Building Community

The Work of Eskew + Dumez + Ripple


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SpecificationsSKU: 90200Size: 9 x 10″ Pages: 220pp Binding: Hardcover, Trade Cloth Publication Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-9826226-2-9 World Rights: Available
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Building Community: The Work of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple celebrates the 25th anniversary of the New Orleans-based firm. Eskew+Dumez+Ripple believes that a building is an expression of both the process by which design decisions are made, and the program to which the building must adhere – its size, function, and context, as well as cost and construction time. The text will trace the development of EDR’s progressive architecture practice operating in the deeply traditional American Gulf South, and discuss the rich architectural heritage of both New Orleans and surrounding regions.

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is a design-driven studio which produces diverse projects in architecture and planning by blending a signature collaborative process with professional talent, creative thinking and emerging technologies. Based in New Orleans, the firm uses the cultural and architectural heritage of the city as a platform for a practice of national range and recognition. The result is a vibrant portfolio that includes aquariums, research laboratories, marine facilities, interpretative centers and museums as well as office buildings, academic and health care facilities. Five Firm Directors lead the studio of professionals, promoting design excellence, efficient project delivery, and mastery of technical construction systems. We advocate environmental sustainability, elegant craftsmanship of materials and spirited collaboration with each one of their clients.

Alex Krieger is founding principal of Chan Krieger NBBJ, the Cambridge, Massachusetts based architecture and urban design studio of NBBJ, a global architecture firm. Offering services in architecture, urban design and planning since 1984, the studio has served a broad array of clients in over thirty cities, focusing primarily on educational, institutional, health-care and public projects in complex urban settings.

William Morrish is Dean of the School of Constructed Environments, and Associate Dean for Parsons The New School of Design in New York City. He is a nationally recognized urban designer whose practice encompasses inter-disciplinary research on urban housing and infrastructure, collaborative publications on human settlement and community design, educational programs exploring integrated design which are applied to a wide range of innovative community based city projects.

Lawrence Scarpa is the principal in charge of design at the firm Pugh + Scarpa, an award-winning architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firm with offices in California and North Carolina. His work has redefined the role of the architect to produce some of the most remarkable and exploratory work today. Since 2001 Mr. Scarpa’s firm has received 42 major design awards including 15 National AIA Awards, 2005 Record Houses, 2003 Record Interiors, 2003 Rudy Bruner Prize, 2006 and 2003 AIA COTE “Top Ten Green Building” Award and was a finalist for the World Habitat Award, one of ten firms selected worldwide.

Weight 1573.5 lbs

9 x 10"




Hardcover, Trade Cloth

Publication date

Tuesday, May 10, 2011



World rights