YMCA Youth Center
The former Phillips High School gym was renovated for after-school and summer care for children who reside in the city center.
This project includes the addition of classrooms, exercise areas, locker rooms, a climbing totem, an exterior pool, playing fields and a garden. The climbing totem within the glass tower serves as a beacon for the city of Birmingham and as the focal point for two new developments: Park Place and Marconi Park. The YMCA Youth Center won the Honor Award from the Birmingham Chapter of the AIA, the Merit Award from the Alabama Council of the AIA, the Citation of Honor from the Gulf States Chapter of the AIA and the Outstanding Project of the Year from the Construction Specifications Institute in 2007.