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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA SIMULATION LAB

ARCHITECT:

GOODWYN, MILLS AND CAWOOD

PROJECT LOCATION:

MOBILE, ALABAMA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

White-Spunner Construction has completed multiple projects for the University of South Alabama. The Simulation Laboratory Building is a three-story concrete, steel, and masonry building. We oversee all associated interior build-out, sitework, and mechanical work including plumbing, fire protection, fire alarms, and electrical systems. The Simulation Lab takes the current third story of the
College of Allied Health and Nursing (which we built in 2010) and creates it’s own building to house and expand the school’s simulation capabilities. The Simulation Lab holds numerous offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, and simulation hospital rooms. These simulation hospital rooms help prepare students to provide the highest level of healthcare in a controlled environment.

GULF STATE PARK LEARNING CAMPUS

ARCHITECT:

ARCHITECTUREWORKS

PROJECT LOCATION:

GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

White-Spunner Construction completed the 26,000 SF Learning Campus and Education Center at Gulf State Park. This project included renovating the Park Headquarters Building site and adding new indoor and outdoor classroom buildings, a student lodge, an auditorium, and the Woodside Grill restaurant. Extensive walkways, landscaping, sitework, and furnishings were also included. The Learning Campus was one of the first buildings in the world to receive IBHS FORTIFIED COMMERCIALTM – Hurricane Bronze Level certification (the first two buildings to ever earn this certification are also part of Gulf State Park). The buildings are also LEED Silver Certified. Some of the challenges of this job involved the site in general. With the owners being the State of Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, we had to be mindful of the trees throughout the wooded nature preserve. We worked the full-time, on-site arborist to remove only the trees necessary for hardscapes and vertical buildings and we coordinated diligently with subcontractors to create workarounds and determine the best options to bring in the necessary equipment to complete scopes of work on-time. We also had to re-sequence the entire project and accelerate the construction of the Woodside Grill when the owners found out about a National Geographic grant. We met the qualification deadline and the grant was awarded to our project.

CITRONELLE HIGH SCHOOL

ARCHITECT:

 TAG THE ARCHITECTS GROUP 

PROJECT LOCATION:

CITRONELLE, ALABAMA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

White-Spunner Construction was chosen as general contractor for construction of the new $22 million Citronelle High School. Our team broke ground in early 2015 on a new, 2-story facility located on a 13-acre site across the street from the existing school. The 97,000-square-foot North Campus consists of a brand new cafeteria and dining area, a media center and library, plus an auditorium complete with performance stage and theater lights. The facility also accommodates 37 high-tech classrooms, each equipped with SMART Board technology, as well as fully functional chemistry and biology labs. The building’s exterior incorporates a traditional design with brick veneer and EIFS accents, as well as a steel frame cupola with aluminum cladding adorning the roof structure. Its modern interior includes cost-saving features such as an energy efficient, sensor-based lighting control system and large, expansive windows.

OCEAN SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL

ARCHITECT:

ALLRED ARCHITECTURAL GROUP 

PROJECT LOCATION:

OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

High school students in Ocean Springs, MS started the 2012-2013 school year in a new, state-of-the-art facility. The 2-story high school accommodates 2,200 students, encompasses 320,000 square feet and includes an impressive 964’x169’ courtyard where students can mingle. Acting as general contractor, White-Spunner Construction completed the school in just two years’ time. The facility boasts 200 classrooms, a vocational-technical department, a 750-seat performance auditorium, a library, media center and two gymnasiums. The structure and its roof are rated for a 140-mph wind zone for hurricanes, and its windows, brick, cornices and columns are impact resistant. This project was not without its challenges as the school’s location on the site of an old pecan orchard with poor soils necessitated the use of site preparation methods which involved more time. Methods included pre-loading the building pad with soil to consolidate the subsoil, then utilizing drainage wicks to remove moisture.

SHC VIRAGH II RESIDENCE HALL

SPRINGHILL COLLEGE

ARCHITECT:

 THE ARCHITECTS GROUP, INC. 

PROJECT LOCATION:

MOBILE, ALABAMA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

This dormitory features a pod-style living arrangement, with six to seven residents living in each pod. The hall accommodates 139 residents in single and double rooms. Study areas, classrooms, laundry facilities, meeting rooms and various common areas complete the interior of this modern facility.

THE VILLAGE AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY

ARCHITECT:

 WILLIAMS BLACKSTOCK ARCHITECTS 

PROJECT LOCATION:

AUBURN, ALABAMA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

The Village is a student housing development at Auburn University that provides more than 1,700 total beds. The project consists of eight 4-story brick residence halls constructed around a collection of quadrangles and green space, all connected by a series of tree shaded sidewalks. Students enjoy accommodations in the form of 4-bedroom suite-style residences which include a common living room, kitchenette, four bedrooms and two baths. A large bay of windows in the main living area offers students an abundance of natural light and views to exterior green space. Individual bedrooms afford each student a private sleeping area, closet and study area. The residence halls also include group meeting and study rooms on each floor and offers students state-of-the-art communication and data services.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA ALLIED HEALTH & NURSING BUILDING

ARCHITECT:

 BARGANIER, DAVIS, SIMS ARCHITECTS 

PROJECT LOCATION:

MOBILE, ALABAMA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

This classroom and medical training facility is 186,000 square feet in six levels. The structural concrete frame has a full masonry and pre-cast veneer and contains office areas and traditional auditorium and classroom space. The facility also includes fully-equipped medical laboratories and examination rooms for all types of medical training such as anatomy, physical therapy, radiation/x-ray, phlebotomy, molecular, operation and audiology. In addition, specialty areas were built for specific training such as the lifesize nursing simulation lab, a biomedical research lab and a multimedia lab.

“Your firm and project team were always there when the going got tough, and you never quit giving us your very best efforts. Thanks to your jobsite staff, we completed a complicated project with exceptional quality, completed early and stayed within the owner’s budget.”
— J. Ronald Blount, Program Manager
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA