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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November 10, 2017
On Thursday, Alumnus Andy Byrnes (Tulane School of Architecture ’92), with colleagues Matt Muller and Michael Groves, presented case studies from their innovative practice, The Construction Zone, Ltd. Over fifty people attended the presentation, including current Tulane School of Architecture students.Read more
October 25, 2017
For the past year, Small Center worked with the Greater Tremé Consortium and its Executive Director Cheryl Austin to identify health-related issues facing the neighborhood, including affordable housing, access to parks, and neighborhood stability. The project sought to define holistic redevelopment strategies and identify regulatory changes that could provided greater access to health-related amenities.
To read the full article written by Mary Johns and published in the Tulane New Wave, please click here.
This project was made possible by the generous support of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana and the Tulane University Partnership for Healthcare Innovation.Read more
October 13, 2017
Award-winning artist, educator, and writer, Jer Thorp, shared the process, challenges, and rewards of creating the St. Louis Map Room, a community space for exploring and creating interpretative maps that reflect the personal stories and lived experiences of the people of St. Louis.
This talk is associated with Small Center’s Fall 2017 exhibit, Sites of Resistance: An Exhibit Exploring the Geographies + Histories of Social Change in New Orleans, which will be on view in our storefront until February 2018. Visiting hours are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Free and open to the public.Read more