Birmingham City Schools
Birmingham, Alabama
Project Size and Construction Cost
93,866 GSF and $12.5 million

General Description
A new K-8 school for 785 students with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grades 1-8, art, science, band, choir, special education, business education, computer training, media center, gym/activity center and cafeteria.

The site and building layout provides clear visual orientation and traffic pattern for students, faculty and visitors. The administrator’s suite located at the “front door” provides a secure control point. The building massings are bold forms articulated with brick patterns. Color and detail, and the scale of the building, is broken into smaller forms. The “Commons” located at the media center is the “crossroads” for students and the space is day-lighted with clerestory windows.