Building on the success of SCAD Forty Residence Hall, the Spring Street Campus Development will extend the Atlanta campus experience. Located on an adjacent site with frontage along the Arts Corridor in Midtown Atlanta, this mixed-use residential project contains student-focused space along with arts amenities to be enjoyed by the general public. Program for the nearly 1,000 students includes a dining hall, fitness center with a rooftop pool, and academic classrooms and workshops for design and industrial arts. In addition, the community is invited in to enjoy the campus store, a 700-seat cinema, and a 150-seat black box auditorium.
Midway through design, the world was drastically impacted by the emergence of COVID-19. In response, SCAD and the design team modified the design to provide phasing flexibility due to the unknown impacts on enrollment. The initial concept of a single 20-story residential tower was revised to two shorter towers to be completed in two phases. The phases are currently projected to be completed in quick succession, but Phase 2 could delay to a future completion date if needed. In addition, the standard semi-suite unit type was modified within the existing module to accommodate an additional bathroom to address the University’s pandemic housing protocol.
The Spring Street development is an amazing opportunity to transform the growing Atlanta campus through program expansion and continued development of an architectural language that celebrates SCAD’s aesthetic–modern and refined design that allows the interiors and artwork to shine. Through development of Spring and FORTY, the campus will have gained beds for over 1,500 students, expanded its academic and dining facilities and created dynamic exterior gathering spaces and pedestrian connections that truly give Atlanta that cohesive campus feel.
Passion + Perspective
This will likely complement the recently completed building which I like a lot. It is different than any other building in our skyline which I appreciate. Keep up the growth, SCAD!
- Atlanta Community Member
Principal in Charge
Design Building Contractor
Lamar Johnson Collaborative,
Architect of Record