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R. Allen Eskew Papers

Identifier: SEAA-135

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a small amount of awards and certificates, photographs of the architect, and items associated with the Piazza d’Italia, from New Orleans architect R. Allen Eskew (1948-2013).


  • 1960s–2000


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is the physical property of Tulane University Special Collections. Copyright belongs to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or owner’s heir for permission to publish where Tulane University Special Collections does not hold the copyright. For further information, please contact Research Services at

Biographical / Historical

Eskew was a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, and received his bachelor’s degree in architecture at Louisiana State University, and his master’s degree in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He was an architect with the New Orleans firm August Perez, III and Associates, and was on the design team, which included Charles Moore, for the Piazza d’Italia in New Orleans. He was studio director for the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, in New Orleans, managing a team of architects from around the country, including Frank Gehry. In 1986 he established the firm Eskew, Vogt, Salvato, and Filson. In 2000, the firm became Eskew, Dumez, Ripple. Eskew worked on many projects in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, among them the Aquarium of the Americas, Woldenberg Park, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and the recent Crescent Park, all in New Orleans.


1.29 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Collection is arranged by project or document type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material was given by Eskew’s son to SEAA in 2013.
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US