Georgia Tech Hinman Research Building
- Atlanta, Georgia35,000 SFBeck – ConstructionOffice dA – Design Architect Lord Aeck Sargent – Architect-of-Record
The Hinman Research Building at the Georgia Institute of Technology was the first freestanding research facility on campus. The facility, built in 1939 with an addition in 1951, served for many decades for other purposes. Beck’s construction team worked with Georgia Tech on a complete renovation and preservation effort to serve as the home of Georgia Tech’sgraduate architecture and industrial design program. The space houses cutting-edge architecture studios in addition to office, exhibit, and event spaces. Design features include its original gantry crane, from which a dramatic new mezzanine was hung. A new, monumental stair connects the mezzanine to the floor. Beck’s collaborative approach and use of technology allowed the team to seamlessly achieve the project design within the construction budget and schedule. The LEED Gold certified facility is a hallmark of sustainability, using reclaimed materials, efficient design, and ample daylighting to provide optimum working conditions.