The Tulane School of Social Work at Elks Place was recognized by The Louisiana Landmarks Society as the winner of the 2015 Louisiana Landmarks Society Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The building was renovated by New Orleans architecture and interior design firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple.


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.


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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. 

Greenbaum House


Design Team:

Architecture Research Office, Waggonner and Ball Architects


Anticipated Construction:

Februrary 2013 - Summer 2014


Anticipated Opening:

August 2014

Zimple House Newcomb Lawn Rendering
Greenbaum 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

Greenbaum 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.


The completed project in August, 2014.

Interior courtyard.

Completed test kitchen

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

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