UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA DC RESIDENCE HALL RENOVATION WASHINGTON, DC Cooper Carry served the University of Georgia in renovating and transforming a three story building into housing for the University of Georgiaâ€™s Washington DC\Studies Program. The facility, Delta Hall, includes residential 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 in1985. 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.
Connecting people to place
Cooper Carry Connecting people to place Focused on the innovative design of exceptional spaces and 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 the other. Connecting people to place is the cornerstone of our design philosophy and it is that connectivity which anchors our architectural, planning and urban design approach. As an example, our design process treats landscape with equal in importance to buildings and we pursue excellence in landscape design just as carefully as we do the design of the building itself. The net result then is that we combine architecture and landscape design into a rich composition of functional, thoroughly connected spaces, formed to enhance and join the experience of the inhabitant, thus celebrating not only the interior, but exterior environment as well. Almost since our founding, sustainability has served as the foundation of our connective design philosophy. The result is that our team is inspired by the interconnections amongst natural systems which support our lives—plants, animals and the physical world they inhabit. Consequently, we collaboratively pursue creative design solutions using nature as our model with the result being a more holistic project. The connective design process simply 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, natural light, building conditioning, and other variables which affect the building’s environmental performance. In essence, 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 spaces and places we design.
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