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