URBANbuild

Video interview with Tulane’s Byron Mouton

Last spring, Tulane University architecture professor Byron Mouton, director of the School of Architecture‘s URBANbuild program, was named the inaugural NewDay Professor of Social Entrepreneurship. The honor is a university-wide recognition, endowed by philanthropists Dana & Stanley Day through their foundation.

In this new video, Mouton describes how URBANbuild is helping to reinvigorate lower-income neighborhoods and educate architecture students with real world experience. Among other striking statements, Mouton explains that, “bit by bit, we’re trying to get more people to believe in these places and buy in.”

Click here for our previous coverage of Tulane’s URBANbuild program, including a video interview with one of its proud homeowners.

Video interview with Tulane's Byron Mouton

Last spring, Tulane University architecture professor Byron Mouton, director of the School of Architecture‘s URBANbuild program, was named the inaugural NewDay Professor of Social Entrepreneurship. The honor is a university-wide recognition, endowed by philanthropists Dana & Stanley Day through their foundation.

In this new video, Mouton describes how URBANbuild is helping to reinvigorate lower-income neighborhoods and educate architecture students with real world experience. Among other striking statements, Mouton explains that, “bit by bit, we’re trying to get more people to believe in these places and buy in.”

Click here for our previous coverage of Tulane’s URBANbuild program, including a video interview with one of its proud homeowners.

Tulane URBANbuild homeowner video

A home built through the URBANbuild program within the School of Architecture at Tulane University is currently the centerpiece of a video being used by the university’s admissions office. It is one of a number of LEED-certified affordable homes that architecture students, under the leadership of Professor Byron Mouton, have designed and built in recent years. (The work was previously the subject of a film series on the Sundance Channel, called “Architecture School.”)

The home featured, known as “URBANbuild 04,” is located in Central City, a New Orleans neighborhood comprised mostly of traditional shotgun homes. It was built in conjunction with Neighborhood Housing Services, and is now proudly owned by a woman, named Tami, who explains her love of the house in the video above.