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Tulane University

August 26, 2011

Tulane School of Architecture is pleased to announce the appointment of John H. Stubbs as Senior Professor of Architectural Preservation Practice and Director of the Master of Preservation Studies program in the Tulane School of Architecture.

Stubbs served as Vice President for Field Projects at the World Monuments Fund in New York where he directed scores of projects across the world and was instrumental in the establishing WMF’s famed Watch List of endangered sites program. He holds a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology from LSU, and attained post-graduate training as a UNESCO Fellow at the International Centre for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome.

John Stubbs began his career as a Historical Architect for the Technical Preservation Services Division of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. 1978. He later served as Assistant Director of Historic Preservation Projects at Beyer Blinder Belle in New York, and as a Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America. He is a founding board member of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation to which he was also named its chairman in 2008. He has lectured widely throughout his career and published Time Honored; A Global View of Architectural Conservation; Parameters, Theory and Evolution of an Ethos in 2009. It was followed in 2011 by a sequel (co-authored by Emily G. MakaÅ¡) entitled Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas; National Experiences and Practice. A final volume documenting best practices in architectural conservation in the remaining continents of the world is planned for 2014. A native of Louisiana, John Stubbs’ field experiences began in the 1970’s working as a surveyor on archaeological excavations in Italy and Egypt.

Nathan Petty and Sheena A. Garcia have been appointed Lecturers at the Tulane University School of Architecture starting in Fall 2011. Petty will be joining the faculty from the office of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Garcia will be joining the faculty from the office of Bernard Tschumi Architects. Petty and Garcia collaborate on design projects under the name NPSAG, co-founded in 2008 after receiving their Master of Architecture degrees with distinction from Princeton University. NPSAG actively seeks new design opportunities in the integration of radical architectural form and program with emerging technology and cultural speculation.

The Tulane School of Architecture is proud to announce the successful launch of a new Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development Program. It has been in session with the first class of 18 enthusiastic students since July 2011. The program emphasizes “regenerative” real estate development.  It is built on a foundation rooted in the value of design excellence and the ethic of preserving cultural resources, while empowering students to participate in the development and design fields with the skills needed to address contemporary challenges and opportunities in cities.

Professor Ellen Weiss, Ph.D. delivered a lecture on Robert R. Taylor, the first academically trained African American architect at a symposium honoring the new Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science at Tuskegee University. Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's senior advisor and Taylor's great granddaughter, was the keynote speaker. Professor Weiss' book, Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee, An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington, will be published by New South Press in fall 2011.


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