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Georgia Tech College of Design and the Atlanta skyline

 

The Heart of Georgia Tech

It's especially helpful for prospective students and applicants to visit the Georgia Tech campus, meet our faculty, staff, and current students, and get an idea of what it's like to be a student here at the School of City & Regional Planning. Our annual Open House takes place every Spring, and we encourage both prospective and accepted students to join us. More frequently, we host information sessions that are catered towards prospective master and doctoral students.

If you are unable to attend an information session or Open House, you're welcome to visit the office during business hours (please reference Georgia Tech’s academic calendar for specific dates and holidays). We encourage you to visit in the Fall or Spring semesters when the largest numbers of students and faculty are present. However, we encourage you to get most of your answers from this website or plan your visit during one of our scheduled sessions when we are prepared to dedicate ample time to prospective students and their families. We know the importance of getting the correct information to prospective students and hope you understand that the department must do this in a way that also allows our staff and faculty to continue to effectively work, teach, and serve the department and our current students. 

To arrange a visit, contact our Academic Advisor Katrina Patton at +1.404.894.2353 or katrina.patton@design.gatech.edu

The City & Regional Planning Offices are located in the East Architecture Building, Suite 204. The main Architecture buildings are located in the heart of the Georgia Tech campus. The two-story brick East Architecture building is the first academic building west of the fraternities on the north side of Fourth St.

School of City and Regional Planning
245 Fourth St. NW
Suite 204
Atlanta, GA 30324

 

Future Students at City and Regional Planning Open House

 

Information Sessions

We typically hold three information session during each academic year: two in the fall and one in the spring. Prospective students get the opportunity to visit our campus and learn about city planning, our faculty research and engagement, what our graduates do while in school and after graduation, and each of our degree programs. These sessions generally last about 4 hours in the morning, with the opportunity for one-on-one time with faculty upon request.

Our next information sessions for the Spring have ended. Please register for Open House to get the most out of your visit!

 

Open House

Open House is the best way to get the most in depth feel of what it will be like to study at our school. Every Spring the free, day-long event includes a presentation by the Student Planning Association, panel sessions with students and faculty from each of our degree programs, a planning bus tour of Atlanta, time to interact with the faculty, and a specializations fair.

The 2017 Open House will take place on March 31, 2017 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please register now to secure your spot!

Google Map screengrab of campus

 

Taking MARTA to Georgia Tech

The Tech Trolley is available from the Midtown MARTA (Atlanta's rapid rail system) station to various points on campus. The Georgia Tech Parking & Transportation website has more information.

The North Station MARTA stop is located at the south end of campus. Exit the station onto North Ave and turn right to cross the connector and enter campus.
 

 

Driving Directions to the College of Design

From east or west of Atlanta: Take I-20 into Atlanta, then take Interstate 75/85 North and follow directions below for "From south of Atlanta"

From south of Atlanta and Atlanta Airport: Take Interstate 85/75 north to exit 250, Tenth St. toward Georgia Tech/Fourteenth St. Turn left on 10th St. Travel .2 miles and turn left on Fowler St. Travel .4 miles and turn right on Fourth St. Travel .1 miles and the East and West Architecture Buildings (the College of Design's home buildings) will be on your right.

From north of Atlanta: Take Interstate 75/85 south to exit 249D, toward Georgia Tech/US-78/US-278/North Ave. Turn right onto North Ave. Travel less than .1 miles and turn right on Techwood Dr. Travel .3 miles and turn left on Fourth St. Travel .2 miles and the East and West Architecture Buildings will be on your right.

From east or west of Atlanta: Take I-20 into Atlanta, then take Interstate 75/85 North and follow directions below for "From south of Atlanta."

 

Visitor Parking 

There are several visitor parking lots available on campus on a first-come, first-serve basis. We suggest the parking deck at Technology Square, located fewer than four blocks from the East and West Architecture buildings. Rates range from $1.00 for less than one hour to $10.00 for an entire day. To get there from Techwood Dr. or Fowler St., go east on Fifth St. toward Technology Square. Turn right onto Spring St. The entrance is the first driveway on the right, immediately after the GT Hotel and Conference Center.

From the Technology Square parking deck, walk three blocks west on Fifth St. across the Fifth St. Bridge. The rear of the East and West Architecture Buildings will be on the left, beside the Klaus Advanced Computing Building. Georgia Tech’s complimentary shuttle, the Tech Trolley, also runs from Technology Square and stops on Fifth St. close to the rear of the East and West Architecture Buildings.

Other visitor parking areas can be found at this link. We suggest Area 3 (Ferst Dr. & Regents Dr.) located near the Campus Recreation Center, or Area 4 (State Street Visitor Lot) located on Ferst Dr., between Hemphill and State Street.
 

 

Transportation from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Take MARTA for an easy 25-minute subway ride. The train leaves frequently and no route changes are necessary to arrive at the Midtown station.

Super Shuttle: Transportation from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Please call the office at +1.404.894.2350 if you have any further questions or need assistance.