The Idea Village is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans. To address the physical and resource issues faced by recovering businesses in New Orleans, the Idea Village developed a network of community Business Innovation Centers. These Centers are intended as catalysts to redevelop robust and neighborhood-specific commercial corridors. The Business Innovation Centers provide access to retail, technology, technical assistance, financial services, and other essential resources as a catalyst to fuel innovation and private investment throughout the community.
The Tulane City Center, in partnership with CCWIV Architects, provided schematic design services to Idea Village when the nonprofit acquired a building in the 9th ward to develop the first Business Innovation Center along the North Galvez street commercial corridor. The Tulane City Center provided a site assessment and schematic design package and supported CCWIV Architects in project implementation.