The Georgia Trust

2013 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN PRESERVATION

SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah, Chatham County

Within the ruins of an antebellum railroad depot in the historic Central of Georgia Railroad complex, Savannah College of Art and Design began the dramatic construction of their new Museum of Art in 2009. The standing ruins were integrated with the new concrete complex, preserving and exposing the historic materials as a fundamental part of the new architecture. Furthering the spirit of ecological stewardship through adaptive reuse, the project salvaged and reused historic materials such as heart pine timbers and fallen Savannah gray brick. The final product is a magnificent juxtaposition of the old and new, a fitting standard-bearer for a progressive institution.

 

 

 

 


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