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Seth Welty

Office Hours:

By appointment only

Research and Teaching Interests:

Design/Develop/Build, Drawing, Materiality and Assembly, Making Stuff /Doing Things.


Seth Welty is the principal architect at the Colectivo design firm in New Orleans. His professional work includes speculative research projects, self-developed design/build, architectural and furniture fabrication, and typical architectural practice. Recent work in the region has garnered AIA recognition and has been featured in Dwell. Prior to his work in New Orleans, Seth was a Rose Architectural Fellow working on public interest design projects in the Gulf South region.

At the Tulane School of Architecture, Seth teaches a range of courses including core curriculum studios as well as advanced elective studios and seminars. Ongoing research topics include contemporary infill development within a historic fabric, speculative reuse of urban industrial facilities, creative modes of assembly, re-envisioning mid-century home plan books as a means of architectural communication, and small-scale architectural interventions in natural environments. Through the Tulane Small Center, Seth frequently leads small research teams on investigative and speculative proposals for community partners to help provide a future vision for their organizations.