Thursday, 8.30pm, Studio If nothing else, the proliferation of programs about building dream homes on pay-TV has surely increased interest in the field of architecture. Watching those architect designed homes come to life in 3-D on endless re-runs of Grand Designs frequently awakens respect in the viewer for what architects actually do. Yet, strangely, you see very little of the architects and much more of the builders, homeowners and presenters. But in this six-part series from creators Michael Selditch and Stan Bertheaud, architecture is very much the focus. The series follows students at the school of architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans. Each student has to submit a competing design for an affordable home in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in the course of the 2007-08 school year. Byron Mouton, director of the school’s urban build project, says the university realises that it is really important to give architecture students the opportunity to build a house. You would think that would go without saying, but he means to actually get them in there and do the whole Grand Designs thing from foundations to completion. The young architecture students are thoughtful, frank and engaging, and while it is competitive, there is none of the junk reality stuff with tension strings and tediously pompous eliminations. This is very stylish, very watchable TV.