Thomas Bogan

Thomas Bogan

New Orleans, LA, US



I am a recent graduate of the M.arch program at Tulane University.  While in school, I worked as a theatrical set designer for several local, community-centered productions.  I have also had the opportunity to participate in several design/build projects through the university that helped establish my current attitude toward conception-design-implementation as a holistic process.  I have a strong interest and aptitude in the areas of fabrication (digital & analog) and neighborhood empowerment.  The minute details of a material connection concern me just as much as the extended socio-political environment in which projects evolve.  Design can always be fun.



Re:Be Design, New Orleans, design intern

design & fabrication of a neon light installation for the Voodoo Music Experience. framework of PVC piping with neon light tubes attached by a series of zip ties. allows for elasticity of PVC in light of the rigidity of the light tubes.

Sep 2011 - Nov 2011

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, New Orleans, LA, US, set designer

concept, design, fabrication, installation of the set for "Chicken Little" , Children's Corner series

(refer to portfolio entry)

Sep 2010 - Sep 2010

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, student employee

operation and supervision of (2) 18"x32" laser cutters, two large-format plotters, 3D printer

additional complimentary guidance, help sessions, tutorials, etc.

Aug 2008 - May 2010

Tulane City Center (TCC), New Orleans, LA, US, student intern

Hope Haven Cafe and Farm

responsibilities: communication with client, regional mapping, site survey, schematic design, digital modeling

under direction of Prof. Marcella del Signore

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, New Orleans, LA, US, set designer

concept, design, fabrication, installation for the set of "A Kingdom of Statues"

(refer to portfolio entry)

May 2008 - May 2008


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2011


John William Lawrence Travel Research Fellowship, Grant

-awarded annually to a student for travel and research during the ensuing summer

I traveled to the southern tip of Vietnam to study and document the floating markets of the Mekong delta.


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