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Georgia Tech College of Design

Formerly known as the College of Architecture


About the College

A three-story wooden bench designed and cut by computer.

A broader definition of design

Because we are a part of Georgia Tech, technology is an essential part of our work, as is research. We use the design process to develop new technologies, anticipate the future of buildings and environments, and change the way people experience art, things and their immediate surroundings.

Unlike traditional art and design schools, we consider design as the intersection between technology and how we engage in the world. We regularly dig into the science behind what is clearly an art elsewhere. We draw the connection between design and technology, emphasizing human experiences, from products and soundscapes, to living in buildings and cities.

We use design to tackle real-world problems

Our School of Architecture uses the intersection between design and technology to solve anticipated challenges of buildings, fabrication, and urban design.

Our School of Building Construction extends the design process to practical outcomes of the construction industry and life-long building management.

One of the underlying principles of our School of City & Regional Planning is that efficient and human-friendly municipal environments need to be planned and designed.

Our School of Industrial Design takes a humanist and forward-looking approach to designing things and environments, but they also use the design process to further integrate – even invent – technologies and objects.

The creation that happens as part of studying music is realized through our School of Music’s technology programs, which include instrument invention, technology-driven composition and robotics.

Our research encompasses today's most pressing human and built environment issues, from accessibility, sustainability, and smart cities, to ground-breaking efforts in spatial analysis and music technology.

We are accredited.

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Our College's new name also means we have new information to share about our signature approach to design. We're ready to answer your questions or direct you to the faculty or staff member you're looking for.

See What We Do

We invite students, faculty and research scientists from every corner of the Institute to collaborate and innovate with us. We're inviting you, too! Whether you're a prospective student, a local entrepreneur or one of our impressive alumni, we welcome you to tour our buildings, attend our concerts and lectures, or experience our exhibits.