Whether we are creating or enabling youth to improve their lives, we believe that design can change people’s lives for the better. We also understand our role as stewards of public funds, and recognize that capital funding is limited and maintenance and operations budgets are usually tight. We create designs that bring all of these realities into harmony and are highly skilled at project delivery for public institutions.
ADYS Girls Treatment Facility
After a tornado devastated the existing Chalkville Girls Campus in 2012, Poole & Company worked closely with the Alabama Department of Youth Services to assess and evaluate options for rebuilding their campus. The new facility will function as a detention and rehabilitation center for troubled juvenile girls. Nestled within an old pecan grove, the campus is surrounded by nature. The abundance of natural light and connections to exterior landscape give the facility a very open, airy feeling, which will help elevate the moods of the guests and will allow them to have the rehabilitation they need and deserve.
Firehouse Emergency Shelter
In accordance with The City of Birmingham’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, The Firehouse is proud to present the future of compassionate care to the chronically homeless men in our community. This building will house programs that restores dignity, respect and hope to all who enter our doors. The mission of the Firehouse is to provide the homeless men in the Birmingham area a nurturing and caring environment while empowering each individual to reach his full potential.
UA | Gorgas Library
The University of Alabama Gorgas Library renovation included improvements on the first floor to create a more inviting area for students to study and to have better access to computer technology. Third floor improvements included reorganization of stacks and reading rooms to house a special collection. The project included updating finishes, extending electrical power and data systems for computer connectivity, and restoration of historical elements.