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Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

The precast studio at Tulane University uses the approach of taking a design problem, and solving it with a precast solution. “Where the precast system has an advantage is where it faces the water, especially that's really relevant to us where we live,” says Kentaro Tsubaki, Favrot Associate Professor of Architecture and lead professor for the studio.

The studio has been working on a precast approach to solving flooding issues around an Urban linear park (a portion of Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans, LA.), especially the surface geometry of ground plane to address the complex water management challenges and the public use through ground-forming precast component systems. The students are creating a design of hypothetical ground-forming precast systems and their surface geometry to address the water management challenges and public use.

The third iteration of the studio in Fall 2020 continued with the same agenda, building on the previous years' work. However, the teaching method had to b