M 12:00-1:00pm; R 1:30-2:30pm
Research and Teaching Interests:
Judith Kinnard is nationally recognized for her teaching and for leadership in architectural education. Before her appointment at Tulane, Kinnard had taught at the University of Virginia for 22 years, where she served as chair of the department of architecture from 1998-2003. Prior to that, she was on the faculty at Princeton and Syracuse Universities. She has been active in professional, and community-focused organizations, holding seats on various advisory boards, including the Tulane City Center Board. She is currently the president of the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) and is past-president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and was awarded fellowship by that organization in 2004 for leadership in education.
Kinnard’s academic interests are varied but have focused on site design and urban housing. Her essays on urban themes have been published by the Harvard Architecture Review and the Journal of Garden History. Throughout her career, she has maintained an active commitment to practice and has developed an approach characterized by sensitive and innovative solutions to issues of site and program. Her work has included numerous small-scale built commissions, and more than a dozen national competitions dealing with larger scale issues of urban design, cultural institutions, and housing. She has won five of these national design competitions and placed 2nd in the New Housing New York Design Ideas Competition sponsored by the NYAIA and the City Council in 2004. In 2006, she was named a finalist in the High Density on the High Ground Competition, and a semi-finalist in the Global Green Competition for New Orleans. Her housing proposal for Charlottesville, Virginia won a Design Excellence award from the VSAIA in 2008. In July 2010, she won an invited competition for sustainable disaster relief house prototype (in collaboration with Professor Tiffany Lin) and in 2011, she was named one of the 25 Most Admired Educator by Design Intelligence. Her work with the Small Center for Collaborative Design in the Hollygrove neighborhood received awards from the New Orleans AIA and the Louisiana USGBC in 2017. This project, the Shade-Water Pavilion was designed in collaboration with Professor Irene Keil and was funded by a grant from the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. The structure provides a community gathering space while collecting, displaying and distributing rainwater.