Housed in historic Richardson Memorial Hall, the Tulane School of Architecture is comprised of approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a close-knit community of makers and thinkers working together to develop their skills as designers. Faculty members are knowledgeable and accessible, with a genuine interest in student achievement and experience. Small, engaging classes allow students to receive personalized attention crucial 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 university, it is both competitive and supportive. The School of Architecture pairs first-year students with upperclassmen mentors to introduce them to the school’s unique culture. Students also receive support from studio groups and a dedicated undergraduate academic advisor.
Several student-run groups provide the opportunity for leadership within the larger School of Architecture community.
The best snapshot of student life at the School can be found in theCharette, a student-edited publication. www.the-charrette.com
Caroline Garfield Portland, ME – Class of 2020I wanted to learn how to tackle problems through design and explore my passion for the built environment. A design education is important to me because it allows me to utilize my creativity and draw from a variety of disciplines.
Zach Levy Seattle, WA – Class of 2021I chose Tulane because of the unique opportunities that the architecture program provided to allow students to make a difference while still learning in school. On top of that, I wanted a smaller school with smaller classes and the social atmosphere of Tulane is matched by no other.
Keristen Edwards Gretna, LA – Class of 2020Do not be afraid to study architecture because you do not have experience with art or design. There is something for everyone at Tulane and there is power in diverse thinking.
Calvin Gallion Natchitoches, LA – Class of 2017I choose Tulane for a multitude of reasons. The biggest ones were these: The city! The architecture and overall flow/design of the city is like no other. All the chances to get out and help the community and the state were also a huge factor in my decision. I also loved the camaraderie and supportive studio culture I saw when I toured the School.
Kelsey Willis Bellingham, WA – Class of 2019When I was applying to colleges, I was stuck between so many possible paths. I was interested in art, sociology, languages, politics, and design. I ultimately chose architecture because I found that it could be a point of intersection for all of those things. I also loved the creative environment of “studio”: working closely with the same people, having a space all my own to work, and working one-on-one with my professors.