Brumby Hall Renovation
University of Georgia
KSi, now part of Wallace Design Collective, provided structural engineering services for the renocation of Brumby Hall, a high-rise residence hall with a one story rotunda that originally opened in 1966. Renovation included a complete update of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, upgrade of one elevator to provide stretcher capacity, roof replacement, exterior envelope maintenance and repair, and hazardous material abatement as necessary. The proposed renovations will utilize the University’s existing chilled water and steam infrastructure and included a four-pipe system which allows individualized climate control in each room.
The project also reconfigured all living, bathroom and some programmatic spaces, and thus, these renovations improved bathroom privacy and enhance student amenities including greater flexibility (in terms of free standing furniture arrangements), laundry, community cooking kitchen, warming kitchens, and increased study spaces. The rotunda, main entrance lobby, and associated spaces were also renovated. An energy model was included in the scope of services.
The design phase was accelerated and the recently completed renovation of Russell Hall, an adjacent high-rise residence hall, served as a model for improvements to Brumby Hall.
photos: ©John Clemmer