Working with the Savannah College of Art and Design is always rewarding because it is genuinely about combining the ART and SCIENCE of building. Even with the completion of SCAD Forty, there was still a need to meet the demand of SCAD Atlanta’s growing student population. That’s when discussions began to re-imagine an adjacent residence hall, Spring House.
The design team of Mackey Mitchell Architects and our own Lamar Johnson Collaborative began working with SCAD in October 2018 and multiple options and iterations were studied before the current concept was selected.
Spring House is part of a two-phase project with two distinct residential buildings. The first phase starts with the northernmost building and is expected to arrive in August 2022. This will include 581 student beds, a dining hall, and a parking garage.
In August 2023, phase two will follow. This phase includes 402 beds, a theater, classrooms, and a fitness center. The total square footage is expected to be around 384,000.
At the end of the day, SCAD and Clayco have a terrific win-win relationship and work together towards a common goal of forging career paths for the next generation of creative minds.