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Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) is open, post-Hurricane Ida. We are currently operating with remote instruction. In-person instruction will resume on Sept. 27. For more information about Tulane's response and reopening, visit the university's Forward TUgether website. TuSA students should check their emails for important return-to-campus instructions.

Bruce Goodwin

Office Hours:

MW 5:00 - 6:00pm


ARCH 3031 - Third Year Studio

ARCH 3644/6634 - Philosophies of Architecture

ARCH 3032/6032 - Third Year Studio

ARCH 2212/6212 - Materials and Methods

Research and Teaching Interests:

Small-scale design-build construction; architectural theory and its relationship to philosophy and design method; architectural design and its relation to site.


Bruce Goodwin is an Associate Professor at Tulane, a licensed architect in Louisiana and California, and a LEED-accredited professional. He has taught at Tulane since 1981 and has also taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and at Ohio State University. His built work has been published in Architecture + Urbanism, Fine Homebuilding, and other journals and magazines, and his articles and essays have appeared in local, national, and international periodicals and collections. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Ogden Museum, the New Century Gallery, the Hilson Gallery, the Urban Center in New York, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and elsewhere in the U.S., as well as at galleries in Buenos Aires, Tokyo, and Rome. He has lectured at universities, conferences, and AIA meetings in nine states.

Prof. Goodwin graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Stanford University with a B.A. in Architecture. He received his M.Arch. degree from UCLA, where he won the AIA School Medal, the Alumni Association Award for Academic Distinction, and the Thesis Prize. He was named a Henry Luce Scholar in 1979, providing him a fellowship to Japan. He worked in Japan for a year in the office of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Arata Isozaki. He was the only non-Japanese member of the office, not to mention the tallest person in the country.

In his independent architectural practice, Prof. Goodwin has worked on more than 40 residential and small commercial projects in California, New England, and New Orleans, as well as occasional larger competition projects (in which he has been honored on three occasions). On several projects, he worked as the contractor and one of the carpenters as well as the architect.

He has won the Teaching Award at the School of Architecture and the Service Award from the ACSA. Under his direction thirteen TSA students have been honored in national design competitions. 

Prof. Goodwin has taught and coordinated every semester of every year in the Design Studio sequence, from First Year first semester to Graduate Thesis. He also teaches seminars in Architectural Theory and has taught lecture courses in Structures and Technology and in Design Methodology.