Auburn University, Auburn, AL 2017
The new building for the School of Nursing at Auburn University was a collaboration between Stacy Norman Architects and Ayers Saint Gross.
The three-story ,approximately 89,000 SF,the L-shaped building sits at the corner of Lem Morrison and Donahue. The new addition serves as a cornerstone for a new health centered area of campus that includes the new Pharmacy Research Building and neighbors the VCOM building.
The design was driven by an inside out method where the requirements of the students and their future patients were at the forefront. The field of nursing requires students’ curriculum to include continuously evolving technological and educational advances. Programmatic flexibility was built into large, adaptable Active Learning spaces and state-of-the-art simulation rooms for applied learning.
Building amenities include an enclosed double height Commons area with beautiful site views, plenty of natural light, and a flexible layout for any study needs. Playing off the Commons and its transparent nature looking out, the site is also designed with an amphitheater and landscaping that supports a learning environment that extends beyond the classroom.
The Depot restaurant renovation
Downtown Auburn, AL 2015
The renovation of The Depot brings consistency and unity to the structure by synchronizing architectural elements such as roofing, opening sizes, and floor elevations between phases of the building’s history. The change of use and current codes required an increase in the plumbing fixtures and an increased floor area for the restroom. To accommodate the enlarged restrooms, a small addition in keeping with the historic language of the facade was incorporated into the project. Ultimately, the building was restored to a prominent destination for both visitors and citizens of Auburn.
Dudley Hall Renovations
Auburn University School of Architecture 2015
The Dudley Hall and Dudley Commons project is an 80,000 SF renovation at Auburn University. Dudley Hall provides the teaching and studio environment for the School of Architecture at Auburn. The original scope began as a brick and window replacement project and has grown to include: ADA restroom modification, mechanical upgrades, and relocating the east side building entry. Stacy Norman Architects worked with Robins & Mortin to provide a detailed cost analysis for each of the design options.
The exterior skin replacement includes a complete façade re-design to provide curtain wall components in lieu of punched openings in the design studios to accommodate day-lighting strategies that increase natural lighting levels and reduce electrical lighting demand. As part of the façade re-design, the brick veneer was pushed out from the structure to accommodate a new waterproofing plane and increased insulation. The new high performance glazing, in addition to increasing insulation at the brick, improve the energy efficiency of the building. The mechanical upgrades include completing the university infrastructure projects that provide hot and chilled water to Dudley Hall.
Montgomery, AL 2017
AlaCOMP, a privately owned company that manages workers compensation insurance, tasked SNA with the complete renovation of an existing building they purchased for their new, expanded Headquarters building in Montgomery, Alabama.
The company owners wanted to alter the overall building impression through changes to the exterior skin and landscape; SNA altered the exterior cladding of the building, adding new materials and increasing daylight with new windows, while using the opportunity to correct existing waterproofing issues. Re-working the site included a new parking lot for employees, and the provision of new ADA parking, building egress, lighting, and additional landscaping. Inside the building, SNA provided a complete interior finishes renovation for the existing open office, break rooms, manager offices and training space. Additionally, SNA converted an existing warehouse space into a high-end executive suite to include offices, meeting spaces, a lounge, display, kitchen, small group training, and high end restroom and locker room for the company leaders.
As a result, the new Headquarters for AlaCOMP accurately expresses their company vision and identity while providing quality office space for an expanding company.
East Glenn administrative support facility adaptive reuse
Auburn University, AL 2015
The East Glenn Administrative Support Facility project includes adapting a former Bruno’s grocery store into an office building for Auburn University’s Department of Human Resources and Office of Alumni Development Support Services as well as laboratory space for collaborative research between the Colleges of Business, Engineering, and Human Sciences.
Stacy Norman Architects provided full design services beginning with Programming and is currently working with Auburn University through the Contract Administration Phase of construction.
The East Glenn Administrative Support Facility is a 55,000 SF conversion of the existing grocery store into office, training and research space. Additional exterior windows will provide day lighting for the office spaces as well as replacement of the existing skylights. This project also includes replacing the existing membrane roof with a TPO membrane roof.
Foy Bathroom Remodel
Auburn University, AL 2016
Mobile, AL 2015
The Chemistry Building Exterior Renovation at the University of South Alabama campus in Mobile is a multi-phased construction
project that allows the building to remain occupied during construction. This renovation project is a complete exterior skin replacement including all masonry, doors, windows and storefront entries. The existing foam roof was completely replaced with a new modified bitumen roof and insulation.