With the Super Bowl taking place in our own backyard, we felt it was apropos to take a look at what stadia represent and discuss how stadia design can add value to city’s identity. “[Stadia] really are secular cathedrals,” said Benjamin Flowers, professor in the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, recently appointed associate vice provost for advocacy and conflict resolution, and our very own stadia expert. Flowers’ newest book, Beautiful Moves: Designing Stadia, takes a deep dive into the design of stadia, calling it “an architectural type as captivating as the play occurring on the pitch.”
While urban automation delivers many benefits, its various forms raise issues of access, privacy, safety, trust, and discrimination. These issues raise ethical questions that should be addressed in its design and deployment.
Tristan Al-Haddad, part-time lecturer for the School of Architecture, is currently constructing a piece of weathering steel titled Nimbus in Minneapolis, MN across the street from the Central Library. Commissioned by the City of Minneapolis as an extension of the redesign of the Nicolett Mall, Nimbus was inspired by halos of light and by art featuring elegant poses signifying levitation and stillness. Despite its steel structure, Nimbus seemingly defies gravity.
The Architect's Newspaper has announced their 2018 Best of Design Award winners, and Marble Fairbanks, founded by the School of Architecture Chair, Scott Marble, won in the Public category for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
James Cramer, part-time lecturer in the School of Architecture, reflects on George H.W. Bush's contribution to universal design and its impact in the fields of architecture and building construction around the U.S.
Keith Kaseman, assistant professor, and Jonathan Dessi-Olive, Ventulett NEXT Generation Visiting Fellow, along with Master of Architecture students, Daniela Marquez and Joel Jassu, joined over a dozen other experts from around the world in architecture, engineering, drone technology, digital fabrication, and community leadership for a think tank on droneports, a new typology for civic space in East Africa.
SimTigrate Design Lab, the Institute for People and Technology, and other programs and labs across campus will join in the innovative research and therapy program for people with the brain condition.
The College of Design Diversity and Inclusion Council seeks to foster open dialogue within the College. This fall, the Council invited a panel to share their experiences and start a conversation. The panel also answered questions submitted later.
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.