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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 6 new photos.09/01/2018 @ 20:36
Building of the day...the Laf Strong Pavilion or Camellia gridshell if you like! It's now 3 years old and doing fine! Because it is such a beautiful space it has attracted some growth!
Building Institute
Building Institute added 17 new photos.08/01/2018 @ 7:38
Architect of the Day: Willem Dudok, 1884-1974, Netherlands. (Art Deco, tower-man)
Building Institute
Building Institute07/01/2018 @ 9:34
Buildings of the Day: Wes Anderson inspired sites-

Building Institute
Building Institute added 5 new photos.03/01/2018 @ 21:15
Building of the day: Aviator's Villa by Urban Office Architecture in New York, Duchess County, 2016.
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UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design
PO Box 42811 . Lafayette, LA . 70504