Georgia Institute of Technology

AE Building Management


AE is housed in four buildings located in the southwest corner of the Georgia Tech campus. The mail code is 0150. The street address for the main (Knight) building is 270 Ferst Drive.




Montgomery Knight
Houses main offices of School on 3rd floor, faculty offices, Computer Lab, research and instructional labs, Machine Shop, and Instrument Lab
Houses faculty offices, classrooms, AE Library, Harper Wind Tunnel
SSTC (Weber)
2nd & 3rd floors
Houses faculty, research labs, Aerospace Systems Design Lab, Space Systems Design Lab, Georgia Space Grant Consortium
ESM Building
Houses graduate student offices and research labs
Combustion Lab
Houses major combustion research labs; located west of Coca Cola on North Ave.

Building management is coordinated by the Administrative Manager located in Knight 311 but is carried out by personnel from Georgia Tech Facilities. The following contacts should be used:

Buzz Card Access to AE Buildings

Request Access:

If you are an AE student or are enrolled in an AE or cross-listed course taught by an AE professor, you will automatically be given Buzz Card access shortly after registration closes at the start of the term.

Other requests for Buzz Card access should be sent to or left at the office of the Assistant to the Chair/Administrative (Knight 311). You must submit your request on a special NEW FORM available here (note that all information except signatures can be entered directly from Acrobat Reader and then printed). It may take as long as one business day to complete your request. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ENTER ALL APPROPRIATE INFORMATION.

Report Problems

If you encounter a problem with using your Buzz Card to access an AE building, here are the steps to troubleshoot your problem:

  • Record when and what door you are trying to access (be specific).
  • Record the status light on the card reader when you swipe your card: Steady Red, Flashing red-green, Green. If Red, your card is not being read; if flashing red-green, you card is being read but you do not have permission; if green you have access and the door should unlock.
  • Leave this information along with (a) your name, (b) your GTID, (c) your Buzz Card number (on the back near the magnetic stripe), and (d) your GT email address, either with the AE Administrative Manager (Susan Jackson) in Knight 311 or in the folder on the office door of Prof. Craig (Knight 321-5).

We will investigate the problem and if we cannot resolve the matter, it will be forwarded to the GT Police department IT staff. Incomplete information may result in no action.

hpep lab

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Prof. Mitchell Walker in the High-Power Electric Propulsion Lab