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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 Institute21/10/2014 @ 21:41
ARCH 501
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Building Institute14/10/2014 @ 11:05
ARCH 501 Building Students are going to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Design Build Exchange Conference tomorrow.
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Building Institute14/10/2014 @ 11:03
What would you call this form?
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Building Institute13/10/2014 @ 20:15
Check out our beautiful new website designed by Steven Domingue.
It is still being fleshed out but we'd love to hear any feedback.
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Building Institute12/10/2014 @ 23:33
We had a great 5 year anniversary of the 2009 Solar Decathlon at the BeauSoleil Home this weekend. We enjoyed seeing old friends, students, and partners. It was a huge collaborative effort and this was our victory lap. Thanks to all. If you are interested in getting a copy of the book GENERATING HOPE: Stories of the BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home, please email Geoff at gjertson@louisiana.edu
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UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design
PO Box 42811 . Lafayette, LA . 70504