Shaw University’s Estey Hall

  • Scope: Interior finishes, classroom renovations, exterior brick restoration
  • Total Project Cost: $2.7 million
  • Type of Project: Historical Renovation
  • Length of Project: 8 Months

Shaw University’s historic Estey Hall was the first building constructed for the higher education of African-American women. Built in 1873, Shaw University proposed a complete interior and exterior renovation of the four-story building that retained the historic qualities of its original architecture.

All restoration plans highlight the delicate features of the building, while adding new functional elements. Externally, Riley Contracting executed the renovation of exterior windows and patios, and the restoration of all exterior detailing and brick molding to match the original structure. The project added a new stairwell and fully functional auditorium, extending the usage of the building for various academic needs. Also included in the scope of work was the renovation of all Estey Hall classrooms.