Faculty portfolios

  • Spring 2008 College of Architecture studio work in New Orleans – prefab chicken coop for community garden.
    Spring 2008 College of Architecture studio work in New Orleans – prefab chicken coop for community garden.
  • Spring 08 studio work in New Orleans – adaptive re-use design and business development plan with MIT. First place in competition
    Spring 08 studio work in New Orleans – adaptive re-use design and business development plan with MIT. First place in competition
  • Unified New Orleans Plan, Planning Districts 2, 12 + 13 New Orleans, LA (with H3 Studio), 2006-2007.
    Unified New Orleans Plan, Planning Districts 2, 12 + 13 New Orleans, LA (with H3 Studio), 2006-2007.
  • St. Bernard Parish Louisiana Recovery Plan, AIA New Orleans Merit Award (with Waggonner & Ball Architects), 2006.
    St. Bernard Parish Louisiana Recovery Plan, AIA New Orleans Merit Award (with Waggonner & Ball Architects), 2006.
  • "Street Transformations: Re-Presenting Mardi Gras," New Orleans, LA (with Rose Evans), 2005-present.
    "Street Transformations: Re-Presenting Mardi Gras," New Orleans, LA (with Rose Evans), 2005-present.
  • Urban Design Recommendations for Beidaihe, China, AIA Louisiana Honor Award of Excellence (with Waggonner & Ball Architects).
    Urban Design Recommendations for Beidaihe, China, AIA Louisiana Honor Award of Excellence (with Waggonner & Ball Architects).

Derek Hoeferlin

Associate Professor

Phone: 
314-935-6200
Fax: 
314-935-8520

Givens 212

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

Post-professional MArch, Yale University; MArch and BArch, Tulane University

 

Derek Hoeferlin is a registered architect with his teaching, research, and professional work awarded, presented, and published internationally. Hoeferlin teaches core and option architecture studios at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and coordinates "Design Thinking," the graduate architecture research course preceding students' final Degree Project. Since 2008, he and his students have collaborated with University of Toronto on "Gutter to Gulf," advocating for integrated water management strategies for New Orleans. His students currently are researching and proposing alternate eco-industries integrated with St. Louis' river system and water infrastructure. Hoeferlin directs "Deltas + Watersheds (D+W)," conducting collaborative research on global comparative deltas and watersheds—primarily focused on the Mekong, Mississippi and the Rhine—to inform adaptive design strategies. In 2013, he co-organized (with John Hoal of Washington University and Dale Morris of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington D.C.) "MISI-ZIIBI: Living with the Great Rivers, Climate Adaptation Strategies in the Midwest River Basins," a multi-disciplinary, scenario-based design workshop at Washington University that included experts from The Netherlands' "Room for the River" program. Currently Hoeferlin is design lead for STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI, one of eight multi-disciplinary, finalist teams in the "Changing Course" competition for Louisiana delta coastal restoration strategies. Hoeferlin worked with Waggonner & Ball as key designer for "Dutch Dialogues," the "Urban Water Plan for New Orleans," and the HUD-sponsored "Rebuild by Design" competition for post-Sandy resiliency planning along the eastern seaboard. With H3 Studio, he helped lead the "Unified New Orleans Plan,” the only formally adopted post-Katrina recovery plan. From 1997-2003, he worked full-time for Waggonner & Ball, where he was lead designer on multiple AIA-award winning projects. With Ian Caine, Hoeferlin tied for first place in the "Rising Tides" international competition in 2009 and was named a finalist in the "Build a Better Burb" competition in 2010. In 2013, as co-lead designer with STUDIO FINN, the team received an AIA-award for its "Archipelago" proposal for Helsinki's south harbor. Hoeferlin was valedictorian and awarded multiple commencement honors at Tulane University, and was awarded the Charles O. Matchum scholarship at Yale University.