After 69 years, Capers Hall has come down. The 75,000-square-foot building was demolished to make room for a modern academic building to house the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The new facility is scheduled to be completed in two years.
The 108,000-square-foot replacement will house classrooms, a performing arts auditorium, an art gallery and a computer lab for the Center for Cyber, Intelligence and Security Studies.
The Capers Hall
Replacement Project comes with a price tag of $67 million.
The South Carolina General Assembly provided $15 million to assist with the project, and several donors have stepped forward with generous gifts.
The architectural design will align with the iconic design elements of other campus structures, incorporating both traditional and transitional elements in the three-story facility.
“We are having the concrete, masonry and stucco material, recovered from the demolition, crushed and recycled so that we can use it to build the new site foundation and parking area,” said retired U.S. Navy Commander Jeff Lamberson, ’85, vice president for facilities and engineering. “The metal from the old facility will be recycled. There are also some distinctive lighting and ironwork features that will be repurposed.”