Emilie Taylor Welty, RA

Professor of Practice; TCC Design/Build Manager
Master of Architecture, Tulane University, 2006; Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology, University of Southern Mississippi, 2003

A native of South Louisiana, Emilie works at the Tulane School of Architecture as a lectuer and as senior program coordinator at the Tulane City Center. Taylor’s education includes a technical building background at the University of Southern Mississippi followed by a Masters Degree in Architecture at Tulane, and work with BILD design in New Orleans. Through the Tulane City Center Emilie is able to work on projects and community partnerships that provide opportunities for faculty and students to engage real issues in the community through design. She is actively involved in university design|build and advocates for the engagement of such programs with the local community. Taylor’s recent design build studio took on two projects in New Orleans’ 7th ward neighborhood, the Storypod and Circle Food Store.

Before the storm and the rebuilding efforts that followed, Emilie conducted a traveling fellowship across the south to meet, document, and study divinely inspired self-taught builders. With the work of filmmaker Zach Godshall that research has been expanded into a feature length documentary currently on tour accross the nation title: God’s Architects

Emilie Taylor Welty, RA

Professor of Practice; TCC Design/Build Manager

God’s Architects

God’s Architects is a documentary film about self taught artists that explores how and why these builders create extraordinary space. Concept by Luke Tidwell, film by Zach Godshall, Emilie Taylor as Graphic Designer and producer.


Luke Tidwell and Emilie Taylor designed and built this maze out of recycled billboards as part of a competition for Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville, TN.

Anole House

Emilie Taylor and partner Seth Welty designed and renovated an Irish Channel shotgun. The project reconfigured an 1860’s camelback into two residences with energy efficient upgrades and a second story balcony.

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