Tulane to host Public Interest Design Institute

The Public Interest Design Institute training program will visit New Orleans for its next convening, November 4-5, 2011. This third official institute will be hosted by the Tulane University School of Architecture, offering in-depth study over two days on methods of how design can address critical issues faced by communities. The PIDI curriculum itself is structured around the Social/Economic/Environmental Design (SEED) metric.

The early-bird registration fee is $350 (a $100 discount), only through October 4, and then $450 thereafter. AIA members are also being offered a 2 for 1 special through October 14 (“AIA241″ promotional code). Click here for more information and to register.

Long a leader in public interest design work, but especially in the years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Tulane School of Architecture has numerous programs focused on design and service. Chief among them is the Tulane City Center, one of many outcomes of which is the Hollygrove Market & Farm, a community design/build project realized by faculty member Cordula Roser Gray of crgarchitecture along with a team of Tulane students. Credit: Photo by Will Crocker.

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