North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega selected Atlanta-based Choate Construction for a two-phase, $60-million project that will include both new civilian and cadet housing, structured parking and a dining hall.

“We need to double our size to accommodate several years of rapid enrollment growth, as well as continued future growth,” stated Mac McConnell, the school’s vice president of business and finance. North Georgia College & State University is The Military College of Georgia

The project’s first phase includes an 85,000-sq-ft, 352-bed cadet housing complex; a 147,000-sq-ft, 602-bed civilian dormitory; and a 335,000-sq-ft, 1,080-vehicle, six-story parking deck. This phase is scheduled for completion in August.

Phase two includes a 36,500-sq-ft dining facility. This portion of the project is expected to be delivered in July 2011.

Ambling University Development Group is the project’s developer. Lord, Aeck Sargent is the architect. Jones Lang LaSalle is the program manager.