Montgomery Knight Building
- Date Building Named: 1926
- Funding for the building came from the Guggenheim Foundation
The Montgomery Knight building was built in 1968 for a cost of $1,716,000 ($11,328,900 today). Funding for the building came from the Guggenheim foundation. This 55,000 square foot building was dedicated in honor of the highly distinguished Mr. Knight who helped found what became known as the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and was a critical factor in obtianing the grant that helped create the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics where he served as the first director. This building provided space for the school, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, to continue research in Knights area of interest, rotary-wing aircrafts. In 1970 Georgia Tech recieved national recognition for the research done in this field.
Montgomery Knight was born on February 22, 1901 in Holyoke, Massachusetts to Franklin and Gertrude Knight where he graduated from Holyoke High School in 1918. From there Knight went on to attend the Massachusettes Institute of Technology under the advisory of Edward P. Warner and graduated with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering in 1922.