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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 added 2 new photos.11/05/2015 @ 15:18
New renderings! Great Job Patrick Flynn!
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Building Institute05/05/2015 @ 22:51
We're thrilled to announce that GENERATING HOPE: Stories of the BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home won a Gold Medal in the Architecture category of the Independent Publisher Awards.
http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1936
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Building Institute05/05/2015 @ 20:11
We moved our 2,000 board feet of rift-sawn white oak for the gridshell into the shop. We're ready to rip!
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Building Institute updated their cover photo.03/05/2015 @ 22:55
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Building Institute added 2 new photos.01/05/2015 @ 2:27
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DESIGN / BUILD

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

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