WOODLAWN HIGH SCHOOL RENOVATION

Birmingham City Schools
Birmingham, Alabama

Project Size and Construction Cost
128,368 GSF and $11.1 million
 
General Description
The architectural design utilized a limited budget to upgrade utilities and restore the former grandeur of a 1920's era three-story building, the centerpiece of a seven building campus and a key element in the historic Woodlawn neighborhood.
 
Sherlock, Smith & Adams provided civil and site design services for the renovation of a high school located in an urban area. The design included upgrades to the storm sewer system and sub-surface drainage for the basement, and new connections for the domestic water and fire water supply lines. Building code and accessibility upgrades included the addition of a full building fire sprinkler system, an elevator, and the enclosure of stairs and egress passages.
 
All heating and air conditioning equipment and plumbing fixtures were replaced. Electrical power, lighting, and fire alarm systems were also replaced.  All interior finishes were replaced and exterior brick and limestone was cleaned and restored.
 
Features

  • Educational Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Fire Protection Design

 
2007 Award
Alabama Historical Commission
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Woodlawn High School Renovation