Exterior of five-story building on a corner in a downtown setting with a streetcar passing in the foreground


TuSA Downtown

TuSA Downtown at NOCHI (New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute) is the home of the graduate school of the Tulane School of Architecture.time.

TuSA Downtown

Tulane School of Architecture graduate campus is located at 725 Howard Avenue, along Harmony Circle near the Pontchartrain Expressway. The space, which also houses the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute, includes 25,000 square feet of classrooms, studios, offices, and meeting and breakout spaces on the 4th and 2nd floors. Read more about the move to NOCHI.


TuSA Downtown is connected to the Uptown Campus by the Green Wave line shuttle which runs on the hour between the two campuses. Additionally, Tulane has an on-demand ride service that operates outside of normal shuttle times.


The Print Lab, located on the 4th floor, is a student-run and managed digital fabrication and production center. Resources include a HP Z6 Pro printer and 5 Bambu Labs 3D Printer. More information about can be found on the fabrication page.


The facility has Tulane ID-controlled entry and is accessible to faculty and students after hours and on weekends. A security guard is onsite at the front desk during business hours, and the building is monitored remotely via the security cameras.


The building was originally designed by Ron Filson, former School of Architecture dean, to be a new art studio. Later when NOCHI occupied the building, the well-regarded firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple redesigned it as a mixed-use space for education.

TuSA Downtown HOURs
  • 725 Howard Avenue, 2nd and 4th floors | Splash Card access 24/7 for TuSA students, staff and faculty | Transportation available via Tulane shuttle.
  • NQ1 | 8:00am - 7:00pm M-F.
  • NQ2-5 | Splash Card access at entrance doors for TuSA students, staff, and faculty.