Tulane School of Architecture
The mission of the Tulane School of Architecture is to prepare students for leadership positions in the design professions and in their communities. This school aspires to provide the highest quality professional education in architecture, to develop and conserve knowledge, and to promote excellence and innovation in architecture, landscape urbanism, preservation, and urban and environmental design and development. The School aspires to reach many students within and beyond Richardson Memorial Hall through undergraduate minors in Architecture, Sustainable Real Estate Development, Preservation Studies, and Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, and graduate certificates in Preservation Studies and Sustainable Real Estate Development. The School recognizes the centrality of design thinking as a process of synthesis that incorporates history, theory, technology, economics, behavior, and culture. The School supports diversity and meaningful engagement with urban and community issues, while embracing the creative potential and imperative of sustainable design.
As a framework, we will uphold three primary concepts in our academic mission and in the values we instill in our students:
- Educating students in the abiding cultural and social roles of architecture, preservation, and real estate development by providing a well-rounded, humanities-based education with discipline-specific coursework;
- Preparing future professionals through continually assessed and updated coursework in design, building technology, and professional concerns with an emphasis on critical thinking;
- Instilling a sense of responsibility and ethical conduct through civic engagement.
The strategic direction of the School of Architecture includes the following components:
- Building Opportunity – Community Building
- Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
- Social Innovation
- Place-Based Creativity
The Tulane School of Architecture is part of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of higher education in the United States. The School and University have been central participants in the recovery of New Orleans in the post-Katrina era, and the trajectory has taken on multiple forms of educational opportunity over the past decade. It is an exciting time for students, faculty, staff, and our many non-profit partners throughout the community.
Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA
Favrot Professor and Dean
Tulane University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, military, veteran status or any other protected status or classification under federal, state or local law in its programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Vice President, Tulane Office of Institutional Equity
(504) 862-8083 - firstname.lastname@example.org
200 Broadway, Suite 105, New Orleans, LA 70118