Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Construction Delivery Method
CM at Risk with GMP
ABAC King Hall Renovation
This project was awarded the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation.
ABAC’s and McCall Architecture’s goal for this project was to maintain the historic character and nature of the building and to uncover historical elements and character that have been concealed by renovations over the years.
With this most recent adaptive re-use renovation, this 78-year-old building now serves as the new home to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and has taken on new life as faculty, staff, and students utilize the 6 classrooms, 12 offices, and various support spaces.
In compliance with ADA requirements, our design included renovation of restrooms and the installation of a 3-stop elevator which provides accessibility from the lower north lobby to the first and second floors. This was a particular challenge due to space and structural limitations.
While most of the renovation work was focused on the interior of the building, the existing exterior masonry was cleaned and re-pointed in some places, and existing exterior windows were replaced with thermally efficient new windows which maintain the historic character of the building.
Classrooms were outfitted with new AV/IT equipment including Projectors, Screens, AV Controls, Microphones, Lighting Controls, BYOD Wireless systems, and Computers/Monitors.