LBC at Sunset
James Lounge
Kendall Cram Lecture Room
Pocket Park
Information Desk
LBC at Night

The Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life

A modern and dramatic element of Tulane University's architecture, the energy-efficient Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) is a focal point for campus life. Expansive glass exterior walls create light-filled spaces and contribute to the building's feeling of open, spacious accessibility. Wrap-around balconies offer tranquil views of the Quad, futuristic ceiling fans calmly circulate the air, and water walls murmur in the background. The building's ambiance is designed to foster a feeling of connection and community. 



The first floor features dining venues, a well-stocked bookstore, and additional retail space. Both the James Lounge and the Nalty Commons provide comfortable study and meeting areas. The attractive outdoor dining spaces remain available for student use after the restaurants close for the evening.

The Rosenberg Mezzanine, overlooking Pocket Park, provides plush couches, tables and chairs for student use. The LBC's Garden Level serves as the home to the offices of many university departments and student organizations as well as the City Diner/Der Rathskeller, a late night dining and performing venue.

The second floor features 11 conference rooms plus an elegant, glass-enclosed ballroom, all available to reserve for events. The Kendall Cram Lecture room, with its excellent acoustics, frequently hosts academic and cultural events. The 1834 Club (Faculty/Staff Dining Room) offers both buffet and seated dining options and hosts dinners with the Dean and Residential Colleges.

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Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 | 504-865-5190 |