The Dewberry Hotel, L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building Renovation

In 2016, the 120,000 SF Dewberry hotel opened in the renovated and repurposed former L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building. Originally constructed as a General Service Administration office building, this mid-century modern structure is located on two acres across from Marion Square on Meeting Street.

This five-star hotel was brought to life over the course of eight years, and offers 155 luxurious guest rooms. The hotel features a Southern dining, a bar, an urban oasis spa, a ballroom, and an 8th floor rooftop terrace.

Although the building’s interior was largely recreated, the marble-and-brick facade has remained largely intact, thereby preserving the architectural integrity of this John F. Kennedy commissioned mid-century building, and lives as the table tops on Henrietta’s outdoor rooftop dining terrace.

Project Details

Location: Charleston, SC
Square Footage: 120,000

Services Provided:
Post Tensioned Concrete
Steel Design

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