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Professors of Practice Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray “Architecture and Resilience on a Human scale“

Professors of Practice Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray presented at the “Architecture and Resilience on a Human scale“ Conference in Sheffield, UK (September 10-12, 2015). The research paper titled “Learning from New Orleans: The construction of resilient strategies for urban ecosystems “ addressed urban strategies for resilience framed through the lens of Context, Social Systems and Agents as categories for post-disaster resilience in New Orleans. In particular a series of projects, mostly supported by the Tulane City Center, were presented as prototypes to envision future urban scenarios in these changing socio-demographic, economic and environmental conditions.

Professor of Practice, Cordula Roser-Gray is featured in

Backyard Living


Weatherproof acrylic chairs and bright pillows give this poolside patio extra pop.

There are at least one or two hard freezes every winter in New Orleans, followed by days and days of spring rainstorms with lots of wind and sometimes hail. As spring segues into summer, a major citywide cleanup by homeowners of their pools, porches, and patios goes on in full force. They replant and refresh gardens, clean their pools, set up outdoor furniture, and New Orleans summer living takes hold for another fabulous season. Here’s a look at how stylish locals carve out outdoor living spaces in an urban setting... full article here


TSA faculty, Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser-Gray to exhibit at R.E.D.S. 2Alps/Resilient Ecological Design Strategies seminar.

TSA faculty, Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser-Gray have been selected for the R.E.D.S. 2Alps/Resilient Ecological Design Strategies seminar. They will be exhibiting a proposal and will be featured in the upcoming publication.

About the Seminar:

International seminar promoted and organized by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering

At the beginning of the Nineties, during the international summit in Rio de Janeiro, the world was confronted the unquestionable consequences that the increasing use of resources, the explosion of greenhouse gas levels and the growing pollution were going to have on the environment and on the human population. Today these threats have reached alarming levels. To the constant increase of the worldwide population and the deepening of the gap between rich and poor are added the insatiable hunger for resources and the climate changing more and more rapidly. In order to promote a sustainable development, it is essential to reconcile social equity, ecologic awareness and economic efficiency. However, it is essential to act as soon as possible. There is no time to lose. It is time to act decisively on the global level.

R.E.D.S. moves to the Alps, in the Trentino - Alto Adige Region where there is a constant research to limit the environmental impact of humans activities in the territory through a well-established and growing attention to the issues of sustainability, energy efficiency and recycling. The “KlimaHouse” Fair in Bolzano becomes the active place where to discuss and experiment a new concept of sustainability. The international seminar R.E.D.S.2ALPS is opened to professionals and young researchers from both research and practice fields. The Seminar will address the issue of changing paradigms and tools in the design disciplines in order to define new proposals for the research approach, education and experimental practices of architecture.

The international seminar will be held in Bolzano on Saturday, January 31, 2015 and is organized in a single session led by six lectures of scholars, designers, researchers at international level (Keynote Speaker), who will offer their experience and their vision. 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo (Università di Trento - cattedra Libera 2014/2015)
  • Gerhard Hausladen (Technische Universität München)
  • Michael Jakob (HEPIA-EPFL)
  • Areti Markopoulou (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia)
  • Charles Waldheim (Harvard Graduate School of Design)

Scientific Coordination: 

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PARK(ing) DAY NOLA 2014

PARK(ing) DAY NOLA 2014 was held Saturday, October 4, 2014 on Julia St. during the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Art for Arts' Sake Event.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, open-source global event where citizens, artists, designers and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public spaces.

Faculty members Marcella Del Signore with the Tulane City Center and Cordula Roser Gray exhibited their parklet during the event.



Title: "Overlay"
Sponsor: Tulane City Center 
Project Lead: Marcella Del Signore 
Design Team : Jose Cotto, Marcella Del Signore, Whitney Jordan, Bahareh Rana Javadi
Construction Team: Michael Battipaglia, Mary Catherine Bullock, Jose Cotto, Marcella Del Signore, Whitney Jordan, Gianna Morelli, Michael Nunnink, Bahareh Rana Javadi, Sarah Satterlee

Assistant Professor Marcella Del Signore and Professor of Practice Cordula Roser-Gray to exhibit at the Kentucky Museum of Art

Assistant Professor Marcella Del Signore and Professor of Practice Cordula Roser-Gray are currently part of the  " Louisville Waterfront Pavilion Competition" Exhibit at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. The project developed in collaboration with Robert Mosby ( TSA- 5th  year student) and Ian Rosenfield (TSA- 4th  year student) proposes a temporary pavilion for the Belle of Louisville's 100th anniversary taking place on the Louisville Waterfront in October 2014.!current-affairs/chov

Lecture scheduled: Alfia White / Cordula Roser Gray