Georgia Tech’s Dalney Building is a design-build project designed to combine three (3) seemingly unrelated program elements—a parking structure, an office building, and a biological wastewater reclamation facility— and assembling it into one, extricating 5+ acres of land to be redeveloped as a central feature of the Eco-Commons. The office portion of the structure is designed for organizational use supporting campus research. The biological wastewater reclamation facility will receive, filter, store, and serve back rainwater captured from nearby buildings, and act as a host for a facility that can convert blackwater using biological means into non-potable water suitable for use by campus infrastructure, decreasing overall demand on municipal water sources. It’s building as infrastructure, infrastructure as building, all placed in a restorative landscape.
Jesse W. Mason Building
The heart of CEEatGT, the Mason Building is home to the main office, administrative and faculty offices, classrooms, and instructional and research labs. Among the Mason Building’s many lab facilities are an origami engineering space and a 14,000 square-foot hydraulics laboratory. Originally built in 1969 and renovated in 2013, the five-story building with an appended two-story, high-bay out building is named for Jesse W. Mason, an esteemed former dean of the Institute’s College of Engineering.