Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art

Savannah, GA

The SCAD Museum of Art rests on a historic railroad complex that had become dilapidated and abandoned. The project saved and restored the historic warehouse and infilled a glass and concrete structure to create this award winning museum and classroom building. This 64,000 square foot building includes a 250 seat auditorium, galleries, classrooms, art curation facilities and restoration space. A glass walled art gallery where there were once railroad tracks is a highlight of the space. The design culminates in an 86 foot tall steel and glass lantern which stands over a central atrium and serves as a beacon in the skyline of Savannah. The museum is an anchor for the college that acts as a vibrant center for student and university activities.


RECOGNITIONS: AIA National Honor Award, Excellence in Architectural Design; AIA Savannah, Honor Award; Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Excellence in Preservation; Historic Savannah Foundation, Historic Preservation Award

PREVIOUS FIRM: Dawson Architecture

ASSOCIATE ARCHITECTS: Sottile & Sottile; Lord Aeck Sargent Architecture