TCC Receives $1Million Grant
The Tulane School of Architecture, which has linked its curriculum to community needs in new and profound ways since Hurricane Katrina, has received a $1 million grant from an anonymous donor to continue this effort. The grant will benefit the Tulane City Center, home to many of the School of Architecture’s applied research and outreach programs.
These programs include university/community design partnerships, which bring together students, faculty and community partners to help revitalize neighborhoods; GREENbuild, through which architecture students design and build sustainable homes; and the CITYbuild Consortium of Schools, which coordinates efforts of architectural students around the country to aid New Orleans’ recovery.
The grant will be paid in yearly installments of $100,000 that will support one “design/build” project and one “visioning document” each year. This grant will strengthen and expand the Tulane City Center’s work, by enabling us to engage a wider array of local organizations who know the needs of their communities better than anyone.
We will be announcing the RFP/RFQ process this spring (2010). Stay tuned.