Gordon College Student Activity Center
CLIENT: Gordon College
Located in Barnesville, GA., Gordon State College offers a vibrant campus life with on campus apartment style living, NJCAA sports, clubs for a variety of interests, and a beautiful inviting campus. With an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students, Gordon State offers an intimate academic setting in state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. In this setting, students receive individualized attention that only a small college with dedicated faculty and staff can provide.
One of the most current facilities added to this campus in 2015 is the Student Activity and Recreation Center. Visitors enter the SARC through a spacious lobby/lounge area. Straight ahead is an arena with bleacher-style seating for 2,100. The arena is designed to also accommodate a stage area, seating for 550 on the floor and can be divided to allow for multiple activities at one time. At one end of the arena are large screens that can be used for messaging as well as other student events. Highlander basketball games will be held in the arena.
The SARC also contains a cardio area and weight room with the most up-to-date equipment. Nearby is a game room containing both table games as well as a room dedicated to digital gaming. There is a multi-purpose room, a lounge area as well as Sandella’s, a “grab and go” meal spot operated by Sodexo, Gordon’s food service provider. An office and a meeting room for the Student Government Association as well as offices for student activities personnel are also a part of the building.
Impact is proud to have been the sole provider of product and spaceplanning for this project. We developed inovative ways to not only meet the budget but also give a state of the art appearance and function to the space.