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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.

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Michelle Rinehart Appointed Interim Dean

Michelle Rinehart, associate dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach in Georgia Tech’s College of Design, has been appointed interim dean of the College, effective August 1, 2021. Dean Steve French, who has served since 2013, will return to the faculty in the School of City and Regional Planning.

“Michelle is a skilled administrator and leader who invests incredible energy in her colleagues, students, and the Institute overall. We are grateful for her leadership through this transition,” said Steven W. McLaughlin, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs.

New School Chairs Announced

Ece Erdogmus

Ece Erdogmus, School of Building Construction

Erdogmus begins as the new chair of the School of Building Construction, effective July 1, 2021.
Gulsah Akar

Gulsah Akar, School of City & Regional Planning

Akar begins as the new chair of the School of City & Regional Planning, effective July 1, 2021.
EunSook Kwon

EunSook Kwon, School of Industrial Design

Kwon begins as the new chair of the School of Industrial Design, effective August 1, 2021.

Majors and Degrees

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Undergraduate Programs

Our bachelor of science degrees combine creativity, collaboration, and technology.
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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.
Baabak Ashuri and Catherine Ross

What You Need to Know: Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

Baabak Ashuri and Catherine Ross are two of our resident College of Design infrastructure experts. Their expertise in transportation and infrastructure has come up a number of times in the last few weeks as Congress has debated the infrastructure package. When we saw the bipartisan agreement on the infrastructure package that was announced on Thursday, June 24, we called Ashuri and Ross to get their take.

New Master of Science in Urban Analytics Launches Fall 2021

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). 

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Brian Stone Publishes New Research on Electric Grid Failure

The New York Times covered new research from Brian Stone on combined heat waves and power outages. Stone's research was published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology and is the result of a five year study of heat risk during critical infrastructure failures.

The study finds that millions of residents across large U.S. cities are at risk of heat illness or death from a concurrent heat wave and blackout event. It also finds that major blackouts have increased by more than 60% over the last five years in the U.S.

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.

The Dean's Forum

Steven French, the Dean and John Portman Chair of the College of Design, has a unique view of the design process. As a dean at Georgia Tech, he sees new technologies and research earlier than most of his peers. As the head of a design college, he oversees the incorporation of technology into traditional design disciplines. Watch the videos below to learn more about the Georgia Tech design perspective, as Dean French talks about topics that matter to our students, faculty, and researchers.

Georgia Tech Library: History and Design

Humanitarian Design: Jasmine Burton

The Structural Feasibility of a Gingerbread House

Entrepreneur Mixes ID, Architecture

Teaching Design in the Time of Covid-19

Latest News

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Linking Transportation, Housing, & Health

Catherine Ross discussed transportation and equity in testimony before the House Committee on Appropriations Transportation.
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Industrial Design Student Wins InVenture Prize

Aya Ayoubi’s unique garment, the Delta Jacket, took home top honors at Georgia Tech’s 13th InVenture Prize competition.
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Segulharpa Wins 2021 Guthman Competition

New and unique among electro-acoustic instruments, this large circular instrument "bows" 25 steel strings.
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Alumnus Builds a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Sean Warner chose to major in Building Construction because he thought it would help his business succeed.
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Facility Management Program Now ABET Accredited

With ABET, the accreditation prepares students to enter a global workforce.
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HPB Lab Awarded $1.4M From DOE

Lab to develop building envelope diagnostics, modeling.
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CMT Prosthetic Drum Arm Wins Guinness

Drummer uses CMT technology to win a Guinness World Record.
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Architecture Students Win First Prize

Our students won the HERE + NOW international student design competition.

Media Inquiries

Ann Hoevel
Director of Communications
College of Design
E-mail Ann Hoevel
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