Georgia Institute of Technology, New Campus Center

786 Murphy Avenue SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
(404) 758-0466
Brian Bell
Business Phone: (404) 758-0466

Project Location: Atlanta, GA
Completion Date: 09/01/2017
Owner: Georgia Institute of Technology

Architects Involved:
Mackey Mitchell Architects, St. Louis, MO

Additional Team:
DPR Construction / General Contractor / Atlanta, GA (Design-Build Team) HILLWORKS / Landscape Architects / Auburn, AL FRONT / Facade Consultants / New York, NY Transsolar / Environmental & Sustainability / New York, NY Newcomb & Boyd / MEP, FP / Atlanta, GA Uzun + Case / Structural Engineering / Atlanta, GA Eberley & Associates / Civil Engineering / Atlanta, GA Jenson Hughes / Code Consulting / Atlanta, GA Fisher Engineering / Fire Performance / Atlanta, GA Tillotson Design Associates / Lighting Design / New York, NY 2x4 / Branding & Environments / New York, NY Envision Strategies / Food Planning / Lancaster, PA Ricca Design Studio / Food Service Design / Scituate, MA

Project Description

Over the past decade, Georgia Tech has established a dynamic connection with the city of Atlanta at Tech Square, an urban streetscape with shops, restaurants, hotels and “town and gown” research initiatives. During the same period, adjacent to the Existing Student Center, Georgia Tech has replaced a former surface parking lot with a central new campus greenspace, Tech Green. Unfortunately, the existing Student Center is both too small for the current student body, and too closed off from its environment to take full advantage of its new context. Together with a fundamental shift toward ecologically minded site planning and architecture on campus, the New Campus Center is intended to amplify its location at the center of campus, and create an open, accessible and restorative place for all members of the campus community.

Design Challenge

The primary challenge was how to create a new type of "center" on Georgia Tech's campus that recognizes (and helps others recognize) the unique attributes of Georgia Tech and its place in the city, region and global ecosystem of universities.

Physical Context

This type of project is almost entirely about engagement between exterior and interior - to create a fundamentally new type of Campus Center for Georgia Tech.