Clark Hall, SCAD

Savannah - Chatham County

Home to the Savannah College of Art and Design’s School of Building Arts, Clark Hall was constructed in 1887 by The Central of Georgia Railway as an administrative building. SCAD demonstrated its commitment and ongoing stewardship of the building with a two-year, $16 million renovation, including a meticulous exterior restoration and interior rehabilitation. The work involved façade cleaning, general masonry repair, and window restoration. Several missing historical elements were replaced using a combination of physical evidence and historic photos, most notably the missing pediment rosette on the main façade. The interior space was elevated into an energy-efficient learning space tailored to the needs of the students. The overall impact of this project has been substantial for both the SCAD community and for the Central of Georgia National Historic Landmark District.

Excellence in Stewardship Awards recognize those who ensure the preservation of historic properties through long-term care and maintenance, stabilization, protection or continuous family ownership.