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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.

Sharp Quad Landscaping Improvements

Design Team:

Manning Architects, Morphy Makofsky Inc., Civil Engineers



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The Sharp Quad landscaping improvements were part of a long term goal to beautify the residential quads on the uptown campus. Centrally located between McAlister Auditorium and Sharp Hall, the quad is adjacent to two residence halls housing approximately 570 students. The site of a newly constructed sand volleyball court, Sharp Quad is becoming an important location for student recreation. The landscape improvements added more opportunities for passive and active recreation, improved site circulation to provide access around the newly constructed McAlister Auditorium loading dock and enhanced drainage of the area. These improvements included the addition of a sloped lawn for sunning, a grilling area with two large grilling stations, additional seating and gathering spaces (some associated with the volleyball court) and consolidated and extended bike parking.

These were exciting additions to student recreation and campus landscape, and will serve as a model for the future development of other residential and recreation quads on campus.

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