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The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design is the community design center of the Tulane School of Architecture. We work with community-based organizations to provide design services for constituencies who are underserved by the architecture and design professions. Staff, students and faculty collaborate with the leadership and constituents of partnering nonprofit organizations throughout New Orleans. Our partner organizations bring their project ideas to us, and we bring our design expertise to bear in collaboration, supporting New Orleans residents in imagining and pursuing projects that strengthen neighborhoods and contribute to a city shaped by its citizens.

Our design work, whether a visual narrative or a built structure, is often a small, but critical contribution to advancing the ongoing efforts of our partner organizations. We develop projects in collaboration with faculty designers and professional consultants to create designs that strive for beauty, social justice and true sustainability, while working with other experts to build capacity in our partner organizations. Our work focuses on equitable process, meaningful outcomes, design excellence and inclusion as critical parts of the design process.

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For more information contact us by email, at, or by phone: 504.314.2330