College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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F&E 2 012 Furniture & Equipment ment, etc.) spanned two years for the expansion and phased renovations of the existing facilities. This was accomplished while staff maintained occupancy of the 1987 facility. Architectural fi nishes were selected by the design team to afford a sophisticated neutral palette of the University's athletic colors. Paint selections included whites and grays, with limited accents of red. Coordinating neutral school colors were seen in materials such as laminates for fl ooring in the facility. Also, a carpet tile was selected after a three-month product review. The fi nal selection, a multi-level pattern loop in a low maintenance nylon fi ber, was deemed the best selection. The coordinating offi ce suites were also fi nished with carpet tile, two patterns in a solution-dyed nylon fi ber. The fl oor coverings were evaluated on site in the lighting that would be utilized for the project, in hopes of determining the grays and charcoals that would not be too green or blue for the school's color palette. The selection of a coordinating wall base to the fl ooring was another signifi cant choice in tying the ex- pansion to the existing facility. These products, obviously, provided the necessary backdrop for the graphics focal points throughout the facilities and the addition of red ac- cents in fabric upholsteries and personal effects throughout the individual offi ces, conference, and training spaces. ATTENTION TO DETAIL. During the recent renovation of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall at the University of Georgia, options for the fl oor coverings selected for the facility were evaluated on site, in the actual lighting that would be in place. This allowed the design team to determine if there were color tones in the fl ooring materials that would not be complementary to the University's color palette. Working With Standards Several recent projects, renovations PARTITIONS For simple, effective space solutions, Hufcor is in a class all its own. Hufcor's complete line of operable partitions, folding doors and SMARTITION™ rotating walls can meet the requirements of any facility that needs acoustical separation and flexible space division. When you need innovative ways to put your school's space to work..... choose Hufcor. WORLD LEADER IN FLEXIBLE SPACE MANAGEMENT OPERABLE | VERTICAL LIFT | GLASSWALL | ACCORDION PARTITIONS 800-542-2371 ext. 214 | www.hufcor.com and new construction, had established standards for many FF&E items for the athletics facilities. The design team had established a standard desk/case good system for the athletics program. This system would be seen in all head coaches' offi ces, the staff conference room, focal receptionist areas, and department heads' suites. Thirty-fi ve to 40 existing desks and credenzas were refi nished to match the selected, standard veneers. Additional support spaces such as assistant coaches, graduate student assistant offi ces, and seminar/work rooms were furnished with desk systems in a dark laminate with black painted metal fi nishes, providing optimal storage capabilities for these areas. Over the course of several months, task/desk chairs were evaluated and the ergonomic choice that suited the facilities' aesthetic best was selected. The simplic- ity of the task/desk chair design utilizes a sophisticated mechanism that auto- matically adjusts the recline tension to match the body weight of the varied end users. Again, the neutral fi nishes of these furnishings complemented the designated color scheme. Another item that required in-depth evaluation was the guest/side chair for offi ces throughout the facility. The selected 58 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / OCTOBER 2012 WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM

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