For Immediate Release
ISS Contact: Melanie Kieve 190 Woodward Drive Indian Springs, AL 35124 (205) 332-0615 firstname.lastname@example.org www.indiansprings.org
ISS NAMES ARCHITECTS FOR MASTER FACILITIES PLAN INDIAN SPRINGS, Ala., May 22, 2012 — Indian Springs School has selected San Antonio, Texas-based Lake|Flato Architects and Birmingham’s ArchitectureWorks to develop its new master facilities plan. ArchitectureWorks and Lake|Flato representatives have been meeting with the school’s Building and Grounds Committee, the Board of Governors, and groups of students, parents, alumni, faculty and friends to explore priorities in line with the school’s latest strategic plan. While the entire campus and curriculum are being considered, priority areas are art and dining facilities, classroom renovations, and technology enterprises. Established in 1984, Lake|Flato is nationally recognized for its work in residential design and independent school master planning, design and construction. In 2004, the American Institute of Architects awarded Lake|Flato the prestigious Firm Award, the highest honor an American architecture firm can receive, and the firm is featured regularly in Architectural Digest, including its June 2012 issue. ArchitectureWorks is very familiar with the Springs campus, having designed and constructed dormitories and a science center for the school in 2007. They are known throughout the state and region for their commercial, equestrian, healthcare, institutional, religious and residential projects for such clients as Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham-Southern College, Auburn University and Books-A-Million. “We feel fortunate that ArchitectureWorks and Lake|Flato have chosen to work with Indian Springs. Their exceptional reputations are well known regionally and nationally, and their interest in working on the project speaks to its potential, both in terms of beauty and integrity,” says Building and Grounds Committee member Charles Simpson.
In the forefront of innovative school design when constructed in 1952, the Springs campus was originally designed by the Olmsted Brothers company, designer of urban landscapes nationwide including such Alabama sites as Samford University, Huntingdon College, and the University of Montevallo. The firm’s leaders were the sons of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in New York City. Located near the intersection of I-65 and I-459 just south of Birmingham, Indian Springs School is a national leader in coed boarding and day education in grades 8-12. Founded in 1952, the mission of the school is to develop in students a love of learning, a sense of integrity and moral courage, and an ethic of participatory citizenship. For more information, visit www.indiansprings.org. — 30 —