Professor Michael A. McClure,
FAAR was named the 2011 University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Professor W. Geoff Gjertson, AIA, Co-Director of the Building
Institute, has spent the last two years with his graduate students
translating the research and successes of the 2009 Solar Decathlon
Home, the BeauSoleil Home, into additional housing prototypes. This
summer the Building Institute, along with Habitat for Humanity
volunteers, broke ground on a house for Ms. Louida Fuselier, whose
home burned down in 2008. Additionally, a second team of students
with the Building Institute began the Event House, a market-rate home
on an infill lot in an at-risk neighborhood, that will be sold to
fund future Building Institute homes. Both homes will be completed in
November, 2011. The Habitat House will cost $85,000($78/sf)and the
Event House is expected to sell for $153,000 ($88/sf.) Finally, the
BeauSoleil Home will be featured in two upcoming books: Design Like
You Give a Damn (2) and The Accessible Home by Taunton Press.
Robert Mckinney was relected to Executive Officer of the
University of Louisiana Lafayette Faculty Senate, also elected 2012
Chair of the Louisiana State Board of Architectural
Examiners, elected Secretary of the Southern Conference of the
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and Chair of
the 2012 Educator Practioner Conference for Southern Conference of
the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards to take
place February 2012 in Atlanta.
George Loli has retired ofter 37 years of teaching at UL Lafayette.
Professor Corey Saft was elected ACSA Southwest Regional Director for
a 3 year term and a recently completed project, the Le Bois House,
was named one of USAToday's Top Green Homes of 2010.