Savannah College of Art and Design

SCAD Museum of Art

Savannah, GA

This landmark rehabilitation project includes a distinctive new facade incorporating remnants of the original gray brick North Shed against a modern precast concrete and glass curtain wall backdrop.

An interior art courtyard and sculpture garden along with a revitalized streetscape turn the formerly industrial precinct into a highly walkable, pedestrian-friendly extension of Savannah’s famous historic district.

Outdoor lecture and performance spaces enliven the burgeoning arts district, and an outdoor events terrace which overlooks the adjoining interior atrium provides an active element for the larger complex.
Inside, more than 30,000 sf of world-class gallery space enables the museum to present engaging exhibitions and installations from current artists, and showcase works from SCAD’s diverse permanent collection. The project includes upper floor classrooms, student gallery space and a state-of-the-art auditorium that can be used for both performance art and lecture.

This project was designed for SCAD by Sottile & Sottile and Lord Aeck Sargent in association with Dawson Architects.


Practice Areas

Museums & Galleries
Performing & Fine Arts Education