Students and faculty during Open House

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Visit Us

It's especially helpful for prospective students and applicants to visit the Georgia Tech campus. Making the visit means you can meet our faculty, staff, and current students. There is no better way to get an idea of what it's like to be a student here at the School of City & Regional Planning.

Plan Your Visit

Every application cycle we host information sessions for prospective master and doctoral students. Our annual Open House takes place every Spring, and we encourage accepted students to join us for the day.

We strongly encourage you to visit during formal information sessions when the largest numbers of students and faculty are available and we can dedicate ample time to prospective students.

If you are unable to attend a formal information session or Open House, we recommend contacting our Academic Advisor, Johnnie Sawyer, to help you obtain the information you need.

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 Street.

School of City and Regional Planning
245 Fourth St. NW
Suite 204
Atlanta, GA 30332-0155

Students engage in discussion.

Information Sessions

We hold four information sessions during each academic year: two in the fall and two 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 last four hours in the morning, with the opportunity for one-on-one time with faculty upon request.

Information Sessions for the 2019-2020 academic year are over. Check back over the summer for information on our 2020-2021 sessions!

Open House

Open House gives the most in-depth look at life in the School of City and Regional Planning. Every Spring the free, day-long event includes panel sessions with students and faculty from each of our degree programs, a planning bus tour of Atlanta, a presentation by the Student Planning Association, time to interact with the faculty, and a specializations fair.

Our 2020 Open House was held virtually on Friday, March 27, 2020. Check back in the fall for information on our 2021 Open House!

Driving Directions

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.

Visitor Parking

A parking deck, attached to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, offers easy and convenient parking. It's accessible from Spring Street, and hourly rates are from $3 (for less than an hour) to $18 for the day.

The parking garage address is 770 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1031.

Walking Directions from Tech Square

From the intersection of Spring Street and Fifth Street

  • Walk west over the Fifth Street Bridge toward main campus.

  • Turn left at the second stoplight onto Fowler Street.

  • Turn right at the stop sign onto Fourth Street.

  • The East Architecture Building is at 245 Fourth Street, located on the right as Fourth Street comes to a dead end.

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 North Avenue 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.


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