New Clayton State Project

Carter’s project management team announces new science building project


Carter has been selected to provide program management services for a $17.5 million science building at Clayton State University (CSU), located in suburban south metro Atlanta. John Jokerst played an instrumental role in securing this project with Clayton State, a long-time Carter client. Carter has also played a role in CSU’s Student Housing and Student Activity Center buildings. New hire Lindsey Cottingham will be the project manager for this project.
The building is part of CSU’s vision to enhance student-life-related facilities and promote a full-time, on-campus experience for its students while transitioning to a more traditional student-based campus. CSU selected Carter to guide the university’s vision, and work with students, faculty, staff and administration to bring the institution’s vision to life. The state of Georgia approved funding for the project in late March.
The 65,000-square-foot science building will provide needed space for laboratory and classroom in Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Advanced Chemistry, and introductory Biology courses with related faculty offices, department heads offices, administrative space and seminar rooms. Additionally, it will include labs, research space, classrooms, lecture areas, break-out study areas and departmental and faculty offices, as well as areas for student organizations. More specifically, the building will include instructional labs in areas such as Ecology, Anatomy, Microbiology, Inorganic Chemistry and Quantitative Physics, among others.
S/L/A/M Collaborative, the architect for the project, was recently ranked #31 on ENR New York’s Top Design Firms list. McCarthy, the contractor, recently received the “Top Workplace Award” from National Top Workplaces 2013, and “Best Place to Work Award” from the St. Louis Business Journal.
Construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2013, with completion set for 2015. Check out CSU’s website for more information.

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