Glenn & Towers Residence Halls Renovation

Georgia Institute of Technology


Design Awards:

Society for College and University Planning / AIA Committee on Architecture for Education | Excellence in Architecture: Building Additions, Renovation, or Adaptive Reuse | 2018

AIA Virginia | Design Award: Honorable Mention in Architecture | 2017

Associated General Contractors of Georgia | First Place Construction Group | 2016

Associated General Contractors of Georgia | First Place Best Sustainable Practices Division | (AGC Georgia) | 2016

The Georgia Trust | Excellence in Sustainable Rehabilitation Preservation | 2016

ENR | Southeast Best Projects Award in Renovation / Restoration | 2016

Atlanta, Georgia

Glenn Hall 63,259 SF; Towers Hall 53,116 SF; East Campus Commons 8,400 SF

Comprehensive Renovation

SSOE, 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.

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