Fall 2022 Research Studios


NAS Gulf Research Studio

Fall 2022. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Lead Instructor: Liz Camuti, Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, along with Margarita Jover, Associate Professor in Architecture

The Gulf Coast Research Studio is organized as a road map to produce a Climate Adaptation Plan (CAP) for the Deltaic Region able to catalyze partnerships and support for implementation. The timeline is organized into three parts: conceptualization, engagement and knowledge development, and implementation preparation. The fall studio is focused on Phase 1, Conceptualization. Research will range from the building, material, infrastructure, to landscape scales.


Contemporary Architecture in Historic Contexts

Fall 2022. Open to undergraduate students only.

Lead Instructor: Ammar Eloueini, Professor of Architecture

This Research Studio focuses on contemporary architectural interventions in historic contexts. For its third year, the studio will focus on the entirety of Magazine Street from the edge of the French Quarter up to Audubon Park. Students will study the historic fabric and the new developments and work on a number of new proposals learning how to be deliberate when making decisions as participants and actors in the evolution of the identity of a place.


URBANbuild 18, Phased Urban Impact

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Lead Instructor: Byron Mouton, Lacey Senior Professor of Practice in Architecture

Since 2005, the URBANbuild (UB) program has realized a body of housing work, primarily in the economically challenged neighborhood of Central City. Last year UB initiated a master planning partnership with the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of New Orleans, and phase one of an anticipated four unit multifamily complex was completed. This UB18 studio will envision phase two developments of that complex. The outcome of fall semester research and design efforts will be realized in the spring through the fabrication of a home by students.


Small Center, Actions and Impacts

Fall 2022. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Lead Instructor: Emilie Taylor-Welty, Director of Architecture and Favrot III Professor of Practice, & Charles Jones, Visiting Assistant Professor in Architecture

The Small Center will soon be 20 years old and as we approach that milestone this research studio will be assessing the impacts of past projects while also designing and building a new project. The studio will include engagement with a community partner (identified through the annual request for proposals), collaborative design work, and project fabrication within Small Center’s Engage_Design_Build framework.


Town. House. Urban development and housing in the margins

Fall 2022. Open to graduate students only.

Lead Instructor: Jon Tate Favrot Visiting Assistant Professor

This research studio offers graduate students the chance to work on issues of housing in the margins of urban areas. Jon Tate, principal of the award winning firm OJT, will lead this studio as the Tulane’s Favrot Visiting Professor for the fall of 2022.


Architecture through competitions; A process of synthesis

Fall 2022. Open to undergraduate students.

Lead Instructor: Juan Medina Revilla, Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture

This research studio aims to broaden the skills of design and developing complex ideas within the competition process and delivery format. Visual representation, scale, architectural language, layout and hierarchy are going to be concepts that will play an essential role in the studio. Two or three real competitions with different scales and sites will be the basis of the studio investigations.


Culture, Craft, and Commemoration

Fall 2022. Open to graduate students only.

Lead Instructor: Smith Marks, Perkins + Will

How can design celebrate the narratives of some of our most defining cornerstone institutions, from schematics to detail scale? Focusing on the Dew Drop Inn in New Orleans and the Motown Museum in Detroit, this studio will develop approaches to culturally rich urban sites and programs. Smith Marks of the global firm Perkins & Will leads the studio.