New Orleans Architecture Foundation To Host Film Festival, Building And Home Tours, Selldorf Book Signing

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Architecture Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that supports and collaborates with AIA New Orleans on education and advocacy activities that enhance public appreciation of architecture and design as vital community assets that enrich the quality of life in New Orleans, will host several events in the next few months:


Architecture & Design Film Festival

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Thursday, August 11, to Saturday, August 13


         The Louisiana Architectural Foundation announce the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF ) will be coming to New Orleans, for the first time, from Thursday, August 11, to Saturday, August 13, 2016.

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         The Architecture & Design Film Festival is based in New York City. Now in its 8th year, ADFF is the largest film festival dedicated to the creative spirit of Architecture & Design. This festival gives people in the region a great opportunity for exposure and participation in the world of architecture and design through film. LAF seeks to bring together the general public with the arts, architecture and cultural partners in this celebration of architecture through a weekend of films.

         Films range from preservation issues, modern architecture, youth participation, women's roles, gentrification and more. Around 20 films will be screened, a combination of feature-length and short films.

         Tickets will be on sale starting Thursday, July 21.

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Exclusive Building Tour of Latrobe's on Royal

Thursday, August 25

403 Royal St.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., tour begins at 5:45 p.m.


         Join the New Orleans Architecture Foundation for an exclusive tour of Latrobe's on Royal. This historic building was formerly known as the Louisiana State Bank and is one of New Orleans' most architecturally significant buildings. Designed by the "Father of American Architecture," Benjamin Henry Latrobe and completed in 1822, this museum has many fascinating and original features that are still intact to this day. From the whisper dome, to the original bank vault, to the upstairs private residence… there are interesting elements to discover and discuss within every bit of this treasured space. Complimentary refreshments will be provided during the guided tour throughout this National Landmark and valued French Quarter masterpiece.

         The event is $15 per person in advance and $20 per person at the door.

         To register click here 



NOAF Fall Home Tour

Saturday, September 24

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


         Join the New Orleans Architecture Foundation on Saturday, September 24, for a tour of 7 stunning Uptown/ University area homes, where you will learn about the history and architectural significance of each.

         Ticket price provides entrance to 7 private homes and can be purchased for $25 in advance here or the day of the tour for $30 at Holy Name of Jesus School at 6325 Cromwell Place.

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Design Lecture, Cocktail Reception & Book Signing featuring Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA


Tuesday, October 25

New Orleans Museum of Art

Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Lecture begins at 6:00 p.m.


         Join the New Orleans Architecture Foundation and New Orleans Museum of Art on Tuesday, October 25, for a design lecture, cocktail reception and book signing with renowned Architect Annabelle Selldorf, AIA.

         Selldorf is the principal of Selldorf Architects in New York City, an architectural design practice with an international reputation for work that is sensitive to context and program. The firm has worked on public and private projects that range from museums and libraries to a recycling facility in Brooklyn, including the renovations of the Neue Galerie and The Clark Art Institute.

         Proceeds raised from this lecture will benefit the New Orleans Architecture Foundation. Copies of Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects will be available for purchase.

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