Posts Tagged ‘Educational Architecture’

Center for Continuing Education Plaza

Thursday, May 29th, 2008
Plaza at Southeast Georgia Conference Center for Continuing Education

College of Coastal Georgia

Brunswick, Georgia

The plaza provides a focus for outdoor ceremonies and events. Form and choice of materials recognize an existing road and allow a second phase to complete the plaza when the road is removed. Within a symmetrical organization, dynamic inserts feature altering heights, textures and functions on all sides. From each approach, there is a different appearance to the entire composition. Positions on the circle edge vary in function such as seats, steps, planters, ramp, and sculpture. Transitions of concrete or brick to grass or shrub and ground to wall define the edges.

Continuing Education Center

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008


Coastal Georgia Community College Brunswick, Georgia

The Conference Center anchors the south end of the campus and facilitates many college and community activities. The building houses a 350-seat auditorium, three 50-seat meeting/classrooms (which can be opened into a 3,000-square-foot multipurpose room), lobby, offices, kitchen and support areas. Auditorium and meeting spaces are designed to utilize advanced audiovisual, lighting, satellite reception and teleconferencing equipment. The auditorium accommodates numerous college and community events, from lectures to live performances. The lobby is designed for a variety of uses, such as art displays and exhibitions using movable walls, conference receptions and dining.

Campus Pedestrian Mall Master Plan

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008



College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick, Georgia
The college has a campus center of academic and administrative buildings which face a central parking lot used by the commuting student body, staff and visitors. The new master plan establishes a pedestrian mall as the focus for the campus core. The mall plan is a series of open spaces linked together by north/south paths and defined by east/west paths which cross the mall and connect building entries. Diagonal paths recognize probable pedestrian travel routes. The existing clock tower and plaza in front of the library are retained. The mall terminates at a plaza in front of the continuing education center. Parking spaces eliminated from the mall area are consolidated into areas on the perimeter of the campus.



Campus Main Entrance Plan

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008



College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick, Georgia
As part of the relocation of parking and vehicular traffic in the campus pedestrian mall master plan, a new main entrance drive is planned which will orient traffic in two directions and create a focus at the continuing education conference center. The final scheme is the result of a review by college representatives of three concepts and combines features from two of the proposals.