Atlanta, GA – Ground was broken today for the first phase of a plan at the heart of the Emory campus for the Candler School of Theology and the Center for Ethics. The new complex will comprise a cluster of buildings that act as a gateway to Emory’s historic quadrangle.
The first phase of the project to break ground is a structure that will be located adjacent to the School’s current home. The 70,000 s.f., $34 million structure will house classrooms, faculty offices, administrative space and two large lecture halls, as well as The Center for Ethics.
In the second phase of construction, Bishops Hall will be demolished and a new structure built to house Pitts Theology Library and a teaching chapel. Completion of the first phase is expected in the summer of 2008, and the second phase is projected for completion in late 2009. Both buildings are being design to meet requirements for LEED certification.
Shepley Bulfinch is working as the design architect on the project in association with Collins Cooper Carusi Architects (CCCA) of Atlanta.