Built Environment Analysis

Atlanta has a good amount of colleges and universities in its parameters. These schools include Morris Brown College, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Tech, and of course, Georgia State University. Being that these schools are in the city, rather than in closed campuses, the built environment of Atlanta has developed into one that helps students adapt to their new environment. The area of Downtown Atlanta, in particular, has evolved into an environment that accommodates the wants and needs of Georgia State University students, making their way of living more convenient. The metropolitan area of Atlanta has shown numbers in improvement regarding its transportation system and many college students throughout several campuses in the city has taken full advantage to the system available to them. The extensive transportation system located throughout the Metro Atlanta area shows how far the city has come to accommodate the students in these surrounding areas. Georgia State University’s Panther Express has been proven to be of great use to its students. The Express currently has daily dedicated routes between 7:00 am to midnight with stops at Turner Field, GCB, Student Center, University Commons, Piedmont North, Arts and Humanities Building, and the Rialto Center for the Arts. The Express helps students beat traffic and arrive to their classes on time in a professional manner without the worrying of parking tickets and other situations regarding vehicles in the city. Although the express is a convenient way to travel throughout the metropolitan area, it isn’t available in all parts of Metro Atlanta. Therefore, MARTA is available for use for the students residing in Downtown Atlanta....

What Makes the Varsity so Successful When There’s Plenty of other Chain restaurants in Atlanta?

  The Varsity: One-of-a-Kind Dining Recently over the course of this semester we have studied and analyzed multiple locations and gave vast insight of the environment. Between Moreland Avenue, The Varsity and the Atlanta Police Department, the Varsity particularly had a greater impact on me than the other two. The first thing noticeable was the red and white colors and the old-style sports theme, which instantly attracted me to the restaurant. Upon walking through the door a loud “what’ll ya have” will overtake the visitor and make them take notice of the fast paced restaurant they have just entered. The fast paced environment doesn’t make the guest feel uneasy, but at a place you can call home. As you approach the counter you’re studying the menu to find they serve burgers, chilidogs, world famous onion rings, and the exclusive one-of-a-kind frosted orange (a frozen orange sherbet type of drink). After you give your order and receive your food, you go look for a seat but notice each room is different. In one room you have school desks as if you were back in elementary school, while in the next room you have booths and tables with a few TV’s displaying the current sports game, and in the last room you see booths and glass windows displaying a scenic view of Atlanta. As you make your choice and sit down, you begin to eat and taste the dry hamburger with non-melted cheese, basic condiments, and chili hit your lips and you’re in awe. You’re not in awe of the taste, but the lack of quality the food has, but you...

Digital Space Description- Woodruff Arts Center

For my digital space built environment, I chose was www.woodruffartscenter.org. The website is for the Woodruff Arts Center. The opening webpage, which is presented below, is aesthetically appealing and has six sections that viewers can search to explore the site. Using those sections, you can discover the art, plan a visit to the center, plan an event at the center, explore the Woodruff, support the center with various forms of donations, and see the different programs and initiatives that the Woodruff Arts Center has to offer. Due to the abundant amount of information presented on the site, I focused predominantly on the four sections that were the most captivating to me.     When you scroll down on the opening page of the Woodruff Arts Center site, a page of tabs appears. Each of the tabs allows you to explore the site and find information on an array of things. The viewer has the option to check out ticket prices, donate time and money to the center, plan an event at the center, use the center as a form of education, and parking at the center. Each section for the information is presented with colorful, people friendly images, while still being useful and guiding people to what they were searching for.     Located under the ‘Explore the Woodruff’ tab is the Woodruff Arts Center Overview page. The purpose of this section no the website is to provide people with a little bit of background information on the center itself and its reputability. It establishes a sense of credibility by mentioning its great accomplishments, such as being “one of...

Piedmont Dining Hall’s Interior

The dining hall at Piedmont North is a really good place to eat and to meet new friends. Most people have a meal plan so that they could take however much food they need and also take advantage of the other services they provide there. The dining hall has a variety of food from fruits and vegetables to hot dogs and hamburgers. Different sections like the breakfast, dessert and drinks sections are included in the dining hall. They even make omelettes and other dishes individually for people to eat. Sometimes the dining hall can be a little busy and congested with people as lines form in the dining hall for peoples food to be cooked separately and according to their preference. My favorite part that they serve in the dining hall are fruit smoothies,and cereals. Fruit smoothies are made from scratch in a combination that students prefer. more than 5 type of cereals are found in the dining hall. People who are lactose intolerant, like me, are given with other alternatives like soy milk,almond milk or lactose-free milk. They have small tables where four people come and eat together. It basically looks like a decent restaurant. They also have seats near the glass window for people who enjoy watching the landscape near the dorm as they eat. As you can see in a picture, a TV is provided for the students entertainment as they enjoy their meal. The dining faculty are open to the students opinion and what they think should be included in their meals. They occasionally have times where they serve food that correlates with the holiday. Sometimes...

Image Gallery

Decatur Street from the bridge between the Urban Life Building and Sports Arena. Decatur Street is a bustling external environment during the day. Along with the comings and goings of cars, the strip has its fair share of foot traffic as students briefly congregate and head to...
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