UGA Journalism Upgrades
Construction, Project Management, Project Scheduling, Materials Procurement
The objective was to introduce natural light into the 4th and 5th floors. Solid masonry bays in this 1960s building were demolished on the north façade and replaced with a new curtainwall system within the arched openings.
This work impacted multiple floors consisting of classrooms and offices. DSI implemented a strategy utilizing Spring and Winter breaks in the academic schedule, temporary wall systems, and orchestrated work flow to replace 5,000 SF of brick façade without disturbing the building’s operations. Students and occupants were allowed to continue day to day functions while the exterior walls were being demolished and replaced.
Another component of the project was a complete renovation of the 4th floor consisting of two office suites, various audio/visual production rooms, classrooms, a shared conference room, computer lab, student workstations and a 70 seat tiered classroom. In addition, the project included HVAC system upgrade and rest room renovations.
Statement of Satisfaction
“The design team and contractor successfully completed the renovation of the 4th floor of the Journalism Building on our University’s Athens Campus September 2010, on time and within budget. The design team worked with our office to provide an innovative and compatible contemporary design for this unique building. Incorporation of daylight into the otherwise windowless 4th and 5th floors was a project requirement. Their approach brought shared light into more than 50% of the spaces. The project was the most successful of the projects I have managed.” -Benjamin Rossetti, Office of the University Architects, Project Manager