John P. Klingman is a registered architect who holds a Favrot Professorship in Architecture at Tulane University where he has been a faculty member since 1983. In 2001, he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, Tulane’s utmost teaching honor, and he has received the annual Tulane School of Architecture Outstanding Teaching Award multiple times. Over his career at TSA, he has served as Coordinator of Thesis Design over a dozen times. His longstanding interest in sustainable design has been continually in evidence through his teaching and culminated in chairing the 2010 Tulane School of Architecture Sustainable Design Conference.
Since 1997, he has written an annual “Best of New New Orleans Architecture” article for New Orleans Magazine. His 2012 book, New in New Orleans Architecture, highlights 80 outstanding contemporary projects.
In 2016, he was invited to present a Public Lecture “New Orleans Modern Architecture: Midcentury Emergence, Postmodern Retrenchment, Contemporary Explorations” for the Annual Symposium of the Historic New Orleans Collection.
As an architect, Klingman has consulted with Waggonner and Ball Architects over a twenty-five year period, and he has been engaged in projects, which include renovations of the U.S. Customhouse and Tulane’s Uptown Campus.
He has been a member of the Architectural Review Committee of the New Orleans Historic Districts Landmarks Commission since 1995.
Additionally, Klingman is a founding member of DOCOMOMO/NOLA, and actively seeks to preserve outstanding buildings from the mid twentieth century. His current upper level design studio focus relates architectural design to issues of water engagement in the city, from individual buildings to urban design proposals.
Klingman has lived in New Orleans's Garden District since coming to the city in 1983.