Wilcox County Arts Council

Location: Abbeville, Georgia Dates: August 2012 - February 2013 Description: The Neeman-Matthews Auditorium and Arts Complex is a 29,700 ft² single story facility. It currently includes classroom space, office space, storage, a 500-seat auditorium, and a smaller 100-seat meeting and performance space. The bulk of the building was designed as a school in 1939. The Neeman-Matthews Auditorium and Arts Complex was a challenging commissioning project. The majority of the building was constructed on the site in the early 1940s, but it is believed to incorporate parts of a building constructed on the site in he 1800s. Over the years several partial renovations and at least one extended period of vacancy have created numerous complications for the building that would not exist in modern structures. Additionally, the small rural arts council that manages the building does not have the extensive maintenance staff that would be required to enforce a robust maintenance program. ACx reviewed the building, worked extensively to fix problems on the spot (quick fixes) where possible, and provided the owner with detailed documentation that included a plan for improvements and maintenance. Services Performed: ACx conducted an existing building commissioning project on the Neeman-Matthews Auditorium and Arts Complex. The effort was targeted at improving the performance of the building, the comfort of occupants, and lowering energy bills. Systems commissioned include the building envelope, mechanical systems, plumbing systems, and electrical systems.

424 Main Street W., Suite 19

P.O. Box 336

Abbeville Ga, 31001

(229) 467-2795

ACx has training and/or certifications through the following institutions.