McKenzie Court

A phased project that includes a community center, multi-family housing, and the Weaver Bolden Library.

The McKenzie Court project was a revitalization of an existing Tuscaloosa community and was built in two phases.

Phase I included the McKenzie Court Community Center.

Phase II included the Weaver Bolden Library and 144 multi-family housing units.

  • LocationTuscaloosa, AL
  • Project Type
  • Client Tuscaloosa Housing Authority
  • Awards 2009 Merit Award, AIA Birmingham
  • 2010 Merit Award, Brick Industry Southeast Region's Design with Brick Architectural Competition

The Community Center includes large multi-purpose spaces, classrooms and administrative areas.

The Weaver Bolden Library provides a space for the vital education, interaction, and growth of the community, and instills a feeling of pride for the neighborhood residents.

McKenzie Court Phase II included 144 multi-family housing units of traditional brick and shingle design. Large porches, pocket parks, community gardens and playgrounds encourage interaction among neighbors. Parking areas for residents and guests are tucked discreetly behind the buildings, easing the visual clutter at the front of the buildings while allowing convenient access to the units.