Project Title Tompkins Hall - Renovation
Project Architect R.L. Brown & Associates, Decatur, Georgia
General Contractor C.D. Moody Construction, Lithonia, Georgia
Program Management Firm Kemp Management Solutions, Birmingham, Alabama
Primary Funding Source U.S. Department of Education's HBCU Capital Financing Program
Facility Existing Square Footage 73,110
Base Bid 'C' Square Footage increases to 90,110
Construction Start Date April 2012
Anticipated TCO - Phase I June 2013
Anticipated Substantial Completion Date September 2013
Construction Phase 65% Complete
The structural issues along with resolving water infiltration through the exterior brick walls, window deterioration, exterior door replacements, electrical improvements, mechanical and plumbing improvements were the most significant matters this project will have corrected. The existing interior structure and all infrastructure systems such as mechanical, plumbing, electrical and life safety systems have been removed and new contemporary systems are being installed
thus extending the life of Tompkins Hall for another generation. In addition, there will be significant improvements to the residential dining facility and the retail dining facility. The student center shall be enhanced to include a 24-hour study, internet cafe, improved student government offices, ballroom and game room.
The current crawlspace area has been converted into usable space for a FEMA safe room, 130 seat auditorium, small and large meeting rooms, office suites for other student related organizations and an area for future outfitting of a campus television studio has been included in the project design.