The project involved the preservation of a one story 8,500 sq. ft. historic ice plant, constructed ca. 1905, for use as a welcome center, museum, meeting facility and office space. While maintaining its original industrial character, the building provides flexible programming with up-to-date technology. Collaborating with the City, AMT developed a plan that retained and showcased the building’s original light industrial character on the interior as well as the exterior, and met the City’s program goals and provided the City flexibility of use within the public use areas. AMT obtained 100% funding for this project from the Department of Transportation (DOT).
The building now houses meeting rooms, reception rooms, City Administrative offices, common areas historical exhibits and a break room. An HVAC system was added, along with the addition of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, and data and security systems. The building contains a transportation museum and functions as the City of Waynesboro Welcome Center.
The design work was completed following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and includes application of LEED Principles following the City of Waynesboro’s design intent of an energy efficient space. This project was awarded the 2012 Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation from The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. For before and after photos visit our AWARDS page.