Renovation of the Business Service Annex to create the Delta Innovation Hub, housing maker space, team and collaboration rooms, and offices. The hub is the second phase of the University’s plan to create an Innovation District and supports faculty entrepreneurship and research commercialization.
The Innovation Hub received the best Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Structure award from the Athens Historic Preservation Awards in 2021.
In Design: Renovation and expansion of the Lilly Library, originally constructed in 1927. The upgrade supports the addition of study spaces, collaborative research areas, the Thompson Program’s Writing Studio, event space for the FOCUS Program, an exhibit gallery, a student testing facility, and more seating. This project is pursuing Duke High Performance Building Framework.
Renovation of Rebekah Scott Hall, a 1905 building on the National Register of Historic Places. The main floor houses the Admissions offices as well as the Welcome Center. The Second and Third Floor include housing for eighty upperclassmen.
Sustainable features include a ground source heat pump; hybrid geothermal HVAC system; domestic hot water heat pump; low-flow plumbing fixtures; LED light fixtures; and a dedicated outside air unit saving heat pump fan energy. Additionally, a 30% increase of outside air above code improves student and staff health, wellness and productivity, and an advanced cooling tower control helps to reduce seasonal water usage.
Fit-up of the Newcomb & Boyd offices in the Cigar Factory, a mixed-use facility originally constructed in 1881. Upgrades include energy efficient LED lighting with wireless controls, variable volume air systems with wireless temperature sensors, security, communications and data systems.
Under Construction: Renovation of the circa 1930’s era Seacobeck Hall housing classrooms and laboratories with a high level of technology, faculty offices, interview and group workrooms, a small library, conference room, and community areas. This project is pursuing LEED Silver certification.
Phased renovation of the 100,000 square foot, four story, circa 1950s Judge S. Price Gilbert Memorial Library and the 130,000 square foot, ten story, circa 1960s Dorothy M. Crosland Tower, two interconnected library buildings. Sustainable features include chilled beams, daylighting and lighting controls, photovoltaics, building skin optimization, condensate recovery, demand control ventilation, energy recovery systems, measurement and verification, and rainwater harvesting.
Renovation and upgrades to the historic Fox Theatre, including renovation of retail space to accommodate the Peachtree Lounge, addition of a Roof Garden and a Roof Terrace located above the arcade and the Peachtree Lounge, and modifications to improve accessibility, exiting, and vertical transportation.
Audio-visual systems include a multi-zone audio reinforcement and background music system, as well as a digital video distribution system allowing video from multiple sources to be displayed on one or more of the flat panel displays throughout the facility.
Conversion of the four story historically significant Beeson Hall from a residence hall into academic offices and support facilities. Additionally, the building features instructional laboratories supporting the physics program. Beeson Hall also houses the departments of World Languages and Cultures, Geography, Philosophy and Liberal Studies, Mass Communications, and the Center for Program Evaluation and Development. This project is pursuing Georgia Peach Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction certification.
A structured cabling system for the conversion of the four story hall.
Infrastructure and coordination for audio-visual and security systems.
This project is the recipient of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Facilities Officers Conference Innovation Award 2017.
Under Construction: Renovation of the Greek-Revival style South Caroliniana Library, constructed circa 1840, to increase archival space and optimize functionality of the historic building. The library houses special collections, the Bulfinch Reading Room, gallery space, the Kendall Memorial Room, and an administrative suite. The structure was the first free-standing library on a college campus in the United States.
Renovation of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital and the Long Term Acute Care Hospital at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. The rehabilitation center focuses on helping patients build strength, endurance, and self-care while receiving assistance with medical issues. The long term hospital provides 24-hour complete care from registered nurses, and support from other specialists such as respiratory therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, and registered dieticians. Upgrades to the historic facility include replacement of two stand-alone water-cooled chillers, associated cooling towers, chilled water and condenser water pumps, and expansion tanks with a central chilled water system that includes an air-cooled chiller, associated chilled water pumps and interconnect chilled water system to serve both buildings.
The Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation received a 2018 Project Achievement Award for Best Healthcare Project Renovation/Modernization. Additionally, this project received the 2018 Sustainability Award at the Board of Regents Facilities Officer Conference.