Situated on a 25-acre site in Canton, Ga., the newly established Canton Campus for Chattahoochee Technical College melds modern and technically centered design with traditional North Georgia/Adirondack elements. The Canton campus is the eighth for the college, and the newly built 62,500-square-foot academic facility establishes the architectural style COST PER SQ FT$200.00FEATURED IN2011 Architectural Portfolio future campus facilities.
This state-of-the-art facility houses multiple programs of study throughout traditional classrooms and also features a library, computer and technical labs, medical labs, science labs, a bookstore, a student center and a 68-seat tiered lecture hall. The interior space and selected building materials complement the building’s surroundings.
To address the Technical College System of Georgia’s commitment to environmentally sustainable campuses, the Canton campus features sustainable elements designed to achieve LEED silver certification, including innovative stormwater-management strategies and a highly efficient building envelope.
The proposed undeveloped site was heavily wooded and included steep topography, which called for creative building siting.