College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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F&E 2 012 Furniture & Equipment GEORGIA PRIDE. Red and black predomi- nate in the furniture, fabrics, fi nishes, and furnishings selected for a recent renova- tion and expansion of the University of Georgia's Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. ATHLETIC SPACES A Must See Association Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall expansion and renovation. The University of Georgia Athletic By Brenda T. Elrod interior space design for the University of Georgia's (UGA) new facilities construction and major renovation projects involves all aspects of interior architecture: fi nishes; color and material specifi cations; and the selection of furnishings, fi xtures, and equipment (FFE). The Interiors director for the University's Offi ce of University Architects oversees all facets of operational support for interior space design. Preliminary project duties in- clude consulting with the client and project management team to determine the overall scope, preparing product specifi cations, de- veloping cost estimates, verifying budgets, producing bid documents when the desired products are not available on the Georgia Statewide Contracts, and creating space plans and three-dimensional renderings to convey the interiors proposal to the client. While a project is in progress, the Inte- riors director is responsible for generating interior FF&E project schedules. These timetables ensure that delivery and installa- 56 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / OCTOBER 2012 WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM tion of all materials transpire in accordance with the overall completion of construction, and they require continuous coordination between external design consultants, manu- facturers, and suppliers of interior products. All these services are performed to enhance the function and aesthetic qual- ity of interior spaces on the University of Georgia's campus. A recent expansion and renovation of the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall facility was exemplary of this total interior architecture approach. The Offi ce of University Architects PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

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