Scott Marble appointed new chair of Georgia Tech's School of Architecture. With Marble’s appointment, creative collaboration will become the hallmark of the school’s offerings, from the undergraduate degree through the Ph.D. Additionally, Marble’s emphasis on new technologies will address issues of sustainable practice, the increasing importance of big data and new design workflows.
The Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) is partnering with the American Planning Association (APA) on a recently awarded research project titled “Multimodal Planning at the Megaregional Scale.” The $145,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will support research to enhance transportation planning nationwide. The project objective is to advance the practice and application of transportation planning as it relates to the megaregional scale.
'Empathic Design' born from Jasmine Burton's experience as an Industrial Design student at Georgia Tech
We caught up with Burton before she left for Zambia (she'll be on a year-long fellowship with Society for Family Health and implementing her new design of toilet) to learn more about her design philosophy and how her experience at Georgia Tech played a part in her life-goals.
The Sino-U.S. Eco Urban Lab, a joint laboratory of Georgia Tech and Tongji University, is organizing the 2015 International Symposium on Eco Urban Design. The Symposium will take place in Shanghai on June 5-6 in 2015. Six Georgia Tech faculty, including professors Alan Balfour, John Crittenden, Catherine Ross, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Subhro Guhathakurta, and Perry Yang, will participate. They hope to initiate dialogue on the future research of ecological urban systems in the context of China’s rapid urbanization and its potential global impact. Faculty of Tongji University and the professional communities of architecture, city planning, and environment in Shanghai will join the conversation.
Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology was recently featured on NBC's TODAY Show for a story about the future of music.
The 2015 South Atlantic Region (SAR) Architecture for Health Annual Conference will take place on August 13th and 14th at the Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.