Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Archway Partnership and the College of Environment and Design will hold an exhibit and reception on Aug. 22 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the main pre-function hall of the college’s new building, located at 285 South Jackson Street on North Campus. The exhibit will feature projects from the service-learning partnership between Archway and CED. The event is free and open to the public.
This summer, Archway connected four graduate and 13 undergraduate students with civic leaders, community members and government agencies from six Archway communities to work on a variety of projects, including landscape plans, gateway and entrance designs, trail design, streetscape design, and neighborhood and regional revitalization. The communities involved were Clayton County, Hartwell-Hart County, Dalton-Whitfield County, Moultrie-Colquitt County, Hawkinsville-Pulaski County and Cairo-Grady County.
For the past seven years, Archway and CED have been working together to fulfill UGA’s land-grant mission. Through this partnership, Archway and CED have worked directly with communities to extend the university’s knowledge and expertise to Georgia counties facing significant issues related to economic and community development.
The CED’s new location is UGA’s former visual arts building, and is a mid-century sustainably rehabilitated facility for the college’s administrative office, Owens Library, Circle Gallery and the bachelor of landscape architecture program.
About the Archway Partnership
A Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, the Archway Partnership is an initiative that connects communities in Georgia with university resources to address the state’s most critical community economic development needs.