Real Estate

The Condo, A Kind of Housing Model Every American Can Love

Between the co-op and the condominium, innovative housing solutions responded to problems of property, enclosure, and urbanity.

Mies Van Der Rohe’s 860-880 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (c/o Wayne Andrews/Esto) The subtitle of Matthew Gordon Lasner’s High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century (Yale University Press, 2012) might suggest a story of determined residential heterodoxy. Could this book be about the rare, defiantly urban souls opting for the sleek new high-rise as the rest of the old…

Why I Studied Sustainable Real Estate Development

Tulane University's MSRED is a one-year professional graduate degree program that cultivates practical skills in business, economics, community planning, and environmental design.

In the winter of 2010, I moved back home to my small hometown on the coast of Washington State, having just spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chuprene, a tiny village in Bulgaria. While there I had been mostly insulated from the realities of the recession in the U.S., so I was shocked to return to a…

Tulane’s MSRED Program Pairs Architecture Students With Local Clients

Graduates from the program will enter the job market armed with a real project to reference in interviews, and a practitioner to use as a job reference.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” –Chinese Proverb After Hurricane Katrina and the spectacular failure of the levees, nothing is purely academic in New Orleans. This is certainly true of Tulane University, in particular the School of Architecture, and the role it has played in NOLA’s recovery and rejuvenation. Building on the school’s…

Gerding Edlen on The Softer Side of Real Estate Development

Portland-based developer Gerding Edlen on the importance of designing for the “software” side of a building--the occupants and community.

Living in a big city can be hard. If you live in New York, you have probably quoted the famous song, “If I make it there, I can make it anywhere.” But Portland-based developer Gerding Edlen recognizes the need for giving a softer side to the city. They develop buildings that, from my perspective, promise to be soft on communities,…