GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
As one of nine universities within the impressive University System of Georgia (USG) Public-Private Partnership (P3), Georgia Southern and Corvias are working together to improve on-campus housing. Corvias assumed operations of three resident communities, encompassing 1,239 beds. Although Georgia Southern’s student housing was originally designed with modern features and space to meet the students’ needs, the campus’ deferred maintenance was a challenge. So, at the start of the partnership, more than 25 projects were completed, totaling more than $826,856, to address deficiencies, improve security, increase building performance, upgrade technology, and modernize facilities to a consistent standard. Funds were also used to improve HVAC systems, replace failing water heaters, and upgrade countertops and furniture. Numerous aesthetic upgrades included more than $370,000 in exterior stucco repairs and interior/exterior painting. Corvias also renovated the Community Center to encourage on-campus collaboration.