Housed in the historic Richardson Memorial Hall, the Tulane School of Architecture is comprised of approximately 300 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. It is a close knit community of makers and thinkers with one objective: to develop their skills as designers. 55 knowledgeable and accessible faculty members with a genuine interest in student achievement and experience lead small classes, allowing students to receive the personalized attention so important to the creative process.
"You learn a lot very quickly. There is a large amount of camaraderie among the years, creating a collaborative, supportive environment. The work is tough and the nights can be long, but you will soon learn to appreciate all that you can accomplish – plus hanging out with your friends at 5:00 in the morning in studio can yield some great memories."
- Michael Kahn, M.ARCH Candidate, 2013
While Tulane is a challenging school where the students push themselves to create the best possible work, it is both competitive and supportive. The School pairs first year students with students at higher levels to help usher them into the unique culture of the School of Architecture. In addition to mentors, students also receive support from their studio groups and a dedicated undergraduate academic advisor.
Several student-run groups afford the opportunity for leadership within the larger School of Architecture community: Architecture Student Government, School of Architecture Graduate Government, Alpha Rho Chi, Tau Sigma Delta, American Institute of Architecture Students, 10KHRS Drawing Club, Multicultural Arts and Architecture Collective, and the Global Architecture Brigade.
The best snapshot of student life at the School can be found in theCharette, a student-edited publication. www.the-charrette.com