Hephzibah Innovation Center

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Hephzibah Innovation Center

Hephzibah, GA


CROFT provided full architectural, engineering, and master planning services for the full civil site development and facility construction of the 56,100 SF Hephzibah Innovation Center in East Georgia. This city-owned facility, aimed at developing local capacity in sustainable agriculture, foreign languages, and nuclear technology includes: 40 classrooms, cafeteria, admin offices, media center, and outdoor recreational fields. 

Currently being occupied by the Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics, the HIC facility is designed to integrate high-level training on key career and technical skills to develop local capacity to support the region’s key economic drivers: Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant, linguist jobs on adjoining Fort Gordon, and the rapidly growing sustainable agriculture industry. Phase I completed in August 2015 includes 56,100 SF of facilities, athletic fields, 200 parking spaces, three access roads, and sustainable landscaping. Phase II included a 13,540 SF classroom section and sports facility expansion.

Awarded the 2015 Green Apple Award by the US Green Building Council of Georgia for excellence in sustainable educational facility design.


  • Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Public Involvement
  • Design Charette
  • Communications
  • MEP Engineering
  • Fire Protection
  • Structural
  • Geotechnical
  • Civil Design
  • Geotechnical
  • Vernacular Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • Landscape Design
  • Construction Admin

bryan noel

I am a proud husband and father who loves the art of business. I am passionate about developing business culture and processes that create resilient and sustainable work environments. Being part of a creative agency startup has given me the opportunity to serve multiple roles while focusing on major growth components through the infancy and adolescent stages of the business. These organizational roles include: business development, talent scouting, employee on-boarding, culture and team development, corporate and project finance, inbound marketing and content strategies. Billable roles include: marketing strategy, content strategy, organizational strategy, digital strategy, brand hierarchy and messaging, account management and project management. I have project managed: web application projects, digital platform development projects, brand platform projects, awareness campaigns and fundraising campaigns.