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. 

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Charles "Chuck" Eastman

1940 - 2020

On Monday, November 9, 2020, Charles Eastman, the “Father of Building Information Modeling” and beloved professor, passed away peacefully at his home.

He was known industry-wide as an originator of computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM). He joined Georgia Tech in 1996, and through professorships in the School of Architecture and the School of Interactive Computing, he put Georgia Tech at the forefront of computing-aided architecture and design. He founded the Georgia Tech Digital Building Lab and directed the Ph.D. in Architecture program from 2000-2008.

Professor Eastman’s legacy is seen in our Architecture programs and in his students who are now leaders in industry and universities around the world. As an influential professor, he mentored hundreds of students at Georgia Tech, UCLA, and Carnegie Mellon.

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. 

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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. 

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Georgia Tech Covid-19 Response Plan

We will frequently update this page with new information, resources, and virtual town hall invites.
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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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Ellen Dunham-Jones

This Year’s Holiday Shopping Must-Have is Space

It is that time of year when people visit malls and shopping centers to shop and soak up the holiday season. This year, in true 2020 fashion, even the traditional holiday shopping experience will be disrupted. But not necessarily for obvious reasons. Enclosed spaces, from large malls to small standalone shops, face new challenges as consumers opt to shop online instead of in-person, as a matter of safety. The changes we will see in this year’s holiday shopping season were set in motion years ago, said Ellen Dunham-Jones.

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Georgia Tech Team Receives NSF Grant

Changing the Game for the Afterlife of Wind Turbine Blades

Wind turbines are, by design, green solutions for the production of power. Wind turbines produce zero carbon emissions; however, the blades themselves pose an environmental challenge as the blades depreciate. To address this concern, the Georgia Institute of Technology in partnership with Logisticus Group was awarded the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) grant.

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Researcher and Alumna Celebrate Healthcare Design Awards

September 10, 2020

Two of this year’s Healthcare Design Awards (HDC) honorees are School of Architecture alumni with close ties with SimTigrate Design Lab. Zorana Matić-Isautier and Lisa Lim are recognized for their achievements as designers and architects in the healthcare industry.  

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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