Spelman Hall Achieves LEED Gold

Carter’s project acknowledged by U.S. Green Building Council 

The U.S. Green Building Council just awarded LEED™ Gold certification to historic Laura Spelman Rockefeller Hall, the renovation of which Carter oversaw. Spelman College recently held a reception to celebrate the designation at Laura Spelman Rockefeller Hall, in the terrace garden adjacent to the building. David Freedman, from the Georgia chapter of U.S. Green Building Council, presented the LEED Gold plaque to Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., president of Spelman College.

Laura Spelman Rockefeller Hall was completely gutted and renovated. The 20,000-square-foot building was converted to a mixed-use residence hall containing study space, technology space, Social Justice Program offices and a 40-bed student housing facility. Carter led the team in initiating the change of this historical structure on Spelman’s campus into a renewed, sustainable building while maintaining the building’s historical integrity and originality.

The College’s Director of Facilities Management & Services, Art Frazier, recognized the work of the project team, including the architects, Menefee Architecture; the general contractor, Winter Construction; the project manager, Carter; his own staff and students that were involved with campus sustainability initiatives.
There were representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, City of Atlanta, and other faculty, staff and friends of the College. Tom Lawrence, vice president of Carter, attended on behalf of the company.
To read a previous blog post about the project, click here.

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