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Third Year Studio Hard Hat Tours

Third year studios have been out in the city on hard hat tours recently! This fall the 3rd year studios are designing a mixed use, multi-family project on an urban infill lot. As part of the design process students are exposed to some great projects going up around town and have the chance to talk about massing, sections, materials, and details with the architects. Project visits include: The Julian by Studio WTA - Site tour by Nick Musser and Tracie Ashe (TSA alumni) The Beacon by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple - Site tour by Jose Alvarez (TSA alumni) and Hussein Alayyan The Pythian by Studio WTA and Green Coast Enterprises - Site tour by Scott Crane and Julie Babin (TSA alumni) 2016 3rd year site visits

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This seminar is an introduction to the field of Public Interest Design through readings, case studies, and small projects that will be designed and executed in teams. At the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design, we are working to expand the role of designers and the impact of good design in our home, New Orleans, by creating a space for more voices in the design process. We believe that all citizens are impacted by our built environment and should be empowered to participate in the decisions that shape it.

Emilie Taylor

Emilie Taylor, a design + technology tenure track faculty candidate, and Jon Foote, a design + architectural history tenure track faculty candidate, will both be giving lectures on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12PM in room 201.  

Emilie Taylor is currently the Assistant Director of Design Build for the Tulane City Center, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Tulane School of Architecture and Principal of Colectivo, LLC. Her lecture is titled “Methods of Assembly.”

Jon Foote is the founder/principal at Atelier U:W, LLC and a lecturer at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California. His lecture is titled “The Open Work: Architecture In-Progress."

In addition to the lecture, there will be an open forum with faculty and Meet-and-Greet with students for each candidates. Please stay posted for the times and rooms which will be announced.

Opening scheduled: Grand Opening of Parisite Skatepark

Tulane Faculty, Alumni and Students Recognized with Major Louisiana State AIA Design Awards!

Led by Mintz Associate Professor Scott Bernhard AIA with extensive involvement from Tulane alumna and Tulane City Center's Assistant Director of Design Build  Emilie Taylor AIA, and with a cast of dozens of Tulane students, the Grow Dat Youth Farm has garnered two major awards from the Louisiana AIA Design Awards program (Jury chaired by Julia Snow FAIA of Minneapolis). 

Please find many other Tulane alumni and School of Architecture Board members featured among these awards including:

Peter Trapolin AIA (TSA ‘77)
Wayne Troyer AIA (TSA '83)
Mac Ball FAIA – Board of Advisors member
Allen Eskew FAIA – former Board of Advisors member with recognition of several EDR projects along with his posthumous award of the Louisiana Medal for Architecture, accepted by his son John Eskew (MSRED ’12)

Please join me in congratulating our friends and colleagues for their achievements.

Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA
Favrot Professor and Dean

The Fall 2014 Issue of Public Design + Humanity calls attention to TSA alumni and faculty as contributors

"9 Women Who Are Rocking the Public Interest Design" an article that was published by Architizer and features Adjunct Lecturer Emilie Taylor, TSA '06 as well as past SISE faculty member Liz Ogbu, was again highlighted in Public D+H. 

We are thrilled to see familiar practitioners here on PublicInterestDesign.org." Along with the publicity, we hope the range of design initiatives and array of practice methods inspire more designers - men and women - to explore outside the bounds of tradition architecture and design practice:

"Women are an inspiring presence in this sector of design and, in another trend that contrasts tradition, they are being recognized for it. There are many women (and men!) who put in the sweat and lack of sleep to establish the field, but here we will highlight nine of the next young guns.”

Also in this issue, Garrett Jacobs, TSA '11, publishes Fourm Design Studio - Fueled by a passion for peace, a small firm tackles incarceration with design

Tulane Alumni, Faculty, and Former Faculty Featured Prominently In The Fall 2014 ACSA Conference - "Working Out: thinking while building"

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 16-18, 2014

Tulane was very well represented at the recent ACSA conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The following alumni had papers and projects accepted for presentation and publication. Download the Conference Program here.

Jacob Brillhart, TSA '99
Nick Gelpi, TSA ‘02
Kate O’Connor, TSA ‘10
Emilie Taylor, TSA ‘06

Scott Bernhard AIA
Tiffany Lin AIA
Emilie Taylor AIA

Former Faculty
Coleman Coker
Stephen Verderber
Carey Clouse


Information Session scheduled: Emilie Taylor to Present at PechaKucha 20x20

Adjunct Lecturer and Senior Program Coordinator at Tulane City Center, Emilie Taylor, '06 TSA, named one of "9 Women Who Are Rocking Public Interest Design."

The traditional courtship between architects and projects of public interest relied on the mediation of benefactors with bank rolls who chaperoned the impassioned relationship between the architect and his work to ensure all appearances were in order. As the presence of public interest design has grown in recent years, this relationship has shifted. Often, the "client" includes the end users, who are not responsible for financing the project but participate in the conception and construction in collaboration with the architect. In public interest design, the architect trades in the three-piece suit of Daniel Burnham for jeans and work boots. Women are an inspiring presence in this sector of design and, in another trend that contrasts tradition, they are being recognized for it. There are many women (and men!) who put in the sweat and lack of sleep to establish the field, but here we will highlight nine of the next young guns... Full article


Dan Etheridge and Emilie Taylor, TSA '06 of the Tulane City Center publish article in OZ

Dan Etheridge and Emilie Taylor (TSA '06) of the Tulane City Center publish article in OZ on the Tulane City Center You can download their article titled, "RADICAL INCREMENTALISM: An Open Letter in Defense of the Small" from the link above.