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Dear Alumni and Friends,

Although my tenure as Chair of the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech has just begun, it is strikingly clear to me that we are unique among architecture schools. The innovative ways in which we integrate design and technology prepare our students to become the leaders who can solve the built environment’s most pressing challenges.

One of my top priorities is bringing recognition and visibility to our unique Georgia Tech identity. To that end, I ask for your help to accomplish this goal.

As many of you know, the Design Futures Council ranks architecture schools annually, largely based on surveys completed by architecture firms familiar with graduates of the schools. These rankings are today’s leading measure of graduates’ preparedness to practice architecture; they are referenced by students, faculty and the professional community. I am writing today to encourage you to participate in the DesignIntelligence survey of schools of architecture, which closes August 21.

These rankings are extremely useful to our School: First, students consider rankings when they are choosing a school, so a high ranking is important for recruiting purposes. Additionally, prospective faculty members consider rankings in their career choices – higher rankings mean can we attract the best students and faculty. Lastly, rankings raise the School of Architecture’s credibility among our peers and in the eyes of the professional community, increasing the value of our alumni’s Georgia Tech degrees.

The results of these surveys will be published in the annual edition of DesignIntelligence’s America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools, to be released in November 2015. As a special thanks to you for your contribution, DesignIntelligence will send you an Executive Summary of the report. 

Thank you for your support and I look forward to working with all of you to make the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech one of the top architecture schools in the nation.


Scott Marble
Chair and Professor of Architecture
Georgia Tech


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