Mithun Selected to Design New Student Life Facility at Georgia Tech

Date Posted: 06.26.2023

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has selected Mithun and Lord Aeck Sargent to design a new $95 million student life facility for its Atlanta campus. The project will be the first new undergraduate housing facility in almost three decades on campus.

The new facility will house 862 undergraduate students in a midrise building incorporating common amenity and study spaces, and innovative education program elements. The optimized mix of program areas and spatial efficiency supports the university’s academic mission, student experience and housing affordability.

“We are thrilled to be working with Georgia Tech and Lord Aeck Sargent on a new deep green living-learning community to welcome and support first-year students at the university. The rich mixture of residential, academic and social spaces promises to enhance the campus experience for generations of Tech students,” says Mithun partner Brendan Connolly.

The building and site design will introduce a new gateway presence along Georgia Tech’s western campus edge and set the stage for future pedestrian connections. A mass timber structural system and Passive House certification are targeted.

Stormwater and ecological design concepts connect the project to Georgia Tech’s beloved EcoCommons, an inspiring campus center landscape space devoted to ecological function and health. The design team is also exploring elements such as vertical garden integration and occupiable roof gathering space, reinforcing connection to the campus context as well as framing views of downtown Atlanta.

Mithun is the lead designer in association with Lord Aeck Sargent, collaborating design architect. Additional team members include Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architecture and PAE Engineering.

Fall 2026 project completion is anticipated.