College of Charleston:
Randolph Hall, Porter's Lodge & Towell Library
Charleston • South Carolina
~ 90,000 of exterior historic restoration. Renovation of the exterior of the three oldest buildings surrounding the Cistern: Randolph Hall, Towell Library, and Porter’s Lodge, which are each over 150 years old and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Goal was to conduct structural repairs and restoration/preservation of the exterior elements while maintaining the historic character of each building.
The project used only historically appropriate materials in its structural and roofing repairs, and treatments of wood windows and shutters, stone masonry, terra cotta capitals, brick masonry, stucco, ornamental iron, and paint finishes. The terra cotta capitals on Randolph Hall’s south portico were handcrafted in Massachusetts and are the earliest pieces of architectural terra cotta in the country, dating to 1850.
This project was honored with the Honor Award for Historic Preservation by the S.C. Department of Archives & History.