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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August 22, 2017
On Monday, Small Center co-hosted with the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance August’s Red Beans Roundtable. Kelsey Foster, Campaign Director of Committee for a Better New Orleans; Andreanecia M. Morris, Executive Director of HousingNOLA; and Andy Kopplin, CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation broke down the current city budget for participants and explained how affordable housing fits into the budget.
Red Beans Roundtables are organized by Small Center’s Public Programs Manager, Sue Mobley, and are made possible through the generous support of the Surdna Foundation.Read more
August 04, 2017
We’re excited to announce that our 2017 Request For Proposals has selected two new collaborative design projects with local community partners Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative and Mamou Fruit & Tea. Thanks to generous support from Johnson Controls Incorporated, Small Center and Tulane School of Architecture faculty and students can provide pro-bono design and planning services to these two New Orleans nonprofit and community-based organizations during the 2017–18 school year.
This year, our jury had a truly difficult time selecting only two projects. Read more
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