Primary facilities accommodating students, faculty, and staff of the School of Architecture include three buildings. The College of Architecture Building is comprised of two wings (East and West) completed in 1952 and 1980 respectively. 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.
The Hinman Research Building, constructed in 1939 and renovated 2011, 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. The Digital Fabrication Lab supporting the School’s initiatives in digital design and fabrication is located on the edge of campus and houses high‐end fabrication equipment, offices, and project workspace. Additionally, the School’s research initiatives in the area of Evidence Based Design, including the health and design focused SimTigrate Design Lab, are located adjacent to the Health Systems Institute in a fourth location on campus.
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, 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.