Oxford College of Emory University, Student Center

Oxford, Georgia


Oxford College of Emory University


33,800 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Oxford College of Emory University has transformed its former dining hall into a vibrant home for campus life. The new Oxford Student Center (OSC) is a focal point for visitors and serves as the heart of the campus for students.

In addition to renovating the former dining hall, built in 1967, the university has built a two-level addition on the east side of the facility. Site improvements integrate the project with the existing pathways and plazas on campus.

The OSC supports excellence and leadership in academics, research, and technology through collaborative student spaces, multipurpose forum, cafe, bookstore, social lounges, and offices.

The project champions sustainability and environmental stewardship. The challenge was to optimize building energy performance through building systems and design strategies.

The OSC is estimated to achieve a reduction of nearly 30% in energy consumption (vs. ASHRAE 90.1-2010) targeting an annual energy use intensity below 60 (consuming 59.33 kBtu/sq. ft./year) with more than 40% reduction in water consumption.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Reeves + Young, Idea|Span, Acoustica, Travis Pruitt & Associates, HGOR, Southface Energy Institute, Pattern R&D

Cost per Sq Ft



Silver Citation

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2020 Educational Interiors Showcase

Interior category

Student Centers/Service Areas

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Shaw
Carpet by Tarkett USA
Carpet by Mohawk Commercial Carpet
Flooring by Shaw
Brick/Masonry by Acme Brick
Ceilings by USG
Door Hardware by McKinney
Door Hardware by Schlage
Door Hardware by Von Duprin
Doors by VT Industries
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Doors by CECO Door
Insulation by Knauf Insulation
Movable Partitions/Walls by Raynor
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Paint/Wallcoverings by PPG Industries
Plumbing by American Standard
Plumbing by Zurn
Plumbing by Bemis
Roofing by IKO Industries
Roofing by Firestone Building Products
Windows by Oldcastle Moduline
Lighting & Accessories by Nulite Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Isolite
Locks by Schlage
Security Systems by Honeywell
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Notifier
Lighting & Accessories by Signify - Hadco
Card Systems by HID
Drinking Fountains by Acorn Aqua
Washroom Accessories by Georgia-Pacific
Washroom Accessories by Bradley Corporation
Washroom Fixtures by American Standard
Washroom Fixtures by Zurn
HVAC Units by Trane
HVAC Units by Titus
HVAC Control Devices by Siemens Building Technologies
Draperies/Blinds by MechoShade
Kitchen Equipment by Thermo-Kool
Kitchen Equipment by Garland
Kitchen Equipment by Pittco
HVAC Units by Acucraft Fireplaces
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