Georgia State University Campus Historic Preservation Plan

Northeast wing of the Library Plaza (1971, Andrew Steiner of Robert & Co.), scheduled for demolition in the campus master plan in 2017
Northeast wing of the Library Plaza (1971, Andrew Steiner of Robert & Co.), scheduled for demolition in the campus master plan in 2017

In 2013, Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta commissioned a campus historic preservation plan to be produced in accordance with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents’ guidelines. Laura Drummond of APPS was the preservation consultant for the project.

The plan required Level 1 and 2 surveys of historic buildings, a campus history, a summary of the historic context in which the campus developed, and evaluations of the University’s historic buildings.  Laura took all the photographs and surveyed the campus.  She wrote the historic context and campus history sections of the plan, and produced more than ten maps of the campus, its historic buildings, structures, exterior artwork, and landscapes, and the national and locally designated historic buildings and districts in the area.  She created a master database of all the historic structures and produced GIS files for the University.