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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 Institute21/06/2017 @ 14:19
Taking shape
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Building Institute20/06/2017 @ 11:54
Shell Number 2 is up!

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Building Institute updated their cover photo.14/06/2017 @ 18:17
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Building Institute14/06/2017 @ 16:11
stay MODESTE, my friends!

We are ordering our MODESTEhouse T-Shirts. If you'd like a shirt or two please give Paydrian (the designer!) your size(s) by Sunday. ($10 for students who have worked on the home and donors to the home, $20 for everyone else.)

UL LAFAYETTE BUILDING INSTITUTE PROJECTS 2002‐2015

(All in Lafayette, Louisiana)

 

1. 2002‐2005 Cousson House, Vermilionville: Historic Restoration of 1850’s home ($70,000)

 

2. 2003‐2006 Acadiana Outreach Center: 15 installations / renovations / constructions ($200,000)

Parasol Bench

 

Parking Sentinels

 

Garden Gazebo

 

Storage Wall

 

WellMart Facade

 

Meditation Garden

 

Garden Gate

 

Performance Space

 

Parking Lot

 

Sign

 

WellMart Depot Lighting and Shelving

 

Lectern Canopy

 

Bridge

 

Painted Paving

 

Overhead Entry Gate

 

3. 2005 Hurricane Toys: CNC Cut Games for Hurricane Katrina & Rita Evacuees

 

4. 2005‐2007 Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana: Playground (S), tensile fabric basketball court cover

 

5. 2007 Nil 90 Steel Installation Fletcher Hall: lighting and seating in university entrance-way

 

 

6. 2007‐2009 Solar Decathlon, BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home

(Received in grants and fund‐raised $509,730 in cash and $498,954 in in‐ kind goods and services.)

 

7. 2010‐2011 Louida’s Home, Habitat for Humanity Prototype Home, Lafayette, LA ($73,271)

 

8. 2010‐2011 EVENT house: Market‐Rate Neighborhood Infill House

 

9. 2011‐2012 NEXThouse: Market‐Rate Neighborhood Infill House

 

10. 2012‐2013 Yoshonna’s House, Habitat for Humanity Prototype Home

 

11. 2012‐2014 COURhouse: Market‐Rate Neighborhood Infill House

 

12. 2013‐2014 Wanda’s House Habitat for Humanity Prototype Home

 

13. 2013‐2014 Natasha’s House Habitat for Humanity Prototype Home

 

14. 2014‐2015 Camelia Art Park Gridshell Pavilion

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

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