Students were gearing up for their last week of studio for the spring semester when the news of the fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral reached our campus. Walking through the Hinman Research Building, students and faculty circled around monitors as they watched one of the world’s most identifiable structures disappear in smoke and flames.
Professor and director of the Georgia Tech Master of Science in Urban Design program, Ellen Dunham-Jones recently connected with WIRED’s Emily Dreyfuss to discuss mall culture and where it is heading today.
On May 8th, 2019, Professor John Peponis received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Thessaly, Greece. The award was conferred in recognition of distinguished contributions to the discipline of architecture, architectural research and architectural education in Greece and abroad.
The American Institute of Architects, Georgia Association (AIA Georgia) 2019 Design Awards recognized the top architectural projects by practitioners in Georgia and students currently enrolled in the state of Georgia. Twenty-two projects of the 147 entries that were submitted were awarded in the categories of Built, Unbuilt, Renovation/Restoration, Interior Architecture, Residential Over $1M, Residential Under $1M, Student Project, and People’s Choice.
This spring, 236 teams from 11 schools and programs at Georgia Tech participated in the Capstone Design Expo. Historically, the College of Engineering has dominated the participation at the Expo, but in recent years, the School of Architecture has become more involved, further proving that Georgia Tech also produces a helluva(n) architect, too.
In the beginning of the 2018 fall semester, Julie Kim, Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, assigned an article to her Vertical Studio class by Juhani Pallasmaa titled, “Light, Silence, and Spirituality in Architecture and Art.” Phuong "Karen" Tran, rising Bachelor of Science in Architecture student, was inspired by the article as she began work on her project for the semester. In “’Immersion…,’” Tran says, “a sanctuary arises from darkness, light, and human emotions.”
Joel Jassu was born in Banda, Uganda, which was becoming one of the worst slums of the capital city of Kampala during Joel’s childhood.
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The School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia is pleased to announce the launch of videos and podcasts from its popular lecture series, REDESIGNING CITIES: The Speedwell Foundation Talks @ Georgia Tech.
A team from Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture, School of Building Construction, and School of Computational Science and Engineering won first place in the category for net-zero energy, urban single-family home at the 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, April 12-14 2019, held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.