The Office of the University Architect is responsible for leading Tulane University’s planning efforts to create campus environments which support living, learning, teaching, and research. This is achieved by guiding campus design, master planning, space planning, and facilities data management.
The University Architect is responsible for the planning, scope and visual implementation of any new structure, garden, pathway, or amenity placed in the Tulane campus context and serves as the eyes and ears of the University’s aesthetic & physical development.
Architectural Team Selection Process
The process of selecting a design team is a critical component of any project process and, just as an architectural design is a response to the surrounding context, the selection process is typically tailored to the context of the proposed project.
The selection process typically includes a qualifications submittal and one of the following four methods for the design team selection:
- Direct team selection
- Team selection with interview
- Team selection with interview and preliminary concepts
- Design competition
The University Architect orchestrates the architect selection process in collaboration with the Vice President for Campus Services and the Senior Associate Vice President for Capital Projects. Participants on the selection committee may also include University leadership (President /Provost), Board of Trustees members, donors, faculty, and individual school representatives.
Pre-qualification information is important in order to keep our records and design firm information up to date. With the advent of firm web sites, we have been focusing on keeping this information electronically in lieu of the printed brochures. If you are interested in sending information to our office, please send a maximum of 10 PowerPoint slides that illustrate the design firm’s relevant project experience and strengths to the University Architect at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Depending on the project, Tulane will establish a long list of firms, solicit qualification materials, and work with the project selection committee to establish a short list. An RFP will be sent to those shortlisted firms soliciting additional information and one of the four processes above will follow.
To request the undertaking of a planning or design project on campus click the link below, enter your university log-in and password to validate your request, then find Campus Services under the Get Help menu.
To request space, click the link below and complete the form. Requests are reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.