Agnes Scott College’s green renovation and repurposing of 1951 science building

Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia has completed a green renovation of Campbell Hall, a science building built in 1951. In the process, they repurposed it as a live/learn space.

Agnes Scott College was founded in 1889. It’s an independent national liberal arts college for women located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Campbell Hall is a multi-story concrete and masonry building, and is a unique mix of Midcentury Modern massing and fenestration with Collegiate Gothic detailing.

Lord Aeck Sargent designed a full renovation of Campbell Hall to transform it from a science building into a one-of-a-kind living and learning facility.

The programming effort engaged students, faculty, staff, and administrators to coalesce a vision for a 24:7 hub. “Student learning centers” are co-located inside of the building to combine student tutoring with student achievement centers within a relaxed and supportive environment.

The building also houses offices, classrooms, and “loft-like” student residential units within integrated floor plans that allow students to interact with faculty in both formal and informal settings.

The interior builds upon the character of the existing building, salvaging some of the remaining historic features and embracing the pre-existing “industrial” and “loft-like” character of the exposed concrete structure.

Agnes Scott College was an early adopter of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, and as such, the project incorporated innovative sustainable technologies and LEED strategies. The project is LEED Gold certified.

See article & photo credit on Lord Aeck Sargent website.

See Agnes Scott College website.

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