YWoodlawn is a 34 unit housing renovation for YWHomes.
Block by block the YWCA restored what was once an unsafe area into a family friendly environment for transitional housing. Well executed green design was accomplished 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 materials found locally. Steeper roof pitches, roof dormers, porches, fresh color and material combinations were also implemented as part of the renovation. 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.