The Georgia Trust

2015 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE REHABILITATION

JACKSON STREET BUILDING
University of Georgia
Athens, Clarke County

Formerly known as the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art, the 1962 Jackson Street Building was designed by modernist architect Joseph Amisano of Atlanta. In 2012 the building was rehabilitated to serve as the new home of the College of Environment and Design. Appropriately the project incorporated efficient energy and water systems such as reusing water stored in a 28,000-gallon cistern. The building's dramatic "fins" contain north-facing skylights originally designed to maximize natural light for the large open studio spaces and which now support solar panels on the south-facing sides. Prior to the building's rehabilitation, a significant amount of heat was transferred through large plate glass windows, which have now been recycled and replaced with energy-efficient glass.

 

 

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