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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.
Building Institute
Building Institute added 3 new photos.13/04/2017 @ 11:26
The beauty of polycarbonate. Thanks AMERILUX for the donation!
Building Institute
Building Institute added 5 new photos.13/04/2017 @ 8:35
Some shots from yesterday's work day: installing more polycarbonate and working on the cradle!

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Building Institute
Building Institute13/04/2017 @ 8:22
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Photo of the first polycarbonate panel clad to our grid!
Building Institute
Building Institute added 2 new photos.13/04/2017 @ 7:46
MODESTEhouse wall/roof panel ribs and insulation going in.
Building Institute
Building Institute shared their photo.11/04/2017 @ 9:14
MODESTEhouse gridwall going up and being clad with polycarbonate glazing.
DESIGN / BUILD

UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design
PO Box 42811 . Lafayette, LA . 70504

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