For many years, the Montgomery Advertiser called the building on the corner of Lawrence and Washington home. In 2002 though, Montgomery County purchased the space, initially planning to tear it down; rather than erase this part of Montgomery’s history, the County opted to renovate the 1930s era building. Today's facade is reminiscent of the building's 1930s roots while maintaining an overall contemporary impression.
With 85,000 SF, the space now houses much of the Montgomery County administration staff including the offices of the Montgomery County Commission, Probate Judge, Revenue, Purchasing and Finance Departments and the County’s archives. Renovations also included a 3-level public parking deck and a three level nine sectioned 3-ply modified bitumen roof membrane system re-roof.
Calhoun County Administration Building
In this renovation project, the Calhoun County Administration Building received an overall interior face-lift. New finishes such as paint, floors (VCT and LVT), doors and windows, and "clouds" throughout the corridors freshen up the facility.
City of Millbrook Municipal Courts / Police Station
This $4M facility houses the police department and municipal courts for the city of Millbrook, Alabama. The police department facilitates complete operations with spaces including dispatch, training, roll call, and office support. In addition, holding cells are included for detaining while awaiting court date and transfer to the county facility.
The courts spaces include programmed areas for municipal courts and administrative operations while maintaining flexibility for city council functions as needed.
Prattville Public Safety
The Historic Prattville Development Authority retained JMR+H as lead architect for the re-purpose and adaptive re-use of the existing Continental Eagle office building in downtown Prattville, AL. This building would become the consolidated Public Safety Building, housing the administrative offices and training rooms for the City Police, Fire Department and EMA departments.
Construction on the 28,000 SF facility included site work and parking, exterior envelope upgrades, space reallocation and redesign, and electrical / mechanical systems replacement.
Chambers County 911
Located in Lanett, AL, the Chambers County 911 / Emergency Management Facility is a 7,100 S.F. structure which houses the Emergency Operations Center, the Deputy Director, Director, and Administrative offices, mapping, storage / bunk room, warming kitchens, conference room, file storage, and a large conference room. All of this was designed with the goal of encouraging greater community engagement.
All of the building materials were selected for durability and low maintenance so as to provide the greatest life cycle possible and with extreme weather conditions in mind.
Etowah County 911
In 2014, Etowah County partnered with JMR+H to design a new 911 / Emergency Management and Communications Facility. The $3.2M facility is approximately 11,940 SF and provides a multipurpose room, incident operation area, expanded Dispatch space, and an Emergency Operations Center. In addition, the facility houses the Deputy Director, Director, and Administrative Assistant offices, mapping, storage / bunk room, warming kitchens, shower capabilities, conference space, and file storage.
The building materials were selected for their durability, reinforcement, and low maintenance so as to provide the greatest life cycle possible.
Tuscaloosa 911 / EMA Operations Center
In the case of an emergency, this new E911 / EMA Facility is a fully hardened structure able to withstand substantial damage while remaining fully functional with the use of redundant back-up power and mechanical systems. The south and west exterior walls (walls facing the prevailing wind or typical direction of storms) have landscaped berms forming a bunker-like structure.
The Dispatch was designed to accommodate present user needs with future growth also in mind. The facility consolidates multiple agencies, including: the 911 Call Center, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department, City of Tuscaloosa Police Department, City of Northport Police Department, University of Alabama Police Department, and Northstar Ambulance. The facility also houses the Emergency Management Operations Center during emergency events.