Awards

2014

  • Honor Award for Residential Architecture, AIA New Orleans, URBANbuild 8 Market Pods

2013

  • Merit Award for Residential Architecture, AIA New Orleans, URBANbuild 7 Residence

2010

  • Merit Award for Residential Architecture, AIA New Orleans, URBANbuild 4 Residence

2009

  • Honor Award for Residential Architecture, AIA New Orleans, URBANbuild 3 Residence
  • LEED Silver Certifcation, from the United States Green Building Council

Exhibitions

2007

  • URBANbuild II Exhibition, Ogden Museum Annex, New Orleans

2006

  • Venice Biennale Exhibition: URBANbuild.designBUILD Studio Work – Studio work exhibited in both the American and Italian pavilions.
  • Project New Orleans, African American Art Museum in the Tremé, New Orleans
  • Housing Solutions Summit, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans
  • URBANbuild I Exhibition, Ogden Museum Annex, New Orleans

Presentations

2013

  • Designing for Resilience – Residential Architect Magazine’s Reinvention Symposium
  • Investing in the Future: Unlocking Hidden Values – Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

2012

  • Ashoka U Exchange, Arizona State University

2011

  • Evolutionary or Revolutionary: the Role of a Traditional Sense of Place and Lessons Learned – AIA National Convention
  • Community Beyond Housing – AIA National Convention
  • Industrial Designers Society of America International Conference
  • UVA School of Architecture

2009

  • Katrina Recovery – Tulane University’s Center for Public Service

2008

  • University of Texas Arlington
  • Syracuse University

2006

  • ACSA Administrators’ Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Technicsche Universitat, Vienna, Austria

Publications + Media

2014

2012

2011

2010

  • Redesign for the Times,” Gambit, August 2010
  • Not So Big, Not So Easy,” Dan Maginn, Dwell, January 2010

2009

  • URBANbuild: Local_Global, Ila Berman and Mona El Khaff, 2009
  • Home Work,” Times-Picayune, April 2009
  • An Unsentimental EducationResidential Architect, February 9
  • URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation,”Jimmy Stamp, Dwell, January 2009

2008

  • Architecture School,” Sundance Channel, a 6-part documentary produced by Stan Bertheaud and Michael Selditch, Fall 2008
  • Humanitarian Architecture Issue, Architectural Record, October 2008
  • Architecture Students Star in Reality TV Show,” Liz Martin, Architectural Record, August 2008
  • What to Watch,” Ari Karpel, Entertainment Weekly, August 22-29, 2008
  • 5 Things You Should Know About,” Time Magazine, August 25, 2008
  • Housing Competition like a ‘Project Driveway,’” Maureen Ryan, Chicago Tribune, August 20, 2008
  • ‘Architecture School’ on the Sundance Channel,” Robert Lloyd, LA Times, August 20, 2008
  • Giving Shelter: Students Scramble to Design and Construct a New Orleans House,” Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, August 19, 2008
  • ‘Architecture School’ brilliant by designKansas City Star, August 16, 2008
  • OUT of the BOX, (New Orleans),” Dave Walker, Times-Picayune, August 16, 2008
  • Reality Check,” Tess Taylor, Metropolis Magazine, July/August 2008
  • The Big Easy Rebuilds Bottom Up,” Nicole Gilimas, City Journal, Spring 2008

2007

  • Rebuilding New Orleans, Post Katrina Style,” Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, November 6, 2007
  • URBANbuild Students Bring Hope to New Orleans,” Ingrid Spencer, pg 52 Architectural Record, August 2007
  • Reinventing New Orleans,” Anthony Fontenot, Domus, pg 95-99, August 7, 2007
  • Accomplishing good has become a measure of good design, Cite: The Hurricane Issue,” Julie Sinclair Eakin, Progressive Architecture, pg 14-17 Summer 2007
  • Postdisaster Recovery in New Orleans,” Ron Nyren, UrbanLand, pg 82-85, July 2007
  • The Year’s Best Architecture,” John Klingman, New Orleans Magazine, pg 57, June 2007
  • The Big Easy: Not so Easy to Rebuild,” Marge O’Connor, MetalMag, pg 32-45, May/June 2007
  • Bulding with Steel; Prototype home resists hurricanes, termites, and mold (New Orleans),” Renée Peck, Times-Picayune, April 14, 2007

2006

  • Groundworks 2006 review, CITYbuild consortium of schools – URBANbuild prototypeACSA News, pg 18, V. 36, N. 4, December 2006
  • New From Old; A prototype home based on age-old New Orleans building principals debuts in Treme, (New Orleans)”, Leslie Williams, Times-Picayune, October 17, 2006
  • Tulane architecture students to unveil prototype build Monday, (New Orleans, LA),New Orleans CityBusiness, October 13, 2006
  • The Hot Seat.” WDSU, New Orleans. Radio program interview and report on URBANbuild. October 9, 2006.
  • Higher learning; Tulane architecture students hammer away at solutions to New Orleans’ post-Katrina housing dilemmas, (New Orleans),” Stephanie Bruno, Times-Picayune, August 12, 2006
  • Insideout,” The New Orleans Times Picayune, August 12th
  • Tulane architecture students apply skills to help New Orleans rebuild, (New Orleans, LA)”, Deon Roberts, New Orleans CityBusiness, May 22, 2006