Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center at Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

The Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center is a 16,000 SF facility on the lake front recreation complex. The center provides space to run the rental and instructional aspects of the outdoor recreational services. Camping, biking, boating gear will be on display for check out by students. In addition, group trips, wellness seminars and classes, social events, and training will be supported by the facility. Active learning classrooms are designed to be flexible in order to accommodate ranges of learning from yoga, rowing, aerobics, to standard academics.

The building is designed to be a net zero ready facility. With the installation of PV on both roofs, the facility would produce enough energy to offset its needs.

This project also represents Clemson’s first Mass Timber facility. Cross-laminated timber floors, roof, and shear walls are provided throughout the buildings. The structural framing includes glue-laminated beams and steel columns.

project scope

16,000 SF


Clemson University


  • 2021 U.S. WoodWorks, Wood Design Award for Regional Excellence
  • 2020 ENR Southeast, Best Sports & Entertainment Facility