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Building Institute

The Building Institute is UL Lafayette’s integrated project delivery, design-build program. The program brings architecture students, architects, engineers and contractors together in the design and construction of single-family, market-rate homes. The homes are built on infill property in the urban core neighborhoods of Lafayette, Louisiana and then publically sold at a market-rate. Students work hand-in-hand with local contractors to build the homes which achieve sustainability standards such as the National Homebuilder’s Green Building Standard or LEED. The Building Institute is structured through a graduate design studio in the fall, a construction documents course in the spring and the construction course in the summer. Students receive academic credit for each course and in addition, several team leaders receive paid summer internships allowing them to accrue IDP credit. The Building Institute is not a simulation- it is hyper-reality. As architect-developers, the students become agents of change.
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Building Institute shared a link.28/03/2015 @ 19:09
An insightful book review of GENERATING HOPE: Stories of the BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home in the Arizona State University Alumni Magazine:
https://magazine.asu.edu/march-2015/articles/shelf-improvement/generating-hope-stories-beausoleil-louisiana-solar-home
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Building Institute shared a link.28/03/2015 @ 13:24
Does anyone have a projector and screen I can borrow?! Mine is broken!
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Building Institute shared a link.28/03/2015 @ 13:23
I am giving a talk on Small Homes and Tiny Homes tomorrow at NuNu's in Arnaudville as a part of a Tiny Home Workshop if you'd like to come!

http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2015/03/07/tiny-house-workshops-offered-nunus/24557303/
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Building Institute shared their video.21/03/2015 @ 12:02
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Water Warp opening video by Jimmy Tancil and students.
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Building Institute shared their video.21/03/2015 @ 12:01
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Water Warp Dress Rehearsal. Final performance coming soon.
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UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design
PO Box 42811 . Lafayette, LA . 70504

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