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 during formal information sessions when the largest numbers of students and faculty are present and we can 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 Johnnie Sawyer.
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
Atlanta, GA 30332-0155
We typically hold three information sessions 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 four hours in the morning, with the opportunity for one-on-one time with faculty upon request.
Information Sessions for Fall 2019-Spring 2020 will be posted here. Check back over the summer for dates. Email Zoe Kafkes for more information!
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 next Open House will be held in March 2020. Please check back in January 2020 for more information.
Questions about Open House can be directed to Zoe Kafkes.
Taking MARTA to Georgia Tech
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."
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 $15.00 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.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.