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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 Institute19/11/2014 @ 23:17
Making progress on the halfsize gridshell even in the cold. Even Daniel worked on our Rhino model outside!
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Building Institute15/11/2014 @ 0:37
Started laying out the half size gridshell today.
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Building Institute11/11/2014 @ 22:50
The students are making a presentation on this gridshell, their field study trip to Nova Scotia, and all the work associated with the Thinking While Doing Grant at Fletcher Hall Rm.134 tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon.
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DESIGN / BUILD

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

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