West Village is Open!

OVERVIEW
The goal of West Village is to activate the West side of campus and enrich student life, providing a place for the campus community to not only get a meal, but to meet friends, network, and study. The building was designed with the wellness of the community in mind; new dining options, study and meeting rooms, and intentional community building space throughout the building support the whole person through health, community, and environment. It was a key goal in design to allow maximum flexibility and utilization of space in the dining and lounge areas, as well as to provide an indoor/outdoor connection to nature. This is the first building of its kind at Georgia Tech, supporting and enhancing multiple dimensions of the campus community experience.
 

DINING COMMONS
West Village Dining is best described as a community food experience, with innovative cuisine, modern facilities and convenient payment options. Akin to a modern food hall or market, the culinary features at West Village offer a fresh, food-forward approach to urban campus life, including five micro-restaurants, as well as national brands Panera Bread and Starbucks. Micro-restaurants include:

Farmhouse will feature roasted and grilled items from throughout the Americas, such as North Carolina style BBQ to Texas Style Brisket or Pacific herb roasted salmon to Caribbean style pork loin.

Olive offers a tour of Italy, featuring hand-tossed pizzas, fresh authentic pasta dishes incorporating seasonal items.

Local Chef is dedicated to the bounty and flavors of Atlanta and its surrounding areas, including local guest chefs and specialty items.

Spice Trail takes a culinary journey via the travels of explorer Marco Polo, from the Mediterranean to the Far East.

Simple Servings offers a safe dining option to those individuals who suffer from food sensitivities, allergies, or prefer a more simply-prepared, wholesome meal. All foods served at this station do not contain the most commonly found allergens, including peanut, tree nut, shellfish, soy, wheat, dairy and eggs, as well as gluten and allium.

 

MUSIC ANNEX
The Music Annex provides an appropriate space for the new Music Technology Undergraduate Degree program, including:

Four academic classrooms of various size include adjustable acoustic panels. Classrooms are specifically designed for choral and jazz practice, but also available to other music groups.

Faculty offices.

Recording booth.

Outdoor performance space.

 

COMMUNITY BUILDING SPACE
West Village provides social and community building spaces (both indoors and out) as a part of the overall health and wellness approach.

Indoor and outdoor lounge space.

Two reservable meeting spaces.

Five small group rooms, available on a first-come, first served basis.

All occupied spaces have views to nature.

25% of dining seating is “hybrid” space, able to be opened to the outdoors when weather is agreeable or mechanically conditioned when it is too hot or too cold.

Two outdoor terraces, both equipped with fire pits and seating for about 300 in the outdoor spaces.

Water feature acts as the headwaters of the campus Eco-Commons.

 

SUSTAINABILITY
The West Village supports Georgia Tech’s commitment to sustainability, as well as the health and well-being of the campus community. Everywhere you turn within this building there is a nod to supporting those efforts.

Innovative new recycling and composting program.

Green cleaning methods implemented throughout the building.

Current energy model calculates 265 EUI a 61% reduction against baseline requirements.

Electric lighting installed in a manner that allows changes appropriate to season and time of day.

Limited number of unique materials allows for increased durability of the building by reducing the maintenance complexity and costs over the lifecycle.

Exposed structure and systems and limited finishes create an honest, straightforward, and simple building. Intentional decision to use low-VOC materials on interior finishes.

Storm water runoff drains into GT cistern network.

Landscape is designed to be extremely water efficient.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

There will be visitor parking spaces on top of the Curran Deck available to faculty, staff, visitors and off campus groups. Parking in those spaces will be complimentary for Georgia Tech permit holders from 11am – 2pm on weekdays, subject to availability. Outside of that, there will be a $1/hour fee in effect from 6am – 5pm, and a $3 flat fee after 5pm and on weekends.

Campus transit will be available at West Village. The blue stinger, red stinger, and midnight rambler will all stop at the northern entrance to the building as part of their route.

The entire Georgia Tech community is invited to the Grand Opening of West Village on Thursday, September 21st from 11am – 2pm. There will be a ribbon cutting at 11:30am, as well as sampling, games, and other fun.

 

HOURS

For current operating hours, visit What’s Open Now  - https://gatechdining.com/dining-choices/opennow.html

 

Farmhouse

  • Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Late Night: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Local Chef

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday: 3:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Olive

  • Monday - Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Panera Bread

  • Monday - Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Simple Servings

  • Monday - Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Spice Trail

  • Monday - Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Starbucks at West Village

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

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For More Information Contact

Kate Curnow
Communication & Marketing Manager | Student Center