Architecture Research Office, Waggonner and Ball Architects
Februrary 2013 - Summer 2014
Rendering of interior student commons room
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.
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