@ Dwell on Design Los Angeles

Faculty and students are in Los Angeles exhibiting work from the studio.  

Dwell on Design LA, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, opens at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 200 speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design LA is America’s largest design event.

Student and faculty work from Georgia Tech is included, featuring the winning project from the Resource Furniture Interior Design Competition by Madona Cumar.  Contributors from Georgia Tech, Resource Furniture and Architecture for Humanity will give a public lecture 06.21 at noon.  Many thanks to our supporters: Resource Furniture, The Alcoa Foundation, Architecture for Humanity and Southface Energy Institute.

More to come!

MODA Show Open Tonight!

Join us for the opening reception for our upcoming exhibition, Design for Social Impact, on the evening of Thursday, May 29, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

The exhibition will feature projects, including the work of our studio, that address a variety of challenges in the areas of shelter, community, education, healthcare, energy and food & water. Each category will highlight solutions taking place locally, as well as ways in which these challenges are being addressed around the world.

Architecture Students:

Daniel Alhadeff, James Boyer, James Bramlett, Katie Braswell, Po-Kai Chen, Nicholas Coffee, Madona Cumar, Eli Damircheli, Namrata Dani, Jennifer Ingram, Tyrone Marshall, Sarah McConnell, Jeremy Nash, Miguel Otero Fuentes, Kaitlyn Pahel, Mihir Patel, Junying Shi, Bunny Tucker, James Van Horn & Samuel Wald.

High Performance Building Students:

Sandeep Ahuja, Gustavo Carneiro, Patrick Chopson, Patrick Dawson, Priya Dhamale, Yiyua Jia, Marionyt Marshall, Elizabeth Minne, Victor Renteria-Valdez, Wayne Shannon, Paul Szymkiewicz, Silvia Tijo & Yija Wang.


Godfried Augenbroe, Daniel Castro, Michael Gamble, Russell Gentry,

with Jeannie Kim & Stephen Taul

Final Review and Best D+R Project for the Year

The class conducted the final review of the year on Wednesday, April 25th, presenting to a host of guests, including representatives from Alcoa, Resource Furniture, Georgia Tech's Venture Lab, University of Seoul, and local design firms.   Students presented overall group work and then individual projects - from the urban scale to interior furnishing, building envelop and other points between.

Madona Cumar and Kaitlyn Pahel were recognized at the annual School of Architecture Awards Day for the best Design and Research of all projects in the final year of the professional program.  Madona and Kaitlyn led a team for the entire year, which included Bunny Tucker in the fall semester and Miguel Otero and Jennifer Ingram in the spring.

Students will now upload their proposals for national judging to determine the top project  via a competition made possible by Resource Furniture.   The project voted Best Interior will be displayed in full at the 2014 Dwell on Design Exhibition in Los Angeles in late June,  The winning student will receive airfare/lodging and will participate in the 3 day exhibit.  Judging will occur from May 5th - May 15th, and a crowd sourced People's Choice award will be announced at the show.

Next steps for the studio: cataloging all of the work from this semester in preparation for Museum of Design Atlanta's REVOLUTION BY DESIGN show opening in May and DWELL ON DESIGN in Los Angeles in late June.

Race to Zero Competition

Golden, Colorado – It was announced today that Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture team “gt.5” is the Design Solution Category Winner and Construction Documents Jury Award Winner in the 1st Annual DOE Race to Zero Competition. The awards recognize the team’s efforts in integrating optimizations into design and their advanced software usage.   

Twenty-eight university teams from U.S. and Canada competed to develop cost-effective zero energy ready homes for mainstream builders. On April 26 and 27 these teams presented their innovative designs aimed to transform housing in America. These innovations will be incorporated into the DOE and NREL effort to fight climate change.

The design of Prototype 5 by Team gt.5 was developed by a diverse team from the High Performance Building Lab under the guidance of Professor Godfried Augenbroe. With a clear mandate to show tightly integrated design, simulation, optimization and building science, the team produced a highly modern, performance based design. Prototype 5demonstrates Georgia Tech's leadership in guiding advanced design solutions through building science and computation.