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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.

Zimple House (RCIII)


Design Team:

Architecture Research Office, Waggonner and Ball Architects


Anticipated Construction:

Februrary 2013 - Summer 2014


Anticipated Opening:

August 2014

Zimple House Newcomb Lawn Rendering
Zimple House across Newcomb Lawn from Josephine Louise House

Zimple House Common Area

Rendering of interior student commons room

Zimple House Section Perspective

Sectional Perspective of of the building and courtyard

Zimple House, to be located on the uptown campus of Tulane University, will be an approximately 80,000 square foot residential hall, with a four story wing stepping back to a six story wing. It will house 256 students in 144 rooms organized on the upper floors in clusters of single and double occupancy suites. It also contains apartments for a Faculty-member-in-residence and a House Director at the raised first floor level. Significant features include a living room and commons, demonstration kitchen, 35-seat classroom, social and study lounges and an entry lobby off of the entry courtyard.

The new Residence Hall will include a large raised quad-facing courtyard with seating planters that will accommodate trees and other landscape material. The existing live oak trees on the Zimple Quad and the McWilliams walk will all be preserved. The design of the building is tracking a minimum of LEED Silver.

In 1912 James Gamble Rogers' Newcomb campus plan set the parameters and residential use for the Zimple site.  The new residence hall will successfully integrate the planning principles, architectural proportions and materials of the historic Newcomb Campus while "speaking in a modern architectural voice."   The articulated brick exterior elevations will provide self-shading for openings to decrease heat gain, while also referencing the articulated brick exteriors of JL House and Newcomb Hall.  Zimple House will create a strong architectural anchor to the campus on Broadway.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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