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. 

Tzu-Chieh Kurt Hong Wins 2022 ARCC Dissertation Award

The Board of Directors of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium awards recognize and advance state-of-the-art research in architecture and related design fields. Kurt Hong won the award for his Ph.D. dissertation that examined “reworking (solving) the perennial problem of shape recognition (embedding) in CAD modeling.”

A collage of photos showing English Avenue as it is now and how it could be.

Flourishing Communities Collaborative Wins PIT-UN Grant

Julie Kim, associate chair for the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, is committed to empower entire communities through design thinking and technology.

For several months, Kim, her fellow faculty, and their undergraduate and graduate students have leveraged Georgia Tech resources to address critical problems in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood.

“That’s why this grant is so special,” Kim said. “We’re working hand in hand with the community. We’re providing them with specific tools that allow them to understand how to use design thinking to solve their problems.”

Photo: Monica Rizk, M Arch 2022

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Professor Dunham-Jones Receives National Book Award

The 2021 Great Places Award for books has Georgia Tech written all over it. Georgia Tech MSUD director Ellen Dunham-Jones received the award for "Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges". Dunham-Jones' co-writer, City College of New York architecture chair June Williamson, is a former visiting assistant professor at Georgia Tech.

Presented by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), in partnership with Project for Public Spaces, the Great Places Awards uniquely recognize work that combines expertise in design, research, and practice, and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places that capture the public imagination. 

See How We Rank

The 2021 QS World Rankings ranked Georgia Tech #6 in the U.S. for architecture and #23 in the world. Georgia Tech ranks in the the top ten across nine DesignIntelligence focus areas. 

QS World Rankings
Shaunitra Wisdom poses holds her award alongside Archie Ervin and Keona Lewis.

Shaunitra Wisdom Receives 2021 Diversity Champion Award

Shaunitra Wisdom, academic advisor for the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, was recognized as the 2021 Staff Award Winner at the Diversity Champion Awards. The Diversity Champion Awards recognize members of the faculty, staff, and student body who are advancing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Georgia Tech community.

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Vernelle A. A. Noel Launches AI Project


Funded through Mozilla’s Creative Media Awards, “Artificial Intelligence + Carnival + Creativity” shows that AI, which has become another source of oppression for historically marginalized communities, can also be harnessed to extend black creativity and joy.

School of Architecture Lecture Series

September 8

Mechanicsville 2030

Lecture | Ryan Roark

An introduction to Roark's exhibition at the Atlanta Preservation Center.
September 15

ReDesigning Cities in Science Fiction

Lisa Yaszek and Shaunitra Wisdom

What can urbanists learn from how Sci-Fi authors have imagined cities?
September 22

Connecting the Dots...

Lecture | Herman Howard

Herman Howard will discuss the creation of significant moments in the urban fabric.
September 29

Computers, Craft, and Culture

Lecture | Vernelle A. A. Noel

Vernelle A. A. Noel will discuss creative and critical inquiry into computation design.

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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 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.
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