Community outreach is fundamental to a public university and is essential to the strategic vision of Georgia Tech. The College of Architecture strives to be welcoming and inclusive place for its students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and community. We pride ourselves on participating in meaningful projects that will make our graduates good global citizens and help the communities in which we operate. Our outreach initiatives involve curricular and extracurricular projects, alumni engagement, K-12 initiatives, and networking and professional development opportunities.
BROWSE SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES through the Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing(CEISMC).
Each of our schools engages with the City of Atlanta in various ways. The Schools of City and Regional Planning and Architecture use the city as its laboratory with many of its design and planning studios focusing on solving urban issues. The School of Music partners with the Woodruff Arts Center to host concerts, as well as develop summer programming for urban youth interested in music technology. The School of Industrial Design and its student chapter of Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) worked with the Atlanta Public Schools and Grady High School’s digital design course and to engage the students in brainstorming, investigation, design, prototyping, and fabrication of a product. Our Building Construction students and faculty participate in a variety of projects that include volunteer work, Habitat for Humanity, and K-12 initiatives promoting construction and engineering as career paths for inner city youth.
In addition to hosting various school groups interested in the design and built environment, each summer the College offers summer enrichment programs in partnership with Georgia Tech’s CEISMC. The Career Discovery in Architecture Program reaches out to area high school students and exposes them to design.
- Design Charette with Industrial Designers Society of America, the School of Industrial Design, and Atlanta Public Schools
- Advising in competitions such as the First LEGO League Challenge.
- The Westside Community Alliance
- Studio projects like the award-winning Fort McPherson Action Plan and Lithonia, Ga. “DIY” Urbanism project
- Installations on the Atlanta Beltline
- Public lecture series, performances, and art exhibitions