SACC Administration Building

Location: El Dorado, AR

This project for the South Arkansas Community College included the complete historical restoration/reconstruction of the historic 1905 El Dorado Junior College Building. A 2018 fire resulted in the complete gutting and reconstruction of this building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The restored building now houses the SACC Administration and Student Learning Center.

Reconstruction of the building was designed to blend historical architectural elements with a modern layout and feel. Great care was taken to ensure the building was restored using products to match the historic design. Custom materials were produced and utilized throughout the building. Tin ceiling tiles were custom designed and produced to match the original tin ceilings from 1905. Great care was taken to maintain the structural integrity of the building while using the original old-growth timber joists and load bearing masonry walls.