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Tulane University

October 20, 2011

Professor Eugene Cizek will receive the prestigious James Marston Fitch Award from the National Council of Preservation Educators at a dinner in his honor on October 21st at the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual national conference in Buffalo, New York. Gene has practiced historic preservation since the mid-1970's beginning with his pioneering advocacy work and restoration projects in Faubourg Marigny located adjacent to the Vieux Carree. In 1997 Gene founded the Masters in Preservation Studies graduate program within the Tulane School of Architecture that has since served as a principal training opportunity in architectural preservation in the state of Louisiana. Gene's keen eye for worthwhile architectural preservation projects, his wide range of accomplishments as a teacher, and his unmatched enthusiasm and skills as an advocate and preservation planner have made him a mainstay of the preservation scene in New Orleans and the nation. Tulane University congratulates him heartily on this award of distinction.

Tulane University is pleased to announce the establishment of USGBC Students - Tulane Group, initiated by the members of the new MSRED program. USGBC Students is a national initiative to recruit, connect and equip the next generation of green building leaders by empowering them to transform their campuses, communities and careers. Over 50 charter class members have been recruited, ranging in disciplines from real estate development, architecture, biology, and business. The activities for the fall includes lectures with local professionals focused on sustainable practices in the fields of business, ecological studies, and historic renovation and various community service initiatives. The group also intends to provide tools for members to become LEED accredited, as well as help connect them to the national USGBC community. 

Favrot Professor of Architecture Errol Barron’s visionary architectural work is featured in the Symposium and Exhibition, Speculative Propositions: Heightened Acuity, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's School of Architecture and Design.

Assistant Professor of Architecture Kentaro Tsubaki’s article Tumbling Units: Tectonics of Indeterminate Extension is in the new book, Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production, edited by Gail Peter Borden and Michael Meredith, published by Rutledge Press. The article explores the nature of extension and aims to raise a fundamental question about the way current architectural practice engages the matter and the act of making.

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