Primary facilities accommodating students, faculty, and staff of the College of Design include three buildings. The College of Design building is comprised of two wings (East and West) completed in 1952 and 1980 respectively and the Hinman Research building, constructed in 1939 and renovated in 2011.
This complex houses administrative offices for the School, undergraduate architectural design studios, design jury spaces, lecture‐style classrooms of various sizes and capacities, seminar rooms, computer labs, and faculty offices. Other facilities accommodated here include a branch of the Georgia Tech Library housing the architecture‐related collections, an exhibition gallery, design and model‐making workshops, and digital output/printing resources.
This facility houses design studios for the Master of Architecture and Master of Science degree programs, jury spaces, computer lab, faculty offices, Design Computation and Building Technology research labs accommodating research scientists and Ph.D. student workspaces.
No other School facility better epitomizes the spirit and trajectory of architecture studies at Georgia Tech than the Hinman Research Building. Widely recognized for its design excellence with numerous professional and industry awards, the building combines a sensitive rehabilitation of a vintage, modern, and utilitarian research lab with an architecturally inventive and experientially rich spatial adaptation re-programmed for design and research instruction. Strategic design moves and a subtle material palette achieve maximum dramatic effect in the nave-like space now re-dedicated to creative production. The new and existing construction are brought together in a creative tension that exudes all the poetic possibilities of material craft combined with digital processes.
The Hinman Research Building is also home to the Digital Building Laboratory. The Digital Building Lab helps connect industry to research and the lab's faculty and staff support students in the School of Architecture through teaching, advising, and creating internships and industry connection opportunities for students.