The design demands placed educational facilities has morphed dramatically over the past decades. The safety and security of the students, teachers, and professors is equally as important as the learning environment in which they occupy. Projectors have been replaced with modern technology and campus-wide WIFI is a must. KHAFRA has kept pace with these changes a history of providing quality, award-winning services to educational institutions. Over the years, we have worked with dozens of renovation, preservation and new construction projects for educational institutions at all levels. Projects have included:
|George W. Carver High School, Montgomery, AL
The new facility is a replacement of the existing Carver High School and located immediately behind the original structure which was demolished after the new school opened. The new 256,000 SF facility designed for 1,200 students provides an auditorium, gymnasium, media center, band and choral facilities as well as laboratories and classrooms. In addition, the school has two “Tech Ed” spaces to house a culinary arts program and an industrial technology program. KHAFRA worked with a Joint Venture partner to provide the architectural design services, while KHAFRA provided complete engineering services including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering and design.
|Charles A. Brown Elementary School, Birmingham, AL
KHAFRA was commissioned to provide the professional services for the new 69,000 SF school on the site of the former school. The K-8 school is designed to accommodate 500 students. KHAFRA, as the prime consultant provided architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural and civil design services. KHAFRA took advantage of this slope and incorporated a basement utility and storage area that allows maintenance staff to service the equipment without interrupting the classes. The concept for the school design focused on the residential context of the neighborhood and developing a design that had a residential scale. The exterior façade of the school incorporates two different colors of masonry along with other design features that serve to break up the façade
|Woodlawn High School. Birmingham, AL
KHAFRA served as the associate architect and consulting engineer for this 11million dollar renovation to this historic 3-story high school. Engineering services provided included structural, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and electrical. The scope of renovation included renovation to the main building whose total area was 128,000 + sq. ft. Functional areas included 50 classrooms, administrative areas, cafeteria and kitchen, specialized classrooms and labs, choral and band rooms and a large auditorium with balcony and proscenium stage. The renovation scope included replacing and upgrading interior finishes, some remodeling to improve functionality and to meet today’s codes, upgrading all HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. Exterior renovations included restoring the wall finishes to mitigate moisture infusion, stone and masonry restoration, and window replacement.