Built in 1887, South College is one of the last remaining original buildings on the University of Massachusetts campus. The old building is showing its years, having served many purposes over the decades, from a men’s dormitory, to a natural history museum.
In 2014 construction on the renovation project finally began, overseen by the architectural firm of Kliment Halsband. Their task? Preserving the building’s beloved historic character, while at the same time bringing South College into the future.
“There’s Hundreds of faculty, researchers, grad students, probably thousands of undergrads… coming through here every day. We’re very excited that the historic building was not disregarded, that it was brought back to life.”