Project Type: Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse      < Previous Project      Next Project >

Tulane University, Dinwiddie Hall

New Orleans, Louisiana

Dinwiddie Hall, located on the campus of Tulane University facing St. Charles Avenue, is a four story, 45,000 square foot building with stone facades and a high pitched gable roof, built in the 1920’s in the Richardsonian style of the campus. Open for the academic 2010-2011 year, this project is a complete renovation of the building including new classrooms, faculty offices, meeting rooms and dry labs for the Department of Anthropology; and exhibit and collection spaces for the Middle American Research Institute, which hosts exhibits of ancient and modern indigenous life in Mexico and Central America. Code upgrades, including life safety and ADA accessibility concerns, new heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and a complete restoration of the building envelope, including repairs and waterproofing of the exterior stone walls and windows, have been designed to achieve a LEED Gold rating. This will be the first LEED certified building on the Tulane Campus, and the first building of its type in Louisiana to receive the LEED credit for recycling 75% of construction waste. Additionally, the project reused 94% of the exterior shell of the building and 51% of interior doors and transoms.

Click to Show Project Info
Click to Hide Project Info