George Washington Carver High School is a new Montgomery County public school housing 1200 high school students. It is a state-of-the-art facility designed to be flexible for all types of teaching approaches including traditional department delivery, SWS/cluster concept, career tech focus, or a combination of any of the above. Includes 17,000 SF dining, kitchen, culinary arts, ROTC program space, gymnasium, media center, locker, multiple training facilities, and a 600 seat auditorium. In addition, new track and baseball facilities were completed in concept with the new facility.
MPACT- Montgomery Prepatory Academic Career Technology-is the brainchild of a partnership between MPS and the River Region business community. The new facility, a $6M renovation of the vacant Montgomery Mall accomplished two goals: breathing new life into an aging building and providing ample space for students as they explore programs in Advertising Design, Medical Sciences, Industrial Systems, Information Technology, Welding and Metal Fabrication, Building Science and Construction, HVAC and Mechanical Systems, Electrical Technology, Fire Science and Public Safety.
The design team rose to the challenge in their adaptive revitalization of the mall, re-purposing the space into interactive labs where the students experience true “hands on” learning. In addition, the facility houses student common areas and administrative and support spaces, all while keeping growth potential top of mind.
Taylor Center, Auburn University at Montgomery
In a world where higher education is growing increasingly competitive, AUM has flourished as the top ranked university in Montgomery. To address the needs of their growing student population, the university commissioned the renovation of their existing student union-the Taylor Center in 2010. This $6.5 million project included an inventory and analysis of the current spatial use followed by a reassignment of spaces to more efficiently meet AUM’s changing needs. In addition, the entirety of the interior was demolished and redesigned and the exterior received a face-lift with a new façade.
Today, the Taylor Center is bustling. With student life, Cashier’s office, Financial Aid, Enrollment Services, Housing and Resident Life, Campus Police, Admission, Advising, programming space, computer labs, conference rooms, and the book store and dining hall, the Taylor Center is the most trafficked building on campus, greeting both students and guests to AUM’s beautiful campus.
J.B. Taylor Regional Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory
ELBA, ALABAMA Cost: $1.8 M Size: 4,600 SF
Architectural and design services for a new State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory includes space for necropsy, laboratory, cooler, dock and other space associated with large animal diagnostic lab structure. The project encompasses approximately 4,600 net SF including laboratory areas as well as office personnel.
Thompson Bishop Sparks State Diagnostic Laboratory
The State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a $12 million facility housing complete animal diagnostic capabilities for the State of Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. Located on the campus of Auburn University, within the School of Veterinary Medicine, the facility covers 50,000 SF, encompassing classrooms, labs, and necropsy spaces.
When designing the exterior, the team studied the architectural fabric of Auburn’s campus, ensuring that the laboratory would seamlessly meld with Auburn University’s landscape.