Georgia Gwinnett College – Academic Building C3

Lawrenceville, Georgia

To meet the needs of the growing student population, Georgia Gwinnett College commissioned Wakefield & Beasley to design a new, expandable academic building with a quick construction timeline. The contract was challenging: create a facility that is flooded with natural light, fits contextually within the campus, connects to an existing Academic Building and provides abundant office and classroom space. As Wakefield Beasley is constantly learning and adapting to clients’ visions, the firm set a plan and made it a reality. The design team placed all offices along the window-lined perimeter of the building and classrooms with state-of-the-art technology in the center of the building. The designers situated the Academic Building on the main campus quadrangle in such a way that it matches the curvilinear theme of the campus. The design team ensured the project stayed within schedule and budget by working with the contractor to schedule early site and steel packages.