When The Citadel advertised for a highly complex phased demolition and new construction project – known as Capers Hall – a national contractor called on PRESWERX to support its strategic pursuit of the project in a number of ways. PRESWERX involvement began with an “all-hands” meeting that included the contractor’s preconstruction, operations, business development and marketing teams, to critically review the project as advertised. The fortress-like white building at the southeast corner of campus held classrooms and offices for academic departments including English, History and Political Science.
The new building would be 104,844 square feet — 40 percent larger than the current one — thanks to additional rooms in the rear of the hall. In addition to eight academic departments, it would contain offices for The Citadel’s diversity and study-abroad programs. It would also be the home of The Citadel’s cybersecurity program, with at least one new feature for the campus. Additionally, the new facility would include a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF — an enclosed area used by military and intelligence personnel with security clearances to access sensitive intelligence data.