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CDH Partners Higher Education Project Wins Outstanding Design Award

September 18, 2019

CDH Partners announces its design for the Kennesaw State University (KSU) English Building has been awarded a citation in the Architectural Portfolio of American School & University Magazine. With this recognition, CDH joins other industry-leading firms in the rapidly growing and evolving educational facilities market.

The Architectural Portfolio design competition is the education industry’s most recognized awards program for design excellence. It has cited KSU’s English Building in Kennesaw, Georgia for Outstanding Design in Post-Secondary institutional facilities. The project is a 13,000-sq ft renovation and addition that balances the needs of the school’s students, curriculum and faculty. The design supports KSU’s successful classroom utilization, and it cohesively ties into the existing campus while providing contemporary design features.

Radhika Dharanipalan, KSU’s project manager at the time, said, “The English addition integrates well aesthetically and functionally with the rest of the Kennesaw campus. It is the first project at KSU that successfully embraced the concept of branding in its color palette. The project is very well received by the English department including faculty and students.”

The Architectural Portfolio awards are published in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects. The publication has become a sourcebook for education administrators across the country. CDH Partners’ design for KSU’s English Building and its fellow honorees will appear in the fall 2019 issue of American School & University Magazine.

Melissa Cantrell, President at CDH Partners, served as principal in charge of this project. She said, “Our team was able to provide a facility that complements the KSU campus and serves the growing student body. With this recognition from American School & University, our firm proves the success of our design process. Through steadfast dedication to listening and collaborating with our clients, we consistently deliver thoughtful and outstanding work that improves lives through design.”


About CDH Partners

CDH Partners is proud to be consistently ranked as one of the top 25 architectural firms in Georgia. For over 40 years, we have provided expert services in architectural design and interiors for the healthcare, senior living, worship, education and corporate sectors. CDH has significantly contributed to the architectural landscape of Georgia and contributed to the community for generations to come.

What makes us different?

CDH designs structures that grow out of a collaborative process with each of our clients. We work in close partnership to clearly understand the challenges faced and develop solutions that meet each client’s unique requirements and desires. The result is the design and development of buildings that are contextual, functional and serves our communities.

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