Lamar Allen Sustainable Education Building

  • In 2011, the SEB participated in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge on behalf of Georgia Tech

The Lamar Allen Sustainable Education Building (SEB) is a 30,000 square foot facility intended to serve as a "living laboratory" for the education, research, and application of sustainable technologies. The building was constructed in 1998 using the most up-to-date sustainable materials available in Georgia. Sustainability principles were implemented at every stage of the building process, adhering to the same ideas taught inside Tech classrooms. The $4 million facility was constructed as the result of generous donations from about 40 businesses and individuals alike. It contains a multimedia theater, research labs, computer centers and faculty offices for the school.

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Honorary - The SEB was named for Mr. O. Lamar Allen who recognized the importance of educating future engineers to better understand the relationship between economic development, technology, and the environment.

O. Lamar Allen

Lamar Allen came to see former Georgia Tech President, G. Wayne Clough, with a vision for a sustainable education building that would not only showcase sustainable technology, but would itself be made of state-of-the-art sustainable building materials. The O.