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Weatherhead Hall was distinguished with a Society for College and University Planning Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Honor Award this past summer. Tulane University and the design team of Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company and John C. Williams Architects were recognized at SCUP’s annual 2013 conference. The jury praised the way the spaces, surfaces and details all synthesized to encourage student interaction within the residence hall. Sustainability was another emphasis in the design of the building, which is certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

AIA New Orleans granted the Hertz Center a 2013 Design Merit Award at its annual Design Awards ceremony in March. The new practice facility for Men’s and Woman’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball was designed by Gould Evans Associates and Lee Ledbetter and Associates. The jury appreciated the project's handling of scale with respect to the double court gymnasium and the transparency of the interior spaces. In keeping with the university’s commitment to green building design, The Hertz Center is certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Construction continues on Zimple House with the concrete structure rising through Fall 2013. Zimple House will be the third residence hall following the residential college model with Wall Residential College and Weatherhead Hall preceding it.  Zimple House is anticipated to open in time for Move-In of the Fall 2014 semester.

Alumni House Renovation



John C. Williams Architects, LLC


Donahue Favret





Lee Ledbetter & Associates


Trimark Constructors






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6319 Willow Street was built in 1941 and acquired by the university in 1951. Plans to renovate and enhance the interiors of the Alumni House have been in the works since well before hurricane Katrina. During the storm, the house was significantly damaged by floodwaters. The house underwent major reconstruction consisting of a FEMA-funded raising of the house (mitigation) and a separate FEMA-funded build back to pre-Katrina condition. 

After the FEMA-based projects were complete, a donor-funded renovation began and the designers were asked to create an inspired rendition of the traditional residence, turned reception hall, with a modern appeal. Since 1952 the Alumni House has hosted numerous activities and events for current students as well as alumni. Picnics on its lawn are some of the most popular events at Homecoming and graduation.

You can read more about the Alumni House in Tulane's New Wave, here and here.

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