Mussafer Hall

Tulane University

New Orleans, Louisiana

Renovation of and addition to a historic building on Tulane's historic Uptown academic quad
Tulane University, client
23,000 sf

Wayne Troyer

Julie Babin

Nicholas Musser

Nancy Bowden Stewart

Toni DiMaggio

Ray Croft

Laura McAllister

Trent Gauthier

Project Type: Institutional, Interiors, Unrealized Projects

The student center encompasses a new addition to be juxtaposed next to an existing stylistically expressive building within the historic Tulane University quad. The program required that the building foster an environment for connecting community at Tulane and beyond.

The center will become a landmark for students before they enroll, during their years at Tulane, and as they embark on their future. The project takes the community’s health and energy future seriously by planning to achieve LEEDs silver certification through preserving and protecting the historic structure and important oak trees. The interiors provide a flexible design to maximize the functionality of the building. An interview room during the day may become a study space in the evening. Materials were chosen to respond to the existing building in a modern way. Transparent office partitions were used to pull natural light into the corridors and other interior spaces.

The building is slated for occupancy in spring 2018.