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Design, the Georgia Tech Way

Design, the Georgia Tech Way

We think it's important to understand how technology enables better design, and how to fuse that technology into buildings, products, lifestyles, cities, regions, and even healthcare.

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

We are so proud of the College of Design students who earned their degrees in Spring 2020. Their achievement is unique in our times, and we can't wait to experience the future they design. 

School of Architecture Chair Scott Marble looks at students in the Hinman Building from the second floor balcony.

Architecture Year in Review

Watch the School of Architecture video that shows highlights from the 2019-2020 Academic Year.
School of Building Construction graduate Charisse Spence poses in her graduation cap.

Building Construction's Future Leaders

Meet the School of Building Construction's graduating class of 2020.
An industrial design student gives a presentation during the Launchpad event.

Launchpad End of Semester Show

The School of Industrial Design shows off their studio work and student portfolios.
Three School of City and Regional Planning students clap and smile over their shoulders.

City & Regional Planning Awards

The School of City and Regional Planning celebrate their award-winning students.
SimTigrate researchers test design layouts in a biocontainment unit mockup on the Georgia Tech campus.

Researchers’ Guidelines Could Keep Healthcare Workers Safe

Guidelines that could help protect health care workers as they test and treat COVID-19 patients have been issued by researchers at Georgia Tech's SimTigrate Design Lab.

The recommendations are contained in a white paper that looks at ways to design biocontainment units so health care workers don’t contaminate themselves when they remove their personal protective equipment (PPE). 

Tips From CIDI to Make Digital Learning Accessible

A student sits at a table, using a tablet and wearing headphones.
Photo: Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) recognizes the value and importance of providing a fully inclusive online experience for people with disabilities so they are not left behind. In light of the continued nation-wide transition from traditional classroom instruction to online instruction, CIDI aggregated resources and instructions for accessible documents. These resources also help build a universal understanding of why accessibility is important.

Majors and Degrees

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Undergraduate Programs

Our bachelor of science degrees combine creativity, collaboration, and technology.
Shimon the robotic, improvising, and singing robot plays music with graduate students.

Graduate Programs

Our graduate students use design to solve real-world problems and develop new technologies.
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Degrees and Certificates

A full list of the College of Design degrees, minors, and certificates.

Design Research

Our six research centers focus on a range of crucial issues, many of which impact our daily lives. Our topics include the development of cities and regions, the healthcare environment, helping those with physical limitations, and new ways to create music.

Latest News

The vision of the Cognitive Empowerment Program is to revolutionize the experience of people affected by Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Request for Seed Grant Pre-Proposals

The Cognitive Empowerment Program's Innovation Accelerator is offering seed grants to support research.
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Facility Management Program Now ABET Accredited

With ABET, the accreditation prepares students to enter a global workforce.
Photo of School of Architecture faculty flying a drone.

HPB Lab Awarded $1.4M From DOE

Lab to develop building envelope diagnostics, modeling.
Photo of Jason Barnes behind a drum kit wearing a prosthetic drumming arm.

CMT Prosthetic Drum Arm Wins Guinness

Drummer uses CMT technology to win a Guinness World Record.
A grayscale architectural drawing of tall hotel.

Architecture Students Win First Prize

Our students won the HERE + NOW international student design competition.
A photo of the Atlanta Hilton lobby, full of costumed convention goers during Dragon Con, with the student BuzzRa project on the right.

Design Geeks Out About Fan Conventions

Faculty and students from our Schools and Research Centers analyze Dragon Con.
A children's hospital worker wears protective clothing in a quarantine room.

SimTigrate’s Research Published by CDC

The lab's design of biocontainment units is in use at two Atlanta hospitals.
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Handbook of Int'l Planning Education

Our Dean, Associate Dean for Research, and two school chairs edited this first-ever book.
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The Board of Regents of Georgia granted the degree STEM-accreditation.

Media Inquiries

Ann Hoevel
Director of Communications
College of Design
E-mail Ann Hoevel
+1 404-385-0693