This project includes a 55,000 square foot expansion and renovation of Lee Hall to for Clemson University’s College of Arts, Architecture & Humanities.
The project includes the expansion / renovation of the existing Lee Hall (114,000 square feet), ranging from minor repairs to comprehensive renovation. The building addition, located along the south face of the existing facility, is two stories and approximately 55,000 gross square feet.
The facility houses the departments for building sciences, landscape design and construction, and therefore much of the building's infrastructure (structural steel, mechanical systems, etc.) are exposed so that students understand the component's manner of assembly and function in an effort to integrate the building into the teaching curriculum.
The building design integrates high performance sustainable features such as geothermal heating and cooling, mechanical/lighting controls, natural ventilation systems and green roofing systems.
Lee Hall was occupied during the construction/renovation. This required a thoughtful and diligent effort to phase the construction in a manner that was considerate of the building occupants and the school's objective of keeping Lee Hall's programs operating with minimal interruption.
The project achieved LEED Gold certification.