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All classes are suspended for the week of March 16. Starting the week of March 23, all classes will resume entirely online. Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) remains open with most faculty and staff working remotely. Students can be granted access to work in the building only with prior approval from the school. At this time, we are not hosting admissions tours.

Please continue to check your Tulane email, Canvas, the TuSA COVID-19 FAQ, and the Tulane Emergency Management page for updates.

Tulane is working with students who have difficult personal circumstances that would make leaving campus a challenge or will face complications in online learning once they return home. In response, we have set up the Tulane Student Emergency Aid and Assistance Fund to address current student needs.

Laurie Petipas, RA

Laurie Petipas, RA, was a Senior Associate and Project Architect at Gensler, San Francisco. He retired in 2015 after over 31 years with that firm. Originally from Massachusetts, Laurie earned his degrees in Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Laurie has focused his career on workplace design and specifically in the design development and detailing of complicated project aspects. Many of his projects have received awards, from such reputable critics as the AIA/SF Chapter, IIDA, Interior Design Magazine and regional recognition by the Magnolia Award in China. In retirement Laurie also serves as Co-President of the SF Tulane Alumni Club and as a member of the Northern California National Campaign Council.