Hidden Georgia Tech: The Glass Shop

Hidden Georgia Tech -The Glassblowing Shop

Hidden Georgia Tech: The Glass Shop

By Victor Rogers September 28, 2015

Across the Georgia Tech campus, hidden spaces and forgotten places await rediscovery. Some are relics of an earlier time, difficult to find and explore. Others are very much in view, but often overlooked. Hidden Georgia Tech is a photo essay series highlighting places on campus that are hidden in plain sight.


On the lower level of the Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building, Georgia Tech’s scientific glassblower repairs cracked condensers and other glass equipment from labs across campus. The work is much like that of a precision welder, combining hand skills, using torches and lathes, with lasers, diamond grinding and lapping machines, and computer-assisted furnaces. Take a look inside the Glassblowing Shop through the images below.

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Writer: Victor Rogers
Photographer: Rob Felt
Digital Designer: Melanie Goux

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