In an effort to conserve water and help reduce the impact of the severe drought conditions in North Georgia, Facilities Management’s Landscape Services has proactively stopped all noncritical irrigation on campus. 

This summer, eight acres of thoughtfully designed green space will open on the Georgia Tech campus and provide many new spaces for reflection, engagement, and learning. Currently under construction at the corner of Hemphill Avenue and Ferst Street, the EcoCommons is situated directly west of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. Once complete, the area will contain more than 600 new trees, 68 transplanted trees, tens of thousands of new perennials and shrubs, and an abundance of ferns and grasses.

A view from the granite outcropping toward the meadow and contemplative grove.
As the construction fencing comes down, a fresh, new greenspace welcomes students for the spring semester.
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