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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.

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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.

Adjunct Lecturer Marianne Desmarais awarded 3rd place in Louisiana Contemporary

Congratulations to Adjunct Lecturer Marianne Desmarais who was recently awarded 3rd place in Louisiana Contemporary exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Art. This very competitive regional exhibition included 89 works from 40 artists. The exhibition was juried by Jonathan Binstock, senior vice president and specialist in Modern and Contemporary art for Citi Private Bank Art Advisory & Finance.

For more about the exhibition veiw the links above. 


Tulane Architecture Faculty and Staff Exhibit at White Linen night

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Architecture Tiffany Lin, Adjunct Lecturer Marianne Desmarais and Digital Imaging Specialist  David Armentor for exhibiting arts works during Julia Street's 20th White Linen night. This very popular annual street party features exhibits of contemporary art works at some of the city’s finest galleries, live music, food booths, outdoor bars, people-watching and an after-hours dance party. 




Shape of Place

Adjunct Faculty member, Marianne Desmarais, R.A./LEED AP BD+C, will be part of a group exhibition titled, "Shape of Place," at Staple Goods gallery. The exhibition opens Saturday, June 8, 6-9, and continues Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5, through July 7.

Shape of Place

The members of Staple Goods collective offer an invitational group show for June.  Entitled Shape of Place, the collected work attempts to gather various identities all shaped by the distinctly local atmosphere of place.  By navigating the city specifically, each artist begins to re-shape place through works inherently disparate yet linked by the genus loci of New Orleans.  The resultant interplay of artistic voices begins to create a new space, a place of gathering, a gathering of place.

ARCH 1011/6011

As an introduction to the basic fundamental methods and principles of architectural design, students are given an immediate experience of the design process, developing their capacity to conceive, manipulate and analyze architectural form and space. An emphasis on verbal skills, and graphic and material techniques for architectural representation, enable students to express and communicate their ideas. The studio develops the students' capacity for critical thinking through constructive evaluation.


Old Course Numbers: DSGN 1100/6010