Architect: Studio 3 Design Group
Location: Athens, GA
Size: 34,764 SF
Cost: $3.5 Million
Hodgson Oil was a renovation of an old dilapidated warehouse, formerly used as a night club. The new renovations provided offices for UGA’s campus police, public affairs, publications, and news service operations.
Two buildings are connected at the “L”, with a two-story glass atrium. Previously a one story wood frame that was torn down, the two-story connection was oriented to provide physical connection, while maintaining separate wings. The connection includes a new elevator and public stairs.
The exterior was restored to maintain the character of the original building. New windows were placed throughout the building. The interiors were restored to spotlight their existing materials. The wood and brick were stripped of all their paint and returned to their original condition. Offices and meeting spaces were created using movable partitions of metal and glass. This allows for future re-configuration and creates a unique juxtaposition of modern and historic materials.
Studio 3 won a Historic Preservation Award from the City of Athens for this project as well as an AGC Build Georgia Award.