SCAD - Lai Wa Hall

Built in 1877, Lai Wa Hall was once the home of prominent Savannah financier and cotton broker Thomas M. Butler. This historic structure was converted into offices for an insurance company in the early 1960's and later housed a law firm. Lai Wa Hall has a marble foyer, wrought iron staircase, 13 ft. coffered ceilings, wood inlay floors, marble mantels, and leaded glass windows. The symmetrical facade features Palladian windows, Ionic columns on the main entrance, and other classical elements that reflect a Beaux Arts influence. This building currently houses the executive offices of Savannah College of Art and Design as well as events and conferencing and is also the office of institutional advancement.

Location:
622 Abercorn St.
 

http://www.scad.edu