The addition to the Lee Hall College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at ClemsonUniversity was honored with a 2013 American Institute of Architects Honor Award. It is an ultra-energy efficient building. The 55,000-square-foot addition was conceived to accommodate the expanding needs of the college which includes 12 professional degree programs. To cultivate this sense of community within the addition, program elements are intermingled to generate an environment for “cross pollination” between disciplines through adjacency, allowing students to learn from other students and faculty though informal creative exchanges. Proximity and transparency are supported with carefully detailed glazing between interior program elements. McMillan Pazdan Smith served as architect of record while Thomas Phifer and Associates served as the design architect. Holder Construction was the general contractor. Waldrop Mechanical Services was honored with an Excellence in Construction Eagle Award from the Associated Builders & Contractors of the Carolinas. Read More.