Hill Hall Renovations
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Completed in 2016, this historical building with a 455-seat auditorium underwent a 48,000 SF renovation and a 10,500 SF Addition. At the onset of this effort in 2013, the design team provided in-depth assessments of the areas to be renovated with regard to architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, life safety and fire protection systems. A feasibility study was presented to the University that included an overview of the existing conditions and challenges, proposed design solutions and cost estimates.
The Hill Hall Auditorium renovation project was transformed into a first-rate concert hall. The rotunda space and lobby of the 1907 building was restored to its original beauty and function and brought up to code compliance including accessibility standards. Renovation efforts included: air conditioning, acoustical treatments, enhanced and enlarged stage and lift, improved lighting and a ticket booth. The 10,500 SF building addition consisted of an enhanced back stage area with green rooms, practice rooms, offices and storage.