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 1920s 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 therenovation 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 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 were cleaned and restored.

  • Educational Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Fire Protection Design

2007 Award
Alabama Historical Commission
Woodlawn High School Renovation