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. 

Page of student notes on Urban Design, with accompanying sketches

Ukrainian Students Turn to Tech for Rebuilding Expertise

When 100 Ukrainian women from STEM IS FEM wanted to learn how to rebuild their country, they asked Georgia Tech’s Ellen Dunham-Jones. She recently met with the group to introduce them to urban design.

Bjarke Ingels sits in the lecture audience before his presentation.

Bjarke Ingel's Lesson for Georgia Tech Students

Portman Prize Lecture: BIG's Plan for the Planet

Bjarke Ingels is one of the few architects bold enough to consider architecture based on planet-level data. And as the Portman Prize Studio Lecturer, he explained to School of Architecture students his “Plan for the Planet”. The lecture is part of an initiative in the School to help students learn about integrating technical considerations into the design process. 

Spring 2023 Lectures


BIG's Plan for the Planet

Portman Prize Lecture

Featuring Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group

Big Solutions With Small Scale Housing

TSW Lecture

Featuring Dan Parolek of Opticos Design

Where Does Design Begin?

Doug Allen Lecture


Reimagining Suburban Neighborhood Infrastructure

Atlanta Talks


Re-Designing for a Circular Economy

Atlanta Talks


Reimagining Building Scale Infrastructure

Atlanta Talks

Vernelle A. A. Noel Asks, 'What's a Line?'

A computational design scholar, architect, and artist Vernelle A. A. Noel is the curator of the Graham Foundation-funded exhibit Design and Making in the Trinidad Carnival: Histories, Re-imaginations, and Speculations of Computational Design Futures. Find out how she connects architecture, computation, and culture through wire bending and lines.

Smart City Systems Design panelists presents research.

Urban Research: Smart City Design, Global Sustainability

Georgia Tech offers enormous capacity to develop education, research

Inspired by Perry Yang’s urban research, the Smart Cities Systems Design panel discussed ways city design and technology can give communities a more sustainable, resilient, and socially inclusive future. Future city development is becoming much more data-driven and tied to human experiences. “Unlike the internet [era], a tabula rasa of virtual reality, the new era of internet of things creates a paradigm of placemaking, integrating the physical and digital world.”

Explore Our School

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 2021 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.
Three students present a project on a monitor in the Hinman Research Building

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Isaac Wasson and Charles Kim pose with the model of their winning bridge design.

Bridging the Gap to the Westside

Inspired by one of modern London’s most famous landmarks, architecture student Charles Kim and civil engineering student Isaac Wasson created a winning design for a bridge to guide future growth of Georgia Tech’s campus and the city of Atlanta.

New Grant, New Phase

Last year, Julie Kim's team won a $180,000 grant to continue collaborating with the English Avenue community, identifying needs and planning solutions. This year, they’ve won another $180,000 to build on the momentum of their work.

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