Documentary Series Follows Architecture School Students

On August 20 at 9:00pm, Sundance Channel will premiere a six-part weekly documentary series, “Architecture School,” about Tulane University’s architecture school competition to design and build an affordable, sustainable home in Katrina-battered New Orleans. The stories of neighborhoods and people who are contributing to the city’s rebuilding commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Filmed during the 2007-08 school year, the documentary follows the construction of a home in Tulane’s URBANbuild program, which allows fourth year architecture students to design and construct single-family homes. Faculty and students work together through the process of constructing the home.

Also, the new season of “e2 design,” narrated by Brad Pitt, will premier online on August 22 and on PBS stations nationwide later this fall. Exploring attainable solutions to environmental and social challenges, the six episodes of this season will feature projects from Cairo to Melbourne, Amsterdam to Nova Scotia, starting with the episode, “New Orleans: The Water Line.”