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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


academic task order contracts we were on


academic science + lab projects estimated in the last 3 years

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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Abilene Christian Unniversity
Alamance Community College
Albany State University
Albany Technical College
Alcorn State University
Appalachian State University
Athens Technical College
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Atlanta Technical College
Auburn University
Augusta University
Berry College
Bob Jones University
Campbell University
Central Georgia Technical College
Central Piedmont Community College
Chattahoochee Technical College
Clark Atlanta University
Clayton State University
Clemson University
Cleveland State Community College
Coastal Pines Technical College 
College of Charleston
College of Coastal Georgia
Columbus State University
Covenant College
Dalton State University
Delgado Community College
Denison University
Duke University
East Carolina University
East Georgia State College
Edison State University
Elizabeth City State University
Emory University
Fairmont State University
Fayetteville State University
Forsyth Technical Community College

Fort Valley State University
Furman University
Gainesville State College
Gaston College
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Highlands College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Piedmont Technical College 
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia State University
Gordon State College
Greenville Technical College
Gulford Technical Community College
Gwinnett Technical College 
Johnson University
Kennesaw State University
LaGrange College
Lander University
Lanier Technical College 
Louisiana State University

Mayland Community College
Mercer University
Merrimack College
Middle Georgia State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Morehouse College
Morehouse School of Medicine
Mississippi State University
NC A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University

North Georgia Technical College 
Oconee Fall Line Technical College 
Ogeechee Technical College 
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Oregon State University
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Piedmont Community College
Piedmont Technical College
Purdue University
Queens University
Quinnipiac University
Rockingham Community College
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Sandhills Community College
Savannah College of Art & Design
Savannah State University
Spelman College
Southeastern Technical College
South Georgia State College
Southern Crescent Technical College 
Southern Pines College & Career Academy
Southern Regional Technical College 
Southern University
Stillman College
Tri-County Technical College
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of Maryland
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina
University of North Georgia
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Villnova University
Wake Forest University
Wake Technical Community College
West Georgia Technical College 
Western Carolina University
Western Piedmont Community College
Wilson Community College
Winston-Salem State University
Winthrop University
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Select Experience

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


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