SCAD MUSEUM OF ART

Location

Savannah, Georgia

Date Completed

2011

AIA Savannah, Honor Award

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Excellence in Preservation

Historic Savannah Foundation, Historic Preservation Award

Category
Academic
About This Project

The SCAD Museum of Art rests on a historic railroad complex that had become dilapidated and abandoned. The project saved and restored the historic warehouse and infilled a glass and concrete structure to create this award winning museum and classroom building. This 64,000 square foot building includes a 250 seat auditorium, galleries, classrooms, art curation facilities and restoration space. A glass walled art gallery where there were once railroad tracks is a highlight of the space. The design culminates in an 86 foot tall steel and glass lantern which stands over a central atrium and serves as a beacon in the skyline of Savannah. The museum is an anchor for the college that acts as a vibrant center for student and university activities.

*Completed under partnership with Sottile & Sottile, and Lord, Aeck, & Sargent Architecture.