The Georgia Institute of Technology has completed its 1.5 million sq. ft. Technology Square development, a mixed-use, urban redevelopment project in Atlanta's Midtown business district.
The project encompasses 1.5 million sq. ft. on 13.3 acres along Fifth Street in Midtown. Jones Lang LaSalle served as development manager for the project, which has transformed a once-dilapidated part of the city into a mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhood combining street-level retail, academic, research and office space. The development also reconnects the university with the Midtown area, bridging the divide created by a major expressway.
Technology Square also is the new home of the DuPree College of Management, the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, the Economic Development Building and the Global Learning Center, a professional education and technology communications center. Also included is 17,676 sq. ft. of ground-level retail, plus a 55,000 sq. ft. Barnes and Noble, which also serves as the new campus bookstore.
"Our building program of today attempts to not only serve near-term educational and research goals, but also to create a campus that, one hundred years from now, will demonstrate that our generation understood its obligation to the Georgia Tech of the next century," said Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough. "We are building a Georgia Tech that will stand among the world's best universities long into the future."