Columbia Academy Columbia, TN

Columbia Academy is a private elementary and secondary education institution, with a deep tradition dating back to the 1800s as Columbia Military Academy.

The Gould Turner Group worked with Columbia Academy to develop a long-range master plan for renovation of existing facilities, as well as additions and new facilities.  The plan combined renovation of historic structures with new construction housing high-tech learning environments.

The new Vest Hall was the first project completed from the master plan. Vest Hall opened to students in August 2001, housing classrooms, administrative offices, and a multi-purpose room for the Lower School (up through grade six).  Renovations to the adjacent Benham Hall followed, and included finish upgrades for the library and classrooms.

Positioned on a highly visible corridor just miles from the historic Columbia Square and Courthouse, it was important that this new facility remain true to the architectural style of the 1800s campus buildings, featuring stone and red brick exteriors and red tile roofs.


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