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(June 8, 2017) ATLANTA, GA-Winter SPACES, a division of Winter Construction, has begun work to renovate the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall on the Spelman College campus. Completion of the 31,472 square-foot renovation of the 125-bed residence hall is expected in August, in preparation for the upcoming academic year.

Winter is updating the four-story building, which was built in 1951 and opened in 1952 as a first-year residence hall at Spelman. Originally constructed as a “house-like residence hall,” Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall offers students single, double, triple, and quad occupancy rooms, as well as several amenities.

Renovations to the hall include new windows, shutters, doors, gutters and downspouts, guardrails and handrails, and interior finishes and hardware. Additional work includes converting all bathtubs to showers, adding new showers and bathrooms, reconfiguring selected dorm rooms, upgrading electrical systems, and repairs to the roof, exterior brick, and portico. Menefee Architecture is the architectural firm for the project.

Arthur E. Frazier III, AIA, licensed architect and the director of Facilities Management & Services at Spelman College, said, “We are pleased to be working with Winter once again on another historic project. We appreciate Winter’s agility, speed, and thoroughness on a fast-track project like this, and we look forward to welcoming students to this revitalized residence hall in a few months.”

Brent Reid, CEO of Winter Construction, added, “Winter is honored to continue our relationship with Spelman College. We are excited to be a part of the growth and enhancement of this unique, historically and culturally rich leader in education here in our hometown of Atlanta.”

Winter has decades of experience and expertise building and renovating on higher education campuses. This is Winter’s fifth project at Spelman College, over a span of more than 15 years. Winter’s current higher learning projects also include Georgia Gwinnett College and Clark Atlanta University.

About Winter SPACES:
Winter SPACES, Winter’s interiors and special projects group, provides the expertise and resources of a large contractor, with the agility and scale of a smaller, specialized contractor for projects under $5 million. The Winter SPACES team estimates and manages projects from beginning through closeout and warranty, increasing speed to market and creating a true sense of partnership with the team. For more information visit

About Winter: Winter is a privately owned and operated Atlanta based general contracting company. We provide construction management services to clients in the hospitality, retail, government, higher education, K-12, corporate/office, religious, senior living, and multi-family markets in the Southeast. For more information visit: www.

About Spelman College
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the College’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children’s Defense Fund Founder Marian Wright Edelman, former Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer, Broadway producer Alia Jones, former Acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley, Harvard University Professor Evelynn Hammonds, author Pearl Cleage and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit