Comprehensive Renovation

SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson, in association with VMDO Architects, provided architectural design support and full engineering design services for the comprehensive renovation of Glenn & Towers Residence Halls.

Updated Systems

Project scope included updating the buildings mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and HVAC systems as well as providing design services for the renovation of student areas that included all restrooms, lounges, kitchens, laundry facilities, and residential units.

Creating New Spaces

The renovation also included the addition of program space between the existing buildings, which now include exercise, meeting, study and lobby spaces. Elevators were added to each of the existing buildings to provide accessible vertical circulation.

Additional Design Features

New dormers were proposed on the quad side of the building to add nine new student residence rooms in each building with the rest of the attic containing a lounge, community toilets, laundry and mechanical space.

The new Glenn & Towers Residence Halls are LEED Gold certified.

Design Awards:
SCUP/AIA-CAE – 2018 Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions/Renovations/Adaptive Reuse
AIA Virginia Design Awards – 2017 Honorable Mention in Architecture
Associated General Contractors of Georgia – 2016 First Place Construction Group
Associated General Contractors of Georgia – 2016 First Place Best Sustainable Practices Division
The Georgia Trust – 2016 Excellence in Sustainable Rehabilitation Preservation
ENR – 2016 Southeast Best Projects Award in Renovation/Restoration

ClientGeorgia Institute of TechnologyLocationAtlanta, GeorgiaProject SizeGlenn Hall 63,259 square feet; Towers Hall 53,116 square feet; East Campus Commons 8,400 square feetServicesArchitecture, Engineering, Interior Design

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