Although much of the spring has been dedicated to my thesis project, I’ve also been participating in the URBANbuild 10 construction process. URBANbuild is a great program, one of the real strengths of the Tulane School of Architecture. I feel very fortunate to have participated in the design last semester and to now be working with the great team building this house.
The progress since the start of the semester has been excellent. Despite some significant rain, as well as design changes, Mardi Gras, and all the other issues that crop up on a New Orleans construction site, we have a house with a finished roof, nearly finished siding and paint, doors and windows, insulation, and drywall.
The coming weeks will bring slow but steady progress as the team finishes the exterior trim, installs railings, begins interior trim, cabinets, countertops, and finally flooring, baseboards, and all the little elements that make a house a home. For more, follow @URBANbuild10 on Instagram and Tulane URBANbuild on Facebook. With that said, here is a selection of pictures from this semester’s build: