The JB Duke Hotel and Thomas Executive Conference Center
The Thomas Center was originally constructed in the late 1980s through funds donated by Dave Thomas of Wendy’s fame for the Fuqua School of Business to house its part-time MBA students.
The scope of work included demolition and renovation of 110 existing hotel guest room interiors and public space, upgrading M/E/P systems, air handling units, modiﬁcation of the existing switchgear by adding a 200A breaker, and retroﬁtting the sprinkler and ﬁre alarm system. The existing kitchen and dining rooms were renovated and new coolers and freezers were installed. A 5,450 SF ballroom was constructed, composed of slab-on-grade with structural steel.
A new seven-story guest tower (post tension concrete structure) was built on a brownfield site. It features 88 new guest rooms, meeting space, lobby and board rooms, plaza/courtyard, new water line and emergency power duct bank along the service road.