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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.

Weatherhead Hall

Design Team:

Hanbury + Evans + Wright + Vlattas, John C. Williams Architects


Woodward Design+Build 




Weatherhead 1

Weatherhead 2

Weatherhead 3 

Weatherhead Hall is the second residence hall to be built in the undergraduate residential college system. Opened in August 2011, the 269-bed residence hall includes 144 suite style single and double occupancy rooms. The two wing layout, four and five stories respectively, creates interior and exterior courtyards designed to take advantage of passive cooling through air movement and shading. The courtyards are separated by a green wall, which enhances this effect. This allows residents to enjoy the pleasant New Orleans climate year-round in a comfortable setting. Other sustainable features include occupancy controls for lighting and plug controls for increased energy efficiency. The project is in the LEED* certification process, tracking a level of LEED Gold.

Amenities of the building include a large gathering athenaeum space, a seminar room with support spaces, a library and a game room. Each residential floor has quiet study rooms and social lounges and recycle and laundry rooms on each wing. The hall also includes an apartment and office for the Faculty in Residence associated with the college, as well as an Area Director Apartment and Office.

The project was originally designed and scheduled to begin construction on August 29, 2005, the day Hurricane Katrina came ashore.  Construction was delayed and recently completed with some design modifications to accommodate updated building codes, flood elevation regulations, LEED requirements and slight programmatic changes.


*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

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