Aug 17, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
As the fall semester kicks off, many campus construction projects are winding down.
In recent months, crews around campus have been busy building, refurbishing, and maintaining Georgia Tech’s campus in preparation for another year of activity. Facilities staff have been doing preventative maintenance on many buildings’ boilers. The Landscape Services group has been beautifying campus pathways by street sweeping, freshening crosswalks, and pressure washing sidewalks.
Jobs Well Done
In many places, ongoing construction is now complete.
- Engineered Biosystems Building: Construction is complete and researchers have moved in. An official dedication will take place Friday, September 11. The new facility also includes a second Highland Bakery location for campus.
- Boggs Chemistry Building: Laboratories on the second floor have been renovated and include new furniture and common spaces. A ribbon cutting will take place in September.
- Glenn and Towers Residence Halls: This two-year project that includes a new multiuse space and fitness area is now complete, and both buildings will be occupied for the fall semester.
- Student Center Parking Lot: The lot now includes more bike racks and better ADA accessibility.
- Smithgall Student Services (Flag) Building: The roof above all those flags needed replacement, and the project is now substantially complete.
Works in Progress
Meanwhile, other projects continue to progress and will still be under construction this semester.
- Harrison Square: The work around Cherry Street, which includes new seating, improved pedestrian pathways, and better ADA accessibility, is expected to be complete by September 3.
- Hinman Courtyard: Construction here is also expected to be complete September 3.
- Collins Family Gate: This project at the southwest corner of Bobby Dodd Stadium includes new landscaping, pathways, and stairs leading up to the Tech Tower Lawn. The project will be substantially complete by September 3.
- Atlantic Drive Steam Line Replacement: Construction is still underway and is expected to be complete by the end of October.
- Marcus Nanotechnology Building: Construction on interior labs is about 35 percent complete, with the expectation of a January 2016 move-in.
More to Come
Some projects on the horizon include:
- Tech Tower Renovation: The most iconic building on campus will undergo interior renovations this year, and occupants will begin to be relocated during the fall. More information on where to find those occupants during construction will be shared soon.
- Library Renewal Project: As the Library prepares to repurpose some of its space, personnel and materials will continue to move inside. No construction will begin until summer 2016.