Ashley Hall (c. 1920s)
Client: Valdosta State University
Size of Project: 25,886 sq ft
Ashley Hall was originally built in the 1920s, and targeted by the Georgia Board of Regents as a historical restoration priority. The project challenges were significant due to structural and material failures throughout the facility, challenges with achieving current accessibility guidelines, and modernization of the facilities without compromising the original historical character. Ashley Hall required extensive structural, exterior facade, roofing and interior repairs and restoration, as well as landscaping and hardscaping improvements. The interior space of the building was re-purposed and original period materials were restored. Accessibility features were upgraded to include renovation of emergency egress areas and installation of a new elevator, eight new ADA restrooms were installed along with upgrades to the north and south ADA ramps. The building was also retrofitted with new state of the art HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems. All work was performed in accordance with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating Restoring and Reconstructing Historic Buildings.