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
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, prioritizing transit, pedestrian, bike and other modalities to provide universal and equitable access to campus and community members
Promote physical and environmental wellness though intentional design and robust community partnerships that improve the human condition to cultivate a safe, healthy, equitable, and adaptable urban fabric.
Radiate influence through transformational academic, research, living, and workplace environments, innovative development, and adaptive infrastructure strategies that meet emerging and evolving campus needs and growth.
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 will build on the success of the 2004 plan. The 2022 Comprehensive Campus Plan will provide the framework for successful execution of Georgia Tech’s current ten-year Institute Strategic Plan.
Who Is Leading the Plan?
Georgia Tech has retained the services of NBBJ, a planning consultant, to provide leadership and coordination in developing a new Comprehensive Campus Plan (CCP). The NBBJ team includes experts in campus and community planning, space planning, community outreach, sustainability, transportation and parking, and engineering. NBBJ will develop the CCP over the course of a year in collaboration with Georgia Tech, and its’ campus and community members.
Who Will Be Involved?
In visioning the school’s role and place within Atlanta, the Institute Strategic Plan (2020) calls for Georgia Tech to be an anchor institution, grounded in long-term partnerships with local communities. Georgia Tech will achieve 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 advance community and institutional goals and interests.
What Is the Scope?
The scope of this CCP will reflect Georgia Tech’s role as an anchor institution and member of the community (both immediate and Atlanta as a whole) and include goals and initiatives to support that role. The planning team is establishing a directory of “stakeholders” comprising community members, commercial and institutional partners, and government agencies, who will, along with the Georgia Tech population (commuting, on-campus and virtual), to provide another layer of input and guidance to the CCP, where appropriate.
Join us at events to learn more about the campus planning process, provide your feedback, and help shape the future of the campus.
Watch the Town Hall Recording
On March 17, the team shared the progress of its planning effort including draft recommendations at an upcoming virtual town hall tailored to address the needs and aspirations of the Georgia Tech faculty community.