Breaking Ground at Campbell Hall

Last week, Tom Lawrence, vice president, and Chelsea Holmes, marketing coordinator, attended a ceremonial groundbreaking (or “ribbon tying”, in this case) at Campbell Hall at Agnes Scott College. The ceremony marked the beginning of extensive renovations to the building, which has been sitting unused for approximately a decade.


Above: Donors, students and alumni of Agnes Scott College

In attendance were the project’s many donors, as well as current and past Agnes Scott students, and members of the renovation team. Holder Construction is the contractor of the project, and Lord Aeck & Sargent is the architect.

The College received many generous donations in support of the project, the largest being a $6 million donation from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation received in July 2012, allowing the college to move forward with renovations.

Built in 1951, Campbell Hall served as the college’s science building until the opening of the Mary Brown Bullock Science Center in 2003, for which Carter also acted as project manager. Campbell Hall’s renovation is part of Agnes Scott’s new plan to renovate key facilities in preparation for the college’s planned enrollment growth over the next few years. 


Above: Instead of a traditional “groundbreaking,” the ceremony featured a “ribbon tying” to signify the construction fencing being closed off. When the project is complete, the ribbon  will be cut to open the new building.

The new Campbell Hall will house approximately ninety students in suite-style rooms. About half of the building will be devoted to academic classrooms and learning centers, a small theater with stadium seating, and conference and collaboration spaces. The project will be a model of sustainability as a transformed and repurposed historic structure, designed achieve LEED Silver certification.

Campbell Hall is just one of many projects Carter has teamed with Agnes Scott to complete. Carter served as project manager for the Dining Hall renovation and expansion in 1999, McCain Library renovation and expansion in 2002, Julia Thompson Smith Chapel new construction in 2008 and Buttrick Hall renovation in 2006, to name a few. 

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