Location: Albany, Georgia
Client: Dougherty County Board of Education
Project Description: The project is located in the old Southside Middle School originally built in 1962. 4C Academy is a partnership between the Dougherty County School System, Albany Technical College, Albany State University, and the Business Community. Other school system partners include the Baker County School System, the Calhoun County School System, and the Terrell County School System. This 104,148 square feet school was not only in need of an upgrade,but a complete redesign in function to meet the needs of a College & Career Academy. The facility is designed to accommodate 14 pathways that will come from the following Career Clusters: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Distribution/Logistics, Information Technology, Education, Film/Audio Video, Engineering, Business, Marketing, and Aviation. The fast-track project was constructed in 4 phases over 13 months. Of special note, the project team achieved over 90% local participation and over 20% minority/DBE participation.