August 7, 2019 - Tulane School of Architecture - Research through Design: Innovative architecture studios to address global challenges
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August 7, 2019
August 7, 2019

Tulane School of Architecture

South Broad Street Perspective. © Riley Lacalli, Tulane School of Architecture, New Orleans.

Research through Design: Innovative architecture studios to address global challenges
August 23, 2019, 1:30_4pm

Tulane School of Architecture
Richardson Memorial Hall, 6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698

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Moderated by: Susan S. Szenasy

Roundtable participants: Richard Campanella, Iñaki Alday, Byron Mouton, Margarita Jover, Kentaro Tsubaki, Ammar Eloueini, Scott Bernhard, Judith Kinnard, Rubén García Rubio and Emilie Taylor Welty

On August 23, Tulane School of Architecture debuts an array of in-depth Research Studios, scheduled to launch in fall 2019. These multi-year studios follow the school’s hands-on, interdisciplinary educational approach covering top priorities in today’s global architectural agenda.

Tulane School of Architecture will host a roundtable discussion moderated by Susan S. Szenasy, Director of Design Innovation and past Editor in Chief at Metropolis Magazine (New York), with Richard Campanella, Associate Dean for Research, and the Research Studios’ lead instructors themselves, including Dean Iñaki Alday.

The Research Studios reflect the school’s holistic educational approach, which combines solid intellectual training with studio practice and adopts a cross-disciplinary approach that merges architecture and urbanism with other fields such as conservation, sustainable real estate development, science, engineering, social sciences, economy, humanities and law.

More information about the Research Studios here.

About Tulane School of Architecture
After the appointment of Iñaki Alday as new dean in August 2018, the Tulane School of Architecture has reinforced its commitment to an architecture that focuses on real-world pressing issues. Located in the heart of the Gulf Coast, New Orleans is the city where the challenges of human inhabitation on the planet are at play.

The School offers a unique opportunity to redefine the role of architecture in facing contemporary challenges, such as climate change issues, responsible urbanization and the achievement of environmental and social justice through equitable housing.

For this, the School’s academic programs combine intellectual training with studio practice from an interdisciplinary approach, establishing collaborations and learning across multiple disciplines such as preservation, sustainable real estate development, social entrepreneurship, engineering, social sciences, economy, humanities and law.

The Tulane School of Architecture is also known for its commitment in rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina (2005), a legacy that continues to permeate the school’s work. Every year, students build an affordable home and work with community partners on visioning and collaborative design-build projects. Five areas of expertise define the School’s programs: responsible architecture, sustainable real estate, historical preservation, the empowerment of local communities through architecture, and river and delta urbanism.

About Dean Iñaki Alday
Iñaki Alday was appointed new dean of the Tulane School of Architecture (US) in August 2018. Founder of the studio aldayjover architecture and landscape with offices in New Orleans and Barcelona, he is ​​also a consultant for the World Bank organization as an expert in river and delta urbanism.

He has lectured at universities in Barcelona and Navarra, he has been director of the University of Virginia School of Architecture and is currently dean of the Tulane School of Architecture. Iñaki Alday is one of the few North American deans with built work through outstanding projects such as the Water Park and the Recovery of Gállego River Banks in Zaragoza (Spain) and Kelani River Integration (Sri Lanka), among others.

Internationally, he stands out as co-founder of the Yamuna River Project, one of the first pan-university initiatives that promotes the urgent recovery of the Yamuna River in India and its tributaries. The book Yamuna River Project: New Delhi Urban Ecology has received the DAM Architectural Book Award for being considered one of the top 10 architecture books in 2018.


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