Mercer School of Medicine, Savannah, GA

Phased Construction and Renovation for Higher Education Facility

Hussey Gay Bell provided full-service architectural and engineering design services for this project which consisted of the overall renovation of 26,500 SF of the 60,000 SF William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research, as well as construction of a 30,000 SF addition to the Hoskins Center to serve as a medical education and research facility for the University. Scope of work included the renovation and addition of classroom space on the first floor into a medical library, multipurpose room and administration suite; expansion of the existing research lab on the second floor to include tissue culture, cell sorting and microscopy labs, as well as a post-doctorate suite and a 30,000 SF addition to the southwest including mock exam/simulation rooms on the first floor and student tutorial rooms on the second floor. This expansion will allow for a 50-percent increase in M.D. student enrollment – from 160 to 240 students – in Savannah, equaling the number of M.D. students on the School’s Macon campus.

The $8.9 million project broke ground in October 2014 and reached completion in 2016. It was constructed by CM-at-Risk, JE Dunn Construction Company.

Mercer School of Medicine
Savannah, GA

Designed as an addition to the existing facility, this project seamlessly attached to the existing facility by way of considerate design and careful selection of materials. Additionally, the building remained occupied for the entire project which was split into multiple phases to minimize disruption to faculty, staff and students.