Historic Davis Hall Renovation, South Ga State College

DOUGLAS, GA - Studio 8 provided comprehensive architectural, engineering design and construction administration for renovation of this 12,800 SF historic building. Built in 1906, Davis Hall is one of the three original buildings on the South Georgia State College campus and is a contributing structure within the National Register of Historic Places, Eleventh District A&M Historic District. 

The building’s prominent campus location and significant historic value required careful consideration to ensure historic elements of the building were protected in the renovation work. Historic paint colors were used in areas where they could be identified, and existing windows were restored to their original state. The renovation program was designed to balance the retention of historic elements with the need to modify the floor plan to be more functional for current use. The project included comprehensive interior renovations to finishes and fixtures, improvements to the building envelope, window systems, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems, re-roofing, portico design. The building now meets all ADA and life safety requirements. 

The project included enhanced energy efficiency with improved insulation values, led lighting, and system enhancements. Extensive hazardous material abatement and selective demolition were performed.