The conference will be hosted by the School of Architecture, College of Design at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). It will take place in one of the newest buildings on campus, the John and Joyce Caddell Building, which is an excellent example of adaptive reuse as a new classroom and faculty building adapted from a 1950s concrete and steel framed structure. The exposed structure, heating and cooling systems, and real-time energy use boards serve as a learning environment for Building Construction students. The building houses the Caddell flex space, which is a digital collaboration space with reconfigurable classrooms. The School of Architecture can be found around the corner from the John and Joyce Caddell Building. Undergraduate architecture studios can be found in Architecture West, and Architecture East houses the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium, and this will be the location for public keynote talks. The Hinman Research Building, located across the street from Architecture East and West, is an award-winning facility that houses upperclassmen and graduate design studios, jury spaces, and research labs.

The Georgia Tech campus is located in Midtown Atlanta. Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the state of Georgia. With an estimated 2017 population of half a million people, it is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta was founded as a transportation hub at the intersection of two railroad lines in 1837. During the 1960s, Atlanta became a major organizing center of the civil rights movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and many other locals playing major roles in the movement's leadership. During the modern era, Atlanta has attained international prominence as a major air transportation hub, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.

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Midtown Atlanta offers multiple accomodation options at walking distance or using the MARTA public transportation system. The conference has reserved a limited and generously discounted block of rooms for SimAUD presenters and attendees in the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, which is a 10 minute walk from the conference venue. The booking deadline has now passed. Please contact the conference chairs if you need recommendations.

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