Georgia Tech Architecture Program Celebrates Centennial

For more information, contact :

Teri Nagel
College of Architecture
Contact Teri Nagel
404-385-2156

The Architecture Program at Georgia Tech will celebrate a century of architectural education with a series of events throughout the 2008-2009 academic year. Commemorating outstanding contributions of Georgia Tech architects in Atlanta and around the world, the lecture series, exhibitions and symposia will be free and open to the public.

The celebration will commence on Wednesday, August 27 with a lecture delivered by John Portman, FAIA (Arch 1950), and the opening of a three-part historical exhibition of student work developed by architecture professor Elizabeth Dowling and student Lisa Thomason.

"The impact alumni and faculty have made on the practice of architecture in Atlanta and around the world is truly extraordinary," said program director Ellen Dunham-Jones. "We want to offer opportunities for our community to explore how this rich history has affected daily life, but also to get involved with the future directions of architectural education at Georgia Tech which range from classical design to digital manufacturing and sustainability."

Centennial Lecture Series

AIA credits available. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. in the College of Architecture Auditorium, East Architecture Building at 247 4th St NW in Atlanta

  • August 27: John Portman, FAIA (Arch 1950) 
  • September 10: Merrill Elam, AIA (Arch 1971) and Mack Scogin, AIA (Arch 1967) 
  • September 24: Anthony Ames, FAIA (Arch 1968) 
  • October 15: Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA, NOMA (Arch 1977) and William J. Stanley III, FAIA, NOMA (Arch 1972) 
  • October 29: K. Michael Hays (Arch 1976) 
  • November 5: Thomas W. Ventulett III, FAIA (Arch 1957) 
  • November 12: Michael Arad, AIA (M Arch 1999) 


A Century of Architectural Education at Georgia Tech - Exhibition of Student Work

  • August 27 - Part I: 1908-1940 (following a lecture delivered by John Portman)
  • November 5 - Part II: 1941-1972 (following a lecture delivered by Thomas W. Ventulett III) 
  • February 18 - Part III: 1973-2008


Other Centennial Events

  • Tech Homecoming Session - The Unofficial History of Architecture at Georgia Tech - October 24, 10:30-11:45 AM at the Global Learning Center
  • Drinks with the Dean October 24, 4:30-6:30 PM at The Globe
  • A Scholar's Response to the Architecture Centennial January 29, 11:00 AM to noon, at the Architecture Library
  • Centennial celebration weekend and creative black tie gala April 24-25

Please consider car-pooling or public transportation as parking on campus is complex. The College of Architecture recommends Technology Square Parking Deck on Spring Street just south of 5th Street. For additional information, call 404.894.3880.