Downtown Atlanta’s Georgia State University

Model of Downtown Campus
Model of Downtown Campus

This year is the 100th birthday of Georgia State University, in downtown Atlanta.

GSU today is the second-largest university in Georgia, with more than 60 buildings, in nearly every architectural style since the early 1900’s. Sure, some of the campus buildings from the 60’s to the 70’s are really ugly, if reasonably functional. This article will show some of the better buildings, how GSU architecture is improving, and what’s in store for the near future.

One of the older buildings GSU has rescued for Atlanta.
Mack College of Business in fine Reid & Schutze building.
Mack College of Business is in a fine Reid & Schutze building from the early 1900’s.
one of the early 1930’s buildings, Sparks Hall
Science building near the state capitol

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The campus is inseparable from downtown Atlanta and they both benefit greatly from each other. GSU is greatly expanding, and has jumped across Woodruff Park in the Fairlie-Poplar District, nearly to Centennial Olympic Park and north to Peachtree Center. The symbiotic relationship extends even to employment as many corporations involved with GSU actually hire the graduates.

One of the best new assets Atlanta is about to complete is the Atlanta Streetcar, which will run from Olympic Park through the campus and near dorms in northeast downtown, near Sweet Auburn.

the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts
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an interior art feature
GSU has always offered night classes
gsu rec ctr
recreation center
Rec Center Square
Aderhold Learning Center in the Fairlie Poplar District
Under construction now, is the new College of Law
Nearly completed are the One12Courtland Dorms, an adaptive reuse project.
Part of the future master plan
GSU recently announced that they will raze an old parking structure used for classrooms to insert a new campus green near the center of campus.
Woodruff Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Woodruff Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park

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