Students, faculty and alumni gathered today to celebrate the completion of a prominent piece of the Georgia College and State University front campus, Historic Terrell Hall. Originally constructed in 1908 to serve as a dormitory, the newly rehabilitated educational facility is now home to the Georgia College Department of Communication, specifically students seeking degrees in the Mass Communication and Rhetoric disciplines. Because of our preservation expertise, Garbutt Construction Company and Lord Aeck Sargent were selected to lead the complete historic rehabilitation of the building.

Terrell Hall retains more of its original architectural integrity than any other building on campus so maintaining the historic fabric of the building was crucial. This project exemplifies the challenge of altering historic buildings to meet current academic needs. The rear entrance was strategically modified to meet ADA accessibility requirements. The iconic, copper topped cupola connecting Terrell and Atkinson Hall was beautifully restored to its original design.

The project integrated several new high-tech additions that will provide students with unmatched, hands-on learning experiences. Some of the unique spaces created in Terrell Hall include a state-of-the-art screening room that will be utilized to video debates, a television/production studio, a multi-media lab which will offer technology for quality editing, and an equipment checkout space. The rehabilitation upgraded both the quality and usability of Historic Terrell Hall.

Garbutt Construction was honored to be part of this momentous project to the great institution that is Georgia College and State University. It was a pleasure as always working with our long-time design partners at Lord Aeck Sargent. Our joint experience revitalizing historic facilities allowed us to successfully revive the grand old structure. We look forward to watching many generations of Georgia College students enjoy the new educational experiences that Historic Terrell Hall has to offer.