Georgia Tech - Hinman Building Renovation

Atlanta, GA
  • 440,000 sq ft
  • $16 million
  • 2 stories
  • LEED Gold

Structural Features

  • Built in 1939, the historic Hinman Building underwent a major restoration and adaptive reuse in 2010 which transformed the building from an engineering research laboratory into a design studio for the Georgia Tech College of Architecture.
  • Program requirements for the college necessitated the addition of 3,000 sf within the existing building shell. To preserve the historic character and open feeling of the high-bay research space, a thin floor structure was artfully hung from the building’s existing bridge crane beams. Adaptively reutilizing this historic component of the building while eliminating columns down to the original building floor beneath was a win-win proposition.
  • Vibration control was a primary focus while designing the thin suspended floor. Using sophisticated computer models and 3D response spectrum analysis, Uzun + Case was able to document and control vibrations of the structure.


National Certificate of Recognition
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

Outstanding Project Award, Forensic/ Renovation/ Retrofit/ Rehabilitation Under $25 Million Category, 2014
Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG)  

Excellence in Engineering Award, Forensic/Renovation/ Retrofit/Rehabilitation Category, 2013
National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA)