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 25, 2017
The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design is the community design center of the Tulane School of Architecture, and is hiring for the position of director.
The director will oversee continued progress of community‐based programs and design projects, raise the local and national prominence of the Center’s work, and develop sustained financial support ensuring the program’s future. Read more
July 12, 2017
On Friday, this year’s summer public interest design fellows – Kekeli, Kelsey, Christie, Ryan, Ana, and Carolyn – presented their summer research to the designers at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Fellows discussed three main projects.
- Planning for storm water in the 7th Ward, by studying water management and flooding mitigation techniques and meeting with residents to design a community engagement tool that might be replicable for similar issues across the city.
July 07, 2017
For the second module of the 2017 Summer Public Interest Design Fellowship, Kekeli, Kelsey, Christie, Ana, Ryan, and Carolyn – our summer fellows – worked with Groundwork New Orleans, a local chapter of a national nonprofit that works at the intersection of environmental justice, civic engagement, and youth job training.
The fellows worked with the staff and Green Team members of Groundwork New Orleans to design, build, and install a solar-powered bus stop prototype. Read more