Emory Chemistry Addition

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Emory University, Atwood Hall, Chemistry Addition

Location Atlanta, Georgia
Project Scope
70,000 SF Addition, 40,212 SF Renovation
Emory University

Cooper Carry designed the 70,000 square foot addition and renovation to Emory’s Atwood Chemistry Building. The project is a five-level facility that includes laboratories, offices, administration suite, teaching labs, conference rooms, a collaborative classroom, resource center, and commons space. Included in the design is a four-story atrium that connects the existing building to the new addition. This space represents an effort to create a collaborative community of researchers, faculty, administrators, and students. The new commons, atrium, and exterior courtyard is the heart of the chemistry department and community.

During the construction process, research and classroom activities continued their normal operation. This required careful coordination with the engineering and construction management teams, to phase and execute with limited disruption of the ongoing activities.


“Our new project provides incentive to think beyond the traditional, to integrate graduate and undergraduate education and create environments free to engage a broader group of thinkers. We will create a new center and research laboratories that are both adaptable and technologically advanced, facilitating our reach beyond the traditional questions to the new answers of the future.”

Dr. David Lynn, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
Alfred Sloan Fellow, NIH Fellow
Department of Chemistry Chair, Emory University