In roughly one year from today, Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business will open up a new physical location for its hospitality entrepreneurship program in the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI).
The NOCHI building has been in the works for a couple years in the former Artworks Building at 725 Howard Avenue in downtown New Orleans. Construction begins today (January 16).
“The Freeman School has a strong presence nationally and globally, but we’re especially focused on helping the New Orleans business community grow,” said Freeman Dean Ira Solomon. “With a premier location in downtown New Orleans, we hope to strengthen our efforts to drive economic development with programs that serve the needs of working professionals and increase tourism by attracting new visitors to the city and encouraging extant visitors to extend their stays.”
Tulane’s facility will take up 21,000 square feet on the NOCHI building. Four classroom spaces will be built out with the availability to hold 240 students and 19 faculty and staff.