Master of Architecture, Tulane University
Joined studioWTA in 2005
Julie’s favorite aspect of architectural practice is turning project constraints into creative design opportunities. She excels at utilizing program, site, budget, and code limitations to create compelling architecture that is both functional and beautiful. She finds her work particularly gratifying when clients appreciate the studio’s design solutions and architectural expressions on a deeper, artistic level.
In 2016 Julie became partner at studioWTA and was named “Master Of Architecture” by New Orleans Homes + Lifestyles. She has been a licensed Architect since 2010 and a LEED accredited professional since 2007. As an architecture student at Tulane University, Julie was awarded the John W. Lawrence Travel Research Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to the Netherlands to study the country’s contemporary architecture and urban landscapes.
Julie explored similar urban themes in her senior thesis, which extrapolated and digitally manipulated local works of graffiti three dimensionally to create a skate park in the “High Arts” district of Philadelphia. Upon graduation Julie was awarded the prestigious John W. Lawrence Memorial Medal for Design Excellence in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in design and academic leadership. Julie was introduced to the work of studioWTA when Tulane’s Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life was renovated and a new campus coffee shop was built—both examples of the firm’s talent for adaptive reuse. When Hurricane Katrina coincided with her final year in architecture school, Julie committed to helping rebuild New Orleans and joined the design team at studioWTA.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, she enjoys visiting her hometown almost as much as showcasing New Orleans to her visiting family and friends. Julie lives in Lakeview with her husband and daughter.
Photo by Zack Smith Photography