JSA’s Work-In-Progress (WIP)

Check out some of the projects currently in the JSA queue. Stay tuned to learn more as they near completion.

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Hodgson Hall Renovation

What to expect from the renovation:
- Additional classrooms and multiple small meeting spaces
- A new student commons area
- A grand, three-level terrace for additional spaces for classes & group work
- Two faculty workrooms
- Smaller seminar rooms and huddle rooms
- A new sprinkler system
- Updated restrooms on each level for improved accessibility
- A DOAS fresh air exchange system coupled with a centralized HVAC system will enable preconditioned air to enter the building allowing for increased comfort, reduction in energy consumption, and cost savings

University of Georgia - Driftmier Engineering Center Phase 3 Renovations

The complete mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection Phase 3 renovation of approximately 21,000 sq. ft. of the building’s 61,000 sq. ft. one-story section, plus a 300 sq. ft. portion of the second floor. Anticipated program includes a large open commons area, classrooms, makerspaces, offices, circulation and an elevator addition. The project is located in Athens, GA and Athens-Clarke County. JSA was also the mechanical design engineer for Phases 1 and 2.

Photo courtesy of Cooper Carry and Associates, Architects

Gwinnett County – New Hooper-Renwick Library Branch

Lawrenceville will be home to the new Hooper-Renwick Public Library. A new, 21st-century library built on the site of the County’s former black high school while incorporating the 1959 addition to the school into the new library. This 25,000-square-foot-themed memorial library will serve the residents of Lawrenceville and all of Gwinnett County preserving and telling the Hooper-Renwick story for generations to come.

University of Georgia - Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Expansion and Renovation

Complete mechanical design for a $65 million expansion of approximately 112,700 sq. ft. and renovation of approximately 50,300 sq. ft. building set to feature the following:
- Team, Coaches, and Staff Locker Rooms
- Sports Medicine
- Strength and Conditioning
- Team and Position Meeting Rooms
- Coaches and support staff Offices
- Equipment Management
- Team Nutrition with catering kitchen and Lounge areas
- Team and Recruit Event Space
- Office area for Track & Field and more

Dekalb County Schools - County-Wide HVAC & Fire Sprinkler System Renovations

Dekalb County residents voted in favor of E-SPLOST in 2016, allowing $561 million to be used for capital renewal, renovations and classroom additions and other projects throughout the District. In August 2021, the BOE approved a contract with Cooper Carry to provide architectural and engineering services for Laurel Ridge Elementary School, Woodridge Elementary School, Chestnut Elementary School and Druid Hills Middle School. Since then, more projects have been added to the list. Based on preliminary review and DCSD initiatives, it is recommended that a fire sprinkler system, roofing improvements, replacement of existing lighting with LED light fixtures and ceiling replacement be added to the scope, a memo stated.

Georgia State University - 55 Park Place

"Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is moving to a new Downtown location.

In the new location, the Andrew Young School has six and a half allocated floors. The school will share the 55 Park Place building, which used to be the Georgia Pacific Plaza location, with the Robinson College of Business."

The Andrew Young School enrolls more than 2,100 students each semester. Community internships and job opportunities are a major draw for enrollment, with the school being within walking distance of one of the nation’s largest concentrations of local, state and federal governments and also close to several nonprofit headquarters, such as Care USA and Habitat for Humanity.

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