"The six-part series from creators Michael Selditch and Stan Bertheaud follows a group of students at Tulane University's prestigious School of Architecture as they submit competing designs for an affordable home in Katrina-battered New Orleans. The stakes are high: the winning model will be built during the course of the school year and put up for sale, enabling one fledgling architect to begin his or her career with a high-profile splash.See also Archinect and New York Times.
ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL opens a window onto the art and science of architecture while telling a unique and uplifting story about the literal rebuilding of New Orleans. Filmed during the 2007-2008 school year, the series follows the construction of the third home in Tulane University's URBANbuild program, which offers fourth-year architecture students the opportunity to design and build a low-cost single-family home over the course of the school year."
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tonight is the premiere on Sundance Channel of their six-part docu-reality show Architecture School. Fellow architects have always agreed that there aren't any TV shows about architects -- unlike, say, lawyers or doctors -- because it would be so boring. Well, now there's a show about architects -- well, students at least -- and now we'll see if the shows proves us right or wrong.
Posted by John Hill at 11:00 PM