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.
Jefferson County 2121 Building
As the 2121 Building's envelope and systems began to show signs of significant aging, the county engaged Poole & Company to assess the building. Ultimately, the county opted to completely restore the building and began a multi-phased renovation and restoration. The building remained fully occupied during mechanical and electrical replacements, lobby and common area renovations, upgrades to comply with high-rise code requirements, and the complete renovation of the building's envelope.
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.
ADYS New Intensive Treatment Unit, New Therapy Building, and Wallace School Renovations
The new ITU building will house 16 juvenile males, organized into four 4-room units, and includes an intake area and medical unit, classroom, and support space. The new therapy building includes individual and group counseling, psychological assessments, recreational therapy, case management, and education. The Lurleen B. Wallace School was renovated to optimize space and improve the building and building systems.