From urban design to community development to civic leadership to education, with a stop at the Loeb Fellowship, Maurice Cox (LF 2005) has taken an unusual path to his role as architectural educator. On July 1 he was named associate dean for community engagement and director of Tulane City Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Cox has received national acclaim for his ability to incorporate active citizen participation into the design process while achieving the highest quality of design excellence. His appreciation of civic process led him to politics, and during his term as mayor of Charlottesville, VA, the city was ranked as the “#1 Best Place to Live in the USA & Canada” by Frommer’s Cities Ranked and Rated 2004.
As co-founder of the SEED (Social, Economic, Environmental, Design) Network and former design director of the National Endowment for the Arts, Cox has been a national leader in the public interest design movement. He sees his new role at Tulane as a platform to showcase the achievements of democratic design practices. Read the press release