Berry College, Audrey B. Morgan & Deerfield Hall

Mount Berry, Georgia

  • FIRM

    Cooper Carry


    Berry College

  • AREA

    102,573 sq.ft.





The new sustainably designed Audrey B. Morgan and Deerfield Halls are nestled between the campus core and the bordering forest. The buildings succeed in defining and creating a place for students to call home, amidst a 26,000-acre campus.

The buildings, each about 50,000 square feet, hold a total of 350 beds in a traditional ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$233.35CITATIONSilver CitationFEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges residence hall style to encourage better interaction among residents. Students share bathroom facilities with about 25 other residents within their wings. Public spaces—such as lounges, kitchen and laundry areas—have been designed with high-quality finishes and hand-selected furniture.

A central gathering place known as the "jewel box" is attached to Audrey B. Morgan Hall. Deerfield Hall is completed by a large common area adjacent to a covered portal defining the central green. Several smaller lounges and social areas are distributed throughout each of the buildings.

Berry’s incomparable campus provided an ideal setting for the creation of outdoor spaces that promote interaction. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces have become popular gathering spaces.

"A warm, inviting ‘jewel box’ space that incorporates natural materials. Excellent use of colors."--2010 jury