Lecturer in Design
As part of her commitment to advancing human health and wellbeing in the built environment, Hannah became a WELL Accredited Professional in 2021. Her first design love was interior design, as she received a degree in Interior Design from UT Austin before pursuing a Master of Architecture from the Tulane School of Architecture.
Hannah's design and teaching philosophies rest heavily upon the idea that design should go beyond visual and formal studies and prioritize its impact on people.
As a graduate student, she spent eight months in Santiago, Chile while working for Felipe Assadi Arquitectos, conducting a travel fellowship on poetry and architecture, and spending a semester at the Universidad Católica de Chile as an international student.
After graduate school, she worked as a researcher at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple studying acoustics in architecture and its effect on health and productivity. Most recently, she has been an interior and architectural designer at Trapolin-Peer Architects, working on both adaptive reuse projects and new construction.
Some of her local projects include the 2021 prototype house for unCommon Construction, St. Augustine High School, an affordable senior living facility with Providence Community Housing, the new headquarters for Son of a Saint, and assisting with the LEED certification of Edna Karr High School.
Though she recently returned to life on land, in her spare time you can find Hannah sailing on Lake Pontchartrain in the sailboat she once called home.