News and Events

Learn about the latest accomplishments in the College of Design and mark your calendar for our intriguing design events!

Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Complicate Holiday Travel

Dean Steven P. French and professor Catherine Ross weigh in on the ways natural disasters and extreme weather will affect Thanksgiving travel in several parts of the country this year. From Oklahoma to California, holiday trips will be very different this year.

Upcoming Events

January 22, 2020

Building Carbon Positive Cities Panel Discussion

Portman Prize Studio Critic, Alan Organschi, and School of Architecture Chair, Scott Marble, discuss carbon positive cities.
February 28, 2020

MOOG Hackathon

Entrants design and build novel musical instruments with MOOG platforms and help from the Center for Music Technology.
March 7, 2020

The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Free admission to the art, music, and technology fair as well as the Guthman Competition Concert.

Marching Band Leaders: 95 Years Of Helping Atlanta

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band was founded in 1908 by 14 Georgia Tech students. Expectedly, this marching band was pretty good at math and engineering. But it may surprise you to learn how exceptional they have been -- and still are -- at leadership.

Recent College Work

Our faculty publish their research and academic advancement to several professional journals, as well as to SmarTech, the Georgia Tech library’s repository for Institute intellectual property. Use the links below to experience some of our most recent work!

Design Schools Geek Out About Local Fan Convention

Fan conventions are a thriving industry, full of eye-popping cosplay, celebrity encounters, and enthusiastic meetings-of-minds. But look past the party atmosphere, and you’ll see a robust design-thinking environment, said Georgia Tech College of Design faculty.

From city planning and geospatial analysis, to the cultural implications of costume architecture, to emerging connections between the maker community and industries like industrial design, there’s a lot more happening at a fan convention than anyone attending might realize.

More News from College of Design

International Planning Education

College leadership edited The Routledge Handbook of International Planning Education, released this month.


The Georgia Tech Master of Science in Urban Design (MSUD) is a STEM-accredited degree program.

Marching Band Unveils New Uniforms

New uniforms for the first time in nearly a decade, thanks to Adidas.

New CIDI Director Chantal Kerssens

As executive director, she will lead the Center’s expansion into digital environments and digital therapeutics.

LeBlanc: Notre-Dame de Paris' Future

Jude LeBlanc led the Paris portion of this summer's Modern Architecture and Modern City international educational program.

Nostalgia of Malls, Why They Are Dying Today

Ellen Dunham-Jones recently connected with WIRED’s Emily Dreyfuss to discuss mall culture and where it is heading today.

Researchers in Smart Communities Challenge

Two College of Design researchers are each on a winning team in the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge for 2019.

AEC 'Dream Team' Talks UAS

The First Annual Symposium for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the Built Environment was the first of its kind at Tech.

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