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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.22/05/2018 @ 18:11
Better aerial of Beijing airport and site plan.
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Building Institute added 16 new photos.22/05/2018 @ 17:37
Building of the day: the new Beijing Daxing airport under construction (scheduled completion Oct. 2019) by Zaha Hadid Architects: 19,000,000 SF and $12 billion.
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Building Institute added 12 new photos.18/05/2018 @ 21:55
Architect of the Day: French modernist, Robert Mallet-Stevens.
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Building Institute shared UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design's post.16/05/2018 @ 15:21
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Building Institute15/05/2018 @ 8:48
We are getting extremely high prices to sub out the foundation ($13K!) for the 1020house so we are considering building it ourselves with students but we will need earthwork help and slab finishing assistance. Any recommendations?

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