The Tulane City Center worked with a community partner to design and build a playroom and educational space for children transitioning from homelessness to a stable living situation in New Orleans. The design/build project involved converting the exiting back deck of the house into an enclosed, safe place for children to play and study. The design and construction were completed by an Options Studio which took place in the Fall of 2010 at the Tulane School of Architecture.
I was active in all design aspects and construction phases but was especially involved in the creation of the roof, which is designed to drain water to a particular spot in the adjoining garden.
The studio was led by Emilie Taylor and included: Cristina Alvarado, Laura Casaccio, Veronica Cordova, Daniel Demeules, Laura Diiorio, Joshua Frederick, Cassandra Gibbs, Ross Kelley, Oren Mitzner, Samantha Nourse, Justin Park, J. Cameron Ringness, Justin Siragusa, Eric Sullivan and Michael Visintainer.
Structural design assistance was provided by Pierre Stouse.
Special thanks goes to the following sponsors for their support: