Sam Millar Facilities Management Complex
This $6.3 million bond project replaces the outdated physical plant
building constructed in 1963, which occupies key space in the heart of
the student housing area. Construction began in August2005 and was
completed in June 2007.
Image credit: Brown &
Architectural rendering of Facilities Management Building
The Sam Millar Facilities Management
Complex is a $6.5 million project funded by the 2000 Higher Education
Bond Referendum. Construction began in 2005 and was completed earlier
this year. The 27,660-square-foot complex, made up of three buildings,
is home to some 115 employees working in 18 trade fields, including
grounds, housekeeping, plumbing and mail services.
The Sam Millar Facilities Management Complex
incorporates a number of environmentally sustainable design features. In
fact, the complex is so green that the University is pursuing LEED
Silver Certification. Thec omplex features solar panels, a gray water
cistern, bioretention ponds, recycled cotton batt insulation and
pervious pavements. The complex is also equipped with geothermal heating
The designer is Brown & Jones
Architects of Raleigh. General contractor is Buncombe Construction
Company Inc. of Asheville; mechanical and plumbing contractor is
Overflow Corporation of Fletcher; and electrical contractor is
Electric Inc. of Asheville.