Oglethorpe University


Oglethorpe University


Atlanta, Georgia


6,500 square feet

Completion Date:

January 2014

Project Description

Oglethorpe University asked WPA to lead predesign efforts for the renovation and consolidation of the Student Services (Financial Aid, Business Office, Bursar, and Registrar) into a one-stop-shop to welcome parents and students. The new office would occupy Lupton Hall, at the heart of the campus. After touring the existing facility and other campus buildings, and meeting vice presidents to listen to the University’s needs, Work Program Architects tested ideas by sketching plan options for the first floor of Lupton Hall, taking into account structural and mechanical constraints, ADA issues, desired adjacencies, and furniture requirements. The 8-hour charrette concluded with drawings and consensus for a plan and move the project forward into next phase-study models to present to the Board of Visitors.