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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  • March 12, 2024

    Summer Opportunities for Students!

    Applications Due Friday, April 5th!

    We are excited to share two summer opportunities!
    The Design Futures Leadership Forum and the Small Center Public Interest Design Fellowship.

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  • February 28, 2024

    2024 Request for Proposals Now Open!

    Deadline to submit is April 1, 2024

    We’re happy to announce that our 2024 Request for Proposals is now open!

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  • February 27, 2024

    2024 Spring Exhibition Opens March 14!

    Join us for the opening reception of "DON'T STAND ALONE: Black Labor Organizing in New Orleans"

    “DON’T STAND ALONE”: Black Labor Organizing in New Orleans
    MARCH 14, 5pm-9pm (Thursday)
    Small Center for Collaborative Design
    1725 Baronne Street (Central City)
    Free Entrance – RSVP
    Light Refreshments Provided


    This mobile exhibit centers on 12 panels that showcase the wide range of labor organizing in New Orleans — from musicians and domestic workers to longshoreman and hospitality — as well as important campaigns and moments of greater solidarity as seen in the 1892 General Strike or the Campaign for a Living Wage. Read more