Anderson, SC


12,000 SF

Part of Anderson University’s campus vision required demolition of the old student center to re-envision the rear facades of several buildings and create a campus green. The two oldest residential halls on campus and Merritt Administration Building required design solutions that converted what once was the back of the buildings to welcome entrances. The historic Merritt Hall was updated with a covered sitting porch and two grand stairs that lead to the new campus green. Pratt and Denmark Hall facades now offer a clean, central entry point that complements the overall campus architecture and pulls from historic notions from the front of the buildings.

Additionally, the Merritt Building was renovated to consolidate multiple departments across campus to create a new admission and financial-aid student intake suite. The renovation included the demolition of non-historic ancillary additions of an old kitchen and the dining halls. The new admission suite includes multiple-sized seminar rooms, flexible family and visitor meeting spaces, improved building and site accessibility, and complete HVAC replacement for the entire facility.