Clayco Completes Savannah College of Art and Design Project - Clayco

Clayco Completes Savannah College of Art and Design Project


Four-Phase Project Features Residential Hall, Parking Garage and Renovated Dining Facility

CHICAGO (October 4, 2013) –Clayco, Inc. has completed a four-phase project for the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. Clayco constructed a new residence hall with 500 beds, a renovated 14,300 square foot dining and a new 400 car parking garage adjacent to the residential hall.

The project was completed on time and under budget. Clayco and the college collaborated using the design-build philosophy to work together throughout the entire process. This served the college well as it helped to maximize resources while catering to the needs of the students.   

“This project was all about the students and creating an effective and sustainable place for them,” said Steve Street, Project Executive. “Because the Savannah campus is so spread out, we encouraged the use of public transportation by designing the garage to accommodate buses. We also installed a new 530 space bike rack so students could ride their bikes to and from class.”

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a high-tech school, with capabilities for interactive game design, development and other creative fields of study. Clayco was challenged with making these spaces welcoming for students, while maintaining the high-tech atmosphere.
“We added unique, high-tech lounges to accommodate the students in their studies,” said Street. “The design in these buildings is industrial and state-of-the-art, but still comfortable for living and dining.”

Partners for this project included Mackey Mitchell as architect of record for the residence hall, and Dawson Architecture as architect of record for the dining hall renovation. Clayco also teamed with local contractors in Savannah for the project.