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Georgia Institute of Technology Renovates Glenn and Towers Residence Halls

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Georgia Institute of Technology Renovates Glenn and Towers Residence Halls

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Georgia Institute of Technology

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Georgia Institute of Technology has retained Stevens & Wilkinson, a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in Atlanta and Columbia, S.C., to provide architectural, engineering and interior design services for a comprehensive renovation of the historic Glenn and Towers Residence Halls.

The firm, in association with VMDO Architects, will completely replace all building infrastructure systems, making the facilities accessible to the disabled and providing new student amenities. A new 8,400-square-foot addition will connect the two residences, fulfilling the original 1940 master plan, and feature a fitness center, multipurpose meeting room, classroom, and small group study rooms.

“The 616 residents will enjoy new expanded social and study lounges, restrooms and laundries on every floor,” said Ron Stang, AIA, LEED AP and chairman for Stevens & Wilkinson, Georgia. “The renovation scope includes incorporating new elevators; converting existing open attic spaces into two new residential floors; and replacing slate roofs and historically accurate windows.”

Exterior grounds will also be redesigned to create new outdoor spaces for recreation and entertainment as well as a new accessible route through the sector of campus where the residences are located.

The three-year, 125,000-square-foot project is on track to achieve LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

“The renovation of the halls sets the stage for the establishment of enriched student living accommodations that are in keeping with the high level of standards for which Georgia Tech is known,” said Stang.

Renovation statistics include 63,259 square feet of floor space and four stories at Glenn Hall; 53,116 square feet and three stories at Towers Hall; and 8,400 square feet at the New East Campus Commons. The Glenn and Towers renovation is targeted for completion in 2015.

About Stevens & Wilkinson: Founded in 1919, Stevens & Wilkinson is a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm committed to providing clients with “Smart Design Solutions.” The firm’s combined design capabilities equate to projects executed with creative, innovative and holistic design solutions. Stevens & Wilkinson is the architecture and engineering firm on record for Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina’s James E. Clyburn Research Center, and Georgia State University’s College of Law. To learn more:
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