University of South Carolina

Booker T. Washington building renovations

Project: Renovation of the Booker T. Washington auditorium building, built in 1956 and acquired in 1974

Location: Wheat Street,between Sumter and Pickens streets

Architect: The Boudreaux Group

Contractor: Penn Contracting (Phase 1) and University Technology Services (Phase 2)

Cost: $2.2 million, with lead support of a $1.7 million gift from Booker T. Washington alumnus the Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr.

Square footage: The original auditorium building is 33,820 gross square feet. The Wheat Street addition is 2,015 gross square feet.


Phase 1: Summer 2012

Removal of paint and restoration of exterior brick

New two-story building addition in front of the existing auditorium building with elevator, stairwell and restrooms

New fire sprinkler system

Auditorium upgrades include rooftop heating and air conditioning (HVAC) unit, electrical system, lighting and tile ceiling.

Front section of auditorium chairs replaced and AV screen added

Refinishing of auditorium stage floor

TV panels and security cameras added

Historical text panels and display cases added

New landscaping and window shades installed


Phase 2: Summer 2013

AV system installation (wireless and projector) to support lecture hall needs

Lectern and sound panels to be added


Phase 3: Summer 2014

Mechanical and AV upgrades to classroom/multi-purpose room dedicated in honor of Fannie Phelps Adams

Replacement of seating in rear of auditorium

Posted: 06/13/13 @ 6:00 PM | Updated: 06/14/13 @ 7:44 AM | Permalink



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