Would you like to know more about the CCP? Have a look at our FAQs for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Why do we need the Comprehensive Campus Plan (CCP)?
Institutions across the country utilize “campus plans” to lay out a guideline for how their campuses will evolve over the course of five to ten years to meet the changing needs and expectations of the communities they serve. Georgia Tech continually evaluates its academic and research operations; services to students, faculty and employees; presence as a member of the community large enough to influence the ecological health of its environs; and a myriad other aspects that impact the community, both on-campus and off-campus. One important outcome of this ongoing evaluation process is the development of a formal ten-year plan that captures the school’s vision for the future and includes detailed plans for attaining strategic goals.
How does the CCP relate to the Institute Strategic Plan?
The CCP will help provide the framework for successful execution of Georgia Tech’s ten-year Institute Strategic Plan. Once complete, it will play a role in demonstrating how Georgia Tech will advance its mission to “improve the human condition” through our teaching, research, campus operations, and student experience.
What about the previous campus plan? Was it implemented?
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.
Who is leading the process?
Georgia Tech has retained the services of NBBJ, a planning consultant, to provide leadership and coordination in developing the new 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 Institute goals and interests.
What are the key components of the CCP?
The CCP will inform approaches to areas such as (but not limited to): learning and research spaces, campus sustainability, transportation/transit, facilities maintenance, campus development, student life spaces, health and wellbeing, energy, and the workplace of the future.
What other planning initiatives are underway?
Simultaneous to the CCP, we will also be developing an Instructional Space Plan, a Student Engagement and Well-Being Plan, as well as a Climate Action Plan to provide deeper insights to these important topics. These planning studies will coalesce to provide a comprehensive roadmap for the evolution of our campus.