The Altamont School Kicks Off New Athletics and Student Wellness Initiative
Robert Irwin - June 23, 2016
TurnerBatson Architects and JohnsonKreis Construction have partnered together on a new Athletics Facilities and Student Wellness project for The Altamont School in Birmingham, Alabama. The project comprises four major elements—a new east entry driveway, improved circulation and utilization of existing facilities, expanded athletics and wellness programs, and renovations to the existing gymnasium—and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2017. Dave Reese is the Principal-in-Charge and senior associate Jamie Collins (an Altamont alum) is the project architect.
Improved circulation with be a key feature of this project. New corridors will facilitate easier access to larger spaces like the gymnasium, which will now have a more controlled entryway. The gymnasium will also include a new concessions and spectator area on the second floor.
The gymnasium itself will feature several renovations. New windows and shades will be added for more controlled daylighting, the hardwood floors will be refinished, and new automatic bleachers will be installed for a better fan experience. The gym will also feature improved acoustics and a better sound system for athletic events.
The plan to improve and expand the school's athletics and wellness programs will also include new boys' and girls' locker rooms, training rooms, a fitness/weight room, a health classroom, and three coaching offices.
Earlier this year, The Altamont School hosted a fundraising gala to introduce this project to the public. Below is a short video shown at the event that outlines the vision and goals for this project from administrators and alumni. It also features commentary from Dave and Jamie.
We are excited to be a part of this project, and we're honored to be working with The Altamont School as it strives to accomplish its mission.