, Guan Wang,* *Selected for exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Full Ogden 16 list on page 19.

MASTER OF PRESERVATION STUDIES Outstanding Thesis Award MaryNell Porter Nolan-Wheatley Outstanding Service to the Program Award Gabrielle Olivier Begue MASTER OF SUSTAINABLE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT Selected Research Projects Henry Guy Hopkins IV Regina Rose La Macchia Darell Yee Yeng Koh



Installation in vestibule

Clio and Carondelet Street Property

Academic Distinction Award Darell Yee Yeng Koh Leadership Award Sarah Suzanne Hargrove

course, have been conducting energy audits in a

Christopher Berends (TSA ’13), Jake Gamberg

variety of public and private buildings throughout

(TSA ’15), India Jacobs (TSA ’15), MaryBeth Luster

Outstanding Service to the Program Award

the city since Fall 2012. Students use occupancy

(TSA ’13), Devin Reynolds (TSA ’14), and Charles

Regina Rose La Macchia

sensors and climate data-logging meters that al-

Weimer (TSA ’15) were selected to receive a

low them to measure humidity levels, temperature,

Newcomb-Tulane College Grant funded by the

light levels, and airflow in their study environments

Timothy Sykes Daytrading Award for the Talented

over time. Discovering how buildings perform after

and the Dean’s Grant program. Funds from the

Moise H. & Lois G. Goldstein Travel Fellowship

construction will ultimately inform the decisions

grant supported an installation the group designed

Michelle Carroll (M.Arch I  ’14)

students and architects make in buildings they will

and produced for the Richardson Memorial Hall

Bahareh Javadi (M.Arch I  ’14)

design in the future. “Our ultimate goal as archi-

entry vestibule in Professor Ammar Elouieni’s

Class of 1973 Travel Fellowship

tects,” says Squire, “is to provide the most comfort

Advanced Digital Fabrication seminar in Spring

Robert Mosby (M.Arch  ’14)

for occupants with the least use of resources.”

2013. Mary Beth Luster shared these reflections

Coordinated by Adjunct Lecturer Andrew Liles AIA (TSA ’10), students in the second year design studio documented the effects of the 2011 Atchafalaya Basin floods on Morgan City. The students conducted interviews and developed essays focused on businesses most affected by the floods. The material was compiled into a single volume presented to the Morgan City Archives. The volume has been selected for publication by the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning & Community-Based Research.

about the project: “My primary role in this installation was digitally implementing the original design. I used Grasshopper to model the hexagonal cells and apply the lace pattern to each piece. After translating these geometries into Rhino, I was able to quickly create cutfiles. I always enjoy projects like this because they are a fun way to experiment

Travel Fellowships

John William Lawrence Research Fellowship Ray Croft (M.Arch I  ’14) Jake Lazere (M.Arch I  ’14) Kathy Mu (M.Arch I  ’14) Zarith Pineda (M.Arch  ’15) Kyle Ryan (M.Arch  ’14) Sarah Satterlee (M.Arch I  ’15)

with form and materiality, and they provide the

Malcolm Heard Travel Fellowship

rare opportunity to see a concept translate from

Michael Shea Trahan (MArch  ’13), Acoustics and

the computer screen to physical space.”

Light: Precedents and Implications Samuel Stanhope Labouisse Memorial Prize Alfia White (M.Arch  ’15)




Rob Stumm (TSA ’75) and his family were high-

Rob Dean (TSA ’68) was elevated to Fellowship

Bob Hale FAIA (TSA ’71) and his firm, Rios Cle-

preneurs working to revitalize New Orleans with

of the Construction Specifications Institute. Fel-

menti Hale Studios, received a Merit Award for

new businesses. Following Hurricane Katrina,

lows are nominated by colleagues and selected

Renovation of a Religious Structure from Faith

Stumm branched out from his firm, Carriere-

by CSI’s Jury of Fellows based on their accom-

and Form: The Interfaith Journal on Religion,

Stumm Construction, to open Felipe’s Taqueria

plishments in advancing construction technol-

Art, and Architecture for the Temple Emanuel

with Elio Todaro. His daughters, Courtney, Celie,

ogy, improving construction specifications,

of Beverly Hills. The renovation preserved the

and Sybil, had been helping run both family

educating people in the construction industry,

temple’s original function, spatial uses, spatial

businesses when a trip from their Uptown home

or advancing the goals of the Institute. In CSI’s

hierarchy, artwork, and representational architec-

to Metairie for frozen yogurt prompted the idea

65 year history, only 419 members have been

tural features while fulfilling the clergy’s wish to

of bringing Pinkberry to New Orleans. The family

elevated to fellowship. Dean is President and

reconfigure worship and social spaces for more

now runs two successful Felipe’s locations and

Chairman of the Board of Atlanta-based Building

contemporary modes of worship.

four successful Pinkberry outlets in the area and

lighted in CityBusiness for their success as entre-

will open one more of each at Mid-City Market on

Systems Design and currently serves on Tulane School of Architecture’s Board of Advisors.

Marcel Wisznia (TSA ’73) was honored in New

Andrew Trivers FAIA (TSA ’69) recently achieved

six annual Design Masters “who are actively us-

William Sizeler, Brian Faucheux (TSA ’77), and

LEED Platinum Certification for his firm’s exten-

ing their talents to make New Orleans a beautiful,

Thomas Brown (TSA ’80) and their firm, Sizeler

sive renovation of the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal

livable, sustainable, and economically vibrant

Thompson Brown Architects, received an AIA

Building and United States Courthouse on Alamo

place.” This year’s honorees were recognized in

Louisiana Merit Award for their design of the

Plaza in San Antonio. This is the first LEED Plati-

particular for their talent in connecting great de-

Jefferson Parish Lakeshore Library in Metairie,

num Certification for a historic structure. Andy

sign of the past with that of the present. Wisznia

Louisiana. The library’s construction marked an-

welcomed members of the next generation of

was noted for restoring modern-day relevance to

other step in the region’s road to recovery from

designers into the profession when he delivered

landmark buildings of New Orleans’ past.

Hurricane Katrina, which damaged 70% of the

Carrollton Avenue in 2013.

Orleans Homes & Lifestyles magazine as one of

the commencement address to the Washington

original library and required that the structure be

University School of Architecture Class of 2012.

razed and completely rebuilt.






Brownwood Park Pavilions

Class of 1977

Webb Chapel Park Pavilion. Photo by Eduard Hueber.

Graham Greene (TSA ’79) and his firm, Oglesby


Todd Erlandson (TSA ’87), architect and partner,

Greene, won a Texas Society of Architects Design Award for their Brownwood Park Pavilions in Dal-

Thomas Brown (TSA ’80). See Brian Faucheux

along with Lara Hoad, project designer at (M)Arch.,

las. The pavilions’ three interdependent pyramidal

and Sherry Hoffman (NC ’84), marketing partner,

(TSA ’77).

collaborated with Deborah Sussman of Sussman/

towards each other around a circular pad of con-

G. Martin Moeller, Jr. (TSA ’84) received an Na-

Byrom on the design of two exhibitions for the

crete and decomposed granite and recall athletes

tional AIA Associates Award, the highest award

A+D Museum in Los Angeles as part of the Pacific

gathering before play as well as pioneer tents

given to individual associate AIA members who

Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture

huddling together for protection and community

“best exemplify the highest qualities of leadership

in L.A. series, an initiative of the Getty Founda-

on the frontier.

and have demonstrated an unparalleled commit-

tion. The first of the two exhibitions, titled Eames

ment to their component or region’s membership,

Words, used both published and private quotes

in the community, in professional organizations,

of Charles and Ray Eames to highlight the less

and/or in the design and construction industries.”

visible aspects of the high-profile couple’s lives

The AIA describes Moeller, currently Senior Cura-

and philosophies. The second, titled Windshield

tor at the National Building Museum, as a force

Perspective, focused on a short yet dense section

for public appreciation of the power of design

of Beverly Boulevard and used the concept of the

in society. Through his leadership at AIA DC and

windshield as both lens and scrim in order to draw

the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architec-

attention to what we see and do not see and to

ture and through speaking, writing, and curating

“reveal the very essence of the built city: messy,

exhibitions, Moeller has contributed a body of

disorderly, impromptu, and vital.”

structures, conceived of as “The Huddle,” lean in

John Williams (TSA ’78), Joel Ross (TSA ’06), and John Eskew (MSRED ’12) have been guiding the long-awaited renovation of Circle Food Store, the iconic market that served residents of the Seventh Ward and Treme in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina. Named after the traffic circle that used to exist at the intersection of Claiborne and St. Bernard Avenues, Circle Food was the first AfricanAmerican owned and operated grocery store in New Orleans and was a hub for its community as it also housed the offices of doctors, dentists, and other merchants. Williams’ team is working to ensure that Circle Food returns and, in turn, inspires further renewal in neighboring communities.



work the AIA lauds as, “an extraordinary elevation of the public’s consciousness about the value of architecture as a fundamental element of our larger cultural richness.”

Prejza and Company and typographer Andrew

Eve Blossom (TSA ’88), author of Material Change: Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement and founder of Lulan Artisans, a mission-driven, for-profit social enterprise and cre-

Three Alumni Elected to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects

Tom Brutting

H. Mortimer Favrot, Jr.

Angela O’Byrne

Tom Brutting (TSA ’77), H. Mortimer “Tim” Favrot

community of New Orleans for half a century and

Works, AIA New Orleans, and Tulane in supporting

(TSA ’53), and Angela O’ Byrne (TSA ’83) were

has served on various boards and as president of

a joint lecture series and has been instrumental in

elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute

AIA New Orleans and AIA Louisiana. He estab-

guiding the School of Architecture’s new Master

of Architects. Tom Brutting is an expert in senior

lished an endowed Visiting Chair at the Tulane

of Sustainable Real Estate Development program.

housing and a founding principal of HKIT Archi-

School of Architecture, helped the school get

This year, the AIA Jury of Fellows elevated 122

tects in San Francisco and has helped enhance the

back on its feet after Hurricane Katrina, and has

members to its prestigious College of Fellows as

lives of seniors by shaping high-quality buildings,

provided leadership gifts for Richardson Memorial

architects who have made a significant contribu-

influencing building codes, and advocating for

Hall. Angela O’Byrne is president of Perez and co-

tion to architecture and society on a national level

architecture that integrates seniors into society.

founder of the City-Works neighborhood planning

and who have achieved a standard of excellence in

Tim Favrot has been involved in the architecture

and advocacy organization. She has united City-

the profession.









Boulevard Brewing Company. Photo Mike Sinclair.

Eames Exhibit. Photo by Clark Dugger.

Temple Emanuel

Logan Offices. Photo by Iwan Baan

ative collaborative that generates livelihoods, cre-

screens that provide passive indoor temperature

what a profound effect architecture has on our

ates jobs stability, and prevents human trafficking

maintenance and keep Boulevard’s brewers—and,

health, safety, and welfare and entreats the design

in communities of artisans throughout Southeast

of course, beer—cool even in the summer heat.

community to “make it our charge to help others

Asia, was recently interviewed by the online design magazine Luxury in Progress. Up next for the social entrepreneur is “we’ve,” a design-curated, e-commerce community that supports closer relationships between buyers, designers, and artisans

Steven K. Dickens (TSA ’89) received a Merit Award from the Washington Chapter of the AIA for his design for the replacement of the entrance canopy to The Dorchester House Apartments, an

realize that we are indispensable and critically important to the quality of their everyday lives. Encourage those around you to see how design matters and, most important, how it can positively affect them.”

around the globe.

Art Moderne apartment building in Washington, D.C. Dickens was presented with the challenge of

Chris Cooper (TSA ’91), with his partner, Wendy Ev-

Dan Maginn FAIA (TSA ’89) and his firm, el dorado,

modernizing the canopy in order to solve numer-

ans Joseph FAIA of Cooper Joseph Architects, de-

were featured in Architectural Record for their

ous practical and structural problems while resur-

signed an award-winning pavilion for Webb Chapel

expansion of the Boulevard Brewing Company

recting the spirit of the canopy’s original design.

Park in Dallas, Texas. The designers replaced the

in Kansas City, Missouri. Their redesign required

The jury noted that the new canopy fits seamlessly

original concrete T-beam shade canopies with a

adding 28 feet to the building’s existing 17 feet of

with the building’s original architecture.

singular boxlike concrete shade embedded with hollow voids that rise to vents in the roof and allow

height in order to accommodate Boulevard’s new


for airflow that cools the pavilion. Painted bright

signing the resulting sleek, glass-and-steel expansion of the 1920’s era masonry storage facility in

Melissa Brandrup (TSA ’97, MPS ’98) is a successful

neath the shade canopy. The pavilion was featured

which the 15-year-old brewery was born, El Dorado

practicing architect and urban design consultant,

in ARCHITECT magazine and received a New York

acted as general contractor for the renovation

serves on the Tulane School of Architecture Board

State AIA Citation for Design.

and addition, which had to take place while the

of Advisors, and is currently the President-Elect

brewery was still in operation. The new building

of the Texas Society of Architects. Texas Architect

features sweeping glass curtain walls shaded on

magazine recently featured her piece, “Every-

two facades by perforated, corrugated aluminum

day Advocate,” in which she reminds designers

40-foot-tall fermentation tanks. In addition to de-

yellow, these voids also activate the space under-


ALUMNI NEWS include Jeanne Gang FAIA, Steven Holl FAIA,

corporate campus development. He writes that

SHoP Architects, Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works,

his experience working with the Tulane Regional

and recent AIA God Medalist Thom Mayne FAIA.

Urban Design Center and the American Planning

ARCHITECT magazine recently featured SO-IL in

Association to develop a conceptual master

Felipe Correa (TSA ’00) currently teaches at

a piece titled “The Art of Business” that applauds

plan for the city of Long Pao, China during his

the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where

Liu and Idenburg for running a streamlined,

education at Tulane prepared him well for the

he is also Director of the Urban Design Degree

selective practice that produces architecture


Program. He has recently published A Line in the

that reads like art. SO-IL’s ethereal workspace for

Andes, which examines the transformative role of

Logan, a production company in New York, was

the first underground metro line currently under

recently featured in Architectural Record.

2000s Joel Ross (TSA ’06). See John Williams (TSA ’78)

construction in Quito, Ecuador. Therein, Correa

Vann Joines (MSRED ’12), a graduate of the School of Architecture’s first MSRED class, is marketing a plan for the blighted Stone’s

Katy Walker (TSA ’08) has been selected as one

Warehouse property east of downtown Raleigh,

of the 15 newest members of the Kansas City AIA

North Carolina as the Raleigh Arts Village. Joines

Pillars Leadership Program. The program was

and a Winston-Salem firm that rehabilitates old

developed in order to prepare a representative

buildings will likely lease the vacant buildings

cross-section of the chapter’s emerging leaders

at the corner of Davie and East streets from the

for their role in shaping the future of both the

city. They plan to use a combination of affordable

Christian Glauser Benz (TSA ‘01) currently prac-

architectural profession and the Kansas City

housing and historic preservation tax credits to

tices with Callison Architecture and is working on

metropolitan area. Walker currently practices at

restore the structures as a 49-unit apartment

the expansion of Ocean World Plaza in Shenzen,

TK Architects International in Kansas City.

frames the project within the city’s historic and contemporary urban form, visualizes the valley city’s potential, and sets the stage for wellinformed design deliberations regarding the city’s future.

China. The design will enhance a well-known, aquatic-themed tourism destination with the aim of honoring its nautical heritage while positioning the city of Shenzen for the future. The expansion involves the addition of a variety of leisure activities, restaurants and retail stores around a historic ocean liner in order to reshape the surrounding area into a new entertainment hub and destination for residents, expatriates, and tourists alike. The design features wave-like forms and meandering paths that create a sense of discovery as visitors explore the plaza. Jing Liu (TSA ’04) and SO-IL, the firm she directs with husband Florian Idenburg, have been selected as “Emerging Voices” in the prestigious Architectural League of New York’s national awards program. Previous winners of this award

complex. The goal, Joines says, is to create an affordable place for artists to live and work within


walking distance of downtown.

John Eskew (MSRED ’12). See J. Williams

Upon graduating from Tulane, Aditi Padhi

(TSA ’78).

(TSA ’12) took a position directing an undergrad-

Kevin Muni (TSA ’11) recently published an essay in The Newcomb-Tulane Collegian & Review

uate design studio at MBS School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India. In her very first studio, “Reinterpretation of ‘CIVIC CENTRE’

titled “What I’ve Been Up To: Building by the Bay.” What Muni has been up to is practicing as a Junior Designer at WRNS Studio and adapting to life in San Francisco—“a city just as eclectic, vibrant, and sometimes downright strange as

Design—A Paradox,” she sought to assimilate her practical experience working for the City of New Delhi and the academic pursuits she explored in her options studio project and her thesis at Tulane. Padhi’s own studio was set in Gurgaon,

New Orleans”—and discovering how much his

India, a new city seeking “a new language to

new home and New Orleans have in common:

define itself as a city…[and] a new urban centre

“beautiful architecture, quirky characters, and

to fulfill the aspirations of a younger society with

a pervasive spirit that captivates anyone who

new demands, yet set in the cultural norms of

sets foot in the city streets.” At WRNS, Muni worked on an eight block, two million square foot

the past.”








Jefferson Parish Lakeshore Library

URBANbuild #7

Rice Mills Lofts

901 Toulouse Street


SAUL MINTZ (TSA ’53) passed away in Septem-


passed away on August 4, 2012. He was edu-

ber 2012 at the age of 80. Mr. Mintz grew up in

passed away on March 31, 2013. Mr. Champeaux

cated at Tulane University and taught in the

New Orleans and married his college sweetheart,

was an architect and an officer in the U.S. Air

architecture school there for many years until his

Jean Strauss of Monroe, upon graduating from

Force where he was assigned to the engineering

retirement in 1977. His urbane, gentle manner was

the Tulane School of Architecture. After serving

department. In 1966, he received the Air Force

almost as influential as his considerable skill as an

in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Mintz worked in the

Commendation medal for Meritorious Services:

architect. He was almost universally admired as a

family business and moved to Monroe, Louisiana,

the highest award given by the Air Force for non-

non-dogmatic but highly principled teacher and

where he was very involved in civic as well as

combat service. That same year, Mr. Champeaux

architect. He was distinguished also by his great

Jewish organizations. He was a very generous

was named the first in-house city planner for the

interest in music, particularly that of modern

supporter of the Tulane School of Architecture.

City of Lake Charles and in 1972 became a prin-

composers, and by his fascination for the well-

cipal in the firm Barras Breaux Champeaux. In

HENRY KROTZER JR. (TSA ’55) passed away in

designed object, large or small.


Philadelphia where he has lived since 2007. Mr. Krotzer practiced architecture in New Orleans for

1980, he became the first and only architect from Southwest Louisiana to be elected by his peers to the College of Fellows of the AIA.

passed away on April 8, 2013. A veteran of World

nearly 50 years. He was a driving force behind

War II, Brockway was awarded the Bronze Star

getting the Lower Garden District named to the

CHARLTON JONES (TSA ’73) passed away

for valor in the face of the enemy while serving in

National Register of Historic Places in the early

February 23, 2013. Mr. Jones was from Covington,

the European Theater of Operations as a combat

1970s. While researching this project, Mr. Krotzer

Louisiana, the son of Steven Hunt Jones and

engineer under General George Patton. His unit

photographed 700 buildings in the neighbor-

Frances Owen. He is survived by his wife Elisa-

liberated the infamous Dachau concentration


beth Maria Christine Jones. Mr. Jones was known

camp and Stalag 7a POW Camp. Mr. Brockway

for the spirit of his joie de vivre and generosity.

graduated with honors with a Master’s degree

JOHN SCHEFFLER (TSA ’62), scenery and costume designer and professor emeritus at Brook-

RYAN T. CARLEY (TSA ’96, TSA ’99) passed

lyn College Theatre Department, passed away

away in May 2013 in New Orleans. Mr. Carley was

on December 15, 2012. A native New Orleanian,

born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. While

he got his start in design as a teenager designing

at Tulane, he studied the progression of urbanism

Mardi Gras costumes and continued to design

and planning in Venice and neighboring cities. He

costumes for multiple krewes for 40 years. After

began his professional career working in Public

graduating from Tulane, Mr. Scheffler worked at

Housing and Development in New Orleans before

a local architecture firm while serving as resident

he continued his formal educational training at

designer for the Algiers Community Theatre. In

the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in

1965, he moved to New York, where he worked

Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he earned a

March 2013. Mr. Muller graduated from Tulane

as a set designer for numerous theatre and opera

Master of Science in Real Estate Development

School of Architecture in 1952, and practiced

companies, won several awards for scenic design,

degree in 2000. His contributions to the real

architecture in the city of New Orleans from 1952

and taught at Brooklyn College for 24 years. He

estate and design industry included work in

to 2012. He designed many projects in the city of

served as head of the Theatre Design Depart-

architecture, real estate development, real estate

New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.

ment for much of that time until his retirement

finance, and building sustainability.

in Architecture and was in private practice for before joining the faculty of the LSU School of Architecture. He served on numerous national and state Architectural Boards, was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, and in 2003 was awarded the Louisiana Architects Association’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor.

STANLEY MULLER (TSA ’52) passed away in

in 2005.



AIA DESIGN AWARDS NEW ORLEANS 2013 + LOUISIANA 2012 Our faculty, alumni, and students were once again

Professor of Practice and New Day Professor of

honored by AIA New Orleans and AIA Louisana

Social Entrepreneurship

Design Awards.

Byron Mouton, AIA (TSA’89)

Brian E. Faucheux (TSA’77) Jefferson Parish Lakeshore Library Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects

URBANbuild Prototype #7 A project of the URBANbuild program 2013 AIA New Orleans Merit Award Residential

2012 AIA Louisiana Merit Award

Peter M. Trapolin (TSA’77)

2013 AIA New Orleans Member’s Choice Award

910 Toulouse Street

in Architecture

Trapolin-Peer Architects, APC 2013 AIA New Orleans Merit Award in Historic

Wayne J. Troyer (TSA’83)


Rice Mill Lofts, New Orleans Wayne Troyer Architects 2012 AIA Louisiana Merit Award


[5] JOHN WILLIAMS Rouses Market #46

John C. Williams (TSA’78) Rouses Market #46 in New Orleans John C. Williams, Architects, LLC 2012 AIA Louisiana Merit Award


OGDEN 16 Following the conclusion of spring thesis G

reviews, faculty and students of the School of Architecture engaged in a voting process to


choose sixteen projects for special recognition and commendation. The following students’ thesis projects were recognized for their excellence: Marcus Allen, A

Rianna Bennett, Chris Berends, Victoria Bryant, Jack Garbutt, Adrianne Gaudet, Jazzy Li, Jordan


Matthews, Caroline Meyer, John Nelson, Jenny O’Leary, Jennifer Palumbo, Nick Sackos, Nora Schwaller, Shea Trahan, and Guan Wang. Following the designation of these sixteen projects, thesis faculty from the School of Architecture conducted a rigorous and lengthy deliberation to curate the fifth annual Ogden 8 exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Art recognizing eight student thesis projects that present a meaningful range of sensibilities, priorities, and interests. This year’s exhibition featured commentary on the students’ work and on the


School’s unique work in New Orleans from visitB

ing architects George Baird, former dean of the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design and a founding principal with Baird Sampson Neuert Architects of Toronto, and Brigitte Shim, associate professor and principal with Shim-Sutcliffe Architects of Toronto. D

The following students were selected as this year’s Ogden 8: A-Jack Garbutt, B-Jazzy Li,


C-Jordan Matthews, D-Caroline Meyer, E-John Nelson, F-Jennifer Palumbo, G-Nick Sackos, H-Guan Wang


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Architecture, Tulane University

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