Campaign for Hodgson Hall

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  • A Legacy

    for the Future
    Hodgson Hall is the beating heart of academic life at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Perched high atop a hill overlooking Highway 441 and the Wolffork Valley, this iconic structure was built almost 100 years ago. Nine decades of alumni have walked its halls, learned in its classrooms, and taken their graduation photos on the front steps. Hodgson Hall sits at the intersection of the school’s history and its future, and now is the time to restore and renovate the building so it can continue to be a beacon of education for the next generation of students.

We will preserve the historic architecture of Hodgson Hall while adding much-needed safety and technological upgrades that will bring the building into the 21st century. 

Building Renderings

Project Upgrades & Net Benefits

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  • Academics

    • Additional classrooms and multiple small meeting spaces will offer more areas to support the applied learning curriculum.
    • Upgraded electrical, wifi, and hardware will create a more ubiquitous computing environment to support our faculty in innovative teaching and develop increased skills among our students.
    • Modular furniture in classrooms will support group work and applied learning projects helping to grow students from learners to leaders in the classroom and beyond.
  • Collaboration and Mentoring

    • A newly established student commons area will create a landing spot during the academic day for students to do group work, independent study, and connect with faculty members.
    • A grand terrace will be added to the front porch facing Highway 441 to create additional spaces for classes and group work.  The three-level terrace will be the hub of activity to support a living and learning environment for students and campus families.
    • Two faculty workrooms will support collaboration and applied learning curriculum development.
    • Smaller seminar rooms and huddle rooms will facilitate opportunities for greater group work among students, faculty mentoring, and parent conferences to support student development.
  • Health & Safety

    • A sprinkler system will be added to the building to ensure fire safety.
    • Electrical and wifi upgrades to the building will enable enhanced safety features including access-controlled doors, cameras, and outdoor lighting.
    • Special attention will be given to increase accessibility with widened entries, ramps, updated restrooms on each level, and other accessibility improvements.
  • Sustainability

    • A DOAS fresh air exchange system coupled with a centralized HVAC system will enable preconditioned air to enter the building allowing for increased comfort, reduction in energy consumption, and cost savings.
    • LED lighting continues to be replaced throughout the building to reduce energy consumption and the installation of occupancy sensors will offer further benefits.
    • Decisions regarding materials, finishes, and fixtures will be made with consideration for the high standards in energy efficiency and environmental impact. 
    • Slate tiles and replaced doors will be repurposed for future use rather than disposed of.

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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.