Main Building Renovation

University of South Carolina | Union, SC

DP3 Architects provided total design and coordination for the programming, architectural design, engineering, and construction administration for the renovation of the 24,000-square-foot Main Building, constructed in 1912 on the Union campus of the University and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This landmark building, most readily identified by visitors and prospective students, was restored in such a manner as to preserve its part in the campus history, yet at the same time, project the progressive image of the university through renovations which include a state-of-the-art theater, laboratories, classrooms, and administrative offices.

The original historic windows were replaced with 150 new energy efficient ones to match. The 250-seat theater is designed to accommodate prospective student and visitor orientation presentations, lectures and seminars, and performing arts functions.

Services included building evaluation, space needs programming, project design and engineering, bidding and construction contract negotiation, and construction administration services. Demolition included all exterior windows interior wall finishes mechanical and electrical systems. Project construction included new roof, new “historic design” replacement windows, interior finishes with wood trim work and doors to match the original construction, and new mechanical and electrical systems.