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OUR MISSION

 

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To define a vision and recommended vision strategies for the best use of the Institute’s lands, both within and beyond the current academic core.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Student-First Experience

Enhance the built and urban ecological environments to create a safe, welcoming, enriching, and beautiful campus where every student can thrive

Access and Connectivity

Design for an active, well-connected campus that encourages physical movement and discourages car dependency by prioritizing transit, pedestrian, bike, and other modalities to provide universal and equitable access

Community Wellbeing

Promote physical and environmental wellness though intentional design and robust community partnerships to improve and cultivate a safe, healthy, equitable, and adaptable urban fabric

Transformative Campus

Radiate influence through transformational and innovative academic, research, living, and workplace environments. Radiate influence through adaptive infrastructure strategies that meet evolving campus needs and growth

Stewardship

Foster resiliency and promote stewardship of campus resources through sustainable development and operational strategies in support of Institute sustainability and climate action goals.

BUILDING ON THE SUCCESS OF OUR PREVIOUS PLAN

Georgia Tech’s previous campus plan in 2004 guided nearly $2 billion in capital investment and, over the nearly 20 years since it was instituted, has resulted in significant changes on and off the campus that have elevated the school from a typical urban learning environment to one that is more thoroughly and ecologically integrated into the surrounding community, thus, better serving both internal and external stakeholders. With more than 16.4 million square feet of space, Georgia Tech has been a key catalyst in the redevelopment of Midtown Atlanta. The 2022 planning effort built on the success of the 2004 plan. The 2022 Comprehensive Campus Plan provides the framework for successful execution of Georgia Tech’s current ten-year Institute Strategic Plan.

Who Led the Plan?

Georgia Tech retained the services of NBBJ, a planning consultant, to provide leadership and coordination in developing a new Comprehensive Campus Plan (CCP). The NBBJ team included experts in campus and community planning, space planning, community outreach, sustainability, transportation and parking, and engineering. NBBJ developed the CCP over the course of a year in collaboration with Georgia Tech, and its’ campus and community members.

Who Was Involved?

In visioning the school’s role and place within Atlanta, the Institute Strategic Plan (2020) called for Georgia Tech to be an anchor institution, grounded in long-term partnerships with local communities. Georgia Tech achieved this role with substantive input from internal and external stakeholders and in collaboration with external partners, to help Georgia Tech and the surrounding communities strengthen relationships and advanced community and institutional goals and interests.

 

What Is the Scope?

The scope of this CCP reflects Georgia Tech’s role as an anchor institution and member of the community (both immediate and Atlanta as a whole) and includes goals and initiatives to support that role. The planning team established a directory of “stakeholders” comprising community members, commercial and institutional partners, and government agencies, who, along with the Georgia Tech population (commuting, on-campus and virtual), provided another layer of input and guidance to the CCP, where appropriate.

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