Abstract: Interwoven in the strategic plan, goals, and initiatives is the idea of a comprehensive “live – learn – work – play” environment for the campus community. Achieving our vision of Georgia Tech in 2035 includes being able to: Provide state-of-the-art research facilities; Provide and effectively manage space for classrooms and faculty offices; Provide first-in-class residential and entertainment facilities for our campus community; Plan and resource future growth. An initial visioning exercise focuses on “untethered thinking” about our campus' future through facilitated engagement opportunities in the fall of 2011.
A holistic campus master planning effort begins early in 2012, informed by the visioning discussions. This effort focuses on the campus’ physical presence, using input from many of the existing subcommittees and working teams. The planning will address such items as: Defining the future of the campus’ physical footprint and its physical appearance; Creating a more defined strategic capital planning process, focused on extensive programming before any capital investment is developed physically; Revising the campus master plan, landscape master plan, and related energy / utilities zone plans.
July 25, 2011 — With a little bit of help from a $6.7 million award from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and a newly formed Energy Conservation Team, Georgia Tech Facilities is taking on the challenge of improving energy efficiency on campus.