White-Spunner Construction was chosen as general contractor for the $22 million expansion and renovation project for Citronelle High School. Their team broke ground in January 2015 on a new, 2-story facility located on a 13-acre site across the street from the existing school. The 97,000-square-foot North Campus consists of a brand new cafeteria and dining area, a media center and library, and an auditorium complete with a performance stage and theater lights. The facility also accommodates 37 high-tech classrooms, each equipped with SMART Board technology, as well as fully functional chemistry and biology labs. The building’s exterior incorporates a traditional design with brick veneer and EIFS accents, as well as a steel frame cupola with aluminum cladding adorning the roof structure. Its modern interior includes cost-saving features such as an energy-efficient, sensor-based lighting control system and large, expansive windows offering occupants an abundance of natural light.
In addition to constructing the new facility, their team will also renovate approximately 60,000 square feet of the existing school and furnish freestanding boys and girls locker rooms. The newly renovated South Campus will serve as a vocational/technical department, and a state-of-the-art culinary facility will replace the existing cafeteria.