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.
(ca. 900 drawings)
Because these drawings are stored offsite, the Archives staff requires a two-hour notice for retrieval.
Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.
51.84 Cubic Feet
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.
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:
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).
These drawings have been separated from the manuscript portion of this collection, the Facilities Department (Georgia Institute of Technology) Records (UA316).
(ca. 900 drawings)
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.
Sheldon Smith and Christine de Catanzaro processed these drawings in February 2007.