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Tulane University Weatherhead Hall

As part of Tulane University's campus transformation, Weatherhead Hall was constructed as a new residential college designed to accommodate 270 students and reflect the program's objectives through strategic massing, solar-oriented courtyard spaces, and integrated social and academic facilities. This LEED Gold certified building features a thoughtful layout, including a faculty residence, that integrates the community with the surrounding historic neighborhood and now serves as a welcoming gateway to the campus. Weatherhead Hall exemplifies Tulane's commitment to enhancing student life by creating a space that supports both academic pursuits and social interaction, aligning with the university’s vision for a more cohesive campus community.

"(Weatherhead Hall) is a symbol of the renewal of Tulane University after Hurricane Katrina and also represents the merging of our academic mission with residential living on campus.”

– Scott Cowen, Tulane University President

  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Scope: Planning, Architecture, Interior Design
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2011
  • 80,747 SF
  • LEED® Gold certified
  • Photos courtesy of © Robert Benson Photography
  • Design Merit Award, AIA VA, 2012
  • CAE Excellence in Architecture, Honor Award, SCUP/AIA, 2013
  • Excellence in Planning, Honor Award, SCUP
  • Honor Award, AIA HR, 2013
  • Merit Award, AIA New Orleans, 2012
  • Student Housing Business Magazine Innovation Award, Best Architecture on Campus, 2012
Project Team
Jane Cady Rathbone
Design Principal + Planning
Richard J. Rusinak
Managing Principal
Rebecca B. Ensogna
Project Architect
Buddy Hall
Wesley L. Page
Project Illustrator
Williams Architects
Associate Architect
GVA Engineering, LLC
MEP Engineering
Schrenk Endom & Flanagan, LLC
Civil and Structural Engineering