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Cooper Carry Higher Education Experience January 2018

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Focused on the innovative design of exceptional places, Cooper Carry is one of the nation’s most dynamic, context-driven design firms. Our projects are crafted to enrich the experience of the people who interact with them for a day or a lifetime. An internationally recognized team of design professionals, with vast experience in a variety of project types, collaborate in the pursuit of excellence through the practice of connective design. Since our founding in 1960, we have steadily built a reputation for our attention to detail, thoughtful design and client service. Each project is a composition of imaginative connections amongst buildings and their components. But it doesn’t stop there, as we strive to incorporate our projects’ interaction with surrounding buildings, communities and the environment, all of which are impacted by each other. Architects, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, environmental graphic designers, and sustainability consultants make up the core disciplines at Cooper Carry. These professionals work within specialized design studios with expertise in: • • • • • •

Corporate Government Higher Education Hospitality K-12 Education Mixed-Use

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Office Residential Retail Science + Technology The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry Transit + TOC

Connectivity is the cornerstone of our architectural, planning and urban design approach. Our design process treats landscape as being equal in importance to buildings and we pursue excellence in landscape design just as carefully. Therefore, we combine architecture and landscape design into a rich composition of functional, thoroughly connected spaces formed to unite the experience of the inhabitant, celebrating experience of not only the interior, and exterior environment as well. With sustainability as the foundation of Cooper Carry’s connective design philosophy our team is inspired by the interconnections among natural systems that support our lives—plants, animals and the physical world they inhabit. Consequently, we collaboratively pursue creative design solutions patterned with nature as our model with the result being a more holistic project. The connective design process assesses the sustainability of materials, the suitability of assembly methods, and the options for organizing buildings and landscapes into compositions which tend to maximize the advantages of solar orientation, weather, daylighting, building conditioning, and other variables that affect the building’s environmental performance. And we seek ways to optimize the human experience, thereby elevating the quality of life for all who come to live, work or play within the space. Our commitment to environmentally responsible design is evident in our comprehensive, ongoing in-house education program to support LEED accreditation of team members and provide ongoing programs to increase our command of the techniques of sustainable design.

Emory University, Chemistry Addition

Atlanta, Georgia

CLIENT: Emory University SCOPE: 40,000 SF Renovation 70,000 SF Addition SERVICES: Programming

Cooper Carry began multi-phased renovations and additions to the Chemistry Center in 1996. This latest phase of this project—a 40,000 square foot renovation and 70,000 square foot addition—completed Fall 2015. The building was designed to create a new “front door” for Emory’s multidisciplinary chemistry based research programs. Teaching and research space are integrated with a shared focus on the building’s common space. Undergraduate students are connected to meaningful active research activities. Labs feature open plans, significant day lighting and “plug and play” laboratory furniture to reduce the time and cost associated with reconfiguration as needs change.

Architecture Interior Design Landscape Architecture

Research and classroom activities continued normal operations during construction. This required careful coordination with the engineering and construction management teams, to phase and execute with limited disruption of the ongoing activities. The project achieved LEED-NC Gold.

Emory University, Chemistry Addition

Georgia Tech, Krone Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB)

Atlanta, Georgia

AWARDS: • 2016, CMAA South Atlantic Chapter, Project of the Year • 2016, CMAA South Atlantic Chapter, Project Achievement Award >$100M Construction • 2016, AIA Georgia, Design Merit Award • 2016, ENR Southeast Award of Merit for Best Sustainable Building Practices

CLIENT: Georgia Institute of Technology GSFIC SCOPE: 218,880 SF SERVICES:

Georgia Tech’s Roger A. and Helen B. Krone Engineered Biosystems Building provides 218,880 square feet of flexible interdisciplinary laboratory space for researchers collaborating in the fields of Chemical Biology, Cell Therapies and Systems Biology. The project creates a unique environment that connects people from multiple disciplines and departments to focus on specific societal problems in a holistic manner. A principle goal of the design is to foster interaction between chemists, engineers, biologists and computational scientists from two separate Colleges, the College of Engineering and the College of Science.

Architecture Interior Design Environmental Graphic Design Programming

The building is developed with a highly used equipment corridor securely linking vertical circulation to every laboratory and support space while allowing wide transparency into research labs. The vivarium is located in the building’s basement, allowing for more transparent and publicly accessible spaces to occupy the ground level. Core facility access and expansion are critical to the success of interdisciplinary bioengineering facilities and have been carefully accounted. The vivarium incorporates a network of underground tunnels to enable future facility expansion. Cooper Carry designed the project in collaboration with Lake|Flato Architects.

Georgia Tech, Krone Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB)

Universities at Shady Grove Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Building (BSE)

Rockville, Maryland

CLIENT: University of Maryland SCOPE: 228,000 SF SERVICES:

The new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Building (BSE) at the Universities at Shady Grove is meant to enhance the collaborative efforts at the Universities at Shady Grove of three sister institutions to offer advanced degree education in high technology and medical sciences fields, and to share instructional facilities across disciplines and degree programs. The Universities of Maryland in College Park, Baltimore, and Baltimore County will share the facility with the common goals of advanced education, collaboration, and curricular innovation.


The 228,000 square-foot building will house academic programs in physical therapy, dentistry, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, biological sciences, electrical engineering, environmental science and technology, and associated fields. The new building will have spaces for general instruction, scientific instruction, a full dental clinic, offices and administrative support, student support centers, and building systems and support. The design includes a central atrium gateway space, tiered classrooms, and glass enclosed labs that promote the idea of “science on display.� The project is designed to LEED Gold standards. Cooper Carry designed the project in collaboration with Lake|Flato Architects.

Biodmedical Sciences & Engineering Building

Gwinnett Technical College, Life Sciences Building

Lawrenceville, Georgia

CLIENT: Gwinnett Technical College SCOPE: 80,211 GSF SERVICES: Architecture

Gwinnett Technical College ’s new Life Sciences Building offers students, faculty, and business and healthcare partners an interactive learning facility that features the most advanced laboratory, classroom and clinical simulation centers—all within a LEED constructed building as eco-friendly as it is aesthetically inviting. The threestory, 80,211 square foot facility has 12 classrooms and 17 health science labs, plus student study and gathering areas, computer labs, faculty offices, conference rooms and lounge areas. Constructed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, the center has achieved LEED-NC Gold certification. “Providing our students a learning environment that includes the latest technology and collaborative learning tools in their respective fields is always our goal—and the new Life Sciences Center exceeds that expectation. The energy efficiency and LEED design features used also make this center a very healthy and beautiful environment—which we know promotes learning,” says Sharon Bartels, President, Gwinnett Technical College. AWARDS:

• American Concrete Institute, Georgia Chapter, Award of Excellence, Low Rise Category, 2011

Gwinnett Technical College Life Sciences Building

Athens Technical College, Health Sciences Building

Athens, Georgia

CLIENT: GSFIC / Athens Technical College SCOPE: 70,259 SF SERVICES: Programming Architecture Interior Design Landscape Architecture Environmental Graphic Design

The Health Science Building at Athens Technical College provides a cutting edge environment for active learning and workforce development. The building and exterior courtyard create a more cohesive campus. The facility consists of classrooms, labs and classrooms mock-ups of actual medical offices and surgical rooms. The facility also includes a working dental clinic. The building is a new multi-story academic facility totaling 70,259 gross square feet of space and includes parking, landscaping and extension of the campus loop road to serve the new building. The design of the new building respects and complements the architectural styles of existing campus buildings while making its own statement as a testament to the future of the expansion and viability of the campus.

Athens Technical College, Health Sciences Building

School of Medicine Research Laboratories – Pinn Hall Renovation | University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

CLIENT: University of Virginia SCOPE: 60,000 SF Renovation SERVICES: Architecture Interior Design Environmental Graphic Design Programming Lab Planning

This 60,000 sf laboratory will be used by the UVA School of Medicine departments of Cell Biology and Pharmacology and will house 28 Primary Investigators and 180 FTE staff and students on two floors. A gut renovation, the project will replace all architectural, laboratory and MEP of an existing circa 1970 building located in the heart of the UVA Health Science/SOM campus. The design creates a state of the art laboratory environment that will attract worldclass Principal Investigators and support student participation in funded research. A significant goal is to break down barriers to the integration of UVA’s clinical, research, and teaching missions. To facilitate this goal spaces for collaboration and display have been placed at strategic locations (thresholds and crossroads) that leverage opportunities for interactions across the institution, notably with engineering and the basic sciences. Transparency, collaborative audio-visual technologies, high quality lighting and carefully engineered acoustics will create spaces draw people together. Laboratories are designed in an efficient modular open plan lay-out that is flexible and encourages collaboration between the individual research groups. Centralized support areas and lab support alcoves are distributed at the periphery. Write-up spaces will be in close proximity to the open labs and in visual connection by glass walls to the lab research activities. Conference spaces and “huddle rooms” will enhance the social fabric and allow research groups to engage in collaboration and team meetings.

School of Medicine Research Laboratories – Pinn Hall Renovation | University of Virginia

Kennesaw State University, “Design II” Architecture Studio Addition

Marietta, Georgia

CLIENT: Kennesaw State University, formerly Southern Polytechnic State University SCOPE: 14,600 SF SERVICES: Architecture Interior Design Landscape Architecture Environmental Graphic Design

The 14,600 square foot “Design II” Architecture Studio addition houses the Department of Architecture ’s second year design studios. The building site rests on a hillside that slopes down fifteen feet below the existing first year studio building. Therefore, the roof terrace of Design II rests at the first floor elevation of the existing building, creating a green roof patio and outdoor classroom shared between the two buildings. The curriculum for second year students explores design, materials and methods, building systems, and building construction. A principle design objective of this addition was to provide instructors a teaching tool, demonstrating fundamental concepts of construction and material use. For example, the building features a brick multi-dimensional rain screen wall to demonstrate a creative and flexible use of brick as a construction material. By minimizing typical interior finishes, such as drywall and suspended ceiling systems, the design allows students to easily understand how many types of structural and building components work. AWARDS:

• AIA Georgia, Merit Design Award, 2011 • AIA South Atlantic Region, Brick Award, Honor Award, 2012 • American Institute of Steel Construction IDEAS2 Award, National Certificate of Recognition, 2012 • Brick in Architecture Awards, Gold Award, 2011 • Brick in Architecture Awards, Gold Award, 2012 • Brick Industry Southeast Region, President’s Award, 2011 • Masonry Association of Georgia, Craftsmanship Award of Excellence, 2010 • LEED-NC Silver Certified

Kennesaw State University, “Design II” Architecture Studio Addition

Southern Polytechnic State University, Engineering Technology Center

Marietta, Georgia

CLIENT: Southern Polytechnic State University SCOPE: 122,600 SF SERVICES: Architecture Interior Design Landscape Architecture

The Engineering Technology Center contains approximately 60% laboratory and 40% classroom and office space. The building houses the computer engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, industrial engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, mechatronics engineering, systems engineering, and telecommunications engineering technology programs. The ETC building has a two-story enclosed glass lobby spanning the entire faรงade of the entrance. Race cars, robotics and mechatronics designed by the Engineering Club, in addition to flat panel monitors exhibiting the school channel, are displayed in this student gathering area. This space, affectionately known as the Gallery, is designed to honor the students and display their work.

Environmental Graphic Design

Sustainability was a high priority for this project. Innovation credits include points for a 40% water reduction and a full white roof membrane. The project has achieved LEED-NC Silver certification.

Southern Polytechnic State University, Engineering Technology Center

I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation

Oglethorpe University | Atlanta, Georgia

CLIENT: Oglethorpe University SCOPE: 20,000 SF Renovation 25,000 SF Addition SERVICES: Architecture

The I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation is a 20,000 SF renovation and 25,000 SF expansion of Goslin Hall. This signature multi-use building will contain new science laboratories and class­rooms, as well as provide spaces for interactive study across disciplines. The project will facilitate engaged teaching and active learning through both formal and informal interactions. It will be designed to accommodate current and emerging programs that underscore the university’s commitment to a rigorous, interdisciplinary course of study, and it will enhance Oglethorpe ’s capacity to graduate students with the skills to prosper in the 21st century workplace and be of service to the Atlanta community and the world beyond.

Programming Interior Design

This new facility will be a home for the sciences, an incubator for innovative interdisciplinary learning that engages the whole campus, and a connector for the growing campus. It will be a signature building that reflects the university’s history and culture, while demonstrating the fiscal stewardship that personifies the Oglethorpe of today. Oglethorpe hopes to apply for LEED-certification, in line with its commitment to conservation and sustainability.

Oglethorpe Center for Science Innovation

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Technology Center

Fitzgerald, Georgia

CLIENT: Wiregrass Technical College SCOPE: 54,000 SF SERVICES: Architecture Master Planning

This 54,000 gsf facility is designed to provide laboratory, classroom and social space for telecommunications and information technology training. The projects design goal was to create a dynamic, highly interactive collaborative environment that attracts students and supports the ECTC mission of bridging between Academic and Industry partners. Flexible learning laboratories serve differing program sizes and pedagogy. Learning outside the classroom will be supported through the creation of spaces for encounter and collaboration. The learning laboratories provide students the infrastructure to promote and facilitate technology enhanced web-based learning. Students, community groups and business collaboration will utilize multifunction space including an auditorium and conference rooms. The building is carefully organized to make wayfinding intuitive, introduce natural light into all user spaces and create outdoor campus spaces including a new quadrangle.

Wiregrass Technical College, Technology Center

Oxford College at Emory University, Fleming Hall

Oxford, Georgia

CLIENT: Emory University SCOPE: 51,745 sf SERVICES: Architecture

A new student Residence Hall known as East Village III, (Fleming Hall) continues the relocation of student residence halls toward the East side of the Campus consistent with the Master Plan. The new facility is a replacement for the outdated Branham Residence Hall constructed in 1967, which will be demolished to make room for a new Science building on the Historic Quad. The new residence hall sits at the intersection of Haygood & West Hamill Streets, and is the third phase of new student housing at the East Village. The building forms an exterior courtyard facing the main campus that creates social gathering spaces for both active and passive recreation.

Interior Design

The 51,745 sf three (3) story “L� shape building contains 106 traditional style rooms in one, two and three bed configurations totaling 206 total beds, plus ground floor staff apartment. To encourage interaction among residents, the students share bathroom facilities with 35 other residents within each wing. The building offers several social spaces at a variety of scales to further promote student interaction. Each floor has two (2) study lounges, and two (2) laundry rooms, one in each wing. The first floor features a large lobby, living room, and lounge space. There is a Tech lounge and gym facility on the second floor overlooking the two level lobby and gathering space. The third floor has a large outdoor roof terrace with views to the Historic Quad, including direct access to an adjacent kitchen for social function. In keeping with the Emory tradition of sustainable lifestyles the building is pursuing LEED Silver Certification.

Oxford College at Emory University, Fleming Hall

Berry College, Audrey B. Morgan and Deerfield Halls

Mount Berry, Georgia

CLIENT: Berry College SCOPE: 102,573 SF 350 Beds SERVICES: Architecture Interior Design Master Planning

The sustainably-designed Audrey B. Morgan and Deerfield Halls are nestled between the campus core and the bordering forest. The buildings succeed in defining and creating a place for students to call home, amidst a 26,000-acre campus. With each approximately 50,000 square feet in size, the buildings hold a total of 350 beds, in a traditional college dormitory style to encourage better interaction among residents. Students share bathroom facilities with about 25 other residents within their wings. Public spaces-such as lounges, kitchens and laundry areas-have been designed with high quality finishes and hand-selected furniture. A central gathering place, known as the “jewel box,” is attached to Audrey B Morgan Hall. Deerfield Hall is complemented by a large common area adjacent to a covered portal defining the central green. Several smaller lounges and social areas are distributed throughout each of the buildings. Berry’s incomparable campus provided an ideal setting for the creation of outdoor spaces that promote interaction. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces have become popular gathering spaces. The residence halls have obtained LEED-NC Gold Certification. Awards • American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, Silver Citation, 2010

Berry College, Audrey B. Morgan and Deerfield Halls

Georgia State University, Freshman Housing

Atlanta, Georgia

CLIENT: Georgia State University SCOPE: 320 beds 6 stories 75,000 SF SERVICES: Architecture Interior Design

Georgia State University’s freshman housing in Downtown Atlanta consists of 320 beds in 6 stories. The 75,000-sf building also houses a cafeteria on the first level. Two different room configurations defined the project - students live in either split single rooms, where two single rooms share a bathroom, or a three-bedroom suite. The building was designed to incorporate several sustainable and LEED characteristics including recycling facilities, a waste management system to reduce cafeteria food waste, entry walk-off mats, sun shades, operable windows, controllable lights, individual thermostats in each room and a high-efficiency two-pipe chilled water system.

Georgia State University, Freshman Housing

University of Georgia, DC Residence Hall Renovation

Washington, DC

CLIENT: University of Georgia SCOPE: 20,286 SF SERVICES: Architecture Interior Design

Cooper Carry served the University of Georgia in renovating and transforming a three story building into housing for the University of Georgia’s Washington DC Studies Program. The facility includes a dormitory space for 32 students in addition to full kitchens, student lounges and other student meeting spaces. The residential floors include an apartment for the full time residential manager and two guest suites. The first floor contains a reception area, office space and two classrooms. The original building was completed in 1931 with associated below grade parking finished in 1985. The design for the new interiors provides homage to the industrial nature of the former gym spaces. The 20,286 square-foot building is located within a Historic District in Washington, DC. and numerous regulatory agencies including the Office of Historic Preservation and the Area Neighborhood Council were involved.

University of Georgia, DC Residence Hall Renovation

Georgia Institute of Technology, West Campus Dining Commons

Atlanta, Georgia

CLIENT: Georgia Institute of Technology SCOPE:

The project replaces an existing dining hall with three levels of dining options based on a retail model, serving a traditional meal plan while also encouraging all other members of the Georgia Tech community to also take advantage of the open dining and lounge spaces, meeting amenities, and exterior seating on all levels.

50,000 SF SERVICES: Architecture

Four classrooms are designed around the needs of the music performers who will be their primary users. The building is fully integrated into the surrounding site, offering pedestrian connections on all sides, including bridge connections to adjacent areas from both elevated levels.

Cooper Carry designed the project in collaboration with Lake|Flato Architects.

Georgia, Insitute of Technology, West Camus Dining Commons

North Carolina State University, Talley Student Union

Raleigh, North Carolina

AWARDS: • 2016, Architectural Woodwork Institute National AWI Award of Excellence • 2016, ENR Southeast Award of Merit • 2016, Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Facility Design Award

CLIENT: North Carolina State University SCOPE: 290,000 gsf renovation SERVICES: Interior Architecture Environmental Graphics

The project provides the NC State community with approximately 290,000 gsf of improved and expanded space for student organizations, meeting and event spaces, informal lounge and gathering areas, and retail venues. The existing 1972 structure was completely re-imaged, with only the 800-seat performing arts theatre remaining intact. A new 4-story atrium was carved from the existing structure, linking all the major program areas in the building. Additions engage every face of the existing rectangular form, providing much-needed room for growth and strong connections to the surrounding campus from all sides. The building is home to most of the student organization and student government offices on campus, Arts NC State, Stewart Theatre, Student Affairs administration, 12 dining concepts on three floors, a 12,000-sf ballroom, 13 meeting rooms, the campus print/copy shop, and the NC State Bookstore, with a robust support infrastructure. The first phase of the building opened February 2014 and includes most of the dining venues, the ballroom, several meeting rooms, and the print/copy shop, with the remainder of the project scheduled to open in early 2015. The final design is ontrack for LEED Silver Certification. Duda|Paine Architects is the Architect in association with Cooper Carry as Interior Architect.

North Carolina State University, Talley Student Union

University of Georgia, Tate Student Center

Athens, Georgia

CLIENT: University of Georgia SCOPE: 95,000 sf addition 100,000 sf renovation SERVICES:

The Tate Student Center expansion and renovation rejuvenated the student center as the hub of student life on campus. The project is also a major piece in the ongoing development of the campus central precinct, incorporating a 500-space parking deck below the expansion and significant enhancements to the major pedestrian pathways intersecting the project. Provisions for future projects include structural accommodation for another building atop the open part of the parking deck and an exterior walkway that is intended to extend across the adjacent creek and clear the steep bank on the other side.

Architecture Interior Design Landscape Architecture Master Planning Environmental Graphic Design

The programming process saw the schedule, budget and project space requirements all undergo major changes to reflect the diverse needs of the parties involved. The result was a design that kept the needs of the 21st century student front and center while graciously fitting in with the historic buildings nearby. The $53.5 million construction budget allowed for the creation of two signature spaces. The 11,800-sf multipurpose room on the top floor can accommodate a wide variety of events, with attendees able to enjoy views from the light-filled pre-function space. The two-story lounge area below is the new living room for the campus, providing direct access to meeting rooms, food service and retail operations. The project has achieved LEEDNC Gold Certification.

University of Georgia, Tate Student Center

University of Georgia, The Zell B. Miller Learning Center

Athens, Georgia

CLIENT: The University of Georgia SCOPE: 205,000 sf SERVICES:

The Student Learning Center supports the University of Georgia’s mission to teach, serve and encourage inquiry through the integration of classroom and library experience. The center promotes interaction and collaboration between the students, faculty and the extended academic community. The 205,000 square foot facility integrates 26 classrooms that seat over 2,400 students with a 2,600-seat “virtual library.” The library offers study areas for individuals and groups to promote information literacy with computer network connections.

Architecture Interior Design Landscape Architecture Master Planning


• Award of Excellence, Masonry Association of Georgia, University of Georgia Student Learning Center, 2002

University of Georgia, The Zell B. Miller Learning Center

Shorter University, Livingston Library Expansion

Rome, Georgia

CLIENT: Shorter University SCOPE: 13,000 SF SERVICES: Architecture Interior Design

Cooper Carry designed the Livingston Library expansion at Shorter University. The majority of construction focused on a 13,000 square foot, three story addition. The first floor has additional stack space, a computer classroom/lab and a learning commons. The second and third floors comprise of a reading room surrounding an intimate atrium. The interior character of this space is inspired by classic American library reading rooms like the Boston Anthanaeum, where walls of books surround intimate reading spaces with views of a larger common space. The exterior envelope of the building is brick with cast stone accents. Abundant glass offers expansive views of the surrounding campus and serves as a complimentary focal point to the exterior of the existing library front facade.

Shorter University, Livingston Library Expansion

Georgia Highlands College, Student Center & Bartow Center Campus

Cartersville, Georgia

CLIENT: Georgia Highlands College SCOPE: Student Center - 55,000 sf Bartow Center - 135,000 sf

The Georgia Highlands College 55,000 SF Student Center features two regulationsized basketball/ volleyball courts. Suspended above them rests an elevated, indoor running track. The facility also includes a game room, grab-and-go cafÊ, a two-story open-air student lounge, a state-of-the-art weight and cardio room and the campus bookstore. In the student lounge, a soaring two-story fireplace provides a cozy environment for studying or chatting. The building’s design reflects the mountainlodge feel of the first academic building, also designed by Cooper Carry in 2005.

SERVICES: Architecture Interior Design Landscape Architecture

Bartow Center is the catalyst for a future campus of interconnected greenspaces with perimeter vehicular access and parking separate from the core campus. The architectural aesthetic was derived from the rural heritage of the area, with a material palette of brick, stone, stucco, wood, and steel intended to establish an appropriate character for future buildings. The interior planning includes all program elements of an independent campus while anticipating flexibility for future growth. The main gallery and library become the central gathering space for the campus and contribute to collaborative learning. Classrooms, administrative services, faculty spaces, science labs and bookstore are organized to promote connections in this progressive learning environment.

Georgia Highlands College, Student Center & Bartow Center Campus

Kennesaw State University, Student Recreation & Activities Center

Kennesaw, Georgia

CLIENT: Kennesaw State University SCOPE: 176,092 SF SERVICES: Architecture

The expansion and renovation of the KSU Student Recreation and Activities Center (SRAC) was issued as a Bridging Documents RFP by Hughes Group Architects. Cooper Carry with Richards, Wittschiebe, Hand Architects were part of the Hardin Construction Company team selected to execute the Design Build project. The 176,092 square foot facility is accommodates the University’s explosive enrollment growth to 25,000 students. The new facility and renovation was completed as a phased construction project, sequenced to keep the existing facility operational throughout the 18 month construction cycle.

Landscape Architecture Environmental Graphics

The facility expansion abuts the existing recreation facility, creating a 300 foot long two (2) story fitness atrium and circulation spine that sits astride an existing main campus pedestrian pathway that energizes the facility, becoming the new recreational and social hub of the campus. The fitness atrium is glazed on three sides creating a dynamic day lit space during the day, and a transparent campus beacon at night. The existing facility gym, locker rooms, multipurpose rooms were renovated, the Health and Wellness Center services and facilities were expanded. The new facility has expanded free weight, cardio, fitness, and group exercise areas and new locker rooms. The new four (4) court gym has a jogging track looping around the upper level of the gym, fitness area, and two story climbing/bouldering wall. There is an (8) eight lane indoor lap pool as well as an outdoor leisure pool. There is a bike shop with a convenient equipment checkout area for outward bound equipment. The exterior recreation area includes sand volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts. AWARDS: • ACEC Engineering Excellence Award, 2016

Kennesaw State University, Student Recreation and Activities Center

Kennesaw State University, Prillaman Hall

Kennesaw, Georgia

CLIENT: Kennesaw State University SCOPE: 191,592 SF SERVICES:

The Kennesaw State University WellStar College of Health and Human Services, named after Robert Prillaman, is a newly constructed four-story, 191,592 square foot health science building in the heart of the University’s campus. This facility houses and centralizes the health and human sciences programs, including exercise and health science, health and physical education, nursing, human services, sport management, and graduate programs in primary care nurse practitioner, advanced care management and leadership, and social work.

Programming Architecture Environmental Graphic Design

The building’s progressive architecture helps shape the new “front door” of the campus and offers many new environments for students to learn, study, and socialize. Inside program spaces include classrooms and lecture halls, department suites and offices, and teaching and research laboratory space for anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biology, nursing, physical therapy, biomechanics, and general instruction. Eight tiered classrooms provide seating for over 700 students. These “smart” classrooms incorporate digital technologies for distance learning and recording of lectures. A central feature of the building is its state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories. These labs combine clinical training and classroom space approximating the real world of work, allowing seamless integration. AWARDS

• Southeast Construction Magazine, Award of Excellence in Higher Education / Research, 2010 • LEED-NC Gold

Kennesaw State University, Prillaman Hall


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