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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January 16, 2018
To honor Dr. King’s legacy, Bryan C. Lee Jr. and Colloqate Design hosted the second annual Design as Protest workshop as a part of Small Center’s current exhibit, Sites of Resistance: An Exploration of the Geographies and Histories of Social Change in New Orleans.
During the workshop, six different teams collaborated to answer core questions at the intersection of social justice and design, varying from education to making City Hall more accessible, through sketches, models, diagrams, and writings. Read more
December 14, 2017
Apply by January 2nd, 2018
Small Center is seeking a part-time administrative intern. Through this paid internship, you will gain office and event-management experience by working alongside staff in a community design center affiliated with the Tulane School of Architecture.
Responsibilities may include:
• Writing and design assignments, including creating press releases and flyers
• Setting up and taking down chairs, tables, food, and AV equipment on event days
• Preparing gallery for shows, including printing and cutting signs, and hanging pieces
• Scheduling and contacting potential speakers through both email and phone
• Photographing event speakers and audience members
• Answering telephone inquiries and entering MailChimp contacts into the digital database
• Canvassing the neighborhood and campus for upcoming events
• Assisting with research and writing for upcoming and past projects
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
• Professional phone manner
• Friendly, polite, and team-oriented
• Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing
• Ability to prioritize tasks and work both independently and collaboratively
• Must be comfortable with climbing short heights and lifting 20 pounds
• Must be available to work monthly events on Monday and Tuesday evenings
Bonus points for:
• Interest in community-driven design, social justice, and/or architecture
• Graphic design skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
• Previous office experience
• $12 per hour
• Time commitment is 6–10 hours per week with a regular schedule
• Preference for those who can continue Summer 2018 and Fall 2018
• Non-architecture students and those who are early on in their degree programs, especially first-years, sophomores, and first-year doctoral candidates, are encouraged to apply
• Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by January 2, 2018, with the subject line “Admin Internship Spring 2018.” Interviews will take place at 1725 Baronne the week of January 16, 2018. Read more
December 07, 2017
On Wednesday, Emilie Taylor Welty, Design/Build Manager and Interim Director of Small Center, was presented with the 2017 Barbara E. Moely Service Learning Teaching Award by Tulane’s Center for Public Service.
Every year, the Center for Public Service recognizes one professor who embraces Dr. Read more