First Lady Marty Kemp Hosts First Self-Defense Class in the Georgia State Capitol

First Lady Marty Kemp, in support of her partnership with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) and Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education Commission (GRACE),hosted a self –defense class in the North Wing of the Georgia State Capitol. The event focused on combating human trafficking through teaching self-defense techniques.


On October 24, 2019, Governor and First Lady Kemp, along with the Georgia Council for the Arts, announced the recipients of the eighth annual Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Yearly, the Georgia Building Authority assists the Georgia Council for the Arts in planning this event at the State Capitol. The State Capitol exemplifies a beacon throughout history, housing artwork from generation to generation. Inventive Georgians from across the State come to Capitol Hill every year, showcasing their work and talent, and the Georgia Building Authority is privileged to provide a venue for their artwork to be admired.


Georgia Grown Cooking Demonstration with First Lady Kemp

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Georgia Building Authority had the honor of partnering with First Lady Kemp and Georgia Grown to put together Capitol Hill’s first cooking demonstration. The featured salad was crafted with all Georgia grown ingredients and served at our cafeteria.

Diane Hale receives the 2019 President's Award from the Parking Association of Georgia

On March 25, 2019 Diane Hale, Director of Parking and Access Services, was awarded the President’s Award from the Parking and Transportation Association of Georgia. The award honors those that exemplify professionalism in the parking and transportation industry.

Marty Smith appointed State Property Officer, effective March 18

On March 18, Governor Brian Kemp officially appointed Marty Smith as Georgia’s State Property Officer.

Georgia Building Authority wins AJC's Top Workplaces for the second year in a row!

The Georgia Building Authority has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Steve Stancil announces retirement as Georgia’s State Property Officer, effective February 1

 On behalf of the Georgia Building Authority, Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, and the State Properties Commission, Steve Stancil has announced his retirement from public service.

Traffic Conditions on Capitol Hill for the 2019 Legislative Session- Mitchell Street closed from Washington Street to Capitol Avenue

We welcome the new and returning legislators, aides, lobbyists, and citizens to Capitol Hill for the 2019 Legislative Session. We hope that your experience here exemplifies our mission to provide a clean, comfortable, and safe environment.

GBA publishes new Capitol Hill guides for 2019 Legislative Session

The 2019 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly will begin on January 14. The updated Legislative Guide, Lobbyist Guide, and Accessibility Guide for Visitors with Disabilities are now available.

Cafe 244 Now Open!

On behalf of Eurest Dining Services, we are excited to announce a brand-new dining offering for Capitol Hill. Café 244, located at the main entrance of 244 Washington Street, opened to the public on Monday October 29.

Capitol Square Extension

On April 27, the Georgia Building Authority began the Capitol Square Extension project, which will extend the Square (Mitchell Street) east of Washington Street all the way to the intersection of Jesse Hill Jr. Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

GBA Receives Top Workplaces Award

GBA Office Open for Business

GBA Offices have  re-opened for business.

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GBA Main Office (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.): 404-656-3253

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Deal issues emergency declaration for 83 counties: State Offices Closed

State of emergency extends northward from Columbus to Macon to Augusta; state government closed for non-essential personnel

Martin Luther King Statue Unveiled on August 28th, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by First Lady Sandra Deal, members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, Rep. Calvin Smyre, members of the Georgia Capitol Arts Standards Commission (CASC) and other dignitaries, unveiled the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the northeast grounds of the State Capitol.

Judicial Complex Groundbreaking

On August 30th, 2017 Georgia Building Authority hosted the groundbreaking of the new Judicial Complex.

GBA receives the 2017 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

GBA Procurement Services has achieved its seventh consecutive Award of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award. The Georgia Building Authority is one of only 13 agencies in Georgia and one of only 12 state agencies in the United States and Canada to receive the award.

Congratulations to Georgia Building Authority!

Georgia Building Authority won BOMA’s International TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award for 2 Capitol Square.

2017 TOBY Award Presented to GBA for 2 Capitol Square

Georgia Building Authority has received BOMA’s Regional TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) award for 2 Capitol Square. The Regional TOBY winner will compete in the International TOBY awards June 24th – 27th. The Building Owner and Managers association (BOMA) was founded in 1907.

State Archives Building Successfully Imploded

On October 11, 1965 the Georgia Archives building dedicated its first home built specifically to house archival collections. The 14-story marble building-known to many as the “white ice cube”-was hailed as the most modern archival facility in the country.

Capitol Hill – Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Four charging stations are available on Capitol Hill for use by employees and visitors. The stations are located in the Capitol Parking Lot (next to Liberty Plaza). They are accessible to anyone with an Electric Vehicle (EV) by parking in one of the designated “green” spaces.

The Georgia Building Authority receives sixth consecutive National Procurement Award

Steve Fanczi, Deputy Executive Director and Rey Palma, Procurement Services Director for the Georgia Building Authority (GBA) received notice from the National Procurement Institute (NPI) on July 25, 2016 that GBA Procurement Services has achieved its sixth consecutive Award of Excellence in Proc

GBA to issue new AVI hangtags to parking customers

By June of 2017 parking services will distribute new Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) hangtags to 3,000 customers to improve vehicular identification and security.

Liberty Plaza: A hundred years in the making

Liberty Plaza is the major focal point for large groups that hold public rallies and assemblies both during and between legislative sessions. The public plaza is large enough to accommodate over 3,000 visitors and is located across from the Georgia State Capitol.