Agricultural Building Renovation
UGA Agricultural Building ,
The Agricultural Building, originally constructed in 1935, consists of three floors totaling 14,130 GSF. The main and upper floor provide office and conference space for Faculty and Researchers. The restoration scope included re-configuration of all floors and exterior repairs to stucco façade and restoration of existing steel windows. The building was upgraded with new MEP systems and new entry ramp and elevator for accessibility. The main lobby’s coffered ceilings, wood trim, and open monumental stair have both been preserved. New systems feed spaces via bulkheads and sidewall distribution to maintain original ceiling heights. The first floor is dedicated to labs, fume hood room, chemical storage, and support spaces.
Menefee Architecture has provided architectural services and oversight of major renovations for the Tift and Agricultural Research Buildings on the UGA Tifton Campus. Both buildings were vacant for over ten years and were significantly deteriorated. The Tift Building was completed in 2016 and has been occupied since May of that year. The restoration was both beautiful and functional. The historical character of the building was preserved, but beneath the surface the building is brimming with modern technology. The ARB Building was completed in December 2017, and the result is excellent. This building also includes laboratories, which are very impressive. Menefee Architecture has been very good to work with, are very professional, capable and responsive, and worked well with the general contractor and with University Architects. Both projects have been on time and under budget. I have been extremely pleased with the results of these two major renovations at UGA Tifton. – Dr. Joe W. West, Assistant Dean
Photography Credit | John Clemmer Photography