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Investing in the School of Architecture

Since the first courses in architecture were offered at Tulane University in 1894, architectural education at Tulane has produced influential architects working across the country and globe. A challenging academic program and professional preparation foster the growth of intelligent, creative and global-minded professionals.

Through initiatives like the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design (formerly Tulane City Center), URBANbuild, and the graduate Sustainable Real Estate Development and Preservation Studies programs, School of Architecture faculty and students partner with community organizations to address issues through planning, design and construction. Public lectures, symposia, exhibitions and special events also help prepare students for positions of leadership in their communities and in the allied design professions.

Your Donation Directly Supports Students

The Tulane School of Architecture strives to offer a variety of experiences at the local, national and international level. As the school continues to move forward, the support of alumni and friends is critical to our ability to provide the best educational opportunities to students.

Alumni giving also provides the school with increased leverage when negotiating with external funders, who are most interested in knowing that those closest to an institution are also providing support. It is also a clear indicator of a graduates satisfaction with his or her education and is considered valuable to the ranking bodies, thus increasing the value of the degree.

Every gift is important and makes a difference. The Tulane School of Architecture is poised to move to a new level of achievement by building on its strengths and capitalizing on the momentum of its successes. Demonstrate your support by giving today.

Sam Richards Memorial Fund

Sam Richards served for 26 years as the Shop Director and Building Manager for the Tulane School of Architecture. Sam was committed to the care of our beautiful and delicate building and of the Wood Shop, the place in which he taught craft to thousands of Tulane students. Sam was one of the most excited and dedicated people working in the design of a potential renovation, dreaming of a healthy beautiful building and of a wonderful and safe shop. In that regard, we have decided to name the Wood Shop office in Richardson Memorial Hall in his name. Click here to make a donation to the Sam Richards Memorial Fund.

For questions about giving, contact our Development Officer, Chelsea Borries, at