The Tulane University Murphy Institute presents a challenging problem for the new campus building as a building type. If campus buildings are traditionally associated with a department or a single program, the merging of four different entities “under one roof” presents opportunities that can radicalize the academic mission of Tulane University in the context of interdisciplinary studies. One of the challenges of this project is to give identity to these four academic entities, so its corollary will be to calibrate the right level of interaction between the programs while preserving their relative privacy and autonomy.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 60,500sf
Status: Unbuilt