Historic Renovation

Charleston City Hall

Project: Charleston City Hall
Client: The City of Charleston - Joseph P. Riley, Mayor
Location: Charleston, SC - Historic Peninsula District
Duration: 32 months
Completion Date: June 2007
Building Specs/Details: This project included all new utilities, exterior work, structural/seismic improvements, geothermal HVAC system installation, and marble repair and replacement.  In addition, the project required the photographing, removing, labeling, storage and reinstallation of all existing woodwork. 

The work is truly superlative.
— Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr

Charleston City Hall

Colcock Hall

Project: Colcock Hall
Client: Medical University of South Carolina
Location: 171 Ashley Ave., Peninsular Charleston
Duration: 330 days
Completion Date: May 2005
Building Specs/Details: The restoration of this 140-year-old building included historic finish carpentry, floor and window restoration, structural masonry and wood framing. We also installed a hydraulic elevator, a modern mechanical, electrical and plumbing system and a state-of-the-art media system.

Historic Architecture Exhibit at Charlestowne Landing Redevelopment

Project: Historic Architecture Exhibit at Charlestowne Landing Redevelopment
Client: South Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
Location: Charlestowne Landing State Park
Duration: 5 months
Completion Date: December 29th, 2006
Building Specs/Details: NBM installed special foundations for the erection of a "timber-framed" replica of an indentured servants' quarters using historic construction joinery techniques with hand-hewned lumber. The structure was built off-site by Holder Brothers Timber Framers, then re-erected here.

Lance Hall Renovation/Addition

Project: Lance Hall Renovation/Addition
Client: Circular Congregational Church
Location: 138 Meeting Street, Peninsular Charleston
Duration: 13 months
Completion Date: July 2007
Building Specs/Details: Downtown Charleston's first "green" building, this project included the addition of four new classrooms, an elevator, a new restroom/shower and a bluestone patio, as well as the installation of a geothermal air conditioning system and a storm water runoff system which stores water for irrigation.  

I can honestly say that Mr. Magee is the only person I know who could have transformed this old historic building into a modern treasure.
— William Smoak

Circular Congregational Church
Lance Hall Renovation/Addition

Market Hall Restoration

Project: Market Hall Restoration
Client: City of Charleston
Location: 188 Meeting Street
Duration: 40 Months
Completion Date: March 15, 2002
Building Specs/Details: This involved the complete restoration of the interior and exterior of this circa 1841 building, including the ornamental plaster details, addition of new brownstone steps, a complete utility upgrade and wrought iron restoration.  NBM removed, labeled and reinstalled all antique heart pine flooring.  

Renovation of Dock Street Theatre

Project: Renovation of Dock Street Theatre
Client: City of Charleston
Location: 135 Church Street, Charleston, SC
Duration: 29 Months
Completion Date: January 25, 2010
Building Specs/Details: The renovations consist of a complete interior renovation utilizing salvaged and restored historic materials.  In addition, all structures received a complete seismic retrofit.  All structures received new electrical and mechanical systems.

Wells Gallery

Project: Wells Gallery
Client: Killian Properties
Location: 125 Meeting St.
Duration: 6 months
Completion Date: March 7, 2008
Building Specs/Details: Renovation of 1st floor commercial space and addition of custom new mahogany storefront.