TSA alumnus Robert Riccardi AIA and Board Member Mac Ball FAIA recognized with AIA Design Awards
Stadium, new residential college get statewide honors
September 17, 2015 2:00 PM
Two major construction projects completed on the Tulane University uptown campus in 2014 — Barbara Greenbaum House at Newcomb Lawn and Yulman Stadium — have won statewide merit awards from the American Institute of Architects’ Louisiana chapter.
Sixty-two entries from across Louisiana were up for consideration in the organization’s 2015 awards program, and just seven were honored. The fact that two of the seven went to Tulane projects “exemplifies the university’s continued commitment to design excellence,” said Richard G. Fullerton, director of Design Services for Tulane.
“Both Barbara Greenbaum House and the Yulman Stadium have significant impacts on the Tulane and New Orleans communities, enhancing major aspects of campus life,” he said. “The selection of extremely talented regional and national design teams, combined with committed planning, design, construction and sustainability efforts, bring these projects to successful fruition and enrich the campus and city environment.”
The Barbara Greenbaum House entry was submitted by its designers, Architecture Research Office of New York City in conjunction with Waggonner and Ball of New Orleans.
The new student residence strengthens the university’s residential college program, providing 256 beds, living quarters for its faculty-in-residence, extensive common areas and a classroom.
According to the entry document, “At every scale, the architecture establishes spatial relationships that connect the individual student to the university.” The project also achievedLEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, an international recognition that indicates the university’s commitment to reducing environmental impact.
Gould Evans, in conjunction with Lee Ledbetter & Associates of New Orleans, designed Yulman Stadium and submitted its entry to AIA-Louisiana.
“Nestled into the heart of a landlocked urban campus like the last piece of a larger contextual puzzle, this new football stadium is the final component of a master plan for the university’s athletic precinct,” the competition entry said.
Yulman Stadium recently received LEED Silver certification for its environmentally efficient design.