Research and Teaching Interests:
Visual arts and their relation to architectural design
Errol Barron is an architect/painter/photographer living in New Orleans. A graduate of Tulane and Yale Universities, he is Favrot Professor of Architecture at Tulane University and is the architect for the Ogden Museum, The Salvation Army Center of Hope, The Oliver St. Pe' Center for the Blind at UNO and a number of other innovative projects in this region, California, New York and Greece. He served as the Artist in Residence on the Isles of Shoals Marine Research Laboratory, run by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire, in the summer of 2017.
Barron has has exhibited his paintings and photographs in New Orleans since 1980 and was the subject of a traveling exhibit of paintings and drawings that was exhibited at the Alexandria, Louisiana Museum of Art, the Barkersfield Musuem of Art, The LSU gallery, the Ogden Museum, The Un. Of Tennessee School of Architecture Gallery and the University of Miami School of Architecture Gallery. His paintings are in the collection of the Ogden Musuem, the University of Tennesse Museum, the Alexandria Museum and the Bakersfield Museum of Art and numerous private collections. An exhibition of new work will be shown at the Boyd Satellite Gallery in a show called Water Land in October 2017.
In 2012 he was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Louisiana Architects Association of the American Institute of Architects "in recognition of his significant and enduring contribution to the advancement of architecture and his inspiring influence on the architects of Louisiana." He is a former winner of the Gabriel Prize and is a Fellow In the American Institute of Architects. He was awarded the Malcolm Heard Teaching Award by students in 2015. His paintings and drawings are published in four books, "Observations - The Drawings, Paintings and Architecture of Errol Barron," "New Orleans Observed, Drawings and Observations of America's Most Foreign City," and ""Roma Osservata, Drawings and Writings from the Center." Most recently, a book on the architecture of Tulane University titled "Tulane Observed" was published.