Georgia Tech’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students is the student counterpart of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). GT-NOMAS thrives to build a strong chapter of involved architecture students whose interests include the promotion of diversity--both in the academic and professional environments--and passions for design excellence, community engagement, and professional development.
Members hold a number of social, educational, philanthropic, and professional networking events on campus and in the community as well as annually participate in student design competitions both locally and on a national level.
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at Georgia Tech is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to providing unmatched progressive programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education.
The mission of the AIAS is to promote excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration, and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture. Georgia Tech AIAS is committed to helping members broaden their horizons within the architectural profession while promoting a healthy studio culture here at Tech and contributing to a sense of community within the School.
The student chapter of Equity in Architecture (formerly Women In Architecture) strives to further integrate the student body by promoting unity and equality between genders within the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The goals of the organization are: to increase awareness in the Georgia Tech community of the success, achievements, and history of women in the fields of Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Building Construction, Industrial Design, and Music; to promote leadership among women within the College of Design; to create role models and mentors within the College of Design and the greater Atlanta community; to establish life-long networking connections between the women in school and the professional women in Atlanta area; and to help voice the female opinion in the college on curriculum initiatives, faculty searches, and other academic decision-making boards.
ECO at Georgia Tech is a student-led organization focused on reviving the School of Architecture’s learning ecosystem for the betterment of the planet. The organization works to bring awareness of responsible material choices to net-zero studio practices that promote environmental wellness within our design community. ECO is based on the word Ecosystem, which is described as the interconnected relationship between humans and their direct environment. As a design community, we ask, "How can we connect with each other, our built environment, and the materials we use every day to create an environmentally conscious atmosphere? As designers, we are makers; therefore, ECO aims to improve recycling habits and reuse and re-purpose materials within multiple studios to reduce waste. ECO aims to expand our passion for sustainability to our direct community through interactive events with local schools and sharing models and materials. Through education, awareness, and collaboration, ECO works to foster a carbon-neutral design environment.