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.
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.