Eichberg Hall and Eichberg Hall Extension

Eichberg Hall and Eichberg Hall Extension

Eichberg Hall and Eichberg Hall Extension

This 66,000-square-foot building was originally built as part of the Central of Georgia Railroad complex and was completed in 1887. The four-story, Romanesque-style building features loft spaces, tall windows with stained glass, and red brick and terra cotta ornamentation. The design sheds, located behind Eichberg Hall, were built in 1853. The building consists of two separate areas, the brick area known as Eichberg Hall and the sheds, which were used as a freight warehouse. Vacant by the middle of the 20th century, the sheds were facing demolition when acquired by the college in 1988. Eichberg Hall is home to the architecture, architectural history and interior design programs, as well as the urban design graduate program. Some of the features in Eichberg that students have access to are the materials room, model shop, studio space, drafting and graphic classrooms. Some graduates in these fields are employed as architects, urban planners, real estate developers, site planners, corporate designers, commercial interior designers, healthcare designers, associate urban designers, planning and development managers and architectural team managers.

Images from the facility

Students present final project proposals to Staybridge Suites representatives at the end of the 10-week collaboration.

Eichberg's materials room houses volumes of information on, and samples of, material used in the design and construction of buildings.

Industry partnerships allow students to experience professional situations through meetings and presentations.

Students learn to draft by hand before learning to use computer graphics to create designs and renderings.

All students must pass a written and hands-on test in front of the model shop monitor before using any machines.

The architecture program pays for architecture students to attend an intensive LEED workshop in their third year.

Large studio classrooms give School of Building Arts students ample space to research, build and learn.

Collaborative projects prepare students for professional experiences and real-world career situations.

The Model Shop has tabletop machines, hand-operated machines and two laser cutters available for student use.

PC- and projector-equipped classrooms enrich the teaching and learning experience by allowing students to follow along or work on their own research or renderings.

Collaborative partnerships with companies such as Candlewood Suites introduce students to industry experiences.