Tulane University uptown campus tour of the university's sustainable projects featured at the 2014 Greenbuild Conference in New Orleans.

Riding the Green Wave

Greenbuild Tour of Tulane's Uptown Campus
Monday, October 20, 2014
2-6 pm

For more information and to register for the tour click here.

To find out more information about the progress of Yulman Stadium please follow this link.

J. Bennett Johnston Health & Environmental Research Building, recently renovated by New Orleans architecture and interior design firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple along with Markdesign LLC, won the 2014 IDEA Award of Excellence for Renovation/Historic Preservation from the International Interior Design Association.

Construction on Greenbaum House is now complete and is being occupied by it's first class of students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Greenbaum House will be the third residence hall following the residential college model with Wall Residential College and Weatherhead Hall preceding it. 

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

6320 S Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125 504-862-8129