HPM has worked with Jefferson State Community College on projects totaling more than 230,000 square feet, but the real footprint is more significant — four separate campuses, ranging hundreds of miles across north central Alabama.
HPM started with program and construction management services for a multi-purpose facility on the Shelby-Hoover campus in 2000. The JSCC St. Clair Center in Pell City houses not only tiered classrooms, labs and faculty offices but also offices for the St. Clair County Economic Development Council. For the Health and Sciences Building on the Shelby-Hoover campus, HPM advised the owner and served as an extension of staff throughout the build. And the building in Clanton is called the Academic Building but is that and more — classroom, labs, faculty offices and a separate 54,000-square-foot, multi-purpose civic center for the City of Clanton, all constructed at the same time under HPM’s guidance.
With projects worked on all four Jefferson State campuses, adding an additional client — the City of Clanton — wasn’t difficult for HPM. JSCC’s Academic Building in Clanton housed computer labs, science and biology labs, a library and offices for faculty. Yards away, a complete civic center for the City of Clanton was constructed at the same time, with a 1,800-seat auditorium, classrooms, meeting space and offices for the Clanton Industrial Board, as well as industrial commercial kitchen space shared by the college and the city. By managing budgets and construction schedules, HPM was able to build two facilities for separate owners simultaneously, with time- and cost-efficiency.