In collaboration with Paul Cheeks Architects, Cooper Carry designed the 55,000-square-foot Academic Sciences Building, a gateway signature building that establishes a new identity for Atlanta Metropolitan College. The space is designed for the following program components: teaching laboratories including prep rooms, storage and instrumentation labs for biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, organic and inorganic chemistry, physical sciences and preengineering / general sciences. Four undergraduate research laboratories and an autoclave room round out the laboratory component. Student community spaces and study rooms are dispersed throughout the building with a larger open student study area as part of the main entrance lobby / gallery. Classrooms range is size from 36-120 seats, in addition to a 60 seat TEAL classroom (Technology Enhanced Active Learning). The TEAL room can be divided into two rooms with a movable partition. All classrooms are equipped with high-end audio-visual equipment to allow a state-of-the-art classroom learning experience.
• Atlanta Business Chronicle, Build Georgia Awards, Best in Construction, 2013
• Georgia Engineering Alliance, Engineering Excellence Awards, State Award, 2013