In every assessment, by any measure, folks just have to agree: the greatest asset of the School of Architecture is the students. Our undergraduate students are among the most academically well-prepared in the nation. Our graduate students bring unparalleled creativity forged from their diversity of cultural, intellectual, and disciplinary backgrounds. Our doctoral students are singularly focused and productive in pursuit of meaningful contributions to the field. This combination of cohorts across the five degree programs yields a student body with an extraordinary range of talents—criticality, imagination, inventiveness, and sheer problem-solving ability. It is a sum much bigger than the individual parts.
By orientation and by choice, students who choose to study architecture at Georgia Tech tend to share an awareness of the role that technology is playing in the transformation of the discipline. They grasp the role that innovation must play in meeting the challenges at hand. Sustainability, social responsibility, and an enterprising spirit are crucial and complementary values out of which architects must forge their vision as agents of change. Students are involved in helping set the direction for the School and for the future profession through participation in student governance and professional organizations, and they are recognized at our annual awards day each spring for their leadership and performance.