Georgia Tech Engineering Biosystems Building (EBB)

Atlanta, GA
  • 323,000 sq ft
  • $97 million
  • 12 stories
  • LEED Platinum

Structural Features

  • The concrete structure was designed to meet the strict vibration requirements of the laboratories throughout the building.
  • The project had a fast schedule, with the first structural package almost 4 months before the 100% package, and the full structural package released over a month before other disciplines.
  • A cantilevered transfer girder supporting columns above was designed to be only 36 inches deep to accommodate a large opening needed for the loading dock entrance within the building footprint.
  • A portion of the basement supports at least 16 feet of soil, with trees and a stream running through the landscaping.

Awards

Award of Excellence, Public-Works/Educational Category, 2015
American Concrete Institute (ACI), Georgia Chapter 

Design Merit Award, 2016
American Institute of Architects (AIA)