TULANE UNIVERISTY – MCALISTER EXTENSION CORRIDOR
Dana Brown & Associates was responsible for designing improvements to Janet Yulman Way (previously McAlister Extension) a pedestrian and vehicular corridor between Freret Street and Ben Weiner Drive on the Tulane University Uptown Campus in New Orleans. The intent of the project was to create an iconic image and memorable experience for Tulane visitors and fans as they congregate and walk to the new football stadium. The Yulman corridor links the Student Union, Campus Quad, and numerous dormitories to several of Tulane’s athletic facilities. At the project’s inception, DBA interviewed stakeholders and analyzed the corridor for potential improvements. The information gathered was used to prepare schematic design concepts that safely accommodated traffic and enhanced both the pedestrian and motorist experiences. As the project progressed, DBA evolved the approved concepts into a set of construction documents, and DBA conducted construction administration on elements that were built. The highlight of the improvements includes two grand entry columns (located at the intersection of Yulman Way and Freret Street). The columns, along with new pavement and planting, announce the sports and athletic section of the Campus. The new columns are a modernized version of historic gateway columns seen elsewhere on campus.