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Petty Building Renovation

UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

When Chemistry and Biochemistry moved into the new Sullivan Science Building, UNCG looked to J•PA to renovate and repurpose the vacated Petty Building, creating a technology-rich center for the University’s STEM programs.

The 72,000-sf renovation involved extensive repairs and restoration to Petty, which was originally constructed in 1939. Scope included new plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and fire protection systems; cleaning and repairing the exterior envelope; a new roof; energy-efficient replacement windows; and restoration of historically significant interior details, including lighting and plaster moldings.

The building interior was completed reconfigured to address programs in Physics, Math, Astronomy, and Computer Sciences. A combination of traditional and tiered classrooms are provided on each floor of the three-story building, incorporating a collaboratory concept to address the University’s desire for a highly interactive learning environment.