Heery Designing Renovation of GSU Building
Georgia State University (GSU) has selected Heery International to provide interior design and engineering services for the first phase of an adaptive reuse of the former SunTrust Bank headquarters building in downtown Atlanta.
The project involves retrofitting six floors of the 27-story office tower for use by GSU. The approximately 90,000 square feet of space will be converted to accommodate faculty, staff, and graduate student offices; meeting rooms; and collaboration spaces. Heery is also designing mechanical/electrical/plumbing improvements for the entire building -- emergency power, building automation controls, and low-voltage power.
Phase-one construction is scheduled for completion by December 2012. Future plans for the building entail renovations to the remaining floors to house similar GSU office and meeting space.
“Georgia State is an urban campus, so we are working in an occupied building in the heart of downtown Atlanta,” said Steve Hart, who is directing Heery’s design efforts on the project. “We look forward to the challenge of repurposing and rebranding this office tower into a fully integrated academic facility for GSU.”
Heery International is an architecture, interior design, engineering, program management and construction management firm with offices nationwide. As an affiliated company of Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, Heery now operates as that firm’s U.S. buildings division. (www.heery.com)