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Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) is open, post-Hurricane Ida. We are currently operating with remote instruction. In-person instruction will resume on Sept. 27. For more information about Tulane's response and reopening, visit the university's Forward TUgether website. TuSA students should check their emails for important return-to-campus instructions.

Jose Cotto


ARCH 3742/6742 - Design in the Public Interest

ARCH 3890 - SL for Design in the Public Interest


Jose is the Collaborative Design Project Manager at the Tulane School of Architecture's Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design. With experience in the design + build, arts + culture, and education + community engagement worlds in New Orleans, Jose brings a broad skillset to the Small Center team. As the Collaborative Design Project Manager, Jose works to advance the projects and mission of the Small Center through the ongoing building and cultivation of partnerships with Tulane University departments and community stakeholders throughout the city, as well as working to make critical resource and knowledge connections across Small Center projects. He also leads a seminar course on public space in New Orleans, working with students to explore critical connections between our built environment and social fabrics. Jose enjoys learning from people, baking sourdough, and shooting pool with friends.

Jose’s side hustles include josecottoCREATIVE, a photography and design practice he utilizes to learn more about the world and himself.