Newly Constructed Jasper High School adds Tennis Courts to its expanding Athletic Facilities
HNP provided design concepts and construction documentation/observation and technical specifications to Lathan Associates Architects and Jasper City Board of Education to add tennis courts adjacent to Jasper High School. The Project consists of twelve courts in two court batteries with a central concrete corridor for pedestrian flow and bleacher seating.
The Project went through multiple versions during the design process to account for immediate needs and future expansion. Future phases will include a two-story building between the parking and the courts, shade structures and permanent seating. Stable subgrade, site drainage, weather, and accessibility were all challenges within the design and construction process but in the end, this facility provides competition-ready courts both for the school and general public.
We were honored to work with the Christian Service Mission to reimagine their property into a space that both volunteers and guests could enjoy. With the expansion of Birmingham’s Jones Valley Trail, it created the opportunity to provide access for trail goers to enter the site from the rear. We capitalized on this by creating an environment that welcomed bikers and joggers into the site to learn more about CSM.
The program for Christian Service Mission highlights areas for volunteer work, skill training, and education. This program is anchored by greenhouses, raised vegetable gardens, bee habitat, aquaponics (fish and hydroponic gardening together), Fruit trees, and water harvesting, but the true gem of this concept are the spaces for guests, staff, volunteers to commune and grow relationships.
We have enjoyed conceptualizing a space that represents the core values of CSM, and we look forward to seeing this project progress as we receive more details to the trail expansion.
As a team, we were pleased to partner with Studio 2H Design Architects and LBYD Engineers to create an urban oasis for the United Way of Central Alabama campus. Since 1923, United Way of Central Alabama has had the vision to, “build a great community by bringing people together to help others.” HNP provided landscape architectural services related to the renovation of Building ‘C’ and its adjacent site, along with an additional design service that added a pavilion and canopy structure that brings additional functionality to the event lawn space. The pavilion and canopy provide a wide variety of use from daily lunch breaks to fundraising events.
HNP developed a series of conceptual sketches through digital modeling to help the client visualize the event lawn space and understand the spatial relationships between the buildings. The programming for this project included landscape design, event lawn, wayfinding signage, pavilion and canopy structure.
We were very excited to share a hand in the renovation of the United Way of Central Alabama campus and hope it continues its rich history of helping Central Alabama.
The President’s House at Athens State University, known as the Bullington House, was built in 1910 and is an example of Colonial Revival architecture. As part of the exterior renovations, the University contacted HNP to provide design services for an outdoor courtyard to entertain guests and alumni. The programming for the exterior spaces includes a full outdoor kitchen, gathering space for approximately 40 guests, updated ADA access and the preservation of existing trees.
HNP developed a series of concept sketches and a photo-realistic digital model to help the President and his wife visualize the courtyard space and illustrate how the design decisions and classic plant material selections will complement the historic architecture of the residence. Construction for this project is expected to begin in the spring of 2021.
We were honored to partner with McGiffert and Associates, Ellis Architects, and Garner Engineering to envision the central hub and first phase of the City of Tuscaloosa’s Northern Riverwalk.
Parallel to the Black Warrior River, the officially named Northern Riverwalk Randall Family Park & Trailhead (in honor of the Randall Family’s generous land donation) will offer parking, pavilion, restrooms, paved trail, play/event lawns, playground, picnic areas, overlooks, and natural areas to communities on the north side of the river and further the popularity and economic success of the Southern Riverwalk phases.
The extensive study of the site, conceptual design, and construction documentation highlight the variety of graphics we implement for our clients, from initial photography, site plan sketches, amenity visualization, and final design presentation.
We are truly excited to see the city experience this amazing natural resource in a whole new way. The park and trail will set a new bar of quality, security, and recreation amenities for all future Riverwalk phases to come. Construction will begin Spring 2021.