Emory University, Candler School of Theology

Atlanta, GA | 2008

The Candler School creates a gateway to Emory’s historic quadrangle through a series of interconnected terraces and stairs in the fashion of a medieval town. The School comprises a five-story academic pavilion, including classrooms and the Center for Ethics; a two-story podium for the Library’s public spaces; a three-story pavilion on the podium housing Library administration, special collections, technical services and exhibition areas; and a three-story atrium that unifies the facility. Navigating a steep grade, the facility links the lower campus to Rudolph Plaza. Pitched clay tile roofs, stucco facades, and marble trim echo Emory's Tuscan vocabulary.

The academic pavilion was completed in 2008. The Library spaces and atrium are planned for a future phase. Shepley Bulfinch designed the project in association with Collins Cooper Carusi Architects.


  • Square Footage: 142,000 s.f.

Shepley Bulfinch Team

Ralph Jackson
Jonathan Ross
Rafik Armanios
Kelly Brubaker
Alex Bushkoff
Karen Estabrook
Laurel Francke
Juann Khoory
Keng Liu
David Sanders

©2017 Shepley Bulfinch