Juniata College, Founders Hall

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Juniata College entrusted the architect with the renovation and addition of Founders Hall. Originally constructed in 1879, the renovated facility received LEED gold certification in 2009. In addition to the structure, original building functions were restored, bringing together faculty, students and administrators.

Because of ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$184.59FEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYHistoric Preservation support issues, the north wing was removed and the east/west wing was salvaged. As many historical details as possible were restored, while also adding much-needed natural light to interiors. The original bell tower was renovated to meet codes. Original hemlock framing, harvested near the site by 19th-century German builders, was preserved. Almost all wood that had to be removed was salvaged for reuse or was recycled.

Programming includes offices, seminar/classroom spaces, student lounges and conference rooms, which are housed in a glass-enclosed space on one end of the restored original wing, replacing a brick stairway enclosure.