Bishop Hall Historic Renovation – Fort Valley State University

CHASM Architecture served as the Architect of Record for the historic renovation and rehabilitation of the Fort Valley State University Bishop Hall. Constructed in 1932, Bishop Hall is one of the oldest buildings on the Historic Quadrangle.

  • LocationFort Valley, GA
  • Size14,445 SF
  • Cost$2.3 Million

Bishop Hall required significant external and internal care prior to regaining is stature as one of the top destinations on campus. In Phase I of this project, CHASM’s sole responsibility was to recapture the essence of the original 1932 building and rehabilitate the exterior envelope.

Our immediate response required the 1989 mezzanine constructed within the grand dining room to be demolished. All exterior windows were replaced with custom detailed windows that closely match the original openings and all cornice, eave conditions were replaced with profiles that match the original building. In addition, the 1932 copula was restored along with a new slate roof at the original 1932. This project was completed in two phases: Phase I, Exterior Envelope; and Phase II, Interior Renovation.

The interior has been revived to house the FVSU Mass Communications Program and FVSU Radio Station run by National Black Hall of Fame Inductee, Shirley Ellis.

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