TurnerBatson Projects Featured in Alabama Alumni Magazine
Robert Irwin - September 20, 2016
Two of TurnerBatson’s University of Alabama projects were recently featured in the fall issue of Alabama Alumni Magazine. The North Lawn Hall general classroom building, which was featured on the cover, and the addition to the Moody Music Building are both projects that have been completed for the fall semester. The cover story also referenced the new Performing Arts Center (another TBA project with national theater specialist H3), which is still being developed and will be completed on the recently acquired Bryce Campus.
North Lawn Hall, a two-story, 72,000-square-foot classroom building, consists of 13 total classrooms and a combined seating capacity of 2,000. Four of these classrooms seat 100, six seat 120, and two seat 240. Additionally, a large stadium-seat auditorium accommodates 400 students. Collaborative learning spaces, or “flex” spaces, are also distributed within the facility to allow for student and faculty meetings. The building also features a storm shelter designed within FEMA 361 and ICC 500 standards to ensure the safety of its occupants during severe weather events.
The Moody Music Building addition is a two-story, 23,500-square-foot space designated for the University’s Million Dollar Band. It includes two practices spaces for use during inclement weather conditions as well as administrative offices. The building also provides additional teaching and rehearsal space for the School of Music.
These projects are part of a long-term campus expansion plan, which, according to the article, has included 88 new buildings, 59 major renovations, and 84 demolitions since 2003.
We are grateful for our working relationship with The University of Alabama as it continues to develop its exceptional campus vision. We are also grateful to the National Alumni Association for featuring our work in Alabama Alumni Magazine. To read the cover story and find out more about the University’s campus vision, click here.
Source: Alabama Alumni Magazine, Lydia S. Avant (Manager, Alumni Publications)