Gilbert Hilhouse Boggs Building

  • Completed: 1970
  • Construction Cost: $4,853,000.00
  • Square Feet: 152,751
The Boggs Chemistry Building was built in 1970 and named after Dr. Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs who was the Dean of the Chemistry Department from 1935 to 1941. This five story building is often said to look like the Periodic Table of Elements, and is the premier spot on campus for chemistry students.
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Honorary - Boggs began teaching at Georgia Tech in 1903, and served as the head of Georgia Tech's chemistry department from 1925-1935, and later as the Dean of Graduate Courses from 1935-1940. The year of his death, 1941, he served as head of both the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments.

Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs

Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia in 1896, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901. Boggs began his teaching at Georgia Tech in 1903, and served on numerous student committees as a faculty representative. Boggs also was the head of Georgia Tech's chemistry department from 1925-1935, as well as the dean of graduate courses from 1935-1940. During the year of his death, 1941, he was head of both the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments.