Atlanta Skyline of Downtown as the sunsets. Image provided by Georgia Tech.

Atlanta

Atlanta

We are proud to call Atlanta home. Atlanta is a city bursting with culture and creativity, thriving with a diverse community, and billowing with opportunity, and because of these advantages, we are able to explore the built environment on many scales. 

Inspiration in Our Backyard

As the "City of Neighborhoods," we envision the futures of our suburbs in addition to our urban areas. As the "City in a Forest," we can visualize how nature can be preserved as the world continues to grow and urbanize. As "the ATL," we see the global impact of our work and find ways to make broader connections to communities around the world.

The skywalker hand, a prosthetic hand designed to help amputees play music, plays the piano.The skywalker hand, a prosthetic hand designed to help amputees play music, plays the piano.

Music

Atlanta is among the top music cities in world, serving as a major hub for hip hop and overflowing with music venues, concerts, and festivals, which College of Design students not only love to visit but they even perform in these spaces. 

Architecture students collabroate with engineers and designers from across campus and extend into the Atlanta music scene. Are you familar with the School of Music at Georgia Tech? They're designing the future of music!

Students from the Summer 2019 Pre-College Camp stand in front of the sculpture at the High Museum of Art.

Art

From exhibitions to street art, Atlanta brings out the art-lover inside all of us. Our students benefit from their proximity to the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta, the Goat Farm, and so much more. Even our School showcases the exceptional work of our students in our End of Year Show, which takes place each April.

Building mural with a cityscape and the text Atlanta Made. Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash.

Movies

Atlanta is home to several film studios and it is not uncommon to receive notice of filming near the School of Architecture. Did you know that a degree in architecture can be applied to careers in production and set design? 

Our studios often collabroate with the School of Literature, Media, and Communicatons, which has additional ties to the entertainment industry. 

Photo from underneath a waterfall at Amicalola Falls State Park by Nathan New.

Outdoor Activities

Atlanta is often referred to as a City in a Forest. Unlike most large urban areas, our city resides under a lush canopy of trees. With our relatively mild seasons, you can enjoy the great outdoors throughout most of the year. Whether you're looking for a bike path, a park, a river trail, or a mountain climb, Atlanta is full of ways to get outside. 

We collaborate with the School of City & Regional Planning, even offering a dual M.Arch and MCRP program.

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