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Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

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.


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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

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Dean's Advisory Council

Alumni Council

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: Tulane Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity
(504) 862-8083 -
200 Broadway, Suite 105, New Orleans, LA 70118