New Orleans is a cultural phenomenon, a blend of Afro-Creole, Caribbean, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Vietnamese and many other influences. Naturally, a distinctive architectural style emerged from this dynamic melting pot, but how does Creole Romanticism translate to contemporary design? Steven Bingler, founder and chief operating officer of Concordia, will investigate the answer to this question. This program is part of both PRC’s Building New Orleans Then and Now series. Free.
Building New Orleans Then and Now:
Dialogues on the past and future of Crescent City architecture
Join PRC for this six-part virtual series exploring the influence of historic architects and builders on modern New Orleans. We'll speak with contemporary designers about the lessons and inspiration they draw from old buildings and the people who made them. We'll discover how some of today's leading local architects approach adaptive reuse and new construction in historic districts. Along the way, we'll meet some of their predecessors who left an indelible mark on New Orleans. The series of dialogues culminates in a roundtable conversation about what our city has to offer the world of design. This series, which will be hosted via Zoom and open to the public, will be moderated by PRC Policy Research Director and Advocacy Coordinator Nathan Lott. It was organized by Lott and Tulane Master of Preservation Studies student Laurel M. Fay, a PRC intern.