Merriman Anderson/Architects Celebrates Renovation Completion of Martin Hall at Texas College in Tyler

May 13, 2019

The renovation of the historic landmark building, Martin Hall, at Texas College in Tyler has come to a completion. Merriman Anderson/Architects (MAA) is the architect on the historic renovation project.

Martin Hall is Texas College’s historic administrative building that dates back almost 100 years. In 2015, the building experienced structural degradation and moisture infiltration due to storm damage. MAA’s work on the project included various assessments, waterproofing and structural remediation, historic documentation through the state level, and non-historic improvements including site work and interior finish out.

Martin Hall is placed on the National Register of Historic Places in Smith County, Texas. The three-story Classic Revival brick building is the focal point of the campus. Martin Hall originally housed classrooms, administrative offices, and assembly spaces before becoming the college’s designated administration building. The original auditorium remains. Texas College was founded as a Methodist supported college for African Americans in 1894.

MAA is an industry leader in historic renovation and mixed-use projects in Texas and across the country. The firm is responsible for the restoration of 33 historic buildings in the last 17 years.