The Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture has appointed Dennis Shelden as the new director of the Ph.D. in Architecture program.
The Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture has appointed Russell Gentry as the new director of the Master of Science (M.S.) in Architecture program.
Jennifer DuBose, associate director of the SimTigrate Design Lab, has been promoted to principal research associate, the highest rank in the faculty research track at Georgia Tech.
Throughout Atlanta’s history, the city has notoriously struggled to preserve its original architecture, but Arnall T. “Pat” Connell was a successful champion for maintaining the architectural history of Atlanta. Connell passed away Thursday, June 13, 2018, leaving behind an important legacy in both the Georgia Tech School of Architecture and the historic preservation of Atlanta’s architecture.
The Georgia Smart Communities Challenge is a first-of-its-kind opportunity. It offers the selected communities $50,000 in grant funding, a partnership with a Georgia Tech research team, networking opportunities, and access to additional resources to help execute their projects as they move their communities toward “smart” futures. Ellen Dunham-Jones, School of Architecture professor and director of the Master of Science in Urban Design program, is the assigned researcher for the Shared Autonomous Vehicle Study.
In December 2017, students from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Architecture proposed an origami design that earned them an opportunity to travel to Japan to learn from Tomohiro Tachi, a widely-known origami expert and associate professor in graphic and computer sciences at the University of Tokyo.
Débora Mesa, partner with Ensamble Studio, has been appointed by the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture to the Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design (Ventulett Chair). The Ventulett Chair is made possible by a generous endowment created in honor of Georgia Tech alumnus Tom Ventulett, founding partner of tvsdesign in Atlanta. The intention of the Ventulett Chair is to engage an exceptional practitioner with a record of international leadership and excellence in architecture.
Vernelle A. A. Noel will join the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture for the Fall 2018 semester as a Ventulett NEXT Generation Visiting Fellow (NEXT Fellowship). The NEXT Fellowship is a two-year appointment intended for young faculty who are at the beginning of their careers and are interested in interdisciplinary teaching and research that merges design, technology and culture.
Each year, the Young Architects Forum of AIA Atlanta recognizes individuals and firms who demonstrate influence in the design community of Atlanta. This juried series is a public forum for architects and designers, early in their careers, to encourage an open exchange of ideas with both practitioners and the public. This year, Jeffrey Collins, instructor and Ph.D. candidate in the Georgia Tech School of Architecture will be honored as part of the event on Tuesday, May 22 at Ponce City Market.
It is no secret that Atlanta is experiencing significant growth and change throughout the city. The Central Atlanta Library, designed by Marcel Breuer, was completed in 1980, and now in 2018, will be undergoing a $50 million renovation. Sonit Bafna, Associate Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, sat down with Curbed Atlanta to discuss the preservation the library’s Brutalist façade.