DH + Design will run for a day and a half, beginning with breakfast on Thursday, May 4th, at 8:30pm. The sessions will conclude by 3pm on Friday, May 5th, allowing participants to make flights departing ATL airport as early as 5pm.

Location & Directions

Georgia Tech is located ten miles north of Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) airport, and easily accessible by MARTA (Atlanta’s subway system). We recommend taking MARTA from the airport to the hotel. More detailed instructions for how to do this can be found below.

The Tech Square Research Building (TSRB) is located in Tech Square. Looking north from 5th Street, with The Spence (a restaurant) to your right, and the enticing cluster of Moe’s, Yogli Mogli, and Subway to your left, TSRB will be the building on the left.

Parking on Campus

If you’ll be driving to campus, you have a few options for parking. One is the parking deck attached to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, which offers easy and convenient parking. It’s accessible from Spring Street and hourly rates are from $1.50 (for less than an hour) to $15 for the day. The parking garage address is 770 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1031. Limited metered street parking is also available on 5th Street.


We are in the process of reserving a room bloc at Hotel Indigo Midtown, 683 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA, 30308. The hotel is a 5 minute (.2 mile) walk from MARTA, and a 5-10 minute (.5 mile) walk to the workshop.

To receive the special rate of $125/night, you can call the reservations line at 1-877-8-INDIGO.

How to take MARTA from the Airport

Once you land at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) you will take the train to the main terminal and baggage claim (past the T Gate). If you have checked luggage it may be retrieved here; flight numbers and originating cities will be listed on the electronic reader boards over each baggage carousel. Once you are ready to leave the airport make your way to ground transportation and take the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority). MARTA departs from inside Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.

You will need to purchase a Breeze Card from a vending machine in the North terminal. There is a one-time charge of $1.00 to purchase the card. A one-way trip is $2.50; you have the option of buying a return fare at this point or you may add value to your Breeze Card for your return trip at a later time. Please note the system will NOT allow you to share a Breeze Card (You cannot buy 2 fares on one card, use one fare, and then pass the card to your travel companion). The $6.00 charge can be paid by cash or by credit card. There will be MARTA representatives nearby if you have questions navigating the vending machines. (Please also save your receipt, as we can reimburse you for this).

While in Hartsfield Jackson you will be at the southern terminus of the MARTA) line so it makes no difference which train you board. (One is marked North Springs and the other train is marked Doraville, but that split is past where you will disembark so it makes no difference.) Take the train north 9 stops to N3, the North Avenue Station.

When you get off the train there will be two sets of stairs/elevators on the platform level. If you use the one toward the front of the train you will emerge in the right place (actually you will be in the AT&T building).

If you go to the widest (i.e. handicap) gate, it will open automatically for you. The rest will require you to ‘tap out’ with your Breeze Card to open the gates. Again there will be MARTA employees on the upper platform to assist if necessary.

Once through the MARTA gates proceed through the glass doors (to your right will be a food court). Continue to the exterior doors and exit the building. You will be on Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE. Turn right and proceed to the first intersection, Peachtree Street, NE. Cross Peachtree Street at that point and turn left. Across the street is Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theater. On your right will be the Georgian Terrace; just past the Georgian Terrace is the Hotel Indigo, where you will be staying.

[For the return trip to the airport, make sure your Breeze card has a fare on it (or purchase one from the vending machine in the North Avenue Station) and be sure to take a southbound train, which will terminate in Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Allow no less than 45 minutes to an hour for the MARTA ride to the airport, especially during non-peak times.]

How to get from Hotel Indigo to TSRB

It is about a 5 block (.5 mile) walk to TSRB. Exit the Hotel Indigo and turn right on Peachtree Street. Walk 3 blocks to 5th Street. There is a large Methodist church on the right (St. Mark UMC) and a Mexican restaurant (Escorpion) diagonally across the intersection with a large steel scorpion sculpture on the corner of the building. Turn left on 5th Street and continue to the dead end (about 2 short blocks). In front of you will be Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business (a four story atrium with 2 Chihuly glass sculptures hanging from the ceiling). Turn right at that intersection and proceed about 100 feet to the next intersection, which will be a continuation of 5th Street. Turn left there and continue through the next intersection, Spring Street.

In the next block on your right is a courtyard. TSRB is in that courtyard.


For questions about the content of the workshop, or about travel logistics, please contact Lauren Klein: lauren.klein@lmc.gatech.edu.