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Spelman College “The Suites” Student Housing and Dining Hall

Project Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Project Scope: 205,000 gsf

Project Occupancy: September 01, 2008


The project reflects the high standards set by Spelman College with a facility incorporating quality spaces and finishes. It is integrated into the setting of the adopted Master Plan by incorporating outdoor spaces addressing the proposed College Green, the Sculpture Plaza and Arts Center. The complex also includes a Dining Hall, a private Dining Room, Visitor’s Suites and two levels of covered parking.

The Housing Tower provides student suites with spacious bedrooms, kitchenettes and living rooms. Each floor also includes Study Halls and a Recreational Lounge, vending area and ample storage that creates an above average student housing environment. It also includes a Lobby geared toward the display of art.

This facility employs LEED design principles as urban infill, energy recovery units and a proposed green roof. The Suites at Spelman College have become the first residence hall at a historically Black college or university to attain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.


  • Sector Master Plan
  • Design and LEED
  • Bridging Documents