The Georgia Trust

2017 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Fulton County

Georgia Tech's Carnegie library stands as a central component among the many historic buildings on its campus. Funded by Andrew Carnegie, the library was constructed in 1906 combining elements of Italian Renaissance and Beaux-Arts architectural styles. This ornate building has seen several renovations and alterations to its interior and exterior during the 1950's-60's and again in the 1980's that severely altered its original character. Partnering with Lord Aeck Sargent, in 2015 Georgia Tech began a project to return the exterior fa├žade to its original 1906 condition. Through extensive research, conservation analysis and photographic evidence, the rehabilitation included replacing windows with original wood profiles, exterior doors with original design and finish, cleaning and repointing masonry, roofing and new landscaping.


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