School of Architecture

School of Architecture

Embedded in the heart of Atlanta and situated in a Tier 1 research institution, the Georgia Tech School of Architecture combines research, technology, and design to form a well-rounded, interdisciplinary, future-focused education as students prepare to make an impact on the built environment. 

Final Reviews

Interested in seeing our Final Reviews in action? We invite you to join us to see what's happening in our studios this semester. We do ask that if you plan to join a review that your video and audio are muted so as not to interrupt the reviews taking place.

Final Review Schedule

See How We Rank

The 2021 QS World Rankings ranked Georgia Tech is #23 in the world for architecture, which is also #6 of universities located in the U.S. The Master of Architecture degree is currently ranked #21 among the most admired architecture schools by DesignIntelligence. 

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Rendering of The Stockyards by Team Cattlyst

Student Finalists in ULI Hines Student Design Competition

Georgia Tech Architecture and Business Students Selected as Finalists in ULI Hines Student Design Competition!

Congrats to Team Cattlyst!

Students from architecture, urban design, business, and civil engineering disciplines at Georgia Tech were selected as finalists in the 2021 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition. Finalists receive a $10,000 prize.

 

Archival photo of African Americans standing in front of a home in Nicodemus after the Civil War.

Black Reconstruction Collective Panel

In the talk titled “Black Resilience,” we were given a tour of Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America curated by the Black Reconstruction Collective (BRC) and heard a discussion between BRC members and students from the Georgia Tech School of Architecture. 

This spring, the BRC is hosting three presentations at Penn State, Georgia Tech, and the University of South Carolina. The presentations are a rejoinder to the Vitruvian maxim “Firmness, Commodity, Delight,” which has been inscribed in architectural theory and history through Vitruvius’ Ten Books on Architecture and his description of the “ideal man” — yet that ideal figure is European, white, male, and able-bodied. Penn State's presentation was a response to Delight, Georgia Tech's presentation was a response to Firmness, and the presentation at USC will be a response to Commodity. 

 

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Dr. Tarek Rakha Named High Performance Building Lab Director

Assistant Professor Tarek Rakha was named director of the Georgia Tech High Performance Building Lab (HPBL) in January 2021, continuing the legacy of Professor Emeritus Godfried Augenbroe who retired in late 2019. 

“I am planning the HPBL’s future to develop performance informatics and energy simulation frameworks to empower design in facing climate change, by leading a team of researchers from multiple disciplines to focus on equitable built environment solutions,” Rakha said.

 

Front cover and table of contents for Architecture for Teens

Danielle Willkens Publishes Architecture Book for Teens

March 26, 2021

Dr. Danielle Willkens, assistant professor in the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, introduces younger audiences to the field of architecture with her new book Architecture for Teens. Willkens' new book offers readers an overview of the basic elements of architecture—structure, program, aesthetics, and region. The book also shares the vast career opportunities for architects that range from residential and commercial design to historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban planning, and more. Using real world examples, Willkens presents architectural projects, colorful illustrations, and thoughtful details of their impact.

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Georgia Tech Covid-19 Response Plan

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Our Commitment to Antiracism

As a school, we must take the momentum of this moment and build an antiracist infrastructure.
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Student Work

See our students' work currently exhibited in our 2020 End of Year Show.
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Research

Research is a major component of our design studios and courses. See our areas of specialization.
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Upcoming Events

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Visit Us

Connect with our Ambassadors, schedule a tour, and/or attend our events. We're excited to meet you!

We Are the SoA!

Featured project by Quynh Pham's Fabricated Homescapes project.

See Who Won the 2020 Portfolio Competition!

We wrap up each fall semester by hosting a Portfolio Competition and Celebration, and this year was no different. We're excited to announce this year's group of winning portfolios from each studio across the School of Architecture. 

Front cover of Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia

Dunham-Jones' Retrofitting Suburbia Research Continues

Ellen Dunham-Jones, professor and director of the urban design program at Georgia Tech, and June Williamson, Chair and associate professor at the City College of New York Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, have spent years researching the challenges faced by suburbs and future of dying malls around the U.S. On January 20, 2021, Dunham-Jones and Williamson published their newest book in their Retrofitting Suburbia series, Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges.

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Lars Spuybroek Merges Grace with Gravity in New Book

In his new book Grace and Gravity: Architectures of the Figure Professor Lars Spuybroek pushes the boundaries of architecture theory far beyond the comfort zone of academia, expanding it into a world where octopuses, monkeys, and horses are equally mixed with smartphones, cars and robots. 

The School of Architecture Lecture and Event Series

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Eva Kail and Dolores Hayden

Redesigning Cities and Suburbs for Women
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Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali & Bryan Lee, Jr.

Student Org Lecture | Environmental and Design Justice
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Justin Garrett Moore

TSW Lecture | Building Equity and Sustainability
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Billy Fleming and Nancy Levinson

Redesigning Cities with the Green New Deal

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