The Campus of Tomorrow is growing at a record pace. Two ground breaking ceremonies were held just one week apart in July, 2009. New buildings, using the latest in architectural and environmental techniques, are filling out the campus landscape, paving the way for students to enjoy the best available facilities.
View the slide show, showing both past and current projects, followed below with the details of each project.
In 2010, more than 1000 students can call Georgia Gwinnett College "home" with the completion of Phase I of the residence halls. Each residence hall apartment houses 4-12 students and includes a kitchen, multiple bathrooms and living areas. Residence directors and advisors live in designated quarters throughout the residential areas and each building features a seminar room where students can hold activities – fully integrating residence life into academic life. Financing for the housing was provided by the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation and lease fees from the residents.
The LEED silver certified building opened in the fall of 2010. Financing for the student center was provided through the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. The Student Center is the hub of student life on GGC's campus. It contains student lounges, game rooms, meeting rooms and offices. The large venue of interactive space, which can be divided into smaller rooms, is the marquee of meeting and event space at the college. With built-in, state-of-the-art technology, this area will seat nearly 1,000 people and will support lectures, large meetings, conferences and other events. A large pre-function space is adjacent to the interactive space, as is a beautiful outdoor terrace. The Student Center is home to the GGC dining hall, seating 700, and an enhanced Barnes and Noble bookstore.
Student Services Center
Also known as Building D, the Student Services Center was an existing structure that the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation purchased and renovated at the southeast corner of campus. It houses offices for the registrar, admissions, financial aid, counselors, student accounts, disability services, and a presentation room for visitors.
In January 2008, the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation purchased the 36,862-square-foot building and most of the equipment inside. By May of that same year, it opened its doors to the GGC community. A campus “makeover” included painting the exterior of the building while the interior was re-carpeted, re-tiled, and re-painted, along with other improvements. The GGC Fitness Center houses a large gymnasium surrounded by an upstairs running track, a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, a fully-equipped weight room, cardiovascular training equipment, racquetball courts, aerobic rooms, offices, locker rooms and saunas.
Funded by the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation and completed in the spring of 2008, the five-story, 737-car parking deck features a gleaming, high-tech design, with a brick exterior, brick and reflective glass elevator tower and the College's "G" logo engraved at the top of the tower.
The purchase of this 70,000-square-foot building located adjacent to the College's property was financed using private funds from the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. The purchase price of the building includes 6.3 acres of land located at the southeastern corner of the campus along Collins Hill Road. The future uses of the building include office and warehouse storage space.