Harrell Design Group has completed more than 50 new higher education building projects in North and South Carolina.  We have extensive experience with State and Community College review, approval and construction process.



Guilford Technical Community College
New Parking Deck

The new parking deck will provide GTCC’s Jamestown campus with 370 badly needed parking spaces.

The cast in-place concrete structure will provide parking on 5 levels and a small on grade lot.  The Project also provides a new entrance to the Campus with a roundabout and new signage intended to update the College's image.

The Deck is primarily intended to serve the student population and compliment future master planned campus expansion.  The design incorporates brick veneer over select areas in combination with metal screens and cast stone details.  This project is currently on schedule and under budget.



Guilford Technical Community College
New General Classroom Building

GTCC’s new General Classroom Building is the first building to be designed for the college’s 2015 High Point Campus Master Plan. As such, the building will set the standard for design and establish an architectural language for the Campus.

The proposed 3-story building provides classrooms on its perimeter with faculty offices on the interior.  The center of the building contains administrative spaces on the first floor and a student commons on the second.  On the third floor, the center of the building is open to the student commons below.

The building contains 12 general classrooms, 2 science labs, 4 computer classrooms, a pharmacy tech lab, a human services lab, faculty offices, adjunct faculty offices and support spaces.



North Carolina A&T
General Classroom and Laboratory Building

Harrell Design Group provided complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design and construction administration services on this three story general classroom building.

The Project included general classroom spaces, lab spaces, lecture spaces, offices, and other ancillary spaces and functions.  It also includes a three story atrium space served by an extensive smoke evacuation system.



At Harrell Design Group our professionals provide complete and comprehensive project    management, K-12 curriculum based programming, building commissioning, architectural design, space planning, and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services.  Our architects and engineers have completed more than 50 K-12 projects in North and South Carolina and Virginia.  We have extensive experience with programming, phasing, and scheduling such projects and believe that our holistic approach to design makes us uniquely qualified to work with public school systems of all sizes.



New Buildings at Sara Collins Elementary School Site,
Greenville County Schools, SC

sara collins Harrell Design Group provided services that included mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and telecommunications engineering for two new buildings.  The new elementary school was 105,000 square feet.  The project also included the design of the Washington Center; a 60,000-square-foot special needs classroom building.  The project incorporated sustainable design features and required a new central energy plant that services both buildings.



Mint Hill Middle School
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


HDG team members provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design for this new, 152,000-square-foot middle school.  Phase I of this 64-acre suburban site accommodates a new middle school fronting Idlewild Road in the town of Mint Hill.  An elementary school will share the site in the next phase.  The middle school was built to accommodate 1,000 students.  The site was master planned to accommodate the future elementary school, parking services, and playfield requirements.  Drawing on the suburban nature of the site, a spacious oval lawn connects the two schools.  Bus and automobile parking surfaces will be shared between them, preserving green spaces for school activities.  The school’s “future-plan” design was organized around three grade levels for grades 6-8.   It was designed for the lowest possible effect on the environment including daylighting and rainwater collection for irrigation.  The design takes full advantage of the natural daylighting techniques via clerestory windows and lightshelves at the window wall.  This strategy provides superior lighting for the individual classrooms as well as the shared common areas in each grade house.