Newton Hall was originally built as a Sunday school building addition to a turn of the century sanctuary with several classrooms and a multi-purpose area. The building resides on the historic Mercer University campus, and this part of the chapel had been closed since 1997. Almost 16,000 square feet of the building were intensely renovated to meet current building and safety codes and now houses offices for campus administration and academic departments. New stairwells and an elevator were incorporated into this four story structure renovation. New mechanical systems throughout had to be incorporated into the very limited ceiling space available along with adding fire sprinkler protection. It was very important to not only save what was possible but to incorporate the original design elements such as the wood trim and door details in the final design.
The design team worked closely with the Construction Manager, Chris R. Sheridan, completing the project for $2.56 million.