Hops at the History Center: Georgia Tech Architecture
November 16, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Founded in 1885 and opened officially in 1888, the Georgia Institute of Technology has had a very long history of educating, and with it, a diversity of campus architecture.
The first few buildings, constructed during the Victorian-era, reflected that period’s styles. But as the university expanded, more buildings were added in what the author labels a “pseudo-Jacobean collegiate redbrick style.” Like other colleges, Tech added many modernist structures which included examples of the International Style. Later periods included Formalist, Brutalist, and post-modern architecture. In 1996, the Georgia Tech campus was selected as the Olympic Village for the Summer Olympics held that year in Atlanta, and this led to new residence halls being built as well as many more improvements in the years following.
Robert M. Craig, author of Georgia Tech, Campus Architecture is a professor emeritus of Georgia Tech’s architecture school. He taught the history of architecture there from 1973 to 2011.
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Member (in person): $5
Non-member (in person): $10
Virtual Only: $5
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