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University of Georgia Chemistry Building Exterior Renovation

Owner: University of Georgia

Delivery Method: Design/Build


40,000 square feet




24 months

Design Partners:

Menefee Architecture


Ernest Mendoza

The Blue River group worked with Menefee Architecture and the University of Georgia on the exterior envelope improvements to the original historic Chemistry Building built in 1956. The project involved removal and replacement of windows/ storefronts, refurbishment of the windows, masonary repairs, waterproofing and stucco. The main challenge in this project was to match the replacement bricks with original 1956 bricks and we were able to successfully do that. Due to the extensive nature of this project and the occupied building, we had to sequence this project in 7 different phases so that we could work on different facades. 






“I was impressed by Jonathan’s work ethic, his integrity and his ability to get the job done in the most cost effective way…He was always patient and always available. Since that time Jonathan has become a St. Jude’s Board member and is our current Board Chair. He has served St. Jude’s with an unusual commitment of time and resources and continues to care deeply about the people we serve and the struggle that they face. We could not have a better advocate in the community.”
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