Tech Celebrates Coda Groundbreaking
Georgia Tech’s Technology Square marked the beginning of a major expansion in December as construction began on Coda, a mixed-use facility whose centerpiece is a high-performance computing center.
To mark the occasion, President G.P. “Bud” Peterson joined members of the Tech community, along with several Atlanta business and civic leaders, in a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site.
Noting that in its first 13 years of existence, Tech Square has become a leading regional innovation hub and a focal point for the Institute’s collaborations with business and industry, Peterson said that Coda “will take innovation to a whole new level. This iconic building will become a magnet for corporations and startups alike, while serving as a state-of-the-art resource for breakthrough research.”
Georgia Tech will be Coda’s anchor tenant, occupying roughly half of the 62,000 square feet of office space. The project also includes an 80,000-square-foot data center and 40,000 square feet of retail space.
The design, by John Portman & Associates, incorporates portions of the historic Crum & Forster Building, a 1926 office building on Spring Street owned by the Georgia Tech Foundation. Construction is underway and scheduled for completion in 2019.