Chris Riley Instructional Building

Lanier Technical College


Design Awards:
ACEC Georgia – 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards – Honor Award
AGC – 2019 Build Georgia Award $100M+
CMAA South Atlantic Chapter – 2019 Project Achievement Award $100M
Learning by Design – 2019 Outstanding Project Award

Gainesville, Georgia

44,281 SF

State-Of-The-Art Instructional Building

SSOE worked with Lanier Technical College on the new Hall County replacement campus. The new campus is located on a 96-acre site in Northeast Georgia. Construction took place over a three-year period and includes a multitude of new buildings spanning more than 300,000-square feet with associated surface parking and related site amenities.

The new Instructional Building houses the General Education, Adult Education, Business and Computer Technology, and Early Childhood Development programs.

Integrated Classroom Environments

The building features numerous integrated technology classrooms / labs, studios, and small and large group areas all designed around problem-based learning (PBL), team-based learning (TBL) and student-centered active learning environment with upside-down pedagogies (SCALE – UP) teachings.

Pond (prime design professional), in association with SSOE, was selected to provide professional design services for the college’s new Gainesville campus. SSOE supported the overall design team by leading the programming, the interior design and furnishing, fixture, and equipment (FF&E) efforts for the entire campus,  and providing overall design team project management. SSOE also provided full architecture and engineering design services as Architect of Record for the Breeden-Giles Hall Administration Building, the Chris Riley Instructional Building, and the Wilbur and Dixie Ramsey Conference Center.

The new Chris Riley Instructional Building is two-stories and features flexible classrooms, faculty offices, and teaching and computer labs.

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