Columbia Theological Seminary | Graduate Student Residence Hall

Location
Decatur, Georgia

Client
Columbia Theological Seminary

Square Footage
34,268

The scope of work for this four-story residence hall includes studio apartments as well as one-, two- and four-bedroom apartment units, a recreation and workout area accessible to the entire student body, a community kitchen with indoor and outdoor seating and fireplaces, a laundry area for residents, and mechanical and facilities support spaces. The building is designed with residential units on both sides of a central organizing spine, on three residential floors.

Major common spaces are located on the level below the main entry level, which overlooks recreation fields. The character of the living spaces can be categorized as a ‘soft loft,’ with natural flooring, use of bold accent walls and high ceilings in the unit living areas. This project includes a geothermal heat pump mechanical system and the structure is cast-in-place concrete with brick and cast stone veneer. The roof consists of pre-engineered metal trusses with Ecostar recycled simulated slate shingles.

The project is LEED Gold certified.