Piedmont Central Student Housing + Dining Hall
In the design of this project, Cooper Carry considered how an individual student emerges and succeeds within the environments which make up the college experience. Spaces for individual, group and community levels of interaction were carefully placed and sequenced within the building to enrich the experience and to promote community. Each of these layers contemplates both the physical spaces and the developmental phases of a student and supportively promotes growth and interconnectedness. The architecture serves to support students as they develop interpersonal and social competencies and provides a safe and comfortable environment in which they can thrive. The community contains 1150 beds in 252,000 sf over 11 stories. Student residences and related amenity spaces occupy floors 2 thru 12. Additionally, the ground floor contains a 15,000 sf dining hall, community spaces, admin offices and live-learn classrooms.