Meet Taylor’s New SE Professor

The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking is pleased to announce Cordula Roser Gray as the Beers Professorship II in Social Entrepreneurship and Cole Fellow starting January 1, 2018.

Cordula Roser Gray is a Professor of Practice at the Tulane School of Architecture. Roser Gray is an architect/designer and the principal of crgarchitecture, a multidisciplinary, collaborative design firm based in New Orleans. crgarchitecture, often in conjunction with other practitioners and organizations, investigates multi-scalar responses to immediate contextual conditions, merging urban analysis, urban prototyping, planning and academic research with the challenges of identifying and connecting local and extended communal opportunities. With experiences abroad and nationally, the firm focuses on the development of proposals that address economic, ecological, and cultural aspects at the community scale, from the residential to urban master planning frameworks.

Roser Gray has been actively engaged in numerous projects that encourage social entrepreneurship, environmental responsibility and communal start -up scenarios, goals that fall in line with human-centered thinking and innovation. As a social entrepreneurship professor, Roser Gray plans to identify opportunities to connect academia with entrepreneurship and develop interdisciplinary concepts for urban place-making through citizen-focused prototyping and master planning.

Roser Gray received her diploma in Architecture from the Technische Fachhochschule in Berlin, Germany and is a registered architect in New York and Louisiana.