Classes & Scheduling

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The Kendeda Building is the first building in Georgia to earn Living Building Challenge certification, the world’s most ambitious and holistic green building achievement. It demonstrates Georgia Tech’s vision to create a sustainable campus and was designed to benefit student learning and serve as a model for a regenerative future. The building has 2 classrooms, 4 teaching labs, an auditorium, a seminar room, and a makerspace / design studio that allow students, staff, and faculty to explore sustainability ideas in action.

 

Tips on Usage: The Instructors' Classroom Guide

 

Classroom Door Access

The doors for the classrooms, auditorium, makerspace/design studio, and seminar room are unlocked during the building's normal operating hours. The class labs are access controlled. For issues with door access after 5pm, contact Donald W. Smith (Director, Access Control Services), donald.smith@gatech.edu, 404-307-4694. 

COVID Safety

Each classroom has:

  • Masks for students who request one
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Wet wipes

Please use this form to request additional supply.

Audio / Visual

The Auditorium (152) and second floor classrooms (210 and 230) have built in computers (select "Desktop" and then push Cntl+Alt+Delete to login in to your account). You can also bring your own laptop (select "Lectern"). All other rooms are "bring your own device." You can connect to the room projector wirelessly or via an HDMI connection (note that the Makerspace / Design Studio does not have wireless connection). If your computer does not have an HDMI port, please bring an HDMI adapter. Also, bring your own presentation clicker / advancer / laser pointer. 

The Auditorium has a 5-channel audio system, which include one microphone attached to the podium and four handheld or lapel microphones. Each of the two classrooms have a 2-channel audio system, which include one microphone attached to the podium and one lapel microphone. All other rooms do not have audio systems. 

If you have issues with the building's A/V system, please call the A/V Services Team at 404-894-4669. Assistance is available Monday - Friday from 7am to 8pm.

Electricity

The building has fewer plugs, and that is by design. Bring your electronic device fully charged. 

Lighting Controls

The building has a smart, efficient lighting system. Lights will turn off automatically after a period of inactivity. Each room has lighting controls identified with a yellow "Lights" label. Regardless of the number of buttons, the lighting controls work as follows:

  1. Top button is automatic - sensors will determine amount of lighting needed in the room.
  2. Bottom button is off - in this mode, occupants can also use the up or down button to manually increase or decrease luminosity. 
  3. Middle buttons are pre-set brightness settings.

Fan Controls

The building has a unique climate control system that utilizes lots of fans. Each room has fan controls identified with a blue "Fans" label. The switch is "on" and "off" with a slider on the side that allows for speed adjustment.

Window Blind Controls

Rooms either have interior blinds or external blinds. Each room has window blind controls identified with a red label.

  • For interior blinds, the top button is "fully up," the middle buttons are 25% down, 50% down, and 75% down, and the bottom button is "fully down."
  • For exterior blinds, the bottom button is down and the top button is up.

Toilets

The building has composting toilets that use soap foam for "flushing." The foam flush feature is motion-activated. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Enter the stall.
  2. Hear the hum of a motor and observe the foam sliding down the sides of the toilet.
  3. Use the toilet seat cover if you must.
  4. Do your business.
  5. Use toilet paper.
  6. Do not place anything else down the toilet. 

Waste & Materials Management

The Kendeda Building seeks to maximize materials diversion from the landfill. There are three receptacle stations for materials in the building. Each is labeled for plastics, aluminum, paper, compost, and landfill (i.e., trash). Two receptacle stations also accept hard-to-recycle materials (e.g., styrofoam and plastic film). Each receptacle station has pictures showing what you can discard in the corresponding bin. 

 

Classroom Service Request

Please use this form to submit any request regarding:

  • General maintenance
  • Heating or air conditioning
  • Safety hazards
  • Custodial services
  • Building or room access

 

Scheduling Classes & Reserving Classrooms

 
Rooms 152, 210, and 230

The Auditorium (152) and second floor classrooms (210 and 230) are scheduled via central scheduling in Banner. Questions - discuss with your unit's scheduler. 

Rooms 110 and 118

For the Design Studio (110) and Seminar Room (118), The Kendeda Building, together with Serve-Learn-Sustain, is actively seeking courses that will benefit from and contribute to the success of the building. The 24-seat Design Studio and 16-seat Seminar Room are well suited for problem-based learning courses (e.g., hands-on problem solving, design studios, community-based design, etc.). Faculty are encouraged to request to teach in these rooms if:

  1. the course relates to one of the Living Building Challenge Petals,
  2. they want to incorporate the building into their teaching, as a living learning lab, and
  3. they want to be part of a collaborative teaching, research, and learning environment that pushes students, instructors, staff, and partners to think about and practice sustainability in new, deep, and exciting ways. 

Requests to schedule classes in Rooms 110 and 118 should be submitted via this form. Requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. You will receive a response within two weeks. The earlier you request a classroom for the following semester, the more likely there will be space available. NOTE: this form should be used to schedule only classes (not events), and only in these Rooms 110 and 118.

Questions? Contact SLS Director Jennifer Hirsch.