Kennesaw, Ga
  • Completed in 11 months.
  • Existing building remained operational during construction.

FDG served as Executive Administrator and Program Manager for this highly accelerated design-build project.  The building includes high-tech classrooms, a tiered lecture hall, faculty offices and faculty lounge.   Project challenges include a limited construction site, as well as, the building having to remain fully operational during construction.  With a total design and construction duration of 11 months, the project was completed on time in July 2004.

Kennesaw, Ga
  • 12,000 square feet.
  • 700 seat auditoriu.
  • $1.5 million in savings as a result of FDG efforts.

12,000 SF, 700-seat Performing Arts Theater/Auditorium, the first facility of this type on the KSU campus.  A 4,200 SF Multipurpose Area suitable for rehearsals or performances is also provided.  A 2,800 SF Gallery adjacent to the main Lobby provides space for visual arts.  The building also includes various office, storage, and support space.  The Auditorium is 60 feet high, with the rest of the building 35 feet in overall height. Value engineering efforts coordinated by FDG resulted in a total savings to the Owner of approximately $1.5 million, allowing construction of this project to proceed as a follow-on to the new Social Science Classroom Building.

Kennesaw, Ga
  • Two new parking decks.
  • 1,536 total parking spaces.

Continuing a successful relationship with Kennesaw State University, FDG provided services for simultaneous construction of two new parking decks for the University.  Designed to create aesthetically pleasing buildings for the campus, both decks feature two elevated parking levels using concrete structures with brick veneer panels.  The East Parking Deck, with a total capacity of 869 new spaces, was built to allow for future expansion through the addition of elevators to serve additional levels.  The West Parking Deck added another 667 new parking spaces to the campus.  Based on the sloping terrain of the West Parking Deck site, an underground stormwater detention system was incorporated into the structure.  A concrete basin with a volume of 20,000 cubic feet was constructed underneath the ramps of the parking deck, making efficient use of available land area.

Kennesaw, Ga
  • $28 million project.
  • LEED Silver Certification.

FDG provided services for the new $28 million Social Science Classroom Building. The Social Science building was the first on the campus to achieve LEED Certification, receiving 39 out of 69 possible LEED points making the project LEED Silver status. The project features:

  • Energy Efficient Building Design and HVAC System
  • High Indoor Air Quality
  • Minimal Water Usage
  • Low Emittance Coefficient Roof System
  • Usage of Recycled Building Products
  • Construction Waste Recycling