Emory University, Atwood Hall Chemistry Addition

Atlanta, GA

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.

project scope

70,000 SF Addition, 40,212 SF Renovation


Emory University


  • LEED v2 BD+C: New Construction, Gold
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