With enrollment increasing exponentially, the need for student housing has risen at the University of North Georgia. The campus adds 539 beds in 169 suite and semi-suite style dormitory units to meet such increasing demands within a 2.65 acre site. Common areas include gathering rooms, study lounges, and laundry rooms. Finishes are typical of University of North Georgia’s current dormitory standards, featuring a mix of carpet tile and ceramic tile flooring in the dorm units.
Four existing duplexes are removed from the site and one existing staff apartment is demolished to make way for the dormitories. With over 60 feet of elevation change from one end to the other on the site, the buildings utilize slab-on-grade at five different elevations to accommodate the topography.
Both buildings use a partial podium slab configuration for the first level with three and four stories of wood framing above. The exterior skin is comprised primarily of brick masonry with cast stone accents and cement panel siding at upper elevations. Exposed timber canopies accent the building entrances.
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Accommodating explosive growth, GSU adds this Georgia Peach Certified student housing facility to its downtown urban campus.