The restoration and expansion of Emory University's Oxford College language hall in Oxford, Ga.—originally built in 1874—brought the structure up to modern standards, including compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act codes. During the interior restoration, crews had to remove and replace a significant amount of the building's structural beams in order to allow for the new addition, which houses faculty and staff.
The team salvaged many of the original beams, incorporating them into a monumental staircase. The project brought back the building's initial four-classroom plan and restored these spaces' original 12-ft ceiling heights, enabling the full expanse of the windows to let light into the rooms and brighten the interior.
Award of Merit, Renovation-Restoration Projects
Oxford College of Emory University Language Hall Renovation and Addition, Oxford, Ga.
Contractor Juneau Construction Co., Atlanta
Owner Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, Ga.
Designer Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Atlanta
Structural Engineer Uzun & Case, Atlanta
MEP Engineer Inglett & Stubbs Inc., Mableton, Ga.