Utilizing the design-build resources of Clayco and LJC to meet the owner’s fast-paced schedule without compromising design quality.
SCAD – Victory Village is a student housing project, including Sail at Victory Village and Surf at Victory Village, that is LJC and Clayco’s third design-build project with The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). The suite-style residential halls expand over two blocks in Savannah’s Historic Streetcar District. Programmatic features of the buildings include a 260-stall parking deck, a mix of four-bed and two-bed suites with kitchenettes, and studio spaces totaling approximately 250,000 square feet of living space. The program includes outdoor amenities and common support spaces, including lounges on each floor, laundry rooms, study rooms, art studios at the street level, computer labs, and resident life offices.
The exterior composition of both buildings was necessary within the context of this historic district. The team designed the façade to exceed the certificate of appropriateness within Savannah by focusing on scale and façade detailing. Breaking down the mass of these four- and five-story buildings complemented the surrounding residential houses while gracefully fitting into the neighborhood.