Dissecting and Fostering the Identity of New Orleans
The Graduate Student Government Colloquium will be held on March 22, 2019.
Keynote Lecture: Jonathan Tate, OJT Architects
Panel Discussion: Jonathan Tate and Tulane School of Architecture professors Wendy Hillis, Casius Pealer, and Richard Campanella.
Reception: 5 p.m.
Colloquium: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
What is the profile of New Orleans online? Graduate students at Tulane School of Architecture recently took part in a research project, in which they gathered data about the types of architecture representing New Orleans on Google images.
An average of the top 100 search results for “New Orleans,” “New Orleans Buildings,” and “New Orleans Architecture” revealed that NOLA is largely represented by traditional architectural styles. Likewise, contemporary and modern architecture are widely underrepresented. The images above are a proportionally representative sampling of the results of the research. How should these results influence contemporary design in one of the oldest cities in the United States?
At 5:30 p.m. on Friday March 22, 2019, local architect Jonathan Tate will address students, faculty, and guests about this work and how it fits into the greater identity of our city. Tate, Associate Dean for Research Richard Campanella and Tulane Campus Architect and Adjunct Lecturer Wendy Hillis will then discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding the contemporary practice or architects in a city clearly known for the traditional.