Completion Date: August 2011
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Architect: Allison Architects
‘2011 Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation Award’
by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas
East Harding Construction was the construction manager for the renovation/restoration of the historic Peabody Hall on the UA Fayetteville campus. Peabody Hall, built in 1913, houses the College of Education and Administration. Construction began in the Spring of 2010 with completion in August 2011.
Project work included the restoration of the exterior of the building, including the removal of several layers of paint on the original masonry surfaces and new windows and doors that replicate the original appearance of the building. The interior was renovated to provide modern academic and office space to accommodate the current and future needs including 6 general purpose classrooms, a computer lab, a technology education lab, and a seminar room; 43 faculty offices and departmental administrative offices; and a café for use by building occupants and the general campus. The previously dirt-floored basement was converted to a lobby and loading/unloading area. Building systems, such as HVAC, AV/IT, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection were also updated to modern standards. A new elevator makes the building completely accessible.
- Awarded the “Excellence in Preservation Through Rehabilitation” for 2011 by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.
- Awarded the “Best Preservation Practices” award from the City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Historic District Commission.