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Eugene D. Cizek Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-182

Scope and Contents

This collection includes project drawings for residential and commerical buildings from the professional office of New Orleans architect, educator, and preservationist, Eugene Darwin Cizek, FAIA. Commissions were done in New Orleans, throughout Louisiana, and a few cities throughout the United States. Cisek's student drawings, including theses and student projects from the Delft Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are also maintained.


  • Ca. 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

Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Eugene D. Cizek, FAIA, established the Tulane University School of Architecture's Preservation Studies Program, and served as its director from 1997–2007. He was a faculty member of Tulane’s School of Architecture for 45 years, retiring in 2015. The records in this collection represent his non-academic, professional career as a preservation architect and consultant. Some of his projects include the Destrehan Plantation restoration in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, Laura Plantation reconstruction in Vacherie, Louisiana, and Belle Alliance Plantation restoration in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. His many awards and honors include the National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award (1981), the Vieux Carre Commission Honor Award (1970), the Foundation for Historic Louisiana Honor Award, (1985), and the American Institute of Architects Honor Award (1997). He was a Massachusetts Institute Foundations Scholar in 1964, a Sears Roebuck Foundation Scholar in 1964, and a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar, Delft Holland in 1966.


3.50 Linear Feet (8 tube boxes)

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Collection is arranged by project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the records were given to SEAA by Cizek in 2006, with additions given in 2016.

Related Materials

SEAA also preserves drawings by the Tulane University School of Architecture’s program to record structures for the Historic American Buildings Survey (H.A.B.S.). Cizek was the director of the Tulane program for H.A.B.S., and related material can be found in the Historic American Buildings Survey Records collection (SEAA-013).

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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