Building Community: The Work of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Published by art and architecture publishing house ORO Editions, this analysis of featured works by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple seeks to pursue the role of the architect as community builder and shaper of human experience in addition to their influence on the built landscape. A first monograph for the firm, the book introduces the studio’s unique, personal and careful approach to the design of buildings of their own time and place within the culturally rich environment of New Orleans and the greater Gulf South region. Projects such as the national design award-winning Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum and the 930 Poydras Apartment Tower as well as the recently completed L.B. Landry High School in New Orleans are amongst those highlighted.

“Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is interested in how buildings fit into society, how people fit into buildings and how to bring all of this together for the public good. Every detail is considered with a modernist restraint and a concern for the neighbor. They have positioned themselves in the field of architecture as potent form seekers and as socially responsive practitioners; a combination not easily or often found.”

—Larry Scarpa, FAIA | Principal, Brooks + Scarpa (2010 AIA Firm of the Year)

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