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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.

Steve Chininis, Wayne Li, Kevin Shankwiler.

Industrial Design Faculty Explain Holiday Product Design

As much as consumers felt the effects of supply chain backlogs during this year’s holiday season, industrial designers and entire holiday merchandise teams are dealing with them, too. Three School of Industrial Design faculty join colleagues from the Scheller College of Business to explain how seasonal products are made and the results of a holiday product design cycle challenged by a pandemic and resulting complications.

Now Hiring: Chair of the School of Architecture

The College of Design invites nominations and applications for the Chair of the School of Architecture. We are seeking a strong academic leader who can fuse our strengths in building design and research into a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence in design pedagogy for the 21st century.

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Ellen M. Bassett Selected as Dean of College of Design

After a national search, Ellen M. Bassett has been selected as the John Portman Dean’s Chair of Georgia Tech’s College of Design, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Bassett is currently a professor of urban and environmental planning and the associate dean for Research in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. She also directs the school’s Real Estate Design and Development certificate program. 

2022 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Meet our 26 semifinalists and vote for your favorites. Through our gallery, you'll be able to meet each of the creators and watch them perform with their instruments.

Your vote helps decide who advances to the competition's final round at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta on March 11 and 12, 2022 to compete for $10,000 in prizes.


A Robot and Human Experience

FOREST is the performative outcome of an NSF-funded project aimed at enhancing trust between humans and robots through sound and gesture.

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that embedding emotion-driven sounds and gestures in robotic arms help establish trust and likability between humans and their AI counterparts.

Tzu-Chieh Kurt Hong Wins 2002 ARCC Dissertation Award

The Board of Directors of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium awards recognize and advance state-of-the-art research in architecture and related design fields. Kurt Hong won the award for his Ph.D. dissertation that examined “reworking (solving) the perennial problem of shape recognition (embedding) in CAD modeling.”

An archtiectural photo collage of English Avenue as it is now and how it could be.

Flourishing Communities Collaborative Wins PIT-UN Grant

Julie Kim, associate chair for the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, is committed to empower entire communities through design thinking and technology.

For several months, Kim, her fellow faculty, and their undergraduate and graduate students have leveraged Georgia Tech resources to address critical problems in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood.

“That’s why this grant is so special,” Kim said. “We’re working hand in hand with the community. We’re providing them with specific tools that allow them to understand how to use design thinking to solve their problems.”

Photo: Monica Rizk, M Arch 2022

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.

Honors and Recognition

Ellen Dunham-Jones and the coauthor of her book.

Dunham-Jones Wins National Book Award

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Our Faculty on 2 Civic Innovation Challenge Awards

Catherine Ross

Catherine Ross Receives Regents Recognition

Chloe Kiernicki

Architecture Student Wins Fullbright

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Instructors on the CIOS Honor Roll

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Faculty, Researchers Win C21U Grants

New Master of Science in Urban Analytics

The Georgia Tech College of Design is proud to announce its newest interdisciplinary degree, the Master of Science in Urban Analytics (MSUA). The School of City and Regional Planning will administer the degree in partnership with the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), and School of Interactive Computing (IC). 

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.

Media Inquiries

Ann Hoevel
Director of Communications
College of Design
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