UGA Film Studio

Leapley Construction renovated an existing television studio space on campus to support the needs of the university’s new post-graduate Film program, offered by the Grady College of Mass Journalism. Through the construction project, Leapley created a new state-of-the-art studio, film production space, editing booth, post-production lab, instructional classroom space and equipment storage. The team delivered the immersive space on-time to help future directors, producers and cinematographers refine and advance their capabilities and pursue careers in entertainment.


Project Details:


Athens, GA


5,600 SF


University of Georgia

Design Team:

Cooper Carry




Alan discovered his passion for construction as a student at Auburn University – through civil engineering coursework and field experience with the cooperative education program. In the 17 years that followed, he managed many healthcare construction projects for a national general contractor before joining Leapley Construction in 2011 to manage operations of the growing business. Alan is a hands-on leader, a focused and decisive builder, and an advocate for sustainability. Since 2012, he has served on the board of directors for the Lifecycle Building Center to promote the reuse of construction materials and reduce construction waste in landfills. Under his leadership, Leapley safely delivers award-winning projects on-time and within budget in three focused commercial interior markets.


CEO & Founder

Recognized as a Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, an Outstanding Woman in Construction by Construction Business Owner Magazine and one of Atlanta’s “Top 500” leaders by Atlanta Magazine, Meredith Leapley leads with integrity and compassion. Raised in Maryland, Meredith moved to Atlanta in 1999 and founded Leapley Construction to prioritize people throughout construction. Since then, through her involvement with CREW Atlanta, WBENC, CoreNet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, GSU WomenLead, Atlanta Women’s Foundation and Crafting Futures Together, she has maintained that focus and nurtured the business to deliver meaningful impacts to the community while earning annual revenues in excess of $120 Million.