Jackson Street Building
Address285 S. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30602
The mid-century, former visual arts building is a sustainably rehabilitated facility for CED’s administrative office, Owens Library, Circle Gallery and the bachelor of landscape architecture program. The adjacent Bishop House serves as CED’s Office of External Affairs, which will include development, public relations and alumni relations.
The college worked with the UGA Office of Sustainability on the building’s sustainable rehabilitations, which included the installation of solar panels on its roof. Dubbed by UGA the Solar Demonstration Project, it’s estimated the panels will provide almost 30,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year—approximately enough energy to power 90 fluorescent T8 lights for 10 hours a day or 189 laptops for eight hours a day for an entire year.
The College of Environment and Design is home to one of the oldest and largest schools of landscape architecture in the U.S. and offers degrees in landscape architecture, historic preservation and environmental planning and design, as well as a certificate in environmental ethics.