Bartow Center is the first building on a new campus for Georgia Highlands College, a two-year institution of the University System of Georgia. The building is the catalyst for a future campus of interconnected green spaces with perimeter vehicular access and parking separate from the core campus. The architectural aesthetic was derived from the rural heritage of COST PER SQ FT$149.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio area, with a material palette of brick, stone, stucco, wood and steel intended to establish an appropriate character for future buildings.
The interior planning includes all program elements of an independent campus while anticipating flexibility for future growth. The main gallery and library become the central gathering space for the campus and contribute to collaborative learning. Classrooms, administrative services, faculty spaces, science labs and the bookstore are organized to promote connections in this progressive learning environment.