Ralph A. Hefner Residence Hall
- Built 1969
- Last renovated 2008
Built in 1969, Hefner Residence Hall houses incoming freshmen at Georgia Tech who choose to take part in the freshman experience. It is located on Georgia Tech's west campus and is next to its sister dormitory, Armstrong Residence Hall. Hefner originally cost $468,000 to construct and was designed by ABCO Builders.
Honorary - The building was named after Dr. Ralph Hefner for his service as the Dean of the General College at Georgia Tech and his positive influence during his term.
Ralph A Hefner was a Georgia Tech faculty member from 1929 to 1967. Hefner first came to Tech in 1929 as a math instructor. He had worked up to a full professor by 1936, and then was named Dean of General Studies in 1945. His title was changed to Dean of the General College in 1948. This rapid advancement spoke for Dean Hefner's ability and endeavor to do his job well.