While classes and labs were already in session at the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation during the spring 2019 semester, the building is now fully open, furnished, and full of activity. The project, which broke ground the day after spring 2018 commencement, was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
In addition to housing biology, chemistry, physics and ecology facilities, the Cousins Center includes learning spaces for the new Hammack School of Business, in collaboration with Porsche Cars, N.A. and Global Payments.
The Cousins Center’s eye-catching design and focus on sustainability by building architects Cooper Carry has been highlighted by several national and local publications including Architectural Digest.
“Sustainable adaptive reuse often presents a range of challenges, particularly when wrapping an existing structure with a new building,” Cooper Carry principal Brian Campa tells AD PRO. “To create a symbol of Oglethorpe’s commitment to innovation in science and business education, we set goals to provide more natural light, views to the exterior, collaborative spaces, and progressive architectural expressions,” Campa says. – Architectural Digest
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Designed by Cooper Carry, the updated structure not only includes a renovation of the 1971 building, but also a 25,000-square-foot, U-shaped addition. – Curbed
As college students across the city get settled into new dorm rooms and start navigating fall semester schedules, they’ll also find notable new additions on campus. For instance, at Emory University, the school just completed a 130,000-square-foot student center under the guidance of Duda|Paine Architects and MHTN Architects.
Many of these contemporary components, such as the curtain wall, metal panels, and roof overhangs were based on the fundamental proportions of historic documents discovered by the design team to appropriately blend the old with the new. Additionally, slate roofing tiles, granite walls, and precast concrete detailing provides a connection to the campus’ Collegiate Gothic architecture. – Building Design and Construction
The newly completed I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation on the Oglethorpe University campus houses laboratory classrooms, spaces for interactive study across disciplines, and the university’s newly established Q. William Hammack Jr. School of Business.
The design team recognized the importance of providing ample daylight to maximize energy efficiency, save costs and improve the student experience. According to a 2018 report by Urban Land Institute, exposure to daylight and access to windows have been linked to better productivity during the day and better sleep at night, as well as improved mood and cognitive function, less sleepiness, lower blood pressure and increased physical activity. Natural light carries throughout the center with glass walls dividing classrooms and interior hallways, also benefitting interdisciplinary communication and interaction. – City Biz List
When the Fall semester begins on Aug. 19, science and business students at Oglethorpe University will attend classes in the newly completed I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation (formerly Goslin Hall). Located on the historic quadrangle of the campus, the original, three-story modernist building was transformed into a union of contemporary innovative architecture and a reflection of the authentically crafted Collegiate Gothic buildings on campus.
Patch and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution also highlighted the addition to the Oglethorpe campus.
BROOKHAVEN, GA – With the fall semester now underway, science and business students at Oglethorpe University are attending classes in the newly completed I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, formerly Goslin Hall.
The fall semester will begin Monday for many Atlanta area colleges and universities, and with it comes changes at some campuses, including new presidents, facilities and academic programs. State leaders earlier this year increased funding for its colleges to about $3 billion, as enrollment increased for both public higher education systems last year.