AHST 6802 - Special Topics: Design in Context
Wendy Hillis serves as Tulane’s University Architect. In this role she directs all long-range campus planning initiatives and serves as the University’s “aesthetic conscience” for campus architectural and urban design.
Prior to arriving at Tulane, her career focused on historic preservation. Formerly a senior associate with San Francisco architecture firm, Architectural Resources Group, she also worked as a historic resources consultant to FEMA following Hurricane Katrina and as the Campus Historic Preservation Architect at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Preservation Durham, a nonprofit organization in Durham, NC.
In 2007 Wendy was honored as the recipient of the Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship, a biannual award given to one American historic preservation architect to spend 6 months working in France with preservation architects and authorities. The subject of her research during her time in France was the politics of contemporary design in historic contexts. Several of her leadership and service to the profession roles include:
- AIA National Historic Resources Advisory Group (2014-2018)
- AIA Gold Medal/Firm of The Year jury (2017)
- Member Tulane Preservation Advisory Group