Elsewhere online
August 07, 2015

Tulane Architecture School Revamped to Meet Post-Katrina Needs

Responding the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Tulane University's School of Architecture has reinvented itself as an institution dedicated to providing housing in disadvantaged communities, NPR reports.

The school, which before the storm was known largely for its focus on historical preservation, now offers programs through its Tulane City Center that include classes in which students design and build a home for a low-income family, and an urban-garden project that employs disadvantaged high-school students.

Since the storm, Tulane's architecture students have helped develop more than 80 projects in which they work closely with local residents to improve their lives through design-related solutions.