ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Jan 17, 2013) - Hardin Construction Company's latest project at Young Harris College -- a student-residence complex configured in small communities called "pods" -- is contributing to a campus-building program that's as breathtaking as the views from the college's mountainous North Georgia campus.
Hardin has begun construction on a facility that will provide 200 beds for first-year students in time for Fall 2013 occupancy. The complex is being constructed to LEED standards and is targeting LEED certification.
Consistent with a growing residence life trend nationally of colleges providing living and learning spaces that foster student interaction, the 62,000-square-foot, pod-style complex will consist of three adjoining pavilions -- two 4-story buildings and a 3-story building -- offering rooms of different sizes and styles surrounding a common bath area and featuring study and social spaces.
The project's architect of record is Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Inc.
The new student housing is Hardin Construction's fourth LEED-certified or LEED-targeted project at Young Harris College. All are part of the liberal arts college's transformation from a two-year college to a comprehensive four-year institution with state-of-the-art facilities to support growing enrollment and program offerings.
Hardin Construction's other recent LEED projects at Young Harris include The Village, a 248-bed, apartment-suites community for upperclassmen that is pursuing LEED certification; the 200-bed, LEED Silver Enotah Hall residence hall; and the college's 57,000-square-foot Recreation and Fitness Center, which earned LEED Certified status.
About Hardin Construction
Celebrating 66 years of excellence, Hardin Construction Company, LLC is one of the nation's leading construction services firms, providing unequalled expertise for projects of broad scope and complexity through its culture of integrity, innovation and opportunity. With capabilities in general construction, construction management, design-build and renovation, Hardin is a leader in green building and sustainable practices and is recognized nationally for its safety practices. Privately-held, Hardin's headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga., with branch offices in Atlanta, Tampa, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Raleigh, N.C., and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.hardinconstruction.com.
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