The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design at Tulane University engages students in community-based projects created through collaboration.
School: Tulane University School of Architecture
Course: The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design
Location: New Orleans, USA
Course dates: August 2024 to May 2025
Application deadline: 15 January 2024
The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design is the Tulane School of Architecture's nationally-recognized community design center.
Our work provides students the opportunity to gain professional skills as they collaborate with partner organizations, faculty and technical experts to bring designs from conception to completion.
Since 2005, the center has completed over 150 projects and its current work includes design-build, urban design and planning, vision, graphic design advocacy and exhibitions.
Students in Tulane School of Architecture's graduate and undergraduate architecture degree programs participate in the center's projects in both curricular and co-curricular contexts through research studios, seminars, graduate research fellowships, internships, summer fellowships and public programs.
The center responds directly to community-identified needs, ensuring students gain a deeper understanding of New Orleans and the broader geographies in which the center works.
In addition, students are asked to consider the role of design in shaping broader social and cultural contexts and their own role in shaping the built environment of the future.
Through research and community-based projects, attention is given to addressing inequity in the built environment through collaborative design.
Top image: Sugar Roots Farm education pavilion design-build. Photo courtesy of José Cotto, Small Center/Tulane School of Architecture
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