Sustainable Design Projects

Lumpkin Woods

As the State's flagship institution, UGA plays an "integral and unique role in the conservation and enhancement of the State's and Nation's intellectual, cultural and environmental heritage." The Office of University Architects continually updates campus design standards to effectively manage development and environmental stewardship.

Featured Projects

Coverdell Center Interior

The 140,000 square-foot Coverdell Building houses a dynamic, interactive mix of disciplines with a unifying focus on problems of biomedical importance. Program elements include open laboratories, administrative office suites, premier animal and bioimaging facilities, and spaces for formal and informal gathering.

D.W. Brooks Mall is replacing D.W. Brooks Drive, a former vehicular roadway in the center of UGA's south campus. Previously characterized by exhaust fumes and heavy vehicular congestion, the Mall now provides a safe and pleasant greenspace for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

UGA's 200,000 square foot Zell B. Miller Learning Center has become the centerpiece of the campus learning environment. The facility houses interdisciplinary classrooms, a virtual library, computer carrels, study rooms, spaces for formal and informal gathering, and a coffee shop featuring fair-trade shade grown coffee produced in association with UGA's Institute of Ecology .

Constructed on a former surface parking lot, the UGA Memorial Garden honors "University students, faculty, staff and alumni who have fallen in defense of democracy and their country." Located just outside the north tower of the Student Learning Center , the garden features a large inscribed and an unbroken circle of granite symbolizing life, memory, continuity and wholeness.

Old College is the oldest remaining structure on UGA's historic north campus. Constructed in 1806, Old College underwent careful renovation / restoration. Over the years, the building has served as a dormitory, classroom, barracks and administrative offices.

The Lumpkin Street Drainage Improvements project is an award-winning town-grown partnership between Athens-Clarke County and the University of Georgia. Stormwater runoff from county-owned Lumpkin Street is being directed to a series of raingardens on campus property in order to filter and cleanse the water before it is released into Tanyard Creek.

The 120,000 square-foot School of Art Building houses departments of various artistic media, providing collaborative studio and exhibit spaces in which to create, to gather and to learn. The building openen for classes in the fall of 2008.

The much anticipated College of Pharmacy addition, Pharmacy South, was completed in September 2009. The $44 million building is located on the south side of the Robert C. Wilson Pharmacy Building, and was constructed on top of a previously existing parking lot. The Pharmacy South addition was the University of Georgia’s first LEED Certified laboratory building.

The University of Georgia Special Collections Library Building will houses the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Award Collections.

Originally constructed in 1962 to house The University of Georgia's visual arts program, the Jackson Street Building's modernist facade has always been prominent amongst the neo-classical Georgian architecture that predominates campus. After five decades of use, the building has been newly modernized with state of the art LEED features.

2009 saw the addition of the campus’s first LEED certified building, the Tate Center Addition. Tate met or exceeded the stringent requirements for site sensitivity, water conservation, waste management, inclusion of local and recycled materials, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality to achieve the LEED Gold designation.

The East Campus Precinct, encompassing approximately 150 acres bounded by East Campus Road, the North Oconee River, and College Station Road, is the most diverse precinct on campus. A major recreation center, dining hall, residence halls, fraternities and academic research, instruction and office spaces all contribute to the its daily population.

The addition to the Georgia Museum of Art includes more than 16,000 square feet in new galleries, an outdoor sculpture garden, an expanded lobby and additional storage space.