AMERICUS (May 22, 2014)--The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation presented Georgia Southwestern State University with an Excellence in Rehabilitation Award Friday for its renovation of Collum Hall in 2011.
“Of all the building rehabilitation projects Georgia Southwestern has undergone during my tenure, the Collum Hall renovation is my favorite,” said Cody King, vice president for Business and Finance. “With the help of private funding, we were able to transform a vacant residence hall into a modern, technologically sound academic facility with really nice offices for faculty and staff.”
Originally constructed as a men’s residence hall in 1952, Collum Hall is now home to the South Georgia College Entry Program located on GSW’s campus, with additional classroom and office space available for GSW use. The three-story building is approximately 19,000 square feet and includes a detached elevator shaft.
Collum Hall was named for John M. Collum, principal of the Third District Agricultural and Mechanical School (Georgia Southwestern’s original name) from 1908-1921. The renovation was made possible in large part through a gift from the Charles L. Mix Memorial Fund, Inc.
For the project, Georgia Southwestern partnered with McCall and Associates Architecture and Allstate Construction.
Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country's largest statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations. The Trust is committed to preserving and enhancing Georgia's communities and their diverse historic resources for the education and enjoyment of all.
To learn more about The Georgia Trust and the Preservation Awards, visit www.georgiatrust.org.
*This is the second Excellence in Rehabilitation Award GSW has received in the last six years. The University’s Wheatley Administration Building was honored in 2006.
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