Aron Chang selected as 2017 Visiting Scholar

Aron Chang is visiting Taylor for a 12-month term beginning July 1. During his time with Taylor, Aron will engage with Taylor faculty, fellows, students, and staff through existing Taylor programming.

Building upon his conversation with SE Professor, Dr. Thomas Sherry, Chang will contribute his expertise and perspective on resilience planning, sustainability, and human and community adaptation to climate change courses and other initiatives and forums at Tulane where such a perspective might be of value. Chang will also involve the Taylor Change Team in the conceptualization and development of an exhibit and materials associated with community-based urban water planning and design.

Aron Chang is an urban designer based in New Orleans. He is a co-founder and director at the Blue House, a Central City collective and work space. He is co-director of Ripple Effect, an organization that promotes water literacy through design-based, in-school instruction. He is also a founding member of the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative, and serves on the New Orleans City Council’s Environmental Advisory Committee.

From 2011 to 2017, Aron managed and worked on urban design and resilience planning projects at Waggonner & Ball Architects, including projects such as Resilient Bridgeport and the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan. Aron has taught architecture and landscape architecture studios at the LSU College of Art & Design. He received his Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2009 and graduated from Williams College with degrees in Studio Art and German in 2005.