The Mountain Brook Board of Education has approved the design of an expansion of Mountain Brook High School.
The design, created by B Group Architecture Inc., calls for 42 new classrooms. The 75,000-square-foot, two-story expansion will replace outdated classrooms, while providing more space for a STEM Lab, Entrepreneurial and Business Incubator Lab, guidance and college counselor suite, a new space for band practice and a new dance studio and jazz ensemble practice space.
A Federal Emergency Management Agency-rated storm shelter for 1,300 people also will be included.
The $20 million building will also feature a new “Spartan Commons” space for informal student gatherings in a stadium seating configuration. It will also have an atrium filled with natural lighting.
Construction is slated to begin in May 2021, with the project set to be complete in February 2023.
Mountain Brook High School, founded in 1966, contains three grades and has a student population of about 1,000 students served by 115 faculty and staff members.