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Tulane School of Architecture: Career Explorations in Architecture

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INTERESTED IN ARCHITECTURE and DESIGN?

The Tulane School of Architecture Summer Pre-College Program will open your eyes to new possibilities.

The program runs from July 9 – July 29, 2017.  Class meets Monday thru Friday in the mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a lecture, film screening, or a skill building demonstration. In the afternoon studio meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Field trips around New Orleans are scheduled for Saturdays and evenings (weather permitting) and are optional for day students.  

For more information call 504.865.5389 or visit us at architecture.tulane.edu/outreach/career-explorations

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Blitch Knevel Architects Welcomes Adam Shields as Intern Architect

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New Orleans, LA – Blitch Knevel Architects, an award winning architectural firm, is pleased to announce that Adam Shields, has joined the firm as an Intern Architect.

Shields joined the firm in November 2016.  In this position, he works in all phases of design and production, where he will be responsible for drafting architectural designs, managing printing responsibilities, and corresponding with firm consultants while gaining project management experience. The focus of his work will be in healthcare and educational facility design.

Shields earned both a Bachelor and Masters of Architecture from Tulane University in May 2016.   A native of Austin, TX, he now resides in the Mid City neighborhood of New Orleans.

“I’m intrigued by how New Orleans’s gradual transition to modernity remains secondary to its maintenance of historic culture,” said Shields. “I’m excited to be part of the BKA team and participate in this process firsthand.”

Blitch Knevel is an award-winning architectural firm founded in 1958, and specializes in Healthcare, Educational, Institutional and Religious facilities.  The firm has offices in downtown New Orleans and in historic downtown Covington, LA.

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Contact:  Lisl B. Moyer
Director of Marketing
(504) 952-9902
lislm@blitchknevel.com

 

Blitch Knevel Architects Welcomes Beth Gage-Oalman as Project Architect/Manager

Beth Gage-Oalman.New Orleans, LA – Blitch Knevel Architects, an award winning architectural firm, is pleased to announce that Beth Gage-Oalman, AIA, has joined the firm to further support the firm’s local, regional and national portfolio of projects.

Gage-Oalman has over 25 years of project architectural/management experience specializing in medical, senior living and educational design. Most recently Gage-Oalman served as Architect/Construction Project Manager for Louisiana’s largest non-profit healthcare system, Ochsner. She comes to Blitch Knevel Architects with a geographically diverse portfolio that includes managing major facilities design.
“My experience spans all phases of design and construction, and I have considerable knowledge of building technology, construction processes and healthcare design,” said Gage-Oalman.

A graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor in Architecture, Gage-Oalman has been a member of the AIA since 1995.

“Beth’s extensive experience with high performance design and sustainability on large, complex projects helps strengthen our team, and we look forward to working together” said Ron Blitch, President of Blitch Knevel Architects.

Blitch Knevel is an award-winning architectural firm founded in 1958, and specializes in Healthcare, Educational, Institutional and Religious facilities. The firm has offices in downtown New Orleans and in historic downtown Covington, LA.

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Contact: Lisl B. Moyer
Director of Marketing
(504) 952-9902
lislm@blitchknevel.com

Transcending Transparency

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“Transcending Transparency is the culmination of a semester of research on CNC milling glass by Tulane School of Architecture students, Alyson Demskie + David Maples.  The work tests the limits of digital precision and material fragility while attempting to subvert the dematerialization of glass currently prevalent in architecture.  The pattern, inspired by Colin Rowe’s Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal, expands and occupies the spaces between the various panels of glass types.

 

Thank you to AllGlass LLC and Millhaus for the generous donations that made this research possible.”
For more information, click here!

HELP FUND: Designing Life – The Modernist Legacy of Albert C. Ledner

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We’re writing to let you know the KickStarter campaign for Catherine Ledner + Roy Beeson’s documentary film, “Designing Life – The Modernist Legacy of Albert C. Ledner”, is LIVE. Please check it out!

Also, an important reminder… if you are thinking about contributing, please consider jumping in with your support today, if at all possible. Your early support and contributions are especially valuable. You can also check for project updates directly on our KickStarter and Facebook pages.

Thank you to everyone for your ongoing encouragement and support. With your help we are looking forward to a successful campaign.
Click here to donate!

Gould Evans Appoints New Associate Principal in New Orleans Studio

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New Orleans, LA – November 15, 2016 – Nationally-recognized design and planning firm Gould Evans is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Tovrea as an Associate Principal in its New Orleans studio. Tovrea, a New Orleans native, will lead the day-to-day operation of the studio in support of our broader firm mission to create impact through beautiful and intelligent design solutions.

Tovrea’s hire underscores Gould Evans’ long-term commitment to New Orleans, its built environment and the Gulf South region as a whole. He will actively support Principal Robert Riccardi in business development and marketing, client and project management, and future growth of the New Orleans studio. Tovrea re-joins Gould Evans after working locally for five years with Blitch Knevel Architects and practicing for seven years prior to that in the Gould Evans Phoenix studio. His experience with the firm includes:

  • Herberger Theater Center Renovation
  • Maricopa Skill Center Renovation and Expansion
  • Arizona Western College Science + Agriculture Building and College Community Center
  • Glendale Community College Life Science Teaching Lab
  • Concept design for the Salt River Maricopa Pima Indian Community Wellness Center

“We’re delighted to have Martin back with the firm,” said Robert Riccardi, Managing Principal of the Gould Evans New Orleans Studio. “His body of knowledge and experience is the perfect complement to our team as we continue to grow.”

Tovrea is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has more than 23 years of experience in the design and process management of large-scale, complex projects. He has developed expert technical competence, including a specific focus on Quality Assurance and Quality Control. He brings both Louisiana-specific expertise and national perspective to his new role, having practiced across the country in locations as far reaching as Alaska. He is NCARB-certified and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

“I’ve lived and worked in several very different geographic regions, but it’s especially meaningful to be practicing architecture in my hometown with the company that helped me develop my process. Everything has come full-circle,” said Tovrea. “In my new role with Gould Evans, I’ll continually strive to transform client vision and goals into beautifully-constructed buildings that respect and enhance this special and unique place.”

Gould Evans has been working in New Orleans for the past decade on a variety of projects, large and small, including five New Orleans Public Libraries, Tulane University’s Yulman Stadium and Hertz Center, the Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chambers Renovation, the Odyssey House Louisiana Tonti Campus Planning and Historic Renovation, and the Family Justice Center Housing Complex.

The firm’s ever-growing New Orleans studio, which was established in 2012, is rooted in the heart of Uptown on the second floor of a classic New Orleans masonry building on Magazine Street. The vibrancy and variety of this corridor is symbiotic with the way the studio works, establishing an environment that naturally sets the tone for innovative, creative designs.

About Gould Evans

Gould Evans’ award-winning designs are recognized for their specificity to people and place. Our diverse portfolio of architecture stems from a design process that starts with the client’s goals. We share a passion for regional architecture and design that positively impacts our communities. To learn more, visit www.gouldevans.com.

Gould Evans Media Contact

Megan Krtek
(816) 701-5422
megan.krtek@gouldevans.com

 

“WITHDRAWN” Collages by Jill Stoll on View at AIA New Orleans

October 1 – 29, 2016
Opening Reception, October 1, 6 – 9P
Members Preview, October 1, 5P

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday, 10A – 4P
Saturday, Noon – 6P
or by appointment

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The AIA New Orleans will open a unique exhibition
featuring the work of local artist Jill Stoll on October 1, on view until October 29. “WITHDRAWN” will feature a 4’ x 40’ collage mural comprised of paper ephemera. Using intricately cut pages from “withdrawn” library books, Stoll takes that which was intentionally fragmented in order to rebuild it. Having passed through many hands for decades, these decommissioned books could be lost to the digital age but Stoll commemorates them through art and collage.

The exhibition will include pieces from her “Fictitious Cartographies” series and a new triptych called, “Situated Rondure”. Also on view are selections from Stoll’s piece, “An Unhealthy Obsession with Geography”, a series of double-sided collages. Hanging in space, the work can be observed from multiple viewpoints.

Born and raised in Michigan, Stoll attended two of the state’s most celebrated cultural institutions, earning a high school diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Since moving to New Orleans in 2009, she has been affiliated with Tulane School of Architecture, teaching first year drawing and electives in mixed media collage. As editor, she oversaw the relaunch of the reVIEW, a time-honored publication that highlights the best of student work. From 2012-2015, Stoll served as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Career Explorations in Architecture.

By the end of September 2016, Stoll will have snail mailed 1,385 original postcard collages through her Random Acts of Mail Art Project (a completely commerce-free endeavor that aligns with the concept of Random Acts of Kindness) and Mail Art Monthly Subscriptions, available on Etsy.

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Interviews and hi-resolution photos are available upon request.

Contacts
Joel Pominville, pominville@aianeworleans.org, 504-525-8320
Jill Stoll, jllstll@gmail.com, 646-209-8499

For More Information
//www.aianeworleans.org/
http://www.jillstoll.com/

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The American Institute of Architects was founded in New York in 1857. The Western Association was organized in the Midwest in 1884, and three years later a local chapter of that association was formed in New Orleans as the Louisiana State Association of Architects, and Thomas Sully became its first President.

At the 1889 AIA Convention in Cincinnati, the Western Association and the AIA were merged, and all Western Association members became fellows of the AIA. In 1905, fourteen architectural draftsmen formed the Louisiana Architectural Association, and, in its first year, it was instrumental in establishing an architectural course at Tulane University, night classes for draftsmen in its offices, and the City’s first architectural magazine, Architectural Art and Its Allies. Another accomplishment was the development of regulations for local design competitions, a common means of awarding architectural commissions at the turn of century.

The New Orleans chapter of the AIA was formed in 1909 as a direct result of flagrant deviations from these regulations by one of the City’s largest banks in conducting its design competition for its main office on St. Charles.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM AIANO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

AIA New Orleans

Dear Members, Friends and Family of the AIA New Orleans Chapter,

My name is Joel Pominville and I have recently begun my tenure as the Executive Director at AIA New Orleans and the New Orleans Architecture Foundation. I want to begin by thanking you for your support and participation in the AIA over the years.

The time for further introduction will come soon, but now is a time to join together as a community of architects and designers to help those recently affected by the flooding throughout the state. I am very new to Louisiana, but I am quite sure of the impact we all can have together in helping those in need. I also know the call we have as a community to help these individuals and families recover after this disaster… much like many others came to your help a decade ago.

Thanks to many of you, we now have a space to convene, and in this case, collect materials to aid others around the state. The AIA New Orleans Center for Design will now be serving as a drop-off point for materials and donations. We will also be leaning on you all, our community, to dedicate whatever time you are able, to physically assist those in need.

Below, you will find a link to a sign-up form. We encourage you all to help in every way possible, whether physically or financially.

https://goo.gl/forms/kYIpAWTkM7LP5fE02

With utmost respect and energy,

AIA New Orleans

Siggy Thin

Joel Pominville, Assoc. AIA
Executive Director

*Please click here for the list of accepted donations on next page that can be brought to the AIA New Orleans Center for Design, 1000 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130

Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners – NOTICE OF LSBAE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VACANCY

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The Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners, the state agency charged with the responsibility of regulating the practice of architecture in Louisiana pursuant to the Architect’s Licensing Law, La. R.S. 37:141 et seq., is amending the Vacancy Announcement which it previously published. The LSBAE is extending the deadline for submitting applications, amending the qualifications for the position of Executive Director and making other changes..

If interested, please see the Vacancy Announcement published on the board website: http:// www.lastbdarchs.com.

The vacancy announcement contains detailed information concerning the vacancy and the procedure which the board will use to fill same

For more information, click here