University of Georgia, Driftmier Engineering Center
The Phase 1 renovation of the Driftmier Engineering Center creates an advanced learning environment for engineering students at the University of Georgia, complete with laboratories to accommodate cross-cutting research across all engineering fields at the university. Cooper Carry provided programming and design services for dry and wet instructional laboratories, classrooms, offices, IT support spaces and meeting spaces for faculty and student interaction.
This renovation project aimed to provide an effective learning environment that encourages collaboration and creates a sense of community for students and faculty. The project emphasizes sustainable design by championing opportunities to bring more daylighting into the space and using natural materials to promote well-being. Additionally, Phase 1 set the stage for the future phases by establishing a strong brand identity for the College of Engineering to foster pride in the program and recruit talent.