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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.

Laura Blokker

Courses:

PRST 6320 - Economics & Practice of Historic Preservation 

PRST 6850 - Internship in Preservation Studies

PRST 6900 - Practicum in Historic Preservation

PRST 6920 - Thesis in Preservation Studies

PRST 6610 - History of American Architecture

TIDE 1013 - The Architecture of Place

Research and Teaching Interests:

Underrepresented Communities, Vernacular Architecture, Rural Places, Cultural Equity.

Bio:

Laura Ewen Blokker has been working in the field of historic preservation since 1998.  Her professional experience includes employment in both the for-profit and the non-profit sectors in the positions of Architectural Staff, Conservation Assistant, and Preservation Manager.  Since 2007, she has owned and operated her own architectural conservation and historic preservation consulting firm, specializing in the research and assessment of historic buildings and sites throughout the southeastern United States.  Her work includes investigation of physical characteristics and material properties as well as history and contextual significance.

Laura Blokker's independent research of the Louisiana construction technique of bousillage has been published in the professional journals ARRIS and Construction History and in 2009 earned the support of a Fitch Mid-Career grant from the James Marston Fitch Foundation for a collaborative study project on the topic.  She holds a Master of Preservation Studies from the Tulane University School of Architecture and a B.A. in Creative Writing with an individually designed minor in Architecture from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Currently, Laura is teaching History of American Architecture, Economics and Practice of Preservation, and the Architecture of Place.