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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.

John Huppi

Office Hours:

By appointment only


TIDE 1315 - Making New Orleans

ARCH 3525 - Making Cities: Introduction to Real Estate

Research and Teaching Interests:

Real Estate Development, Real Estate, Sustainability, Finance, Project Management, Entrepreneurship.


John Huppi has served as the Assistant Director for the Tulane Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) program since 2015. In 2016, John expanded his role to include the Directorship of the Real Estate Summer Minor Institute (RESM). Outside of Tulane, John is a real estate developer specializing in affordable tax credit housing, commercial real estate, and small-scale residential development. Over the past three years, he has acquired and developed more than 35 properties in the Gulf South region.
John has been an active member of the Tulane community since 2007, completing both undergraduate and master's studies in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and in Sustainable Real Estate Development, respectively. In addition to directorship and assistant directorship duties, John teaches three courses, including the “Fundamentals of Sustainable Real Estate Development,” “Making Cities: Introduction to Real Estate,” and “Making New Orleans.” John is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).