de la Howe Hall

South Carolina Governor's School for Agriculture
McCormick, SC

Focusing on providing a unique agricultural education program, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Agriculture at John de la Howe is a state-funded, public, residential high school. This is the first program of its kind in the nation and will allow students to receive hands-on training in the fields of agriculture, agribusiness, forestry, land management, food science, and more.

John de la Howe School is the oldest secondary educational institution in South Carolina. It was established in 1797 through the will of Dr. John de la Howe, a French physician who immigrated to Charleston in 1764.

The school has selected DP3 Architects to renovate and rejuvenate the main campus building which honors their namesake. De la Howe Hall is an existing 21,340 SF two-story structure in the heart of the Governor’s School’s campus. Originally built in 1938, the building will house new classrooms, office, administrative, and auditorium space. In addition, the building will receive new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. This renovation will modernize this building to make it an actively used facility while maintaining its historic character.