As higher education clients continue to have competing priorities such as tight budgets, shifting educational models, and rapidly evolving technology, we work with clients to understand how these priorities can be balanced to keep the integrity of the design and maximize value. We have completed a wide variety of projects on over 90 campuses across the U.S. including $150 Million academic campuses to 500 sf ADA renovations. Our depth of experience has given us unparalleled insight into the challenges faced by higher education clients and provides us the opportunity to support clients to discover new academic solutions. 

Area of Expertise

  • Academic Classrooms

  • Athletics

  • Auditorium

  • Bookstore

  • Conference Center

  • Dining 

  • Laboratories

  • Library

  • Medical & Health Education

  • Parking Deck

  • Recreation

  • Research

  • Student Center

  • Student Housing

  • Student Services

  • Theater

  • Workspace



university and college campuses we've completed projects on

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institutions we've worked on with the Board of Regents  of the USG


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North Carolina A&T

Engineering Research & Innovation Complex

Client: Balfour Beatty

Architect: EYP

Augusta University

College of Math & Science Building

Client/Architect: SLAM Architects

North Carolina State University

Greek Village Phase 4

Client/Architect: Jenkins Peer Architects

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Translational Research Center

Client/Architect: Flad Architects

Kennesaw State University

Academic Learning Center

Client/Architect: HOK

University of Georgia

Business Learning Community Phase 3

Client/Architect: Collins Cooper Carusi


Lanier Technical College

Hall County Campus

Client/Architect: POND & Stevens & Wilkinson

Clemson University

Outdoor Recreation Center

Client/Architect: Cooper Carry

North Carolina Central University

Student Center

Client/Architect: O'Brien Atkins & Duda|Paine Architects

Appalachian State University

Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences Building

Client/Architect: LS3P

Southern University at New Orleans

Arts & Humanities and Social Science Bldg

Client/Architect: CHASM & Fusion Architecture

Emory University

Oxford College Student Center

Client: Emory University

Architect: Stevens & Wilkinson

University of North Carolina

Curtis Media Center

Client/Architect: Szostak Design

Kennesaw State University

School of Music & Plaza Expansion

Client/Architect: Fitzgerald Collaborative

Georgia Institute of Technology

Edge – Rice Feasibility Study

Client/Architect: Collins Cooper Carusi

University of Georgia

Driftmier Engineering Center Phase 1

Client/Architect: Cooper Carry

Appalachian State University

Fermentation Lab Renovation

Client/Architect: biloba Architecture

Auburn University

Academic Classroom & Lab Complex

Client/Architect: Perkins + Will

Kennesaw State University

L.V. Johnson Library

Client/Architect: Sizemore Group

Georgia Southern University

Center for Engineering and Research

Client/Architect: Stevens & Wilkinson & SmithGroup

Emory University

Health Science Research Building II

Client: Emory University

Architect: HOK

University of Georgia

Interdisciplinary STEM Research Bldg Phase I

Client/Architect: HOK

Fort Valley State University

Ellison Building Renovation & Addition

Client/Architect: May Architecture

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gilbert H. Boggs Chemistry Building

First Floor Renovation

Client/Architect: HOK

Emory University

R. Randall Rollins Building

Client: Emory University

Architect: SLAM Architects

Georgia State University

Science Park Phase III

Client/Architect: HOK

University of Tennessee
Zeanah Engineering Complex

Client/Architect: McCarty Holsaple McCarty & SmithGroup

University of Georgia

Russell Hall Renovation

Client/Architect: Menefee Architecture & CannonDesign

University North Carolina Wilmington

Coastal Engineering Building

Client/Architect: SGA | Narmour Wright

Georgia Institute of Technology

ATDC Renovation

Client/Architect: Houser Walker Architecture

North Carolina State University

Athletics Master Plan

Client/Architect: Ewing Cole

Georgia Institute of Technology

Russ Chandler Baseball Stadium Renovation Concept Study

Client/Architect: Collins Cooper Carusi & Populous

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Burnett Womack Conference Center

Client/Architect: Lord Aeck Sargent

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University of Georgia

Brumby Hall Renovation

Client/Architect: Menefee Architecture

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Furman University 

Lakeside Student Housing Renovation

Client/Architect: LS3P

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Valdosta State University

Powell Hall Renovation

Client/Architect: Dunwody Beeland Architects

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I have worked with Palacio Collaborative for over ten years on challenging projects for our higher education clients.  What I appreciate most about them is their experience and ability to read between the lines of early phase design packages to create robust, accurate cost models that stand up to scrutiny. 

Dennis Lynch
Ayers Saint Gross

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Whether it’s a community recreation center or a complicated academic building renovation, the Palacio team brings a great attitude and accurate numbers that help us deliver successful design solutions to our clients. 

David Hamilton

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Michael and his team worked closely with us during each phase of the Chattahoochee Technical College project to keep the project budget in line while maintaining the integrity of the design.

Keita Cooper

Former Project Manager