Clemson Alumni Center Project Reaches New Heights

By Eric Althoff

CLEMSON, S.C.—The under-construction Clemson University Alumni & Visitors Center has topped out, marking a major mile post in its construction, due to be completed later this year.  Brasfield & Gorrie is working on the project at the South Carolina college along with design partners Goodwyn Mills Cawood and Cooper Carry.

This five-story, 98,000-square-foot building will be home to various Clemson institutions, including the Class of 1944 Visitors Center, the Michelin Career Center, alumni association and admissions office.

“Topping out is an exciting time because we get to recognize the people whose skill and hard work make construction projects possible,” Brasfield & Gorrie Vice President and Division Manager Ben Barfield said at the event. “The Alumni & Visitors Center topping-out milestone is particularly special because most of our project team are Tiger alumni.

“What a great feeling and accomplishment for our team to invest in their alma mater and college community.”

Brasfield & Gorrie’s other projects at Clemson University include the Memorial Stadium renovations and Clemson University Women’s Sports Program expansion. The firm has 13 offices in total encompassing 3,500 employees and was ranked by Engineering News-Record as the 21st largest contractor nationwide in 2023.