Georgia Tech | Glenn & Towers Renovation
Georgia Institute of Technology
This comprehensive renovation of two historic residence halls originally built in the 1940s included updates to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and HVAC systems as well as providing updated student areas including restrooms, lounges, kitchens, and dorm rooms. The new dormers add seven new student residence rooms in each building with the remainder of the attic containing study spaces, community toilets, and lounge space. Each resident hall received a new passenger elevator and monumental stairwell. The project also included a new 13,000 sf commons building connecting Glenn & Towers Hall with laundry, fitness, meeting, study, and lobby spaces. The commons building is composed of a cementitious panel rainscreen, composite panels, and curtainwall on a steel-framed structure with concrete foundations.
Specific scope included asbestos abatement, structural shoring, waterproofing, window replacement, slate roofing, finishes, bathrooms, and MEPS infrastructure. Associated site improvements include hardscape, landscape, drainage, and utilities.
This project has obtained LEED Gold certification.
Awards & Recognition
- AGC Build GA, 1st Place (2016)
- AGC Build GA, Best Sustainable Building Practices (2016)
- ENR Southeast, Award of Merit (2016)