New Orleans Architecture Foundation Announces March Events

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Architecture Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that supports and collaborates with AIA New Orleans on education and advocacy activities that enhance public appreciation of architecture and design as vital community assets that enrich the quality of life in New Orleans, announced several events that will take place in March:


• Women in Architecture Design Lecture featuring Tiffany Lin, AIA


March 1, 2016

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

AIA Center for Design

1000 St. Charles Ave.


         Tiffany Lin, AIA is the Undergraduate Program Director at the Tulane School of Architecture. She has taught design courses across the five-year curriculum, serving as the coordinator of core design studios. Lin received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University in 2000 and a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University in 2004, where she was the recipient of the Faculty Design Award and the Clifford Wong Prize for Housing Design.

         Lin is currently engaged in a range of local design projects through the Tulane City Center, working with non-profit community partners. These projects include an exhibition gallery for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and a seven-acre Vietnamese community garden in lower Algiers. She also partnered with Judith Kinnard to build the SunShower SSIP House, an off-grid disaster relief prototype, which received an AIA New Orleans Honor Award in 2012.

         In addition to teaching and practicing architecture, Lin continues to experiment with painting and collage as media of tactile, spatial investigation. Her two-dimensional works have been exhibited in Cambridge, MA and New Orleans, LA.

         Lunch will be provided from Gracious Bakery.

         Seating is limited.

         RSVP  is required



• New Orleans Architecture Foundation – Spring Lecture Series featuring John Williams


Wednesday, March 9

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Latrobe's on Royal Street

403 Royal St.


         Architect John Williams will discuss the historic restoration of the famed Brennan's Restaurant on Wednesday, March 9, at Latrobe's on Royal Street.

         Brennan's, the reborn restaurant in New Orleans' historic French Quarter, delivers a design with a powerful sense of place. With a loving embrace of the landmark's original 1795 architecture, every setting within the sprawling establishment honors a distinctive element of the city's traditions, history, and cultural influence with dramatic elegance, whimsy, and color: each room is as memorable as the cuisine, which now similarly applies a fresh sensibility to the beloved Crèole fare that Brennan's has offered since 1946.      

         Brennan's seats 328 guests [inside] in its approximately 16K square feet. The renovation had a budget of over $11M with design overseen by Richard Keith Langham, and architecture done by John Williams Architects.



• 2016 Design Awards Ceremony presented by AIA New Orleans and New Orleans Architecture Foundation


March 31, 2016

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WWII Museum's U.S Freedom Pavilion – The Boeing Center

$40 – $125


         AIA New Orleans announced the upcoming 2016 Design Awards gala dinner will take place on Thursday, March 31, at the WWII Museum's U.S Freedom Pavilion – The Boeing Center.

         This year, AIA New Orleans joins with The New Orleans Architecture Foundation to host the awards dinner. Each year the awards program celebrates the best of this region's architecture; recognizes achievement in a broad range of architectural work; and informs the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice.

         The evening begins with a Cocktail Reception at the AIA Center of Design, 1000 St. Charles Ave. (at Lee Circle). Guests will then walk over to the U. S. Freedom Pavilion.

         Dinner will be catered by the world-famous Chef John Besh.

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