Hotel to Architecture Department (5.1 miles)



The Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University (Marietta campus) is the host of 2020 DCA Conference. The location is about 27 miles north of Atlanta International Airport. The contact address is: Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University. Building N, Rm. 120. 1100 South Marietta Pkwy. Marietta, GA 30060. USA. Phone: (678) 915-7253 . Fax: (678) 915-7228.

The various activities of the conference may be scheduled in three architecture buildings that are within the walking distances. The main architecture building N will be the point of contact for registration and all other information.

Main Architecture Building N (left image) and Building N Gallery (right image)


For air travel you will be coming to “Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport”. The distance from airport to conference venue is about 27 miles. A ride in UberX would rougly cost $37.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest and most efficient airport in the world and, by some accounts, the best in North America. Hartsfield-Jackson is a global gateway, offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and 70 international destinations. These locales include major commercial centers in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and South and Central America. ATL also holds the distinction of being the first airport in the world to serve more than 100 million passengers in a single year.


DCA 2021 has arranged special discounted rates with three hotels for our DCA participants. We recommend that you stay in one of these hotels so that you can socialize with other DCA participants after the conference and ride together for different events. Renaissance Waverly and Embassy Suits would be the two main hotels for DCA 2021. These two hotels are also within walking distances as shown in the map.

Free shuttle services from Renaissance Waverly and Embassy Suits to conference venue are expected to be provided by DCA at scheduled times, particularly in the morning.

The community surrounding Cobb Galleria Centre and Hotel Renaissance Waverly and Embassy Suits offers a wide variety of restaurants serving fare from around the world.  Within walking distance you can find gourmet pizza, smoked ribs & Southern Style BBQ, fresh sushi, and sizzling steaks of perfection.  Your options will never run out!

1. DCA 2021 Conference Hotel 1

The official conference hotel is The Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, about 5 miles from the conference venue.

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
2450 Galleria Pkwy SE , Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone: (770) 953-4500

Web Link:

We have received a special DCA 2021 conference attendee price of $139/night (plus taxes).Guests will make individual reservations before the cut-off date of Wednesday, September 22, 2021  by calling Marriott Reservations at 1 (888) 391-8724 or online using the below reservation link. Guests will pay all charges individually at a rate of $139 plus tax. Start date Wednesday, October 20, 2021, and end date is Sunday October 24, 2021 (number of nights can be edited).

To book you room at Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel use this custom link prepared for the DCA Conference. Please note, you will need to edit dates to book the number of nights you need. When the link opens, it defaults for 4 nights, from Wednesday Oct 20 to Sunday Oct 24, 2021.

Booking link for DCA Group Rate

2. DCA 2021 Conference Hotel 2
The other official conference hotel is The Embassy Suits by Hilton Atlanta Galleria, within walking distance from the other Hotel Renaissance Waverly. A shopping plaza is adjacent to this hotel within 300 yards.

We have received a special DCA 2021 conference attendee price of $129/night (plus taxes). This rate includes Complimentary Daily Continental Breakfast (savings of $12.95 per day). You can cancel reservation 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid charges. A parking fee of $12 per car per night is applicable. Please note, all guests and chauffeur drivers will need to pull a ticket at the gate.  Most chauffeur drivers know that the ticket is 30 min complimentary for drop off and pick up. Please buzz the assistant button located at the gate for questions. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Galleria
2815 Akers Mill Road | Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-984-9300 | Fax: 770-955-4183  

Booking Link for DCA Group Rate:

Sonesta Select Atlanta Cumberland
(Former Courtyard Atlanta Cumberland/Galleria)
3000 Cumberland Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30339, (770) 952-2555

We also have secured 30 rooms at a special rate of $129/night (plus taxes) for our DCA participants at Sonesta Select Atlanta Cumberland.