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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.


The Glazer Gardens and Bocce Court

 


Based on a concept design by OUA and landscape architect William Mizell, The Glazer Gardens and Bocce Court is an exciting addition to the campus landscape that establishes a student gardening area and a lawn encircled by an array of native and naturalized plants. Returning students will be welcomed in the fall with the red and gold colors of the Persimmon, along with the purple shades of the Muhly and Fountain Grasses. During the winter months, fruits of Satsuma, Honey Locust, and Kumquats will arrive. Upon the return of spring, coppery red blooms of the Louisiana Iris along with the pink blooms of the Knockout Rose and the fragrant blossoms of the Kumquat, Pomegranate, Pawpaw and Satsuma will fill the garden. Shades of red, gold, purple and orange are a maintained theme throughout the garden. Included in the garden will be a Bocce Court as well as seating areas for reading and reflection.

Patrick Michaels, landscape architect, of Manning Architects has worked to create not only a space of interest throughout the year with fruit and blossoms, but also to contribute to campus species diversity. The Design Team has worked with Steve Darwin, Tulane Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of Tulane University Herbarium, on the planting selection to ensure a good sample for diversity of native and naturalized plants within our campus. The Honey Locust and Sugarcane were plants selected to provide an educational resource to Tulane students studying local diversity.

 

 

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