Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center at Clemson University

Clemson, SC

The Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center is a 16,000 SF facility that is part of Clemson University’s Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Complex at Lake Hartwell. The center provides space to run the rental and instructional aspects of the center’s outdoor recreational services. Camping, biking, boating gear are on display for check out by students. In addition, group trips, wellness seminars and classes, social events, and training are 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.

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project scope

16,000 SF


Clemson University


  • 2022 AIA Georgia Design & Honor Award, Built Category
  • 2022 NIRSA Outstanding Facilities Awards
  • 2021 U.S. WoodWorks, Wood Design Award for Regional Excellence
  • 2020 ENR Southeast, Best Sports & Entertainment Facility