Mayfair Hall, Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University needed a one-stop recruiting facility and first stop for families of potential students, and Mayfair Hall was the perfect building to fulfill the role as the new “Welcome Center.”  The goal was for the building to be a marketing tool for the college so as to attract more prospective students.  The building required an entry-reception lobby design that would leave an impression on whomever enters the building for the first time.  GCSU’s Vice President of Enrollment Management, Provost, and President as well as the Design Team determined that a two-story reception lobby would accomplish this goal.  This meant cutting out a portion of the original second floor structure with the understanding that the building was no longer a boarding house and needed to be adapted for its new use.