Free Lecture Series at Georgia Tech Feb. 16

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture and TSW, an Atlanta-based planning, architecture and landscape architecture firm, are pleased to announce that Kofi Boone, FASLA, professor of Landscape Architecture at NC State University, will be the 2022 speaker at the TSW Lecture Series on Urban Design on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.  The program will be held in-person in the Reinsch-Pierce Auditorium at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, 245 Fourth St., Atlanta (directions here) and will be streamed on Instagram Live (@ gtarchitecture). All formats are free and open to the public.

Professor Boone is a Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor and University Faculty Scholar at NC State University and a native of Detroit, MI.  His award-winning work is in the overlap between landscape architecture and environmental justice, with specializations in democratic design and interpreting cultural landscapes.  In addition to his academic work, Professor Boone serves on the boards of The Corps Network, The Black Landscape Architects Network and The Black Land Loss Prevention Project, and is President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

“We are delighted to announce Kofi Boone as this year’s TSW Lecture speaker,” said Scott Marble, FAIA, William H. Harrison chair and professor, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture.  “His work challenges us to consider the correlation between race and attitude as a landscape analysis factor.”

“Kofi Boone pioneered the use of mobile technology to document landscapes.  He is a leader in conversations about race, equity and public space, and I believe his presentation will be of great interest to students as well as professionals already working in landscape architecture, city planning, environmental concerns and more,” said Ellen Dunham-Jones, director of the Georgia Tech MS in Urban Design program. 

TSW established the Lecture Series at Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture in 2020 to commemorate the design firm’s 30th Anniversary.  The program brings prominent architects, planners, landscape architects and others to the university to speak to students and professionals about a variety of design topics, and is free for attendees.  For more information on the lecture by Kofi Boone, visit