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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 120 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

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Clemson University
Outdoor Recreation Center

Client/Architect: Cooper Carry

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Dalton State College 
Bandy Student Recreation Center Reno

Client/Architect: Clark Patterson Lee

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Lander University

Academic Nursing Building

Client/Architect: Compass 5 Partners

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Auburn University
Football Performance Center

Client/Architect: Goodwyn Mills Cawood

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Auburn University 
Dawson Building Early Learning Center Reno

Client: Auburn University
Architect: Birchfield Penuel & Associates

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University of Texas Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology (FNT) Hang Ren Lab Reno

Client/Architect: BSA LifeStructures

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Wake Technical Community College 
General Education Building

Client/Architect: BSA LifeStructures

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Emory University
Point Center for Innovation + Social Enterprise

Client/Architect: Cooper Carry

CTC Chattahoochee Technical College Advanced Manufacturing & Emerging Technologies - 19041

Chattahoochee Technical College 
Advanced Manufacturing & Emerging Tech

Client/Architect: Clark Patterson Lee

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Virginia Tech
Merryman Athletic Center Renovation

Client/Architect: Colley Architects

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Campbell University
Hobson Performance Center Renovation

Client/Architect: Little Diversified

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Valdosta State University
Powell Hall Renovation

Client/Architect: Dunwody Beeland Architects

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North Carolina Central University
Student Center

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

FVSU Fort Valley State University Ellison Building Renovation & Addition - 17017 - exterio

Fort Valley State University
Ellison Building Renovation & Addition

Client/Architect: May Architecture

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University of Tennessee
Zeanah Engineering Complex

Client/Architect: McCarty Holsaple McCarty & SmithGroup


Georgia Institute of Technology
Edge – Rice Feasibility Study

Client/Architect: Collins Cooper Carusi & RAMSA

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University of Georgia
Russell Hall Renovation

Client/Architect: Menefee Architecture & CannonDesign


Southern University at New Orleans
Arts & Humanities and Social Science Bldg

Client/Architect: CHASM & Fusion Architecture

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Appalachian State University
Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences Building

Client/Architect: LS3P

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University of Mississippi Medical Center
Translational Research Center

Client/Architect: Flad Architects

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Krone Engineered Biosystems Building

Client/Architect: Cooper Carry

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Berry College
Rome Indoor Tennis Center

Client/Architect: Menefee Architecture & CannonDesign

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North Carolina A&T State University

Community & Urban Food Processing Complex

Client/Architect: Andre Johnson 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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