Housing Shrewdly / Unhurried Building

May 13, 2015

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Building Institute is an integrated project delivery / develop‐design‐build program. The program brings clients, architecture students, architects, engineers and contractors together in the design and construction of homes, installations, and community architecture.

Educational Design-Build (EDB) combines civic-minded, design education with project-based real-life experiences. Three houses designed and built by architecture students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette exhibit shrewdness in their clever manipulation of the ubiquitous forms and materials of southern Louisiana. In addition to the education of students, the EVENThouse, NEXThouse, and COURhouse were intended to help educate the public through outreach, media and the establishment of a prototype.

W. Geoff Gjertson (University of Louisiana–Lafayette)
Presented at: 
2015 AIA / ACSA Intersections Symposium
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

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