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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vanishing AIA Award-Winners in New Orleans

Tulane School of Architecture Professor Robert Gonzalez recently circulated a listing of all AIA national award-winners since 1949. For New Orleans, the list is surprisingly short:

Freret & Wolf, Pontchartrain Beach Bus Shelter (demolished)
Curtis & Davis, Thomy Lafon School (endangered)
Curtis & Davis, St. Francis Xavier Cabrini School (demolished)
Colbert & Lowrey & Associates, Diaz-Simon Pediatric Clinic (demolished)
Charles Colbert, Dr. Henry G. Simon Residence
SOM; Nolan, Norman & Nolan, The John Hancock Building
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Kate & Laurence Eustis Chapel, Oschner Clinic

Of these award-winning buildings, only four remain (Lafon School, Simon Residence, John Hancock Building, Eustis Chapel), one of which is slated for demolition by the Recovery School District. For images, consult Regional Modernism's flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xxno/.

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