Maurice Cox, a nationally respected community designer and leader of the public interest design movement, has been named director of the Tulane City Center as well as the new Associate Dean for Community Engagement at the Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans. In his new roles, Cox will oversee a wide range of initiatives with Tulane architecture faculty and students throughout the New Orleans community. “I’m arriving at Tulane during a fascinating time in the history of the school of architecture and this city,” said Cox. “New Orleans is in the process of realizing its aspiration to lead the nation in democratic practices of design.”
At Tulane, Cox will be working with the highly successful programs of the Tulane City Center, URBANbuild, the Tulane Regional Urban Design Center, the preservation program and the school’s new Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development program, all which are community outreach design initiatives of the university.