VMDO, in association with Stevens & Wilkinson Architects, is providing architectural programming and design services for the comprehensive renovation of Glenn & Towers Residence Halls at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The project will update mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and HVAC systems as well as provide design services for updated student areas including restrooms, lounges, kitchens, and residential units.
Siting strategies support campus connectivity while allowing Glenn & Towers to maintain a consolidated collegiate edge that includes a flexible quad, integrated commons spaces, and expressive localized stormwater gardens and green space.
The design includes a new addition which connects the existing buildings and provides light-filled, flexible living-learning areas including laundry, exercise, meeting, classroom, study, and lobby spaces. Elevators will be added to both existing buildings to provide accessible vertical circulation. New dormers are being included on the quad side of the buildings to add seven new student residence rooms in each building, with the rest of the attic containing study spaces, community toilets, and lounge space. The residence halls are expected to achieve LEED Gold Certification.