Research and Teaching Interests:
multi-family housing, the complexities of the urban fabric in New Orleans, the relationship between architecture and social entrepreneurship and the nature of authenticity in architecture.
Scott Bernhard is the Jean and Saul A. Mintz Associate Professor at the Tulane School of Architecture where he has been a member of the faculty for 30 years. Scott has served as both Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the School and was Director of the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design from 2007 to 2012. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching the Inspirational Teacher Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award, University-wide honors bestowed by Tulane. He was the 1995 Tulane School of Architecture Professor of the Year, and won the Malcolm W. Heard Teaching Award in 2001, in 2007 and again in 2012. He was awarded "Honorary Alumnus" status by the Tulane Alumni Association in 2017. He is a licensed Architect and principal of a small, collaborative, research and design practice focused on building in the climate and context of New Orleans. He has built more than a dozen residential additions and minor buildings in New Orleans and the surrounding region, winning fourAIA Honor Awards and a National SEED Award for his work. His current research and publication includes work on the complexities of the urban fabric in New Orleans, on Urban Agriculture, on the relationship between architecture and social entrepreneurship, and on the nature of community in raised dwellings.