Building Facilities

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With an eye toward the future, the University of Georgia is building world-class facilities to support the very best in teaching, research, and service in the 21st century. A number of key facility projects moved forward this year, demonstrating not only the university’s unwavering commitment to excellence but also the critical role that alumni and supporters play in securing the long-term success of America’s first state-chartered university.

Science Learning Center

Transforming Science Education

The Science Learning Center, set to open for the start of classes in fall 2016, will transform science education at UGA at a time when the demand for training in STEM disciplines is rising around the globe. This facility is designed to promote the highest levels of student-faculty interaction and will feature state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and modern instructional classrooms.

This important project symbolizes the strong partnership between the state of Georgia and the University of Georgia. The $48 million provided by the state to construct the facility allows UGA to remain focused on providing outstanding science education to meet the needs of Georgia, the nation, and the world.

in state support funding for the Science Learning Center
instructional labs to promote interactive learning

Business Learning Community

Preparing Students for a Changing Business Landscape

Correll Hall, Phase I of Terry College’s Business Learning Community, opened its doors in fall 2015. This facility provides cutting-edge instructional space to prepare students for the changing business landscape. Correll Hall was funded by $35 million in private support, including a leadership gift from UGA alumni Pete and Ada Lee Correll.

Construction now is underway on Phase II, which is supported by $14 million in private gifts and $49 million in state funds. This contribution from the state matches the total contribution from private donors to Phase I and Phase II of the project.

Resting at the center of Phase II is Amos Hall, which honors a major gift by UGA alumnus Dan Amos.

This phase will have a trading room, a behavioral lab, and other features to teach students the critical business skills needed to be successful in the evolving global economy.

The final phase of the Business Learning Community currently is being designed, as UGA’s commitment remains steadfast to preparing the next generation of business leaders.

in private funding for Phase I and Phase II
in state support for Phase II

Indoor Athletic Facility

Providing World-Class Training Facilities

The University broke ground in February on a $30.2 million Indoor Athletic Facility. Donors already have contributed more than $28 million to support this project, exceeding by a significant margin the initial fundraising goal of $15 million. The Athletic Association expects to eventually fund the entire cost of this project with private donations. Construction is scheduled for completion early next year, and the facility will include a 100-yard football practice field, a 65-meter track runway, retractable batting cages, and other features to support student-athletes across athletic teams.

and counting in private funding for the Indoor Athletic Facility

Center for Molecular Medicine

Expanding Research in Human Health

In December, the University broke ground on a new $25 million home for UGA’s Center for Molecular Medicine. This facility will house up to 10 research teams who will work on the development of therapies, cures, and diagnostics that target such maladies as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, among others. The state provided $17 million to support this critical project, and these funds were matched by $8 million in non-state funds. This project will be completed in fall 2017.

in state support for the new Center for Molecular Medicine

rendering of the Center for Molecular Medicine
Center for Molecular Medicine lab

Turfgrass Research and Education Facility

Advancing Agriculture in Georgia

New turfgrass research and education facilities are being constructed on UGA’s campuses in Griffin, Tifton, and Athens. This project, funded by $11.5 million in state support, will allow the University to remain at the forefront of turfgrass research and education and to continue serving one of Georgia’s most valuable industries. The facilities in Athens and Tifton will be completed in fall 2016, and the Griffin facility will be completed in spring 2017. More lawns, golf courses, and athletic fields, such as the 2014 World Cup Arena da Baixada in Brazil, are covered in UGA turfgrasses than all other turf varieties in the world.

Arena da Baixada

Baldwin Hall

Training Leaders in Public and International Affairs

An expansion and renovation project for Baldwin Hall continues on historic North Campus. This project, made possible by nearly $8 million in state funds, will primarily support the School of Public and International Affairs with classrooms and meeting space. Accessibility to the building also will be improved greatly through this project as well. Construction will be completed in spring 2017.

Baldwin Hall

4-H Cabins

The Rock Eagle 4-H Center is in the midst of an ambitious construction program to replace its original, 60-year old cabins. The new units provide safer, more accommodating space for the thousands of youth and adults from across Georgia who visit Rock Eagle each year. More than half of the cabins already have been built using a combination of private and public funds. Construction of the next set of cabins will begin this fall, thanks to an additional $5 million in state support. These cabins are scheduled to be complete by fall 2017.

Food Technology Center

Construction is progressing on the Food Technology Center on the Griffin Campus. When completed near the beginning of the 2017 calendar year, this facility will house UGA’s Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center, or FoodPIC Center, where faculty and professional affiliates apply their expertise in food science and food technology to support Georgia’s thriving food industry. This project is supported by contributions from a number of partners, including $3.5 million from the state, $1.9 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, and $1 million from Griffin-Spalding County.


A historic cattle facility at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SKIO) is being rehabilitated with $3 million in state funding to enhance the Center for Coastal Hydrology and Marine Processes. The renovated building will provide research and education space as well as preserve a piece of Skidaway Island’s history. The renovation will be completed by fall 2018.

Animal and Dairy Science

The Animal and Dairy Science Building on the Tifton Campus is being restored to include modern classrooms, laboratory spaces, and departmental offices. This project, supported by $5 million in state funds, is scheduled to begin in fall 2016 and to be completed for the start of classes in 2018.

Clark Howell Hall

In fall 2016, UGA will begin a comprehensive renovation of Clark Howell Hall, an aging facility that houses the Career Center, Disability Resource Center, and University Testing Services. This renovation has a total project budget of $6 million, $5 million of which was approved by the state earlier this year. The project is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of classes in fall 2017.

Tift Building

This summer, the renovation of the historic Tift Building concluded on the Tifton Campus. The newly renovated building houses modern classroom space and offices for faculty and staff. This project was made possible by $5 million in state support.


The University held a dedication ceremony in April for cabins at the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe. The cabins will provide lodging for students and faculty who are immersed in on-site experiential learning and research programs.

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