Tulane School of Architecture has received a $2 million gift to establish the Saul A. Mintz Global Research Studios, a new program that will give students an opportunity to work internationally on critical global issues.
The gift from Jean Strauss Mintz (NC ’55) is in memory of her husband Saul Mintz (A ’53). The gift establishes an endowed fund to be used for travel, research and other expenses for faculty and students associated with international research through design studios. “This gift advances magnificently the Tulane School of Architecture’s goal of becoming an international leader in design that enhances and enriches human life, especially in the world’s most challenged regions,” Tulane President Mike Fitts said. The program is part of a network of upper-level research studios that will address a relevant topic for several years in order to produce knowledge and expand the field of architecture in that particular area.