The Williams Research Center Symposium

Annually since 1996


The Historic New Orleans Collection presents
Perspectives on New Orleans Architecture: Past, Present, Future
The Twenty-first Annual Williams Research Center Symposium
February 19–20, 2016
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street

New Orleans architectural history is a mosaic of trends, cultural forces, and individual genius. The 2016 Williams Research Center Symposium, Perspectives on New Orleans Architecture: Past, Present, Future examines topics in each of these areas, offering a look at the region’s rich history and some thoughts on prospects yet to come. An evening keynote address and a daylong program of individual talks by architects, historians, and preservationists offer insights into the larger subject of architectural practice and its effects on New Orleans and its citizens over time.

The symposium is presented in conjunction with An Architect and His City: Henry Howard’s New Orleans, 1837–1884, an exhibition on view at 533 Royal Street.

The following speakers are scheduled to participate:

Gregory Free, Architectural Historian and Preservation Specialist
Keli E. Rylance, Tulane University
Tara Dudley, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and Hardy-Heck-Moore, Inc.
Jay D. Edwards, emeritus, Louisiana State University
John P. Klingman, Tulane University School of Architecture
John H. Stubbs, Tulane University School of Architecture
William E. Borah, attorney at law
Lolis Eric Elie, writer and preservationist

Registration information

THNOC member $75
Early Registrant (on or before January 29)   $75
Late Registrant (after January 29) $85
Student/Teacher (on or before January 29) $40
Student/Teacher (after January 29) $50

Seating is limited. Registration includes Friday-night and Saturday afternoon receptions and refreshment breaks. Online registration has closed. Call (504) 523-4662 to register, pending availability.

Cancellation Policy
To cancel your registration, submit a written statement with your name, e-mail address, and/or telephone number to the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Cancellations may also be emailed to or faxed to (504) 598-7168. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation notices received after Friday, January 29, 2016.

Hotel Monteleone
Discounted rate of $189, parking not included, plus tax. For reservations call (504) 523-3341 or 1 (800) 217-2033, or send a fax to (504) 528-1019, by January 18, 2016, and mention “The Historic New Orleans Collection.”

*Premium Parking, 716 Iberville Street, $10/day
*Solaris Parking, 721 Iberville Street, $25/day
Additional parking is available throughout the French Quarter and along the riverfront.
*Participants must have parking passes validated at the symposium to receive the reduced rates. Please note these rates are only available during the event and are not valid for overnight parking.

The 2016 Williams Research Center Symposium is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from