Gettysburg College, Glatfelter Hall

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The project involved renovating and restoring an 1888 five-story masonry bearing wall academic building on the campus of Gettysburg College. The plans originally focused on renovating the lower level, but a decision to lower the floor meant demolishing the existing mechanical room; this led to a whole building renovation. The lower floor and adjacent foundations were ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$158.13FEATURED IN2015 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation 3 feet to provide room for updated mechanical systems. All other systems were upgraded, and a fire-suppression system was installed. The lower floor was gutted and reconfigured to provide new classroom and seminar space. A broad landscaped plaza and new heavy timber roof structure lead students and faculty to a widened doorway, cut into the existing heavy stone wall that now provides access to the renovated classrooms on the lower level.