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Facilities Department Drawings

Identifier: VUAD316

  • Staff Only


This collection consists of architectural drawings and blueprints documenting the design and construction of numerous buildings on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology.


  • 1892-1996 (bulk 1946-1966)
  • Majority of material found within 1946 - 1966


General Physical Description note

(ca. 900 drawings)

Restrictions: Access

Because these drawings are stored offsite, the Archives staff requires a two-hour notice for retrieval.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


43.74 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The majority of this collection consists of architectural drawings for buildings on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The collection also includes surveys, campus maps, and land plats as well as other property maps of the campus of Georgia Tech.

Administrative History of the Facilities Department

The Facilities Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology is itself made up of four departments: Design and Construction, Finance, IT, and Operations and Maintenance. The Design and Construction Department manages design and construction and contracting for renovation and capital projects on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Facilities is headed by the Associate Vice-President for Facilities.

Prior to its current organization, the Design and Construction Department had a variety of names and reporting lines. During the 1950s the department was known as the Planning and Construction Department. Some time during the 1960s the department came under Facilities, which gradually incorporated functions such as plant operations, environmental safety, custodial, maintenance, and utilities as well as construction. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the information technology department was also added.


The drawings are divided into three series:

Missing Title

  1. SERIES 1. Campus maps and fields
  2. SERIES 2. Campus buildings
  3. SERIES 3. Unidentified campus buildings

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Donated to the Archives in August 2004 (accession number 2004.072).

Separated Material

These drawings have been separated from the manuscript portion of this collection, the Facilities Department (Georgia Institute of Technology) Records (UA316).

General Physical Description note

(ca. 900 drawings)

General note

Additional drawings of several buildings (including 272 3rd Street, Academic Building, Bookstore, Dorms T-4, Civil Engineering Building, Married Student Apartments, Radioisotopes Laboratory, and the Textile Building) were added to this collection in April 2007.

Processing Information

Sheldon Smith and Christine de Catanzaro processed these drawings in February 2007.

Inventory of the Facilities Department (Georgia Institute of Technology) Drawings, 1892-1996 (bulk 1946-1966)
Sheldon Smith, Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright February 2007.
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA