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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 Hertz Center

Design Team:

Gould Evans Associates with Lee Ledbetter & Associates


Brice Building Company



Hertz 1

photo courtesy of the Times-Picayune


The November 17, 2011 dedication of the Hertz Center significantly advanced Tulane’s Athletics training capacity and provided student athletes a state-of-the-art basketball and volleyball practice facility on the universities uptown campus. The 43,000 square foot facility accommodates a 15,000 square foot gymnasium with two full practice courts, Strength Training and Hydrotherapy facilities, 1,200 square foot locker rooms and lounges for women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball, as well as sport dedicated coaching suites with dedicated conference rooms. The theater style Film Room is a valuable coaching tool allowing coaches to review practices and games with the team.

The building’s massing consists of a first-floor masonry base visually supporting a second-floor perforated zinc-panel rain-screen. Rotation of these two ‘stacked’ rectangles creates voids that introduce indirect natural light to the internal spaces. The faceted zinc panels have a reflective quality that is animated as the sun tracks through each day and season.

For more on the new Hertz Center, visit Tulane's NewWave and GreenWave.

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