Looking to expand and consolidate its current School of Art, Piedmont College engaged AMT to design a new facility that would locate all of the School of Arts studios under one roof as well as renovating an adjacent existing building to be included in the program. AMT recommended renovating the existing building to house classrooms and office spaces while adding a new 3-story, 24,440 s.f. wing that would encompass spaces for drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and graphic design studios. The AMT team designed an integrated HVAC system with separate exchange hood facilities for the photo lab, the ceramics lab, and small item welding areas to remove noxious fumes from the building. In addition, the AMT team designed a separate kiln building adjacent to the Art School that contained hoods and high velocity roof fans to move exhaust above the Art School. AMT also included a small student gallery space and courtyard area to provide dynamic connectivity between the new and existing buildings.