Public Interest Design and Education
As the Tulane School of Architecture’s community design center, Small Center brings together creative makers and doers working for a better city. We advance community-driven ideas through collaboration, design education and scrappy problem-solving.
We work with a variety of nonprofit organizations and community groups to provide design services to communities who are consistently underserved by our field.
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September 24, 2018
Water is a defining feature of life in south Louisiana, presenting both urgent threats and unique opportunities.
This summer, five Tulane School of Architecture students explored how communities are shaped by water during the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design’s 2018 Public Interest Design Fellowship.Read More
September 17, 2018
A new book on best practices in public interest design education includes a case study written by Emilie Taylor Welty, a School of Architecture professor of practice and design/build manager at the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design, and Maggie Hansen, the center’s former director. The contributed chapter features a 2015 Small Center project, Sanfoka Mobile Market.Read More
September 07, 2018