When May Architecture was selected, historic Beeson Hall had been sparsely occupied for almost two decades and had not undergone a comprehensive renovation since its construction in 1937. It served as a residence hall from 1937 until 1996 when it was no longer utilized to house students.

In true liberal arts fashion, Beeson Hall now provides cross-disciplinary collaboration spaces for a variety of STEM-related programs. The program also includes: offices for the departments of World Languages & Cultures, Geography, Philosophy & Liberal Studies, Mass Communications, the Center for Program Evaluation & Development, and the Physics Department. The project addressed the addition of an elevator, structural repairs, removal and rehabilitation of all exterior windows, and replacement of all major mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. In an effort to retain as much of the original architectural features as possible, more than 80% of the original wood floors were refinished and reused.

  • ClientGeorgia College & State University
  • LocationMilledgeville, Georgia
  • Project Size33,700 square feet
  • Awards2017 University System of Georgia Innovation Award for Rehabilitation
    The Georgia Trust Excellence in Rehabilitation Award