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Clemson University breaks ground on new Alumni and and Visitors Center

February 15, 2023 · Projects

Clemson has officially broken ground on its new Alumni and Visitors Center. The facility will be approximately 100,000 square feet and is scheduled to be completed by Fall 2024.

The center will be home to some of the university’s most crucial partners and programs, including the Clemson Alumni Association, Class of 1944 Visitors Center, the Board of Trustees Office, Advancement, Clemson University Foundation, Admissions and the Michelin Career Center. There will also be a new golf pro shop and grille.

Designed by Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) in partnership with Cooper Carry, the facility will consist of a five-story structure featuring a grand two-story lobby, large gathering and meeting spaces and a plaza that overlooks the 18th green of the Walker Golf Course. The center will overlook Lake Hartwell and will be located at the entrance of the school.

“This building will be what many people experience as their first impression of Clemson University. It shows the dedication and commitment that Clemson has in connecting our Tigers throughout their Clemson Experience and throughout their lifetime,” said Jim Clements, Clemson University President.

The existing site is being reconfigured to accommodate more than 900 parking spaces and expanded service area to serve the new building and existing Madren Center. Delta Street, which currently serves as the football tailgating lot, will be realigned, widened and paved to positively reinforce access to the site. It will also feature new pedestrian and bicycle paths from the main campus to the new facility.

In addition to architecture, GMC is providing civil engineering services for the project. Brasfield & Gorrie is serving as the construction manager. Other project consultants include RMF Engineering, Michael M. Simpson & Associates, Smoak Landscape Architecture, Bright Tree Studios, Jack Porter and Tipton Associates.