Georgia Tech honored at Georgia/South Carolina Planning Association Conference in Augusta

School of Architecture receives award for Mission Zero Corridor Blueprints

The 2014 Mission Zero Corridor Blueprints project was selected as an award winner in the “Outstanding Student Project” category at the joint Georgia/South Carolina Planning Association conference on September 22, held in Augusta, GA. This project was a Georgia Conservancy Blueprints project, involving partnerships with Georgia Tech College of Design and Perkins+Will, and was funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Interface.

The studio was tasked with exploring a solution for highways that could make them sustainable, and specifically to make the Ray C. Anderson Highway section of Interstate 85 sustainable by 2040. This required a sensitive understanding of complex planning relationships, such as those between transportation, environmental protection, stormwater management, and land use. The final deliverable of this effort is a planning document, published as a book by Georgia Tech, to be used by the Georgia Conservancy’s Blueprints for Successful Communities, Ray C. Anderson Foundation and The Ray to influence planning and policy in order to implement the vision described by the students and Perkins+Will.

Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy's Mission Zero Blueprint Studio