Opelika Utilities Administration

Opelika, Alabama

New one-story, 11,000 square foot operation center consisting of customer service and teller/bill payment area, drive-thru, meeting and conference rooms, administrative offices and support areas. This project is LEED silver certified. Building is be heated and cooled using efficient water-source heat pumps. Lighting will also be high-efficiency and incorporate sunlight harvesting controls to reduce lighting requirements during daylight hours. High clerestory windows throughout the building provide natural daylighting for interior spaces. Exterior materials include natural stone, brick, aluminum glazing and metal roofing. Roof structure is exposed wood decking and wood beams which will provide high ceilings and natural materials for the interiors. A standing seam metal roofing system will be installed over a 3” rigid insulation system providing a high degree of energy efficiency.

Owner: Opelika Utilities

Awards: Owner: 

2014 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects, Birmingham Chapter

2014 Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects, Alabama Council