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    Louisiana Beautiful Campus

    Some great pics from UL's FB page highlighting the recent fall weather.....unlike the dreary day today. The campus has never looked better.

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    Beautiful indeed. Thanks!

    If any outsiders ask what it's like in August and September, just act like you didn't hear the question.


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    And one last one of T Joe's place. The best in the state.

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    Thanks for sharing!


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    Love it!


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    The buildings built during the thirties, many around the quad, Burke Hall, Hamilton Hall Judice Hall and EK Long Gym are classic college buildings and are very well constructed. The buildings built in the fifties and early 60' not so much. Madison and Billeaud hall are examples. Building constructed from the late 60's on returned to the classic style to a degree. Foster and Declouet Hall are two of the oldest buildings on campus (About 100 years old).

    You might notice that on the well designed buildings that are not around the Quad incorporate an entry arch, a round attic window on a gable end of the roof or columns. Burke, Harris and Randolph hall are examples of the round attic window. In my opinion these three buildings are the nicest structures on campus. You can tell that they tried to incorporate some of these characteristics into the renovation of Dupre Library. They did a good job with the arches at the main entrance but the design of the original structure really didn't fit in well.

    Judice hall has some very nice brick work and cast accent pieces. You will have to get pretty close to see it because the Oak trees hide most of it. The building that had the most unique brick work EVER on campus was, believe it or not, McNaspy Stadium. Really nice arches, some korbels for flag poles and if I remember correctly corner Quoins. The masons that did this job knew their stuff and were very skilled. Next time you are on campus check out Judice, Burke, Harris and Randolph halls. Newly renovated Buchanan hall is nice too with a lot of interesting elements on the outside.

    They tried to incorporate some of the elements in the new residence halls but ornate brick work is expensive. They did incorporate columns and some Herringbone accents in the brick work but you have to really look hard to find it.


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    Oh yeah, you can down load the UL Lafayette app (Name police, I know don't blame me, but that's what it is) from Apple or Google Play and the app will give you plenty of information. It is even interactive. so when you are on campus it will tell you where you are. It will even give you campus news.


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    Great pics!
    Helmut--Thx for the design and architecture info


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin4U View Post
    Great pics!
    Helmut--Thx for the design and architecture info
    Thanks. At one time I was thinking about doing a building by building photo essay and discussion but I kind of lost interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    Thanks. At one time I was thinking about doing a building by building photo essay and discussion but I kind of lost interest.
    If you ever regain the interest I highly encourage you to move forward with it. I for one would truly appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Buds View Post
    If you ever regain the interest I highly encourage you to move forward with it. I for one would truly appreciate it.
    I actually am in the process of doing this (has kind of cut into my productivity at work, lol). So far I've written a summary of each building, including date of construction/derivation of name/purpose(s)/etc. I have a special interest in all of the various athletic venues, and of course Cypress Grove/Lake.

    I then hit the mother lode when I found a digital library of the pics from the Dr Stephens collection: he took it up around 1920, and include just about every aspect of campus life during that period, including each of the buildings completed. Can't tell you how much I've enjoyed going through them over last month or so....I've saved about 200 pics from the site. My next step will have to be to go to Dupre to fill in some missing pieces.

    I had thought of doing something here to share it all, but wasn't sure what the interest would be, or how best to proceed. Maybe Turbine can give us guidance, provided people want to see this on RP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    I actually am in the process of doing this (has kind of cut into my productivity at work, lol). So far I've written a summary of each building, including date of construction/derivation of name/purpose(s)/etc. I have a special interest in all of the various athletic venues, and of course Cypress Grove/Lake.

    I then hit the mother lode when I found a digital library of the pics from the Dr Stephens collection: he took it up around 1920, and include just about every aspect of campus life during that period, including each of the buildings completed. Can't tell you how much I've enjoyed going through them over last month or so....I've saved about 200 pics from the site. My next step will have to be to go to Dupre to fill in some missing pieces.
    I had thought of doing something here to share it all, but wasn't sure what the interest would be, or how best to proceed. Maybe Turbine can give us guidance, provided people want to see this on RP.
    I was thinking about starting with the oldest buildings and working up to the newest. It would illustrate how ideas, materials, building techniques and procedures changed over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    I was thinking about starting with the oldest buildings and working up to the newest. It would illustrate how ideas, materials, building techniques and procedures changed over time.
    My summary is listed chronologically, from the first one, 'old' Martin Hall, to the current century. It would be great to have construction details included, along with the summary and original pics I've collected.

    BTW, DeClouet (1902) and Foster (1905) are the oldest extant buildings on campus. Girard (1923) is the next oldest. Of the original campus buildings built, besides the first Martin (1900) we also lost Brown Ayres (1910) to fire in ~1971.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    I was thinking about starting with the oldest buildings and working up to the newest. It would illustrate how ideas, materials, building techniques and procedures changed over time.
    Actually this was done in great detail when Architects Southwest created the UL Master Plan. It is a fantastic read if you haven't seen it before. It documents and categorizes every building on campus.

    What I found fascinating was that it also talks about the different design movements over the past 100 years, the reasoning behind their development, how they were incorporated into the campus, and how it affected campus (good or bad.) And then in light of that, it talks about how to design moving forward.

    https://president.louisiana.edu/stra...ns/master-plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRebel View Post
    Actually this was done in great detail when Architects Southwest created the UL Master Plan. It is a fantastic read if you haven't seen it before. It documents and categorizes every building on campus.

    What I found fascinating was that it also talks about the different design movements over the past 100 years, the reasoning behind their development, how they were incorporated into the campus, and how it affected campus (good or bad.) And then in light of that, it talks about how to design moving forward.

    https://president.louisiana.edu/stra...ns/master-plan
    Yes, it's a great document, and I've studied it pretty well over the years...it does go into a very detailed architectual/design explanation of the buildings. Here is the link to that specific doc:

    https://louisiana.edu/sites/louisian...0-%20small.pdf

    But it doesn't really discuss the construction/engineering aspects that Helmut might be able to add. I for one would really like to see that info.

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    I didn't know about the ASW document. Glad I didn't waste my time.


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