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Mary Elizabeth Buchner

Bachelor of Architecture ’20

CAPLA Student Ambassador

Home Town
Little Rock, Arkansas

Capstone Project
Time Out New Orleans


Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is surrounded by a neighborhood recovering from economic suppression. In a recovering neighborhood like Central City, the urban environmental concerns focus on affordable space. Time Out New Orleans solves this problem with a mixed-use structure, that includes affordable retail space and housing units. The decision to introduce mixed-use development is a practical approach to modern day Main Street USA. This project was designed with the intention to improve the connectivity of the existing neighborhood with market commerce and housing. Time Out New Orleans proposes a practical approach to challenging the urban environment.

Comments: 1

  • Emilio Romero

    May 15, 2020

    Congratulations Mary!

    Your gracious and ambitious voice has projected you into a lifetime achievement as an aspiring Architect. I can’t thank you enough for the work you did as a student ambassador. Your opinions and determination has lead you to pursue a life long journey as a designer or manager in the fields of the built environment. I wish today we could have celebrated in person. But I hope we will be able to soon. Best wishes to you and your future as an architect. I know you will do amazing things!


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