Renovation Projects To Transform Campus Near Woodruff Park
Georgia State has renovated the front entrance of the 58 Edgewood Ave. building and opened a new lobby study space on the ground floor.
“Our design intent was to establish a formal entrance to the building, spruce up the façade with Georgia State signage and activate the lobby along the Edgewood Avenue with social space,” said Ramesh Vakamudi, associate vice president of facilities management. “We also wanted to replace the old single pane rusted metal windows with energy efficient, aesthetically pleasing windows. I think we are successful in achieving it.”
The new lobby, which is open to the Georgia State community, has seating for 32 people and two Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible restrooms. The building also houses Georgia State’s CollabTech Business Incubator and LaunchGSU, which opened this semester as an event venue for startup-centric events and a work space for students.
“The project took 15 months to complete and the lobby opened to the Georgia State community at the beginning of February,” said project manager Keith Martin. “The contractor is still working through a few small items, but I expect all construction on the project should be completed by mid-March.”
The façade and lobby renovation at 58 Edgewood Ave., which is sometimes referred to as the 25 Park Place annex or the CollabTech building, is the first of several projects at Georgia State being funded by a $22.8 million Robert W. Woodruff Foundation grant to help improve facilities and streetscapes in the area adjacent to Woodruff Park.streetscapes in the area adjacent to Woodruff Park.CollabTech building, is the first of several projects at Georgia State being funded by a $22.8 million Robert W. Woodruff Foundation grant to help improve facilities and streetscapes in the area adjacent to Woodruff Park.streetscapes in the area adjacent to Woodruff Park.
The grant will also fund renovation projects at 25 Park Place, a complex which consists of a 26-floor tower, a low-rise, three-floor building, a 1,400-car parking deck and a six-floor annex building.
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