University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Sanford Hall

Athens, Georgia

  • FIRM

    Cooper Carry


    Georgia Board of Regents/University of Georgia

  • AREA

    39,000 sq.ft.





Sanford Hall is a 39,000-square-foot, three-story specialized classroom facility directly adjacent to Brooks Hall. The building is composed of a variety of flexible classrooms, ranging from small 10-student seminar rooms and 40-student terraced classrooms to a 300-seat sloped-floor auditorium. Complete network connections and power are provided to every seat in ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY450COST PER SQ FT$138.00FEATURED IN1999 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms classroom, including the auditorium, as well as seating locations in the corridors and student lounge.

The building is situated on a constricted, steeply sloping site adjacent to one of the university’s historic quadrangles. Its exterior design blends into the context of the surrounding buildings, dating from the 1920s and 1930s.

The high level of technology in the facility required extensive coordination with the school faculty, outside audiovisual consultants and contractors, as well as the university’s telecommunications and networking groups. The project was completed under a negotiated arrangement with a program manager and construction manager. Thorough teamwork among all parties enabled the control of cost and schedule.