News and Events

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

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.

Upcoming Events

November 7, 2019

New Voices in Design Research, Fall 2019

Meet new faculty from Architecture, Industrial Design, and City Planning.
November 7, 2019

Healthy Lighting Design for Older Adults

This seminar will describe specific lighting needs of this growing population.
November 8, 2019

World Town Planning Day

Celebrate World Town Planning Day in the Kendeda Building.
December 12, 2019

Fall 2019 Launchpad

Student work from all years and programs in the Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design.

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.

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!

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