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Georgia State moving forward with 'state-of-the-art', 200,000-square-foot event center

Georgia State University is moving forward with plans to build a state-of-the-art, 200,000-square-foot event center in downtown Atlanta.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is seeking to hire a firm to provide program management services for the project, which has an estimated total budget of $79.2 million, including an estimated construction cost of $61 million. The Board of Regents hopes to select finalists by early June and interview them in early July.

The new facility will be located on the corner of Fulton Street and Capitol Avenue.

"The GSU Convocation Center will bring increased focus on academic and ancillary programs through hosting national and international events on campus in Downtown Atlanta," the Board of Regents says. "Economic impact of a state of the art venue for national and international events has immense potential. The Center will provide a national and international stage upon which GSU can share the social, academic and research programs and offerings of the institution."

The Board of Regents goes on to say that, "Exterior design will encompass a skillful blend of brick masonry, stone, metal and glass to create a facility that is visually appealing and efficient to operate. This facility will provide appropriate indoor space to meet its current and future assembly/event needs. In addition to a large multi-purpose arena with a seating capacity of 8,000, the facility will celebrate its flexibility by hosting athletic events, convocations, commencements, conferences, concerts and other major events on a scale reflective of the University’s national and international stature in learning and research. The building will feature divisible meeting and conference spaces with state of the art technology, lighting, acoustics and building control systems." Read more about the project here.


By David Allison – Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 9, 2018, 8:19pm EDT
 
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