YWoodlawn is a 34-unit housing renovation for YWHomes.
The YWCA is upgrading the neighborhood block by block and what was once an unsafe neighborhood is now a family-friendly environment for transitional housing. By salvaging the existing brick and hardwood floors, upgrading to energy efficient HVAC units and windows, installing water efficient plumbing fixtures, planting drought tolerant landscaping and using local materials, CCR achieved a green design. Steeper roof pitches, roof dormers, porches and fresh color and material combinations give the renovated structures a face lift. YWoodlawn won the Merit Award from the Birmingham Chapter of the AIA in 2011 and an Honorable Mention from the Birmingham Chapter of the AIA in 2012.