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Georgia Tech Officially Opens Michael K. Anderson Building

THE FLATS – The Michael K. Anderson Building, the newly renovated day-to-day home of Georgia Tech track and field/cross country, was officially unveiled to the teams on Wednesday.

The Anderson Building is located adjacent to McCamish Pavilion, directly across Fowler Street from Georgia Tech’s George C. Griffin Track. The renovated facility includes:

  • locker rooms for both the men’s and women’s track and field/cross country teams, with new lockers that feature charging ports, plush seating and expansive storage for each student-athlete, expanded dressing, shower and restroom areas, as well as dedicated shoe-drying rooms;
  • a brand-new student-athlete lounge, featuring a dedicated nutrition bar;
  • a spacious team meeting room that can also be configured to host external events;
  • state-of-the-art athletic training and hydrotherapy room;
  • new offices and locker rooms for Georgia Tech coaches;
  • updated graphics and branding throughout the building that highlight the illustrious history of Georgia Tech track and field/cross country.

Michael K. Anderson Building Unveil - Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 (Danny Karnik photos)

In all, the renovation project covered approximately 14,550 square feet, with an investment of $2.8 million. The Beck Group served as architect and general contractor. Confluence Design Consulting designed the building’s environment graphics.

Also on Wednesday, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia officially approved the naming of the facility as the Michael K. Anderson Building.

Michael K. “Mike” Anderson starred as a track and field student-athlete at Georgia Tech from 1976-79, setting school records in the high hurdles, intermediate hurdles and mile relay during his time as a Yellow Jacket and earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.

After graduating from Georgia Tech, Anderson has enjoyed a prolific professional career and currently serves as senior vice president at Georgia Power and president/CEO of Georgia Power Foundation Inc. and Southern Company Charitable Foundation.

Despite his many work commitments, he has always found time to give back to Georgia Tech through his involvement on several boards, including the Georgia Tech Athletic Association Board of Trustees, the Alexander-Tharpe Fund Board, the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Advisory Board and the Georgia Tech Advisory Board. He is currently a member of the executive committee of the Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees and has served in volunteer leadership roles in the Institute’s $1.8 billion campaign that ended in 2015 and in its current $2-plus billion campaign.

In addition to his service to Georgia Tech, Anderson is an inspirational leader in the industry and in the community who has received many recognitions for his service. He has received Georgia Tech Athletics’ Total Person Alumni Award and the Dean Griffin Community Service Award in recognition of his exemplary community service. He is a member of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni and, in 2021, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association conferred to him its highest award, the Joseph Mayo Pettit Alumni Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his lifetime leadership, achievement and service to Georgia Tech and the community.

Alexander-Tharpe Fund

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.

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