Agnes Scott College Rebekah Scott Hall Renovation
Continuing a long relationship with Agnes Scott College, Carter managed the renovation of Rebekah Scott Hall. The 3-story building was constructed in 1905 and is the second-oldest building on campus. As the building began showing it’s age after many years of repairs, the college wanted to restore the building, update systems throughout, re-purpose the space on the main level and update the two upper floors which continue to serve as student housing.
The renovation on the main floor included administrative offices and the creation of The Elizabeth Kiss Welcome Center for prospective students, with an exhibit showcasing the college’s unique SUMMIT program. In 2018, Agnes Scott was named “#1 Most Innovative School” among United States liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
The two upper floors, which provide student housing, were updated. Gathering spaces, kitchens, and lounges were all modernized, and restrooms were updated and made ADA compliant. A private entrance for residents was constructed on the main level, and includes a renovated lobby area and a new elevator.
Building on the college’s commitment to reducing carbon footprint, an existing parking lot was replaced with a geo-thermal chilled-water loop system under a new student lawn. The LEEDTM Platinum-certified project commenced construction in May 2017 and was completed in time for Fall Semester 2018.
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has given the project a 2019 Excellence in Sustainable Rehabilitation award.