Education

The nature of education constantly evolves: technology, teaching theories and changes in the job market demand swift reaction from colleges and universities. Their facilities, and the teams that build them, must respond. Our education specialists know how to deliver in this ever-changing environment. But even as the buildings evolve, the elements of successful projects remain constant: meeting the budget, opening on time, providing high quality and operating safely within a busy campus. The more things change, the more proven values remain the same.

  • College of Health Sciences - Samford University

    Birmingham, AL

    The College of Health Sciences project at Samford University involved the renovation of a Class A office into an institutional teaching facility.  Using target value design in collaboration with the architect and design assist trade partners,  we completed the project, including a complex mechanical retrofit, as scheduled and with zero contractor initiated change orders.

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  • Student Recreation Facility - University of Memphis

    Memphis, TN

    The University of Memphis Student Recreation Facility is a new 186,000 SF project that will be constructed to meet the Tenessee Sustainable Design Guidelines and will replace the existing recreation center on campus.

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  • UTC West Campus Housing

    Chattanooga, TN

    The new student housing project at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga consists of a 225,000 SF, seven-story building with 171 residential units. This structure sits over a 233,000 SF, two-level underground parking garage containing 646 spaces.

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  • Jackson State Community College Allied Health Sciences

    Jackson, TN

    Following the successful completion of the School of Nursing building, we worked with the community collete on the construction of the Allied Health Sciences Building for Jackson State Community College along with renovations to the McWherter Center and Walter Nelms classrooms.

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  • PreSchool Partners

    Birmingham, AL

    The new PreSchool Partners 12,500 SF educational facility allowed the organization to expand operations by approximately 60 percent. With some dedicated team members, Hoar completed the project in time for PreSchool Partners to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the new facility.

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  • Brock School of Business - Samford University

    Birmingham, AL

    The new Brock School of Business at Samford University provides classroom, office and meeting room space for the university and the Birmingham community. The business school's new home includes a forum that can serve as many as 400 people for receptions, meetings, and lectures. The new building has state-of-the-art technology, informal study and meeting areas, and facilities to host organizations from the business community.

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  • Community Health Building - University of Memphis

    Memphis, TN

    Our main goal on any project is to deliver a quality product that exceeds the owner’s expectations and to have a satisfied client throughout the entire process. University of Memphis’ Community Health Building was certainly no exception.

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  • Columbia State Community College

    Franklin, TN

    The Columbia State Community College project involved the relocation of the current school to a new site. The initial phase of the master plan included three buildings and approximately 500 parking spaces. The buildings are oriented to develop the beginning of a campus mall and create outdoor space for students.

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  • Jackson State Community College School of Nursing

    Jackson, TN

    With a major focus on schedule and cost efficiency and in preparation for future construction, we worked with the design team and facility personnel to find ways to benefit this new nursing facility project and a future Health Sciences building.

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  • Blazer Hall - University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham, AL

    When building a dorm, no wiggle room exists for opening day. School calendars and student move-in days are established months and even years earlier. When we were selected to construct a new freshman dorm for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, we knew it had to be ready for the beginning of fall semester.

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  • Science Teaching Lab - University of Houston

    Houston, TX

    The University of Houston is focused on achieving tier one status and the Science Teaching Laboratory Building is part of their campus facility plan to attain that goal. Part of that plan involved construction of a new science teaching facility and we were selected as part of the team that would deliver the project.

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  • Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building - University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham, AL

    This 12-story facility features 315,000 square feet of research and office space, marked by a striking limestone-clad rotunda topped with a copper-roofed dome at the main entrance. As with most projects, the owner wanted to control costs and maximize value.

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  • Shelby Center for Engineering Technology - Auburn University

    Auburn, AL

    This highly complex research and teaching facility is located on a main campus street and is adjacent to the School of Engineering, which remained occupied throughout construction. With the prominent campus location came pedestrian student and vehicular traffic. We worked closely with the University to provide the access students and visitors needed around the site while maintaining a secure work area.

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  • Health Sciences Building - Jefferson State Community College

    Hoover, AL

    During the pre-construction process we assisted the owner and architect with budget and constructability reviews as a functional set of construction documents was developed.

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  • Village Dining - Auburn University

    Auburn, AL

    The West Campus Dining Facility project was part of the largest construction campaign ever attempted by Auburn University. The building’s location was adjacent to two active construction projects, a 1,700-bed student housing project and a sports arena that together totaled approximately $160 million.

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  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center - Abilene Christian University

    Abilene, TX

    The state-of-the-art Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center features an elevated indoor running track. The vision from the design architect was to carry a ceiling line over the track and to maintain the feel of an exposed structure.

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  • School of Nursing - Texas Tech University

    Abilene, TX

    The previous project on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in Abilene was built using an exterior wall system composed of CMU block with a face brick veneer and drywall on furring strips on the interior.

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  • Heritage Hall - University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham, AL

    The Heritage Hall building skin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham consisted of five different exterior building materials / systems, making it the most challenging section of the schedule to put together.

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  • Abroms - Engel Institute for the Visual Arts - University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham, AL

    The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts project is vastly different than any other building on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. The building has elaborate detailing and complex geometries, making construction challenging to say the least.

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