September 25th, 2018

KAOD’s Classroom Prototype to Be Built Throughout the State  

K. A. Oldham Design, Inc. (KAOD) was recently commissioned by the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) to create a classroom prototype to be constructed at various locations throughout the state. The prototype is planned to be repeated 6-8 times across Georgia in 2018-2020.

Classroom Prototype Fills an Important Need for the GDC

With a regular and recurring need for classroom space, the GDC commissioned KAOD to design a classroom prototype that can be constructed at any location in the state. KAOD’s design calls for a 48 x 62 pre-engineered metal building (2,976 SF) with space with four classrooms (each accommodating 13-15 students), two ADA-compliant bathrooms and an officer’s station to oversee activity in the corridors and entry. The first classroom is being constructed at Phillips State Prison in Buford, GA.

“We’ve enjoyed collaborating with the Georgia Department of Corrections on the classroom prototype,” said Kip Oldham, AIA, Principal Architect with KAOD. “Our intent is to create a prototype that can be modified to fulfill the educational needs for each correctional facility while still maintaining an economically-efficient design package as the basis of each project.”

About K. A. Oldham Design, Inc. (KAOD):

K. A. Oldham Design, Inc. (KAOD) is a studio-based firm providing architecture, interior design, master planning and specialized consulting services. Located in Newnan, GA (Coweta County), KAOD is a trusted design resource with over 20 years of experience in partnering with clients to solve complex design issues.

KAOD assists clients in designing a broad range of facilities including community spaces, fire stations, correctional facilities, churches, schools, libraries, offices, warehouses, hotels and other types of buildings. In addition to architectural services, the firm also offers professional interior design and tenant improvement build outs in existing spaces.

KAOD takes pride in designing projects that positively impact communities. They collaborate with clients to create unique solutions, and their talented team is committed to providing superior service. For more information, please visit https://kaod.com.

If you’re considering starting a design project, please contact us to discuss your ideas and goals. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you.

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