Clemson University Celebrates Topping Out at Watt Family Athletic Performance & Wellness Center

Garvin Design Group, HNTB, and Thompson Turner Construction joined Clemson University for a special topping-out celebration at the new Watt Family Athletic Performance & Wellness Center on Wednesday, May 29.
Located at the corner of Perimeter Road and Track Drive near Memorial Stadium, the new three-story Performance & Wellness Center is being constructed concurrently with the renovation of the adjacent Jervey Athletic Center. The projects will provide a state-of-the-art new home for the Volleyball program, as well as facilities for 450 student-athletes across campus, including:

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Wellness & Recovery Space
  • Hydrotherapy & Recovery Pools
  • Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Gatorade Fuel Bar and Sports Nutrition Services
  • Student-Athlete Bistro & Outdoor Dining Terrace
The renovation project at Jervey Athletic Center is raising the roof of Jervey Gym by more than 12 feet and modifying a section of the existing building to include a Volleyball locker room, lounge, team room, and other amenities. Together, the Watt Family Athletic Performance & Wellness Center and the Jervey Athletic Center will form a dynamic and forward-focused complex to keep Clemson at the forefront of collegiate athletics.

“It’s a privilege to continue working with Clemson Athletics on cutting-edge amenities for student-athletes,” said Terry Buchmann, Garvin Design Group Principal.  “We’re proud to continue partnering with national sports design experts HNTB and now with Thompson Turner to deliver ambitious projects that keep Clemson out front nationally.”

About Garvin Design Group: Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Garvin Design Group offers comprehensive planning and design services for a variety of project types and sizes.  From master planning and programming to interior up-fits and new construction, Garvin Design Group strives to provide client-driven design solutions throughout South Carolina. The firm of 20 people has completed more than $1 billion worth of projects since its founding in 2003. GDG’s contributions to the community and the profession earned it the American Institute of Architects – South Carolina’s (AIA SC) 2019 Firm Award, the Columbia Chamber’s 2020 Small Business of the Year Award, and recognition as a 2021 and 2022 Top 3 Best in Business Award from SC Business Monthly. For more information, visit
About HNTB: HNTB Corporation (HNTB) is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With 109 years of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial, and operational challenges. Professionals deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, and program and construction management. For more information, visit or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram