The pulse of any architecture school beats strongest in the design studio where individuals and teams push the limits of their creative and collaborative skill. But a vibrant and stimulating design culture doesn’t just happen by itself; it’s something we all have to nurture to sustain. At Georgia Tech, faculty and students all have a stake in cultivating an open and intellectually inclusive space where difficult questions can be raised, wicked problems confronted. “Designing the future” is not a cliché here; it is a challenge and a responsibility to seize every opportunity to imagine new possibilities, to be an agent of positive change through design.
Students at all levels of study, from freshmen to doctoral candidates, are encouraged to participate in the larger life of the School and to bring that energy and enthusiasm back into their studios and research labs. The lecture series. Student organizations. The Student Advisory Committee. Community outreach. By attending to the collective life, every individual can contribute to studio culture and to the illumination of the spirit of the School.