Hardin Construction Company, Rodgers Builders and Walter B. Davis formed a partnership to construct a new five-story, 110,500-sq.-ft. classroom and office building for the School of Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The facility contains 113 faculty offices, a 300-seat auditorium, a 200-seat auditorium, a 100-seat case study classroom, three 70-seat classrooms, five 40-seat classrooms, four 60-seat classrooms, and four 30-seat classrooms - all with A/V and data systems installations, teaching stations and presentation systems incorporated into their design. Also included in the building are sign language laboratories, multimedia and technology labs, a research support center, and collaboration spaces intended to facilitate and encourage student/ faculty interaction.
The building is a steel structure with poured concrete shear walls and poured concrete slabs. The exterior system is CMU block with a cast stone and brick façade. This facility includes four stories of classroom and office space, a penthouse that holds two air handler units and associated MEP equipment, as well as a basement that houses the main electrical, water and steam rooms.
The School of Education is the first LEED Certified building on UNCG’s campus and achieved LEED Gold Certification. Green features include a bio-retention pond and sand filter, automatic daylight controls, air quality monitoring systems, and plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption by 50 percent.