Clinton, SC


27,000 SF Renovation

14,000 SF Addition

2020 Historic Preservation Honor Award | Preservation South Carolina


2019 AIA Greenville Merit Award for Historic Preservation


Neville Hall, the iconic symbol of Presbyterian College, has stood proudly in the heart of the campus since 1907, when it was constructed as an administrative and classroom building. Designed by noted South Carolina architect, Charles Coker Wilson, the structure has undergone a number of renovations through the years, yet retains its Georgian Revival grandeur and its dome serves as an endearing focal point of this highly regarded liberal arts college in Clinton, South Carolina.

CGD was commissioned to restore, renovate and expand the building to accommodate current needs of the growing college. CGD first examined the physical conditions of the building and studied its historical value while working closely with faculty and administrators to develop a program of space needs to serve the History, Religion & Philosophy, English and Modern Foreign Language departments in the foreseeable future. In developing a plan to restore the original airy central rotunda, CGD designed a sensitive addition to the rear of the building that provides new state of the art classroom and student lounge spaces, new faculty office suites and a central auditorium with a totally renovated interior and all new mechanical and electrical systems. A new entrance portico facing the central campus garden will fully engage the expanded structure with the heart of campus life.