CENTER POINT HIGH SCHOOL, Jefferson County Schools
Center Point, Alabama
This design project is for a new high school replacing an aging facility (Erwin High School) that will be renovated and used as a middle school. The new high school is located on a wooded, undeveloped site in the midst of an older, heavily populated suburban area. The building consists of a two‑story academic and administration wing containing the administrative suites, media center, and classrooms; a one‑story activities wing consisting of the cafeteria and kitchen, band and choral space; a 650‑seat auditorium; a 400‑seat physical education gymnasium; and, a 1,500‑seat competition gymnasium and associated storage, classrooms, and locker/shower rooms. This wing has its own after-hours entrance and lobby, which allows the remainder of the school to be secured for after-hours events. The two wings are configured such that daylight into all areas is maximized.
Total square footage of the project is 259,000 square feet at an estimated cost of $44,000,000. The building is scheduled to be opened for the fall session in 2011.