University of Georgia, Building 1516

Athens, Georgia

  • FIRM

    HADP Architecture, Inc.


    University of Georgia

  • AREA

    176,543 sq.ft.





Building 1516 is a LEED gold-certified six-story on-campus residence hall that captures the campus’ strong Greek Revival-style architecture together with modern accoutrements and sustainable elements.

Spaces include 560 double-occupancy suite-style beds, staff apartments, multipurpose/event and lobby areas, social lounges, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMCollins Cooper Carusi ArchitectsCAPACITY560COST PER SQ FT$215.24FEATURED IN2012 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized rooms and laundry facilities.

The facade is cast stone and brick veneer. It has a generous curtainwall with storefront and commercial aluminum windows.

Accoutrements include resort-style lobby finishes, a high-tech audiovisual multipurpose room, large catering kitchen, private baths and in-room temperature controls.

Sustainable elements:

•10 percent recycled construction materials.

•10 percent materials from within 500 miles.

•Greywater system—one of the first of its kind for a residence hall.

•FSC-certified wood.

•High-efficiency sinks, showers and toilets.

• Cool roof.

•Drought-resistant landscaping and runoff water to replenish underground water sources.

•Interior bicycle storage.

•Recycling stations.

•More than a 50 percent savings on daily energy consumption.