Archive for March, 2011
At 5200 Dauphine Street in Holy Cross a new side walk is going in around the Center for Sustainability in Holy Cross thanks to the Prince of Wales’s Rebuilding Communities Program. Teddy Pierre is the lead instructor for the masonry apprentices for the program and is known for his contributions to the book and art exhibit Raised to the Trade: Creole Building Arts of New Orleans (published in 2002 by the New Orleans Museum of Art). Together with his apprentice, Timothy Adams, they have paved the almost complete brick sidewalk at 5200 Dauphine that wraps from Dauphine Street to Lizardi, completing the block’s sidewalk that was once burdened by a public safety hazard. Both Teddy Pierre and Timothy Adams are alumni of the Tulane University’s School of Architecture. Together they are passing on an important and unique art, while giving back to the community with their work.
Enquiry by Design: Building Community Capital for Shared Spaces
The Preservation Resource Center (PRC) and the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment (PFBE) will welcome residents and businesses of the St. Roch, Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods during an “Enquiry by Design” (EBD) Opening Presentation at the new Healing Center at 2372 St. Claude Avenue, Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 PM.
This event is made possible by the AIA Communities by Design, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment.
Help revitalize the St. Roch, Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods!
Operation Comeback will welcome residents and businesses of the St. Roch, Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods during an “Enquiry by Design” Opening Presentation at the New Orleans Healing Center.
London Architect Jon Allen will lead a three-day “Enquiry by Design” (“EBD”) to identify a set of doable “Urban Action Strategies” that neighborhoods can work on collaboratively. The design team will locate neighborhood “nodes” that share the St. Claude corridor, ask residents how to enhance their existing identity, and illustrate ways to connect them.
The approach will “Build Community Capital” by considering simultaneously all four assets – Natural, Social, Financial and Built Capital – that make up successful communities.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, call 504.581.7032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of the Apprentices under went a three week intensive school when they first started the program back in October. This three week school taught the apprentices the holistic language required to succeed in establishing a long term career in the built environment. The program covered the essential elements of fine drawing, geometry, architectural history of the area, urban planning, sustainable design practices and local heritage. The photos above and below illustrate the apprentices’ artwork, that came out of this school.