Built in 1851 as a debate hall, Phi Gamma Hall was refurbished in 2018 to provide a space for public conversation and exchange of ideas through seminars, conferences, meetings, and events. Phi Gamma Hall is Emory University’s oldest academic building, built when Emory College was located on its original campus in Oxford, before its move to Atlanta in 1919. The large historic windows have been refurbished and the heart-pine floor and plaster walls restored. Phi Gamma Hall also showcases the latest technology and design: the building is now outfitted with the latest audio and presentation technology, all of which is concealed so it does not detract from the beauty and simplicity of this classically designed building.
Excellence in Rehabilitation Awards recognize projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations or additions while preserving features of the property that convey its historic value.