Oxford receives preservation award for August renovation of Humanities Hall

Daniel Christian •

Humanities Hall

After an extensive renovation of Humanities Hall last August, Oxford has received an award recognizing its excellence in preservation.

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation announced Oxford College as the winner of this year’s Excellence in Stewardship award for the renovation of Humanities Hall. One of the campus’s most iconic buildings, Humanities Hall was originally constructed in 1874 and was re-opened and re-dedicated in August of 2021, part of an extensive project that preserved intricate architectural details inside and out while adding state-of-the-art offices and classrooms.

The award recognizes “those who ensure the preservation of historic properties through long-term care and maintenance, stabilization, protection or continuous family ownership.”

Danielle Miller, Oxford Senior Associate Dean of Finance in Operations and Technology, and Laura Gafnea, Director of Community Relations, were on hand to accept the award. In all, there were a total of 26 winners at this year’s Preservation Awards ceremony.

At the time of its unveiling, Doug Hicks, Dean of Oxford College, commented on the building’s importance to the Oxford community.

“Great things have happened here over the last 150 years,” Hicks said. “Humanities Hall has always been a central academic building where our core mission happens—teaching in classrooms and student mentoring in faculty offices. With this remarkable renovation, we succeeded in modernizing those spaces while maintaining the building’s historic character.”

Learn more about the award here

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