Bamberg Ehrhardt High School

“After many interviews with various qualified architectural firms, it was decided by an impartial committee that the job be offered to AAG. From that day forward there has never been any doubt that we made the absolute best decision that was possible. All of the company’s personnel were first class… with unsurpassed dedication and commitment to the job at hand. 

“I am quite certain that there is no finer firm than AAG.”

Phyllis K. Schwarting

Superintendent, Bamberg School District One

Bamberg School District One | Bamberg, South Carolina


The Bamberg Ehrhardt High School campus began operation in the 1960s as a middle school. Significant additions in the 1980s converted it into a high school. Major code concerns were present, requiring a complete campus assessment and analysis. The redesign efforts focused first on correcting code deficiencies and out-dated systems. All HVAC systems were replaced with code compliant and energy efficient units. In addition to the myriad code concerns addressed, the existing school’s program was assessed. Major core areas of administration, cafeteria, kitchen, guidance, and athletics were reorganized and renovated to better serve the present student population. Administrative offices were consolidated to the front of the building and accented by an entry tower. To better serve as a neighborhood school, the facade was transformed from a low, monolithic form to one of varied materials and multiple heights. The addition of the cafeteria is balanced with the addition of an entry tower – clearly identifying the school’s main entry. Porches connect these two forms, giving the facade a new depth. Overall the new facility meets not only its operational and instructional needs, but also improves its relationship with the residential neighborhood surrounding it.

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY approach. Construction budget of $7.3 Million was met. Completely upgraded campus with new additions is approximately 108,100 sf.

Facility was completed in the Fall of 2012. Students remained on the campus throughout the school year, requiring a complex phasing strategy between all stakeholders.



Client Bamberg School District One
Date 2012
Architect AAG Architects
Engineering RB Todd (Civil), Johnson & King (Structural), Owens & Associates (MEP)
Contractor Thompson Turner Construction