Several academic, health care
Several major academic and health care-related facilities are currently
under construction or in final design stages. Two projects that will directly
affect faculty and students are the Burlington Road Building, which will
house the music department, and the new Goizueta Business School building,
whose completion this summer will free up space in the Rich Building for
use by Emory College. Following is an update of major construction and renovation
projects on campus:
projects in design, construction
1525 Clifton Building
The 89,000-square-foot, $14-million project is approximately 75 percent
complete, according to Project Manager John Kronawitter. The five-story
building will be occupied by the Rollins School of Public Health on the
first floor (including the Seretean Center for Health Promotion) as well
as the government affairs office; various Emory Clinic facilities on the
second, third and fourth floors; a fitness center and cardiac rehabilitation
facilities on the fifth floor; and an indoor track on the mezzanine level.
A parking deck with more than 400 spaces is being constructed behind the
building, and access to the deck will be from North Gatewood Road. Kronawitter
said construction should be completed in June with full occupancy by August.
Campus visits by architectural teams bidding for the project will be completed
this week. Interviews with the teams have been scheduled for mid-February.
Interviews with prospective construction management firms are set for mid
to late February. Both the architectural team and construction management
firm should be selected by late March. A definitive construction timetable
has not been set for the $22-million project to be built near the corner
of Clifton and North Decatur roads.
Burlington Road Building
Scheduled for completion in March, this $5-million project is the second
phase of renovation for the former Emory Baptist Church building. The first
phase was completed last spring and included renovation of the former church
sanctuary into a Performing Arts Studio. According to Project Manager Steve
Kelley, the second phase consists of renovation of the former church education
building-renamed the Burlington Road Building-into classrooms, practice
rooms and offices for the Department of Music and the Concerts Division.
The three-story, 30,000-square-foot building also will house an electronic
Goizueta Business School
The imposing building on Clifton Road at Fishburne Drive is 80 percent complete.
Project Manager Rex Kizzort is delighted that the 119,000-square-foot, $19-million
project is slightly ahead of schedule because, "now I don't have to
move the business school [from the Rich Building] in two days." Kizzort
said he expects the business school to move into its new five-story building
in July or August, and that portions of summer classes might even meet there.
He also said that scaffolding on the building's exterior should be removed
soon, which will allow landscaping to begin.
Design drawings have been completed for the $3.4-million project, and construction
is expected to begin in the spring, according to Project Manager Hector
Morales. The three-story, 33,000-square-foot building is being constructed
on Emory property by the American Cancer Society adjacent to the Mason Transplant
House at the University Apartments complex. Hope Lodge will house cancer
patients who are receiving prolonged treatment at Atlanta area hospitals.
The building will have 32 guest rooms and a maximum capacity of 85 guests.
Morales said construction should take about nine months to complete.
To be constructed of field stone and generous amounts of glass, the new
Scholars Press building will feel more like "a cabin in the mountains"
than a traditional Emory office building, according to Project Manager Bill
Morrison. The three-story, 24,000-square-foot building will be constructed
adjacent to the current Scholars Press building on Houston Mill Road near
the Houston Mill House. Construction is expected to begin in February or
March and be completed by next January. After the new building is completed,
the current Scholars Press building will house the Association of Emory
Alumni, now located on North Decatur Road.
Woodruff Library addition
The entrance to the library was moved from the north side to the south side
earlier this month, said Project Manager David Clear. The entry will remain
there until the permanent entry is completed this summer. Clear also said
the book drop on the north side (facing Candler Library) will remain for
one to three more weeks until a new book drop is placed near the new entry.
Once the book drop moves, access to the north side of the library plaza
will be restricted so that construction activities can begin. The library
addition will house the Center for Library Information Resources being constructed
in the ravine between Woodruff and Candler libraries. The 65,000-square-foot,
four story addition is budgeted at $23 million and should be completed by
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