Carnegie Building Renovations Underway
The renovation of Georgia Tech’s historic core — which has included landscaping improvements to Cherry Street and Harrison Square as well as renovations to the Stephen C. Hall Building, the Lloyd Chapin Building, and Tech Tower — continues this month as the Andrew Carnegie Building receives some much-needed upgrades.
The building that once served as Georgia Tech’s first library and now houses the Institute’s senior administration will be taken offline. Renovations will be made to improve the building’s energy efficiency, provide additional accessibility options, and bring the facility into alignment with building codes. In addition, plans are being formulated to renovate the D.M. Smith Building in the near future.
Privately funded by a grant through the Georgia Tech Foundation, the renovations to Carnegie will improve the comfort and safety of the building’s occupants and guests. Major work will include installing energy-efficient and historically appropriate windows, replacing the roof, adding an elevator, and upgrading the building’s safety features, including the fire alarm and lighting systems.
The building’s occupants, including the office of the president and senior administration, will be relocated for the next four months. Renovations are expected to be completed by September 2016.