Bergen Hall was built in 1926. Designed by Cletus Bergen, this early 20th-century loft building features large industrial sash windows, exposed timber structure, interior brick walls and ornamental cast-stone details. It was originally opened as Slotin & Company, one of the largest dry good wholesalers in Savannah during the early 20th century. SCAD purchased the building in 1990 and renovation since then has transformed the five-story atrium into a first-class photography facility. Here, Photography students explore equipment, technique, black-and-white, color and alternative processes. They learn to take and develop photographs using a variety of cameras and photographic equipment and become thoroughly knowledgeable in all aspects of photography while at SCAD.