The mission of the Tulane School of Architecture is to prepare students for leadership positions in the design professions and in their communities. This school aspires to provide the highest quality professional education in architecture, to develop and conserve knowledge, and to promote excellence and innovation in architecture, landscape urbanism, preservation, and urban and environmental design and development. The School aspires to reach many students within and beyond Richardson Memorial Hall through undergraduate minors in Architecture, Certificate in Preservation, and through the minor in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. The School recognizes the centrality of design thinking as a process of synthesis that incorporates history, theory, technology, economics, behavior, and culture. The School supports diversity and meaningful engagement with urban and community issues, while embracing the creative potential and imperative of sustainable design.