Georgia Institute of Technology, New Campus Center
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.