Bergen Hall

Bergen Hall

Bergen Hall, SCAD Savannah



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.

Images from the facility

SCAD photography students manipulate photos using Adobe Creative Suite and produce works on large-format inkjet printers.

Classrooms are built to temporarily display work for critique and feedback.

SCAD photography students can use 20 enlargers in a darkroom for black and white printing.

The Bergen Hall graduate student inkjet printing lab features computer workspaces and Canon and Epson large format printers.

SCAD photography students check out equipment for studio shoots like lights, light and grip modification gear, and cameras.