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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 6 new photos.12/03/2018 @ 21:21
Our container house design is evolving! It is now called the 1020house for the 10' and 20' containers we are using.
Building Institute
Building Institute13/02/2018 @ 19:12
Happy Mardi Gras!
Building of the Day: Lady Cilento Hospital, Australia.
Building Institute
Building Institute added 19 new photos.11/02/2018 @ 10:44
Building of the Day: Villa Le Lac a.k.a. La Petite Maison by Le Corbusier for his parents in Corseaux, Switzerland, 1923.
Building Institute
Building Institute added 8 new photos.08/02/2018 @ 21:28
Design A, the out-of-the-box home, soon to have a much more evocative name, is the starting concept for the shipping container home we will build with Habitat this summer. Can't wait!
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Building Institute08/02/2018 @ 19:17
Design B has a huge wrap around porch!
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UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design
PO Box 42811 . Lafayette, LA . 70504