The Small Center for Collaborative Design is a community design center at Tulane University, originally set up to support those suffering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. It is a collaboration between partner organizations and Tulane University that brings design expertise and voices of residents together. Every project starts as a proposal from a community-based organization, and then conducts multiple meetings about the proposed project. Their work and goals include appropriate design product, a stronger coalition for advocacy, and the education of young designers. Project types completed have been affordable housing, education, healthy cities, public spaces, and social histories. Most notable, the Ozanam Inn Day Space, Big Class Writers’ Room, and the Hollygrove Greenline Shade-Water Pavilion.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA