Ursula Emery McClure in sunglasses, black and white portrait

Ursula Emery McClure

Retired Faculty

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Ursula Emery McClure, FAAR, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a founding partner of emerymcclure architecture and a professor in the LSU School of Architecture. Presently, she teaches studios in the Master of Architecture program and seminar courses that focus on Louisiana culture and architecture. She has also served as the southwest director for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Before starting emerymcclure architecture with Michael A. McClure, she worked in New York for both Wendy Evans Joseph and Mitchell Giurgola Architects.

The firm’s work and writing has been published in journals, books, and popular magazines including Places, 306090-05, Architecture Record Online, Journal of Architectural Education, d3, Dwell magazine, and Southern Living magazine. The work of the firm has won numerous awards including being recognized by the 2006 and 2010 Venice Biennale, Architectural Record, and the AIA. Washington University in St. Louis, School of Architecture recognized the firm in 2002 by awarding them the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Members of the firm have lectured on their work at numerous conferences and universities. In 2008, the firm was awarded the Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize for the project, “Terra Viscus: Hybrid Tectonic Precedent.” Most recently, emerymcclure architecture won the Sukkah City STL competition and the 2013 Unbuilt Visions Competition. Ursula was also awarded the 2013 ARCC Research Paper of the Year Award for her research of historical constructions along the Louisiana Coast.