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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.

Benenson Plaza

Design Team:

Towers|Golde Landscape Architects with Manning Architects, Adam Newman Studio and Steve Finigan Architect


December 2012

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Elevation Rendering

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Site Plan

The Benenson Plaza Project is the third phase of a long term Middle Campus unification project that will eventually join the quads between Newcomb Hall and McAlister Auditorium, transforming the green expanse into a beautiful and vibrant pedestrian environment with limited traffic in the areas flanking the green. The first two phases of the Newcomb McAlister Unified Green Master Plan have already been implemented through the creation of the pedestrian way McAlister Place (2010) and the Gorson Gathering Gardens as perimeter enhancements to the LBC Quad (2011).

Work for the Benenson Plaza project centered in the area of Newcomb Circle immediately in front of Newcomb Hall. The transformation of this area included the creation of an open pedestrian plaza that enhances pedestrian flow from Newcomb Hall and the surrounding areas to the quad and around Newcomb Circle. The design of the plaza also provides a defining edge for the unified green.

The plaza includes both formal and informal seating in shaded areas and around planted features. Students are able to enjoy these improvements for relaxation, impromptu gathering or studying in the mild New Orleans climate. The project also included improvements to the lighting surrounding Newcomb Quad as well as gathering areas at quad level. The Benenson Plaza supports Tulane traditions of outdoor classrooms, events and gatherings.

The Benenson Plaza was funded through the generosity of the Benenson family.

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