Collette Creppell AB '82, MArch '90
Collette Creppell is a principal and director of Urban Strategies at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, a 49-person architecture, interior design and urban strategies firm located in New Orleans, LA. The firm has earned more than 125 design awards and was recently recognized by Architect Magazine as one of the Top Fifty Architecture Firms in the U.S.
Ms. Creppell has over twenty-five years of experience in architecture, urban and campus planning and design. Ms. Creppell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College and a Master of Architecture, with distinction, from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Prior to joining Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Ms. Creppell served for ten years as university architect and director of campus planning for Tulane University. She was a city planner for the City of New York and later served for three years as the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission, City of New Orleans.
Having trained early in the architecture offices of Rafael Moneo, Ben Thompson, and Moshe Safdie in the U.S. and abroad, and through her own practice, teaching at the Tulane School of Architecture and lectureship, Ms. Creppell has developed an abiding interest in and commitment to the public realm of architecture.
Ms. Creppell is an active member the Association of University Architects and served for two years on the national jury/awards committee for the Society of Campus and University Planning.
Ms. Creppell has long been active in the local architectural, civic and educational community. She has served as Vice Chair of the Board of the New Orleans Building Corporation, Tulane representative on the Board of the New Orleans Museum of Art, on the Tulane President’s Administrative Council, the Board of Advisors for the Tulane School of Architecture, A Studio in the Woods (artist retreat and environmental preservation center), and two public charter schools in New Orleans.
Ms. Creppell is married with three teen-age children.