Floyd Field Residence Hall

  • Completed in 1961
  • Renovated in 2005

Floyd Field Residence Hall, more commonly known as Field Residence Hall, was built in 1961 at the cost of $378,000.  Georgia Tech was in direct need of more residence halls at this time because the Institute was growing its academic outreach.  The building is significantly important today for its association with mid-twentieth century campus development and its institutional modern design qualities. Although such things as windows and exterior doors have been replaced, its historical value remains due to its architecture.

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Honorary - The residence hall was named in honor of Floyd Field for serving as the first Dean of Men of the Institute, and his dedication to the institute.

Floyd Field

Floyd Field was born on December 19, 1873 in Salem, Oregon.  He graduated with one bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, and later a master’s from Harvard.  Mr. Field joined Georgia Tech’s mathematics department in 1906, and by 1922, had become the first ever Dean of Men at the Institute.  Within the next 24 years of holding that title, he made several memorable accomplishments that we hold as traditions to this day.