Public service is central to the mission of Tulane University. It is part of what defines and distinguishes us as a university community. Applying what is taught in the classroom to real life problems not only helps our neighbors in New Orleans and around the globe, it also increases our students’ knowledge and skills while helping them find their place as engaged citizens of the world.
The School of Architecture supports public service and community engagement for faculty and students alike through many venues, the most prominent of which are the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design, URBANbuild, and Tulane Regional Urban Design Center (TRUDC). These three nationally and internationally recognized aspects of the School of Architecture provide students and faculty with the opportunity to work on individual and group community-based projects through internships, studio and class projects, and design/build opportunities.The local and national attention they have received is well-deserved, exemplifying Tulane University’s commitment to public service at many levels.