As the architect for the renovation of historic East High School in Memphis we were charged with complete building system upgrades. New plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems were added. The building had not been previously airconditioned. We brought the building up to current ADA standards with new accessible bathrooms, elevator and site improvements. All the laboritories were upgraded to modern scientific learning experiences. The gymnasium and lockers were renovated.
Also a part of the project was the new amphitheater. The existing space had been long gutted due to environmental concerns. Our work included all new staging, rigging, light and sound systems and all new interior finish rooms. We also constructed new dressing and backstage facilities.
Lane College is a Historic Black College founded in 1882 by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America. Since 1992 Architecture, Incorporated has bee the architect of choice for their historic district on campuys. We have renovated or provided adaptive use documents for the following buildings: The President's House, Cleaves Hall, Saunders Hall, Academic Development Center, Daniel's Hall, Bray Hall, Fine Arts Building, The Meeting Hall and Production Center (LEED Qualified), Water Tower Place and St. Paul's Church.
The fact that lane College has continued to retain Architecture, Incorporated for almost 30 years for their historic building stock is a testament to their client satisfaction as well as our abilities.
The Maria Montessori School was the first educational facility in downtown Memphis. They relocated to Harbor Town to serve the growing urban residential population. The original building was literally a one-room schoolhouse with a bell tower to be rung at the start of class. As the community grew, the school grew in size and complexity. The result is facilities for 110 children, three new buildings, a new Erdkinder garden, plaza and outdoor amphitheater.