Conference Venue
Architecture Building-N
Department of Architecture, Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway,
Marietta, Georgia 30060-2896 USA
Main Office Phone: 678-915-7253 Fax: 678-915-7228

Southern Polytech 's 5-year undergraduate architecture program is relatively new at just 15 years. We got our first full NAAB accreditation in 1995 and completed our latest (and highly successful) visit last spring.

The current enrollment of over 500 students attests to not only the extraordinary growth of the Atlanta area, but to our recognition for excellence locally, nationally and internationally. We have exchange programs in Germany, Italy and China and have a Master of Science in Architecture degree program in place.

Our faculty have been described as a “virtual United Nations”. Not only do they come from many places, they span many specialties and interests. In addition to our full-timers, we are fortunate to have extensive ties with Atlanta area practitioners, many of whom serve as adjunct faculty and diploma project advisors.

The department is housed in three different buildings witin walking distances.

Professional Program Building - N 
This Building-N is an award winning, state-of-the-art facility designed by Heery International. It contains several venues for our planned workshops, paper presentations and exhibits. A large gallery and ‘smart' classrooms along with an indoor amphitheater for design critiques affectionately called ‘the pit', complement two floors of open studios. It is a State of the Art facility featuring 103,000 square feet of classrooms, galleries and support centers, studios, shops and labs, and a community design assistance center. It has won Design Excellence awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Architecture Building-N

Design Foundation Building - II 

A new Addition to Building I by Cooper-Carry Architects comprises over 14,000 square feet adding six additional studio sections, and faculty offices and a 286-seat state-of-the art Auditorium. The Design-II Building is another award winning sustainable building that currently schedules all second year design studios.
Design II

Design Foundation Building - I 
Given, the strong growth in the Architecture Program, the Design Foundation Program has found their new home in Building I. Fully rehab architectural spaces illuminated with natural light, nested in rolling landscapes offer a unique working atmosphere for our promising architects. Periodic renovations of the Old Architecture Building have added new studio and supporting spaces comprising 17,000 square feet on the upper floor and 14,300 square feet at the lower floor.

We are looking forward to sharing the energy of our program with you when you join us for the DCA conference in October.

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Direction from Airport

Southern Polytechnic State University ( SPSU ) is one mile west of I-75 North Exit # 263. Go west on South Marietta Parkway and the University Entrance will be on the left.

SPSU is in the city of Marietta , 15 miles north of Downtown Atlanta on I-75.