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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 4 new photos.23/03/2017 @ 9:40
UL Lafayette's #MODESTEhouse
Building Institute
Building Institute21/03/2017 @ 8:52
Please share and continue with us as we build UL Lafayette's #MODESTEhouse!
Building Institute
Building Institute added 2 new photos — with Alexandra Carr and 2 others.21/03/2017 @ 8:48
Sanding, sanding, sanding, and more sanding! Progress on UL Lafayette's #MODESTEhouse!


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Building Institute
Building Institute added 2 new photos.18/03/2017 @ 10:36
A huge thanks to Noah Mudge and Cross Grain Workshop for helping the Building Institute students with the CNC'ing of parts for the MODESTEhouse!
Building Institute
Building Institute added 4 new photos — with Seth Elisha Roy and 5 others.16/03/2017 @ 8:26
Some photos from yesterday...please continue to follow our progress as we build UL's #MODESTEhouse!

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