Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has completed a $42 million redevelopment project that includes two specialized technical facilities across 350,000 sf on the Cobb South Campus in Marietta, Ga.
In December 2017, GTRI purchased four buildings on an unused 52-acre Lockheed Martin site adjacent to Dobbins Air Reserve Base. The Institute selected McCarthy Building Companies with Flad Architects as the design-build team to quickly redevelop two of the buildings into the research facilities.
The project included renovating 205,500 sf of retired office space into a research facility that features computing and electronics laboratories. It also included the 144,500-sf renovation of a 403,500-sf high-bay industrial warehouse, which GTRI will also use for research. The space incorporates two, 10-ton cranes and a 30-ton crane to handle heavy specialized large equipment.
The new space can house up to 600 personnel, which is enough room to grow for at least five years.