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CMAA SAC Names HPM 2024 Project Achievement Award Winner

July 9, 2024

CMAA’s South Atlantic Chapter (CMAA SAC) recently released its 2024 awards, recognizing HPM as a Project Achievement Award Winner for The University of Alabama’s Catherine and Pettus Randall Welcome Center.

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CMAA offers Project Achievement Awards annually to recognize projects that stand out as examples in the construction industry, demonstrating excellence and innovation. These awards are reserved for facilities that push the industry forward and motivate its leaders to push past perceived limitations and pursue what others have deemed impossible. Representatives from HPM attended the annual Awards Gala in Atlanta, GA, where guests were inspired by the projects of fellow award winners, having managed cutting-edge projects in various categories.

Catherine and Pettus Randall Welcome Center

The 15,000-square-foot Randall Welcome Center comprises the first level of the historic Peter Bryce Main facility and serves as the “front door to campus” for all who visit. Inside the facility are numerous interactive elements designed to provide prospective students with a glimpse into campus life. From academics to athletics, guests are guaranteed to enjoy an immersive display of the UA culture. The welcome center is aptly named in honor of Dr. Catherine J. Randall and her late husband, Pettus Randall. The Randall family is beloved among the University of Alabama community, known for their commitment to generous hospitality. 

One particularly unique space within the facility is the Roll Tide Room. This room features a custom interactive AV element comprised of (54) individual LED screens that are webbed together to create a single image. The wall is constructed to mimic a rolling tidal wave, creating an interactive immersion experience.

Roll Tide Room

HPM & The University of Alabama

HPM collaborated with UA to achieve their vision of a strategic restructuring of the historic facility, originally constructed in 1861. Seeking to preserve the defining characteristics of the original architecture, HPM managed every detail with care. The project team provided comprehensive services ranging from preconstruction to field coordination to move management, all with students in mind.

HPM’s relationship with the University of Alabama began two decades ago in 2004. For 20 years, HPM has worked with the university on construction and renovations across campus. From residence halls to athletic complexes to academic facilities, HPM has an established history of managing capital projects on the Capstone’s behalf.


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