The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking is excited to announce our new partnership with Howard Tilton Memorial Library. This upcoming fall, the Taylor space will move from Flower Hall to the fourth floor of the library, next to the Latin American Library. This move will allow Taylor to connect with the existing expertise of the library and to leverage the wonderful opportunities that the space offers.
“After three productive years in Flower Hall, we are excited about the move to an even more central location on campus. The library is at the very heart of every great university, and having social innovation ‘connect’ like this will be a great next step for Taylor and social innovation.” Kenneth Schwartz, Director of the Phyllis Taylor Center.
Adjunct Lecturer Marianne Desmarais of Tulane School of Architecture is leading the design and construction planning for the new location to infuse Taylor’s spirit of innovation, creativity, and inclusion into the new space in the library. The space will include the design thinking classroom, a conference room for meetings, and office space for Taylor staff. She writes, “Creating an open and dynamic co-working space with the Taylor Center has been an invigorating process. The move to Howard Tilton Library will allow further development of the collaborative environment and innovation of new tools for the department.”
Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources at Tulane, David Banush notes “We are excited about hosting the Taylor Center at Howard-Tilton and look forward to working collaboratively with colleagues there to engage with the campus and local communities in fresh and imaginative ways.”
Over the summer, Taylor will not have a designated physical location but can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations to the Tulane Neuroscience Program for the formal launch of the Tulane Brain Institute, a program founded to support the neuroscience endeavors of Tulane students and faculty. Flower Hall will house the uptown research hubs of this new interdisciplinary program.