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All classes are suspended for the week of March 16. Starting the week of March 23, all classes will resume entirely online. Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) remains open with most faculty and staff working remotely. Students can be granted access to work in the building only with prior approval from the school. At this time, we are not hosting admissions tours.

Please continue to check your Tulane email, Canvas, the TuSA COVID-19 FAQ, and the Tulane Emergency Management page for updates.

Tulane is working with students who have difficult personal circumstances that would make leaving campus a challenge or will face complications in online learning once they return home. In response, we have set up the Tulane Student Emergency Aid and Assistance Fund to address current student needs.


The Tulane School of Architecture generates and applies knowledge that addresses urgent challenges of humankind. We do this by educating committed professionals to creatively manage complexity and transform the world through the practices of architecture, urbanism, and preservation.


We aim to provide global leadership in New Orleans and around the world through excellence in design, research, and practice in the built environment. Our faculty and students will develop socially conscious and environmentally just models to inhabit the planet.


1: We believe that architecture is a broad field that requires visionary skills to impact buildings and the spaces in between, new and historic buildings and sites, cities and rural communities, and sustainable development strategies.

2: We believe architecture should focus on pressing social, environmental, and economic issues.

3: We believe in the continuous examination of the role architecture plays in society.

4: We believe that architecture, planning, and design foster community empowerment.

5: We combine intellectual development and hands-on practice to educate professionals with the highest standards of excellence and ethics.

6: We address global issues through local activism.

7: We collaborate and learn with a multi-disciplinary perspective in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, including engineering, law, business, and public health.

8: We use advanced technology at the service of contemporary needs.

9: We equip our students with the agency to approach the design process with confidence and urgency.

10: We are committed to finding design solutions for the most vulnerable areas of the planet threatened by climate change, especially rivers and deltas.

11: We are committed to confronting historical inequities of the built environment and preserving architectural and cultural heritage.

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 -
200 Broadway, Suite 105, New Orleans, LA 70118