Tours

UNCERTAINTY | 2019 Administrators Conference

November 7-9, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

Conference Partner:

Tulane University, School of Architecture

Conference Co-chairs:   

Iñaki Alday, Dean, Tulane University
Michelle Addington, Dean, University of Texas at Austin
Kentaro Tsubaki, Associate Dean, Tulane University

  
  

New Orleans Walking Tours

Following are tours being offered pre & post the primary conference on Thursday, November 7th & Saturday, November 9th.
  

 Thursday, November 7th

   
1:00pm  South Market District Renaissance Tour
  A booming area of downtown revitalization, at the intersection of the Central Business District, Medical District, and the sports/entertainment corridor, the newly named South Market District is experiencing a renaissance placing it squarely in the up-and-coming areas of the city. The tour will explore the historical significance of  its location as the edge of the ‘Back of Town’, an historically African American neighborhood known as the birthplace as jazz. We will examine the fascinating mix of adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and new construction in the "Old CBD." in buildings being developed as apartments, condominiums, hotels, and restaurants. This tour of rapidly transforming South Market will provide a unique snapshot of techniques used to resurrect this district while preserving its historic character. The tour will include a visit to the newly re-opened Pythian Building, an important landmark of the Civil Rights era in New Orleans.  


$60.00 Walking Tour
   
   

 Saturday, November 9th 

   
1:00pm Bywater Neighborhood Tour 
 

The Bywater, previously known as the Upper Ninth Ward,  lies on natural high ground along the Mississippi River. In the 300 years of urban growth, the desirable riverside location transformed from colonial plantations to an important industrial area linked by railroads and river transport to national and international shipping. The dense working class community that grew up alongside are rich in historic houses -  colorful Creole cottages and ornamented shotgun dwellings - and have been transformed since Hurricane Katrina floods into one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The industrial riverfront has been replaced by a linear urban park, and many of the warehouses have become restaurants, artist studios and home to a variety of creative industries. The tour will include a visit to the Peter and Paul Hotel, a recent and acclaimed adaptive reuse of a mothballed Catholic church complex of buildings. 


$60.00 Walking Tour