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Tulane School of Architecture professors recognized as honorary alumni

October 24, 2017

Photo: Professors Scott Bernhard (second from left) and John Klingman (far right) display their Honorary Alumnus proclamations during a ceremony held by Tulane Alumni Association on Oct. 12.

Tulane Alumni Association recognized Tulane School of Architecture professors John Klingman and Scott Bernhard, AIA as Honorary Tulane Alumni for their significant contributions to the university during a ceremony on Oct. 12. The professors received resolutions from the association confirming the title and expressing appreciation for their dedication.

“Professors Klingman and Bernhard are outstanding educators and wonderful examplars of academic excellence through their teaching, engaged research, community engagement and creative work,” said Dean Kenneth Schwartz. “Their contributions to the Tulane School of Architecture, Tulane University and the community are countless, resulting in this well-deserved recognition.”

Klingman joined the School of Architecture in 1984 and currently holds the Favrot Professorship in Architecture. He has received multiple awards over 34 years at Tulane including the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching and Tulane School of Architecture Outstanding Teaching Award. Outside of the classroom, he dedicated his expertise to water engagement issues in New Orleans related to architectural design and worked with international and local leaders to improve infrastructure issues. He has also been an important and long-standing voice on the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) Architectural Committee, and sought after speaker for his many areas of expertise including mid-century modernism in New Orleans.

Bernhard holds the Jean and Sean Paul A. Mintz Associate Professorship. He has served in numerous leadership and faculty roles over 27 years at the school including associate dean, interim dean and Tulane City Center director (now Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design). Bernhard serves a crucial role exposing Tulane students to the discipline and profession of architecture during his highly popular Introduction to Architecture course. His recognitions include the President's Award for Graduate and Professional Teaching, the Inspirational Teacher Award, the Excellence in Teaching Award and numerous design awards.