Educational Podcast : The Power of Place


Oak Alley Plantation Historic Grounds and Gardens will reopen its doors to the public beginning Saturday, May 30, 2020.  The grounds and exhibits will open at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the first visit of the "Big House" exhibit beginning at 9:30m and the last visit at 5pm.


How does the geographical location of a building, such as Oak Alley's "Big House" antebellum mansion, affect the architectural decisions made by its designers and builders? Does weather, culture or other aspects of a region impact that as well? Designer and educator Christine Franck explains how place impacts architecture at Oak Alley in this fascinating interview. Hosted by Laura Kilcer, Curator of Collections for Oak Alley Foundation.