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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July 03, 2018
We kicked off the first day of our Summer 2017 Public Interest Design Fellowship yesterday, with field trips to two of our past project sites – Community Book Center and Parisite Skate Park, an introduction into water management in New Orleans, and an in-depth discussion of Whitney Young’s famed 1968 address to the AIA and the Design for Equity blog series written by some of our peer public interest design practitioners.
June 05, 2018
May 15, 2018
For the Spring 2018 semester, Small Center worked with the RUBARB (Rusted Up Beyond All Recognition Bikes) to create an outdoor “front porch” space that fosters community and provides a place of shade to neighborhood residents.