Technology Square reaches into the midtown business district of Atlanta across the downtown connector from the traditional Georgia Tech campus and establishes a new gateway for the campus. Cantilevered lanterns indicate to passersby on the interstate highway and through the center of the complex that something new and special has arrived. Retail shops geared to students COST PER SQ FT$110.00FEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio new life to the streetscape.
This five-building complex has transformed the three-block site from surface parking lots into a new dynamic urban community. Brightly painted courtyards and generous use of fenestration symbolize openness and a sense of time and place, which logically knit together the College of Management, Global Learning Center, Hotel and Conference Center, Barnes & Noble/Georgia Tech bookstore, and offices anchored by the Economic Development Building.
Because of the collaboration of the designers, school officials and the numerous users, Technology Square is a giant leap forward in the university’s efforts to reach out to the community.