CODA Frequently Asked Questions

Coda FAQs

Coda Overview..

What is Coda?

Where is Coda located?

Which Georgia Tech groups will occupy the new Coda building?

Coda Community

Who will manage the lease/rent for Coda?

Who will help manage the Georgia Tech experience in Coda?

What support services will be provided to Georgia Tech occupants?

Where will my group work in Coda?

What is the process for assigning individual workspaces?

What other organizations will have offices in Coda?

Coda Design

Who designed the Coda interior and workspace areas?

What is the “Coda Communal Core”?

Who will manage building security & access in Coda?

What audio visual (AV) options will be available for Coda Community Members?

What food options will be available in Coda?

What is the Coda Data Center?

Coda Parking & Transportation

What are the parking & transportation options available to Coda Community members?

Coda Move Process & Timeline

Is there any information regarding the move process for Georgia Tech Coda Community Groups?

When will Georgia Tech groups re-locate to Coda?

Will Coda offer a loading dock for community members?

Coda Key Points of Contact

How can I learn more about Coda?

 

 

 

Coda Overview

What is Coda?

Coda is a first-of-a-kind showcase facility designed to foster organic collaboration between Georgia Tech and other entities on the forefront of technology and research. This mixed-use facility boasts 21-stories and 650,000 square feet. Georgia Tech is slated to occupy nearly half of the office building while private companies will occupy the remainder. Learn more through this video.

 

Coda is an expansion of Technology Square and will transform how the Georgia Tech community conducts research. Georgia Tech groups have the opportunity to work alongside industry partners in Coda’s vast 40,000 square feet of retail space.

 

Simply put, Coda is neither work nor home. Coda is a community where members can connect, collaborate and co-create.

Where is Coda located?

Coda is located just south of the Scheller College of Business between Spring St and West Peachtree St, and 4th Street and Armstead Pl.

Coda will sit in the heart of Tech Square, which is the core of Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood. Coda will offer spectacular views of the city including campus and the new Mercedes Benz- Stadium.

Which Georgia Tech groups will occupy the new Coda building?

More than 700 faculty, staff and students are slated to occupy Coda. It is anticipated that the following Georgia Tech groups will reside in Coda: 

  • School of Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) ~128
  • Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) ~73
  • Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) ~8
  • Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) ~89
  • Health Research Neighborhood (comprised of faculty from multiple schools across the Institute) ~145
  • Energy Research Neighborhood (comprised of faculty from multiple schools across the Institute) ~45
  • Machine Learning (Degree Program) (comprised of faculty from multiple schools across the Institute) ~117
  • Business Analytics Center/Master of Science in Analytics/Quantitative & Computational Finance Program (BAC/MSA/QCF Degree Program) ~16
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) ~264
  • Office of Information Technology (OIT) ~302
  • Coda Community Support Services ~5

  Coda Community

Who will manage the lease/rent for Coda?

Portman Holdings is the Coda developer and building owner and also serves as the building manager. Portman is procuring a property management team that will work onsite, and Georgia Tech is hiring a Real Estate Manager tasked with representing Georgia Tech’s interests while working closely with Portman. 

Who will help manage the Georgia Tech experience in Coda?

Georgia Tech Leadership is committed to substantially investing in Coda and is also committed to ensuring Georgia Tech community members, visitors and other key stakeholders enjoy transformational experiences in the facility.

 

In doing so, Georgia Tech Leadership is excited to launch the Community Support Services Team that will work closely with the Real Estate Manager to create an energizing, exciting and productive community within Coda.

 

Examples of business functions that fall under the Community Support Services Team’s purview include:

  • Creation of a collaborative environment amongst members of the Coda community through events and introductions
  • Ensure that the building functions and processes are running smoothly
  • Liaison with campus constituents on Coda space governance and coordinate access to common area spaces
  • Meeting and event coordination
  • Marketing and communications programming
  • Tech showcase management
  • Lease administration and oversight
  • Oversight of the building manager’s facility management and maintenance

What support services will be provided to Georgia Tech occupants?

Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting is currently socializing the recommended Community Services Support model with Georgia Tech leadership and departmental leads. The team plans to widely announce the final model September 2018.

Where will my group work in Coda?

Georgia Tech’s Facilities Management and Capital Planning & Space Management team are working closely with future occupants, including faculty shepherds, to develop the initial space assignments for Coda.

 

Please visit www.RealEstate.gatech.edu/Coda to learn more about Coda’s architecture as well as the various zones creatively designed to empower community members and visitors to think, work, and play in transformative ways.

What is the process for assigning individual workspaces?

Departments will make final decisions related to individual workspaces. Please check with your departmental lead for more information. 

What other organizations will have offices in Coda?

Portman Holdings and Georgia Tech leadership are working to strategically attract industry partners to join the Coda Community. Companies, of any size, operating in the technology, innovation, data analytics and related industries are ideal industry partners. 

 

Georgia Tech leadership is pleased to announce Thyssuen Krupp, WeWork and Keysight are joining the Coda Community upon the building’s opening!

 

Industry partners interested in joining the Coda Community, should contact Tony Zivalich, Georgia Tech Executive Director, Real Estate Development Office.

Coda Design

Who designed the Coda interior and workspace areas?

Georgia Tech leadership charged ASD/SKY and Portman Architects with designing Class “T” environments in Coda. Class “T” is a term coined by Georgia Tech to describe a functional design standard that prioritizes creating contemporary environments that are flexible to meet the evolving needs of Georgia Tech community members.

 

ASD/SKY and Portman Architects were selected for the Coda project based on their respective experiences in designing interesting, attractive and creative interior environments for technology companies.

 

In order to ensure Coda’s design is effective, ASD/SKY and Portman Architects are working closely with the Georgia Tech community to fully understand the needs of Coda’s research neighborhoods. The feedback provided by the user groups and the faculty shepherds is incorporated into final interior design plans for Georgia Tech floors. These finalizations include the floor layouts, program needs including labs, collaborative areas, conference rooms, break rooms, interior fixtures, interior finishes and the branding strategy for each of the research neighborhoods.

What is the “Coda Communal Core”?

The Coda “Communal Core” is a designated space for collaboration in the Coda Community located between the east and south towers. Learn more through this video.

 

Each floor in the office building has access to a “commons area” located outside of Georgia Tech space that any individual or group can use for small meetings. Some Communal Core areas are conducive to quiet work and study, while others offer amenities that aid in collaboration, relaxation, or refreshment.

Who will manage building security & access in Coda?

Portman Holdings is slated to provide security services, including visitor access, in the Coda lobby.

 

The Georgia Tech Community Support Services Team will manage the process for granting access to appropriate individuals on Georgia Tech floors. As such, the Community Support Services Team will work with groups to determine visitor-access guidelines for their respective floors.

What audio visual (AV) options will be available for Coda Community Members?

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will provide audio-visual (AV) services to all Georgia Tech community members in Coda. Additionally, OIT is planning to provide desktop services to Georgia Tech community members.

What food options will be available in Coda?

Coda has more than 40,000 square feet of retail space, called the ‘Collective’, on the lower level of the building offering various food and drink options. The ‘Collective’ is a shared food and beverage amenity styled similarly to Krog Street and Ponce City Markets.

What is the Coda Data Center?

The Data Center is designed to meet the needs of high performance computing for the Georgia Tech research community including industry partners. Georgia Tech’s main data hub is slated to re-locate to Coda and will occupy nearly 25 percent of the Center’s more than 80,000 square feet.

 

Coda Parking & Transportation

What are the parking & transportation options available to Coda Community members?

All faculty and staff working in Coda are offered the opportunity to park in either the Georgia Tech Hotel/Global Learning Center deck (E81) or the Centergy deck (E82). Learn more through this video.

 

Please note that additional parking is in progress and Coda is within walking distance to the North Avenue and Midtown MARTA stations. Additionally, Portman Holdings offers onsite bike racks.

 

Please visit the Georgia Tech Transportation & Parking website for contact information to learn more.

 

 

 

Coda Move Process & Timeline

Is there any information regarding the move process for Georgia Tech Coda Community Groups?

Plans are currently underway to hire a professional move management consultant to facilitate moving boxes and equipment for Coda Community members. Georgia Tech Coda Community members are required to pack personal effects and confidential items. It is highly recommended that groups begin preparing for the move process as soon as possible. 

 

The Coda Community Building and Readiness Team is working to assist groups with their move preparations, and each group moving to Coda will have an assigned Community Champion/Move Coordinator charged with assisting them in successfully transitioning to Coda. This work is slated to begin summer 2018. 

When will Georgia Tech groups re-locate to Coda?

Georgia Tech occupants are scheduled to re-locate to Coda between March 2019 and June 2019 as the various floors are completed. Please note that the re-locations are scheduled to occur in phases.

Will Coda offer a loading dock for community members?

The Real Estate Development Manager and Community Support Services Manager will work with Coda’s building manager to manage use of the building’s loading dock on behalf of Georgia Tech community members.

Coda Key Points of Contact

How can I learn more about Coda?

Georgia Tech leaders providing direction, guidance and oversight include: 

  • Steve Swant, EVP Administration and Finance
  • Steve Cross, EVP Research
  • Rafael Bras, Provost
  • Chris Jones, Associate VP of Research 

 

Key points of contact include: 

 

Please visit www.RealEstate.gatech.edu/Coda to view videos creatively illustrating future experiences Georgia Tech community members will enjoy in Coda. If you would like additional information, please email CodaBuilding@gatech.edu.