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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October 18, 2018
The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design was honored to receive an award at the 2018 Design Awards presented by the American Institute of Architects Louisiana. The Small Center was presented with an Honor Award in the Small Projects category for the Hollygrove Greenline Shade Water Pavilion. The award jury took note of the excellent relationship between the scale of the human and the scale of the project.Read More
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