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Indian Springs School

Birmingham, AL

Located on 350-acres in the wooded hills south of Birmingham, Alabama, the Indian Springs School is an independent day and boarding school serving grades 8-12. In 2012, the school engaged Lake|Flato in a master planning effort to transform and invigorate the campus originally designed by the Olmstead Brothers in 1950. The master plan includes new structures for Classrooms, Visual Arts, a Dining Hall, and Administration that are all part of the school’s three-phase “Springs Eternal” campaign.

Recently completed, Phase One integrates three new classroom buildings and a new administration building into landscape features designed to offer a variety of dynamic and updated learning environments with myriad connections to the outdoors. Together, the buildings form several gathering areas, including an entry court, and emphasize different vistas across the campus and its nearby lake. Porch ceilings and overhangs are crafted of wood and are natural frames of the surrounding environment. Roof monitors on the buildings provide daylighting to each classroom, while a storefront system and high-performance glazing afford views along the covered walkways and to the campus beyond. The project is targeting LEED Silver certification. In association with Architecture Works
Photography: Casey Dunn; Video by Bluestack Media

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The new buildings are exceptional in every way. Built from eco-friendly, energy-efficient materials, they integrate beautifully with Indian Springs' natural setting.
Jimmy Lewis
Chair: Building & Grounds Committee, Indian Springs School Board of Governors

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