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Local architects design for food justice in Jackson, Mississippi

Mayor Lumumba speaks to participants in the Fertile Ground project. Photo by Imani Khayyam for Architects Newspaper.

New Orleans’ Office of Jonathan Tate (OJT) is one of four architecture, landscape architecture, and design practices working with the city of Jackson, Mississippi on a multidisciplinary initiative to facilitate community-engagement on the subject of food access. Systemic disinvestment in Jackson has led to inadequate fresh food access among much of the city’s population, and the Fertile Ground initiative is working from the ground up on community-based projects to catalyze change under the administration of Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. Read the full story here at Architects’ Newspaper.

Remembering E. Eean McNaughton, FAIA

We’re saddened to hear E. Eean McNaughton, FAIA, has passed.

A 1955 graduate of the Tulane School of Architecture and a professor at the School from 1972-2012, McNaughton was a prolific contributor of iconic Postmodern designs, master planning, and careful historic restorations to New Orleans and cities around the country.

Read more about his life, family, work and what you can do to honor his memory here:

Architecture+Design Film Festival:New Orleans

The Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant discussions and events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, it has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject. The ADFF also programs for international film festivals as well as cultural institutions and private venues.

The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street, will host the 2019 festival from Thursday, June 20 until Sunday, June 23. 

Remembering Wayne J. Troyer, FAIA

Our thoughts are with studioWTA as we remember the life and legacy of their founder, Wayne Troyer, FAIA (1953-2019).

We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of New Orleans’ most influential architects, but are encouraged by the legacy he has left behind for the next generation of architects and designers in our city.

Read more about Wayne’s life and work in his obituary published by|The Times-Picayune:

and on StudioWTA’s website:

PREMIERE LUMIERE: NOAF + WIA’s Inaugural Beaux Arts Ball

The New Orleans Architecture Foundation (NOAF) + Women In Architecture (WIA) invite you to support PREMIÉRE LUMIÉRE – an Inaugural Beaux Arts Ball on

Saturday, May 11th

Patron Party from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Main Event from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

At the Music Box Village

The first of its kind in New Orleans, this enchanting event will be an annual avant-garde and euphoric evening full of spirit, ephemeral mysticism, and exploration. A celebration of our eclectic community, embracing the arts, architecture, culture, and music. An unforgettable experience for all, establishing the New Orleans Architecture Foundation (NOAF) as the face of architecture in this city. This event, in all its creativity and glory as a fun evening in a great space with a diverse group of attendees, is intended to raise critical funds to support the programming the NOAF and WIA provide throughout the year.

More than 250 guests, donned in their finest costumery, will delight in a dance-filled evening while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and live music in the Music Box Village – one of the most eccentric and unique contemporary art sites in New Orleans – an architectural conglomeration of recycled wood, metal and glass, an open-air performance space tucked under an oak tree canopy and a world away from the ordinary.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

Tulane School of Architecture’s 2018 Exhibition of Thesis Projects

Join Tulane University School of Architecture for their  “2018 Exhibition of Thesis Projects” on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6 PM -8 PM at the Tulane University’s Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design (1725 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113).

Hosted by Dean Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA & Kentaro Tsubaki, AIA, Favrot Associate Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Academics

*The exhibit is open to the public.

Exhibition runs throughout May
For information, call 504-865-5389


These half-day CEU education programs, scheduled and organized by AIA New Orleans, are aimed to provide a variety of educational topics for attendees and interested participants. These topics will be presented by speakers within the industry that focuses mainly on the topic provided.

This will be a 4 hour seminar with 15 minute breaks in between.

CEUniversity will consist of an Interior and Exterior Track.

Click here for more information and to register!

2018 Celebrate Architecture

Early Registration is open and easier than ever for Celebrate!

Earn 6  hours of HSW continuing education!

Architecture is just around the corner … so Friday, April 20th on your calendar. Early registration deadline is Thursday, April 12th. We’ve assembled a compelling group of speakers, so join over 250 of your fellow architects and students from across the state at the Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge. Our speakers will begin the morning session by presenting an overview of each of their firm’s work. The afternoon session follows and allows each speaker to delve deep into a single project; describing the inception, design process, and resolution. It promises to be a day of architectural inspiration, a chance to interact with colleagues, and have a little fun in the process at a great venue.

2018 Celebrate Architecture

unCommon Construction Job Opportunity

unCommon Construction is currently seeking applicants for the following full & part-time positions. Click the links below for a description and to learn more.
  • Program Leader
  • Project Coordinator
  • Sustainability Coordinator

All applicants are required to submit a PDF of their resume and a 1-minute, unedited video (of their own creation) to help us get to know them and what they might bring to the team and organization.

Application window closes March 31, 2018.

State Uniform Construction Code Changed

The 2015 International Building, 2015 International Residential Code, 2015 International Existing Building Code, 2015 International Plumbing Code, 2015 International Mechanical Code, 2015 International Fuel Gas Code, and 2014 National Electrical Code with any Louisiana amendments for a respective code shall be effective for any projects submitted on or after February 1, 2018.

Click here for the Uniform Construction Code Rule.