East Campus Streetscape map

 

East Campus Streetscape

Along Techwood Drive and the east side of campus, the renovation of sidewalks and roadways will improve pedestrian, cyclist, and micro-mobility access while supporting the Insitute's safety, connectivity, and carbon neutrality goals. These alternative-mode routes will have improved lighting and coordinate with the campus bus systems.

Logistics Plans

Ferst Drive Realignment and Cycle Track

 

Ferst Drive Realignment and Cycle Track

This realignment, safety, and connectivity project will provide improved bicycle infrastructure and allow for separation between bikes, pedestrians, and vehicles. This project will also address the realignment of Ferst Drive at Regents Drive, which will eliminate the traffic signal and enable connectivity to the planned bicycle infrastructure southwest of campus. A cycle track will be installed along Ferst Drive, providing improved safety and separation between cycles and buses at the bus stops.

Ferst Drive Phasing Markup

Ferst MOT Exhibit Phase 1

Road Closure March 18 - 22

Streetscape Coordination Plan

Construction Signage

logistics of Ferst Drive Connectivity work

 

Ferst Drive Connectivity Plan

Phase 1: December 2023 - March 2024

Work will commence on the installation of a new water line, electrical system upgrades, and the construction of three new pedestrian and vehicular crossings at the following locations: 

  • Tech Parkway to the John Lewis Student Center at State Street. 

  • Tech Parkway to the John Lewis Student Center loading dock. 

This is the first of several phases of the Campus Connectivity Plan as the campus begins to increase connectivity south and west of campus as outlined in the recently released Comprehensive Campus Plan. Developments such as Science Square and Arts Square will require multimodal and pedestrian connectivity to the core of campus, and these connections will be implemented incrementally.  Subsequent phases of construction will move west along Ferst Drive. 

Phase 1 Logistics Plan

Phase 2 Logistics Plan

 

EcoCommons

The overarching EcoCommons Project envisions 80 acres of green space across campus that follow what were the original naturally occurring stream paths of this region before urbanization. These green spaces are designed and engineered as part of the landscape master plan to reduce storm water runoff by 50%.  

The EcoCommons wins "Jury's Choice" award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture for General Design from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2023. 

The EcoCommons wins "Merit Award" from the Georgia chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects 2023.

 

Veteran's Walk of Honor

Located outside of the Veterans Resource Center, this tribute project honors all Georgia Tech alumni, students, and staff who have served in the U.S. armed forces. The walkway leading to the Veterans Resource Center features granite inlays and mounted wall plaques recognizing the six military branches. Each walkway inlay includes a portion of Morse code representing the individual branch’s slogan or motto. Adjacent elevated signage displays the core values of military service: honor, courage, commitment, respect, duty, valor, service, and integrity. An upper plaza reflection area featuring an American flag overlooks Griffin Track and McCamish Pavilion, with the city skyline in the distance.  A grand opening celebration was held in January 2024.

 

 

 

Celebrating Georgia Tech Women

Located in the heart of campus near the John Lewis Student Center, this installation will celebrate the history of women at Georgia Tech, including staff, faculty, and alumnae. It honors women’s accomplishments and contributions to the Institute and to a wide range of fields in which they have made an impact. It will also allow space for reflection and contemplation. The project is scheduled for finalization in fall 2024.

 

Divine Nine Plaza

The Divine Nine are the nine historically Black fraternities and sororities that comprise the National Pan-Hellenic Council. The installation features a plaza area with nine distinct circular gathering spaces that include wooden seating, a variety of plant materials, and a central gathering lawn. Located adjacent to the Student Center parking deck, the plaza includes an 820-square-foot stage with terraced seating. The grand opening celebration was held Saturday, October 28, 2023.

 

 

The Campanile

The Kessler Campanile has long served as an iconic campus landmark. This landmark and the surrounding plaza, fountain, and amphitheater have been reconfigured as part of the Campus Center construction and renovation project. The most notable change is the design of the fountain at the base of the 80-foot obelisk.

 

Stickworks "A Chip off the Ole' Block"

Internationally renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty was commissioned by Georgia Tech to create a unique, large-scale art installation in the EcoCommons, adjacent to the Kendeda Building. Made entirely of saplings and constructed with the help of student and community volunteers, this woven fortress beckons visitors to explore and interact with its natural beauty.

Please note: As of October 2023, after coexisting beautifully in the EcoCommons for more than 3 years, the Stickworks sculpture has reached its end of life. In alignment with the Institute's sustainability initiatives, the piece has been dismantled, chipped, and will be spread as mulch.