Beginning November 4, the Tech community will be able to submit reservation requests for the new Campus Center exhibition hall — one of four new buildings currently under construction as part of the Campus Center project. This collection of buildings, along with a newly renovated Student Center, will be a central point of resources, gathering, entertainment, and restoration for the Georgia Tech community. The first available date for space reservations is August 31, 2020.
The exhibition hall will serve as the premier meeting and conference space on campus, designed to enhance the conference and large-event experience at Georgia Tech with:
- A 12,000-square-foot ballroom that will be divisible into five smaller spaces.
- 11 meeting spaces with full conference and teleconference audiovisual capabilities.
- Expanded pre-function space.
- Co-location of Georgia Tech Catering Services.
The exhibition hall is part of Phase I of construction, expected to last until summer 2020. During Phase II of the project when the Student Center is under construction, the exhibition hall will serve as temporary space for essential dining functions, Kaplan Test Prep, and the Georgia Tech Post Office. Spaces that are not serving temporary functions will be available for reservation, including seven multipurpose meeting and event spaces of various sizes, and one boardroom.
The building will appear in the Georgia Tech Event Management System (EMS) beginning November 4. The community is also encouraged to visit the exhibition hall’s website to explore the building, rooms, facilities, and functions. Each room, named after an Atlanta neighborhood, has a page that includes renderings of the room, capacities by available setups, and comparisons to rooms with which the community is already familiar. For example, the Centennial meeting room in the exhibition hall is approximately the size of the Piedmont room in the current Student Center Commons.
Please note that the reservation rate structure for the exhibition hall differs from that of the Student Center and West Village. The new rate structure is intended to increase utilization and efficiency, and will help accommodate more reservations using less space. Details on reservation rates for the exhibition hall will be available on the website.
More details on the building’s progress and planned soft openings in Summer 2020 will be available in spring. Further information on the Campus Center project is available at c.gatech.edu/CampusCenter.