Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tulane School of Architecture on Sundance

The Sundance Channel has announced the launch of its new reality series "Architecture School," which was filmed during the 2007-2008 academic year at Tulane University's School of Architecture (TSA):

"The six-part series from creators Michael Selditch and Stan Bertheaud follows a group of students at Tulane University's prestigious School of Architecture as they submit competing designs for an affordable home in Katrina-battered New Orleans. The stakes are high: the winning model will be built during the course of the school year and put up for sale, enabling one fledgling architect to begin his or her career with a high-profile splash.

ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL opens a window onto the art and science of architecture while telling a unique and uplifting story about the literal rebuilding of New Orleans. Filmed during the 2007-2008 school year, the series follows the construction of the third home in Tulane University's URBANbuild program, which offers fourth-year architecture students the opportunity to design and build a low-cost single-family home over the course of the school year. Founded in 2005, URBANbuild is a partnership between Tulane's School of Architecture and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans (N.H.S.), a nonprofit agency that works to restore urban neighborhoods."

The series premieres on August 20, 2008. "The Big Idea," the first episode, is available on-line through hulu.

Tulane School of Architecture 1973: Studio Presentation, First Year Design, Fall Semester [Box 7, Tulane School of Architecture Records Collection, Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries].


Francine Stock said...

Classic 70's shot - love it!
Do you have more of these photos of TSA?

Keli Rylance said...

Yes, quite a few. They were photos considered for the TSA publication "Talk about Architecture" and include shots of classroom spaces, studio, library and building entrance.

Francine Stock said...

I just found a singular slide in our collection of the same review. see