College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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chair would need to accommodate the average-sizes student-athlete, who obviously required a comfort and structural integrity that would exceed the specifi cations of the typical guest chair. Most guest chairs on the Statewide Contracts meet the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers As- sociation (BIFMA) standards, but a 250-lb. weight limit was not enough for the average athlete. The guest chair decided upon was tested beyond a 350-lb. weight capacity, with a comfortable seat width and depth measurement. These chairs were specifi ed in low-maintenance black faux leather. While most furnishings in public access areas were specifi ed in the neutral athletic colors of blacks, charcoals, grays, and silvers, the players' team lounges afforded the opportunity to add upholsteries and accents of the more vibrant Georgia Red. Theater seating was specifi ed in classic black and classic American Beauty red faux leathers with the embroidered Georgia "G" Logo, in the approved tri-color way, for the inside backs of the lounge seats. An actual size sample of the logo was created for ap- proval prior to manufacturing the seating order. The same upholstery combinations were used for the swivel chairs and the elongated sectional seating with chaise lounges and ottomans. The project to expand and renovate the Butts-Mehre building took approximately 30 months to complete. The project also in- cluded the addition of grass practice fi elds and renovations to the existing building. The fi nished project is a must-see for fans of UGA athletics. Brenda T. Elrod, BSHE, MHE, MBA, is assistant director, Interiors, for the Offi ce of University Architects at the Project Team Members of the core design team for the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall renova- tion and expansion included: • Project Architect: Menefee Archi- tecture, LLC, Atlanta, GA, with HNTB Sports, Kansas City, MO • General Contractor: Brasfi eld & Gorrie, LLC, Atlanta, GA • Project Architect/Manager, Offi ce of University Architects: Gwynne Darden, RA • Assistant Director, Interiors, Offi ce of University Architects: Brenda T. Elrod • Assistant Athletic Director/ Facilities: Charles L. Whittemore University of Georgia. She can be reached at belrod@uga.edu or 706/542-7356. sammy :MWMX )6+ EX XLI 2 7 7 ) % We're Green dion 7GLSSP )UYMTQIRX 7LS[ 2SZ American Made Furniture Designed for Your Environment mylo 8EQTE *0 &SSXL 1-800-446-1186 www.erginternational.com OCTOBER 2012 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 59

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