Building renovation in the works at CofC

The College of Charleston is planning to upgrade and renovate the Robert Scott Small building located at 175 Calhoun St. The college is looking for an architect to complete phase one of the project, which will mainly include developing a feasibility report for the renovations.

By Ashley Barker
Published March 25, 2014

The College of Charleston is planning to upgrade and renovate the Robert Scott Small building, according to an S.C. Materials Management Office document. (.pdf)

The project is expected to cost between $15 million and $20 million and will be completed in two phases. The first phase will mainly consist of developing a feasibility report for the renovations and creating a description of the project. The second phase will be for design services.

Water intrusion on the first floor will be investigated, as well as upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. The first phase will also include looking into building out of unoccupied space and modifying existing spaces, the document said. The architect who is selected for the project will need to provide estimates for upgrades and asbestos testing on multiple floors.

Ryan Brunelle, mechanical engineer associate at the college, said more information will be available once phase one is complete.

“We will assess the information gathered and project a schedule, funding and design plans,” Brunelle said.

Located at 175 Calhoun St., the building houses classrooms and offices for faculty members and administrative employees. The Admissions Information Center is in the facility along with wings named after John Henry Dick and Wendell Mitchell Levi. The building is named for Robert Scott Small, a 1936 graduate of the college, according to the CofC website.

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