Clemson residents met with campus planners, engineers and architects in charge of the Douthit Hills Development on Thursday. The meeting was meant as an opportunity for residents to voice any concerns or raise questions on how the development will be constructed on site and surrounding the current neighborhood, a 1950s community that sits next to the planned site. Heather Mitchell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, of The Boudreaux Group as well as architects from Clark Nexsen and Ayers Saint Gross answered questions for over an hour in the Clemson Madren Center. Quoted in a local publication, Independent Mail, Mitchell confirmed that despite any challenges that may rise from a design standpoint, "the project is going to move forward." The team provided insight into the topics of cars and traffic flow, emergency access, parking, and preserving the character of the campus. Another resident meeting is scheduled for the end of September to accomodate those who were unable to attend the meeting.
Designs for the residence halls will be finalized at the end of this year and the buildings' opening is expected for the summer of 2015.
**Photography by Mike Ellis