Richardson Hall 1st Floor Renovation

Tulane University Richardson Building First Floor Renovation will create a new home for Tulane’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (a.k.a. The “O”) and the Center for Academic Equity (a.k.a. CEA). The project consists of renovating the majority of the first floor including rearranging existing shared functions on the floor (such as restrooms, storage, classrooms, mechanical and electrical spaces). The Auditorium (Room 117) and storage beneath the auditorium will not be part of the scope, outside of adding a second door for egress purposes on the east side.  The renovation for The “O” and CAE will create offices for staff as well as desk space for graduate students, a conference room, lounge, warming kitchen, informal sitting area and multipurpose room. The project will also consist of relocating 2 general pool classrooms. 

Project Location

29.936301, -90.121693

Project Team

Architectural Design

  • Manning Architects/Architecture/Interiors/Planning
  • William Raymond Manning FAIA, LEED AP BC+D, CEO/President
  • Dominick Willard, AIA, NCARD LEED Green Assoc, Principal
  • Michelle Carroll-Barr,AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, Interior Designer, NCIDQ: Project Manager/Project Architect
  • Kristian Kay Towles, Tulane Capital Projects, Project Manager
  • Sal DiVincenti, Tulane Capital Projects, Project Coordinator


Consultant Team

  • Mechanical/Electrical Consultant- TLC Engineering for Architecture;  
  • Structural Consultant- Morphy Makofsky Incorporated, Consulting Engineers
  • Environment Consultant- W.D. Scott Group
  • Demolition and Environmental Contractor- Gill Industries
  • General Contractor- Donahue Favret Contractors