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. 

Design Intelligence Surveys

Professionals with hiring/supervising responsibilities and students/recent graduates, we would like to encourage you to complete the DesignIntelligence surveys. This year, DesignIntelligence has turned their focus to rank the strengths of architecture programs. The deadline to complete the surveys has been extended to August 6, 2021. We appreciate your participation. 

Professional Survey

This is for professionals with hiring/supervising responsibilities.

Student Survey

This is for graduate students and recent graduates.

Rendering of Museum of Mappings

End of Year Show

We are excited to share our virtual End of Year Show! Browse designs from our undergraduate and graduate studios as well as our courses and electives from the 2020-2021 academic year.


Awards Day 2021

Our annual End of Year Awards Program is where we come together as a school to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work that our students have done during their time at Georgia Tech.

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Remembering Professor Godfried Augenbroe

A Pioneer for Building Simulation Research

Professor Godfried “Fried” Augenbroe passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021. Augenbroe founded and directed the High Performance Building Lab, which researches and invents state-of-the-art, sustainable building technology. Augenbroe advised Ph.D. candidates in the high performance building specialization and Master of Science in Architecture students.

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.

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. 

QS World Rankings

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Georgia Tech Covid-19 Operations Update

Georgia Tech will update this page with new information and resources.
Current students, faculty, and guests on stage at the Equity in Architecture forum in the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium

Our Commitment to Antiracism

As a school, we must take the momentum of this moment and build an antiracist infrastructure.
Interior rendering by Jiayu Wang from Debora Mesa's Spring 2019 Design and Research Studio

Student Work

See our students' work currently exhibited in our 2020 End of Year Show.
Research from Environmental Systems, Spring 2019 Course


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

Register for an upcoming lecture, symposium, open house, and more.
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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!

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. 


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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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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.


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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.

The School of Architecture Lecture and Event Series

Archival Photo from the Library of Congress

Black Reconstruction Collective

Black Resilience
School of Architecture Black Alumni

Black Alumni Panel

Chelsea Davis, William Stanley, Ralph Raymond, and Sydney Henry
Walter Hood

Walter Hood

Douglas C. Allen Lecture
Perry Carter

Perry Carter

Academy of Medicine Lecture


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