New Building | Birmingham City Board of Education, Birmingham, AL
New classroom buildings, ROTC training facility, practice and competition gymnasiums, and football stadium with track
Adjacent to Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama, the new Wenonah High School was a multi-phase project on a restricted site which required sequential construction and demolition and coordination of Owner's on-going use of parts of the facility throughout construction. It includes classrooms, laboratories, career/tech facilities such as welding, electronics, culinary arts, and cosmetology, a 750 seat auditorium, media center, administrative offices, food service / dining room, and an ROTC training facility.
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In addition, the new comprehensive high school boasts several extra curricular activity areas for students which include: a new competition gymnasium, practice gymnasium, and 4,000 seat football stadium / track. The completed facility led the Birmingham City Board of Education Superintendent to remark:
"...Words can not express when you see the excitement on the countenance of our students when they walk into the building. It is a whole new day here at Wenonah."
Stan Mims | Superintendent Birmingham City Board of Education
Three members of Aho Architects staff began their involvement on this project at its inception while working at another firm. They played key roles including client liaison / project manager, interior designer, draftsman, and construction administrator. After its formation, Aho Architects served as a consultant, then was hired by the Owner to complete the project when the former architectural firm withdrew.
This project demonstrates our team's ability to design and manage complex projects.