Hidden Georgia Tech

Hidden Georgia Tech Photo Essay Series

Hidden Georgia Tech

Across the Georgia Tech campus, hidden spaces and forgotten places await rediscovery. Some are relics of an earlier time, difficult to find and explore. Others are very much in view, but often overlooked. Hidden Georgia Tech is a photo essay series highlighting places on campus that are hidden in plain sight.

inside the design department

INTERIOR DESIGN

A three-person team creates functional and beautiful spaces including classrooms, lounges, meeting spaces, and offices.

photo - fleet services

FLEET SERVICES

The Office of Fleet Services, tucked away at 306 10th Street, maintains nearly 850 Georgia Tech vehicles.


photo - postal distribution center

POSTAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Between 28,000 and 35,000 pieces of metered mail come through campus per month.


photo - LOCKSHOP

THE LOCKSHOP

The lockshop holds the keys — literally — to every door on campus.


photo - clean room

THE CLEANROOM

Tech is home to the largest cleanroom laboratory in the Southeast.


photo - daisy's apartment

DAISY'S APARTMENT

A small apartment is nestled above Brittain Dining Hall that was once home to the dining facility's first manager.


photo - bridge and door with GT emblem

ARCH. DETAILS, PART III

Explore buildings in and near the BioTech Quad and along the perimeter of campus.


photo - door with statue and books

ROBERT C. WILLIAMS MUSEUM

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking began in 1939.


photo - door with bus station

ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS, PART II

Part Two of this three-part essay explores buildings in the center and near Ferst Drive.


photo - door with gargoyle

THE CISTERN SYSTEM

While there’s usually something happening on Tech Green, a different kind of activity is taking place a few feet below.


photo - door with gargoyle

ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS, PART I

With 400 acres and nearly 160 buildings, Georgia Tech’s main campus is filled with a range of architectural styles.


photo - door with weight equipment inside

ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Unless you were — or are — a student-athlete, you haven't seen where they go when they leave the field or court.


photo - Tech Tower

TECH TOWER

Georgia Tech’s most recognizable landmark is the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Administration Building, better known as Tech Tower.


photo - Heffernan House interior

THE HEFFERNAN HOUSE

Built in 1927 at 166 Fifth Street, the P.M. Heffernan House is nestled among fraternity houses between Techwood and Fowler.


photo - GTRI MACHINE SHOP

GTRI MACHINE SHOP

The Machine Shop works on projects from miniature gears used in heart research to large-scale structural welding.


photo - Wreck Graveyard with stray cat

WRECK GRAVEYARD

Take a glimpse inside the Graveyard, where relics from the Wreck Parade become parts for future wrecks.


photo - West Stands stairs

THE WEST STANDS

Since the beginning, Grant Field has been a work in progress. The original stands have never been completely torn down.


photo - Holland Plant

HOLLAND PLANT

Tech’s Holland Plant, home of the Georgia Tech steam whistle, has been producing steam since opening in 1917.


photo - Tech Library

LIBRARY ARCHIVES

Tech’s Library Archives hold an assortment of artifacts, including a Picasso vase, movie scripts, and two Oscars.


photo - DramaTech

DRAMATECH THEATRE

Georgia Tech’s student-run theater is the oldest continuously running theater in Georgia.


photo - glassblower working

GLASSBLOWING SHOP

On the lower level of the Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building, Tech’s scientific glassblower works.


photo - door with wind tunnel inside

THE WIND TUNNEL

Located on the ground floor of the Guggenheim Building, a state of the art facility for experimental research.


photo - door with radio tower inside

STUDENT MEDIA

Tech’s robust student media operation includes a newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, and research journal.


 


Do you know a hidden place on campus that should be featured? Email us at editor@comm.gatech.edu