McCall & Associates, Inc. recently completed the renovation of Collum Hall at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. This project includes 18,200 sf of extensive interior renovations to the three-story dormitory. The work required the demolition of most of the interior spaces and the abatement of hazardous materials to take the building down to the superstructure and the facade. The adaptive reuse work converted the 1950s era building to a modern academic building while maintaining the building’s existing character.
The interior spaces now include faculty offices and instructional spaces such as three 50 seat classrooms and computer lab on the third floor. The third floor ceiling (attic floor) was partially removed to increase the ceiling height in the larger classrooms. In addition to the interior work, the project required the expansion of the building’s footprint to include an elevator.
The original project scope was limited to the renovation of the second and third floor. The work to the ground floor was added due to existing systems connections and unforeseen conditions uncovered during demolition. Due to the University’s schedule constraints, McCall & Associates, Inc. executed this project on a highly accelerated timeline; this fast-track approach required an exceptional commitment to project management by both the design and the construction teams in order to complete the project on time.
We are very glad to have the opportunity to continue our work with Georgia Southwestern State University, a growing state university working diligently to serve the students of Southwest Georgia!
Congratulations Canes on taking another step toward preserving your school’s history while preparing for the future!