Georgia Tech Engineered Biosystems Building
Georgia Tech’s Engineered Biosystems Building provides 220,000-square-feet to serve as a core bio-technological research building for Georgia Tech, as well as a model for development of that sector of the campus. The six-story building accommodates faculty research groups and laboratory facilities for the College of Sciences and College of Engineering, merging both disciplines. Strategic design encourages interdisciplinary collaboration through elements such as staircases that yield to lounges and break-out spaces. A water harvesting system maximizes Atlanta’s weather as a resource, directing runoff to a 10,000 gallon cistern. Additional stormwater runoff overflows into the cistern by way of a small wetland pond. Advanced laboratory facilities support programs in an interdisciplinary environment designed to accelerate discovery beyond the boundaries of current knowledge. In association with Cooper Carry.
Photography: Chris Cooper