Architect: Walcott, Adams, Verneuille (Fairhope, Alabama)

Project Location: Bay Minette, Alabama

Acting as general contractor, White-Spunner Construction built this LEED-Certified Silver Facility for Faulkner State Community College in record time, completion taking place in just ten months. This two-story building, located on the school's main campus, boasts 54,000 square feet.

Departments under the roof of Memorial Hall include:

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid/Business Offices
  • Veterans' Affairs
  • Housing
  • Student Development
  • Student Services
  • Recruiting
  • High School Programs
  • Bookstore
  • Counselors & Advisors
  • Nine New Classrooms
  • Nine New Faculty Offices

Highlights of the new facility include a brick and cultured-stone exterior over metal-stud framing. The roof is composed primarily of asphalt shingles with an area of membrane roofing and standing seam metal roofs at the entrances. The HVAC is a chiller based system with individual controls via VAV boxes in each space. A large, roof-panoramic skylight channeled to both floors lowers the building's energy needs to ensure it's a LEED-accredited facility. Additional green efforts include water conserving fixtures, use of recycled building materials and finally, recycling of 74% of construction wastes.