Georgia Tech’s mission states, “We will be leaders in improving the human condition in Georgia, the United States, and around the globe.” The College of Design Diversity and Inclusion Council, re-established in September 2016, seeks to extend the Institute’s mission by fostering and enabling open dialogue within the College. The Council remains committed to our fundamental goal to broaden and raise awareness on key themes related to diversity and inclusion at Georgia Tech.
Anna McCuan and Jamieson Pye, juniors in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program, were shortlisted this summer for their submission in the Land Art Generator Design Competition for Melbourne, Australia. Their project titled, “Sentinel: Marking Energetic Flows Through Time” is a “design that gives back, while also bringing pause for reflection.”
On Tuesday, October 11, 2018, the Georgia Tech Women in Architecture un-veiled "The Veil," a design born on the Georgia Tech campus, fabricated in the Digital Fabrication Lab, and exhibited along the Atlanta Beltline has finally made its way home to Georgia Tech.
Researchers in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech have partnered with University College Cork (UCC) in the Republic of Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in Northern Ireland, and the City University of New York (CUNY) to develop the science, logistics, and design concepts to re-purpose composite material wind blades. The oldest wind turbine blades are coming out of service now, due either to the end of their fatigue life, or in many cases, functional obsolesce. The wind industry has no means to recycle or reuse the blades or the materials in them. Consequently, by 2050, it is anticipated that 39.8 million tons of these materials will need to be recycled.
The researchers have been working with Emory Brain Health to develop an “Empowerment Program” for people with mild cognitive impairment.
How can we redesign existing cities, their systems, and their policies to address 21st century challenges? To advance understanding and offer inspiration from designers and decision-makers, Mike Messner, alumnus of Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has generously chosen to support a series of public lectures from urban designers, city planners and architects. These public lectures and interviews will be presented by the School of Architecture in the College of Design at Georgia Tech.
Sensor technologies allow us to connect to things we have not been able to connect to before. Come hear about how far the last 20 have brought us and where we might be headed in the next 20 years.
Soleen Karim, graduate of the Dual Master of Architecture and Master of City and Regional Planning (’15) program at Georgia Tech, was featured in this summer’s edition of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. Together with her sister, Kurdeen Kiram, she co-founded Design4Refugees Corp, an organization that provides for the needs of people living in refugee camps in her family’s native Iraqi-Kurdistan as well as here in the U.S.
Rising juniors in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program, Anna McCuan and Jamieson Pye, were selected among the top 25 teams shorted listed for the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition. Their project, Sentinel: Marking Energetic Flows Through Time, will be featured in the 2018 LAGI exhibition in Melbourne, Australia and will later be featured in this year’s LAGI book, Energy Overlays.
Architectural Record’s fifth annual Women in Architecture awards recognized five recipients for their 2018 awards. Among the recipients, is professor and director of the Georgia Tech Master of Science in Urban Design program, Ellen Dunham-Jones. The award series was founded in 2014 to recognize the women in architecture who push boundaries in design in the categories of design leadership, new generation leadership, innovation, activism, and education.