Pond was honored to join our partners, stakeholders and clients during a presentation at the most recent Georgia Chapter of APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities (GAPPA) 2018 Annual Meeting and Tradeshow.
The 35th annual GAPPA conference included 18 educational sessions centered around the theme, “Striving for Facilities to Promote Student Success”.
Our educational session, “The Lanier Technical College Hall County Campus Master Plan and Central Plant Design” focused on the importance of the new institution and its impact on the local community and incoming students.
The design team’s challenge was to envision and create a new 21st Century campus from the ground up for Northeast Georgia residents which encompasses educational, continuing education, and workforce development training opportunities in more than 50 unique programs.
The team discussed how the new Lanier Technical College Hall County Campus Master Plan and Central Plant Design anticipates and plans for the future, supports community partnerships and is intended to foster relationships between colleagues, faculty and staff.
The cutting-edge design still fits into the Northeast Georgia community and respects the history of the hall county college while integrating student life throughout the facility.
“Team representatives for the new Lanier Technical College Hall County Campus were thrilled to deliver a presentation on the campus master plan and central plant design to an audience of over 40 university and state facility representatives at the 2018 GAPPA Conference,” said Pond Vice President of Architecture Mark Levine. “It’s a privilege to know we’re helping create an institution that will cultivate the educational success of students for years to come.”
Levine was joined by Pond’s Project Manager Doug Hannah and Director of Mechanical Engineering Van Lynn, as well as Lanier Technical College Director of Facilities Guy Abbs, Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission Senior Project Manager Megan Kocikowski, New South Construction Vice President of Operations Jeff Brown and Stevens & Wilkinson Senior Associate and Project Manager Todd Dolson.
The design team’s plan ensures students will interact with campus green space, adds parking with short walking distances to building entry points, creates easy to understand circulation and arrival sequences, and maintains a strong relationship to the lake.
“We’re incredibly proud of the work we’re doing with Lanier Technical College,” added Levine. “Our presentation at GAPPA was well-received and we were honored to have the opportunity to represent our clients, partners and stakeholders during this educational event.”