Constructing Creative Environments
Clayco has partnered with SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) on five projects to help the school expand and support students on campus. Altogether, our projects have added over 4,000 new beds to the SCAD campus as well as parking garages and other campus amenities.
Below are our completed and on-going projects with SCAD, plus a collaboration with Clayco and SCAD students to help design the next generation of hard hats.
The new 14-story, SCAD 40 residence hall located on the Atlanta campus of Savannah College of Art and Design, encompasses student living at its best. The building includes 105 units with 45 suites, 44 pods, 16 apartments and 593 student beds along with a coffee bar, residential life office, trash room, mechanical room, laundry room, and lounge.
These modern living spaces provide comfortable accommodations for students and offer a range of amenities such as communal lounges, fitness centers, and outdoor gathering areas. The expansion also includes additional dining options, including cafes and restaurants, to cater to the diverse tastes of students and faculty.
Acting as a critical mid-campus link, the building’s new entry plaza doubles as a drop-off and event plaza while creating a new active space on campus for markets, food trucks, and performances.
With the completion of SCAD Forty, SCAD’s adjacent existing residence hall, Spring House, could be demolished and that property redeveloped for additional student housing and other campus uses. This new development will provide approximately 1,000 new beds to meet the on-campus capacity for SCAD Atlanta’s growing student population. The new Forty Four will also offer dining and fitness amenities, academic space, a parking garage, campus store and a performance theater.
The job wasn’t fast-tracked; it was faster-tracked.”
The proposed project is a new 250,000-square-foot residence hall between West River Street and West Indian Street in Savannah, directly adjacent to Alexander Hall. The site is close to several of SCAD’s facilities, marking a significant student population in the area with no nearby student housing. This project presents a unique opportunity to provide more housing for students near these academic facilities and construct a statement building that will be visible from downtown Savannah, Georgia.
Utilizing the full design-build resources of Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative, the design consists of two residence halls totaling 650 beds with a resident director apartment and a parking garage containing 260 parking spaces.
Built on 12 acres, the overall project consists of 8 residence halls, approximately 2,000 beds total and a pre-cast concrete, 700-car parking garage- all completed in just over three years.
The residence hall is a precast concrete structure totaling 115,700-square-feet with an industrial aesthetic to match the existing campus architecture. The facility houses 500 beds with four beds in most units.