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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 Institute01/12/2015 @ 0:33
Great video of the Node connection of the Lafayette Strong Pavilion. Thanks Breanna Hinton.
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Building Institute added a new photo.30/11/2015 @ 15:33
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Building Institute30/11/2015 @ 15:30
Good Morning from the Lafayette Strong Gridshell!
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Building Institute added 2 new photos.27/11/2015 @ 22:08
Happy Thanksgiving from TEAM GRIDSHELL!
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Building Institute25/11/2015 @ 0:02
Full moon over the gridshell.
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UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design
PO Box 42811 . Lafayette, LA . 70504