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  • Logan Elementary School historic renovation was designed by BOUDREAUX architects in Columbia, SC
  • A gymnasium was added onto the existing school and seamlessly integrated by BOUDREAUX architects
  • Historic Logan Elementary School reinvigorated the neighborhood, community enrichment achieved through reinvestment
  • BOUDREAUX architects are historic preservation experts.
  • Award winning project Logan Elementary was recognized by AIA NE Pennsylvania Chapter

Logan Elementary School Restoration | Columbia, SC

Constructed in 1913, Logan Elementary was the first public school built in Columbia, SC. As the urban neighborhood surrounding this National Historic Register school experienced re-growth and revitalization, the district chose to reinvest in the building to create a state-of-the-art, flagship school. The renovation, completed in 1999, required the addition of a gymnasium, abatement of hazardous materials, and provisions for handicapped accessibility, parking, and bus drop-off. Additionally, three classrooms and a corridor were transformed into a library. The challenge was to preserve the historic integrity of the structure while meeting the current district program requirements and modernizing the facility. This successful restoration avoided the need to build a new urban facility, resulted in increased property values for surrounding homes, and led to a reinvestment in the school by the community.


  • 2000 Preservation Award, Historic Columbia Foundation
  • 2000 Honor Award Columbia Chapter, American Institute of Architects
  • 2001 Honor Award South Carolina Chapter, American Institute of Architects
  • 2002 Historic Preservation Honor Award State of South Carolina
  • 2003 Special Honor Preservation Award Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, American Institute of Architects
  • 2003 Choice Award Columbia Green