Transforming its physical spaces for the next generation of students is a top priority at Tulane, and has brought about a kind of renaissance of building, renovations and expansions throughout the uptown, downtown and North Shore campuses.
Two recently dedicated buildings are already servicing the Tulane community on the uptown campus, including the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex and Mussafer Hall. Construction of The Commons is currently underway and is scheduled for completion in July 2019. The next bold project to break ground will be the Steven and Jann Paul Hall for Science and Engineering. An update to the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life is also on the horizon.
Tulane, which has a long and storied presence in downtown New Orleans, will look to increase its footprint there through its role in the redevelopment of New Orleans’ iconic Charity Hospital — one of its most important partnerships in recent memory. Tulane has entered into serious discussions with a “letter of interest” with 1532 Tulane Partners, the group selected to redevelop Charity Hospital.
Tulane has also constructed a new downtown police station with a fitness center not far behind. The A. B. Freeman School of Business will have a presence in the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) building, 725 Howard Ave., at the corner of Howard Avenue and Carondelet Street, beginning next spring. Finally, the university recently completed a pair of additions to its North Shore campus, the Tulane National Primate Research Center.
Future projects will include a new uptown police station, the unveiling of a new housing master plan following the completion of The Commons and the formation of an uptown science district.