Oglethorpe University

Owner:

Oglethorpe University

Location:

Atlanta, Georgia

Size:

6,500 square feet

Completion Date:

January 2014

Project Description

Oglethorpe University approached WPA to lead the pre-design 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 into Lupton Hall, at the heart of the campus. WPA led an 8-hour charrette session with the University, first meeting with the Vice Presidents to listen to the University’s needs. After touring the existing facility and other buildings on campus, WPA spent two hours testing ideas by sketching plan options for the 1st floor of Lupton Hall (taking into account structural and mechanical constraints, ADA issues, desired adjacencies, and furniture requirements) and presented the drawings to the committee. In only 8 hours on a brand new campus, WPA was able to build consensus for a plan and kick the project into the next phase-study models to present to the Board of Visitors.

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