College & University
Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis provided the structural design and site design for the complete renovation and design of a three-story classroom addition and a three-story office addition to Fitzelle Hall.
The project included the reconfiguration of departmental offices, classrooms, and instructional spaces, expansion of the mechanical room, and the addition of elevators. A full atrium is part of the addition on the west side of the building connecting the upper and lower campuses.
The civil scope included design of grading, parking, utilities, stormwater drainage, walkways, and building addition. The structure is mainly constructed with a metal stud cavity wall with brick veneer to match the existing building.
The rehabilitated facility houses the education, mathematics, psychology, philosophy, and Africana-Latino studies departments, along with general education classrooms and spaces.
The total construction cost was $28.5 million and was designed to meet LEED Silver requirements in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council.