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Mr. Freddie Lynn Jr.

Director of Architecture

Goodwyn , Mills & Cawood , Inc.

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Goodwyn , Mills & Cawood , Inc.

2660 Eastchase Lane Ste 200

Montgomery, Alabama 36117

United States

Company Description

The firm was established in 1947 by civil engineers Don Mills and George Goodwyn. The leaders identified emerging talent from within and Steve Cawood joined the company in 1985 as partner forming the present Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood. In 1986 GMC began th ... more

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Board Member
Alabama Architectural Foundation


Auburn University

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Freddie Lynn Jr

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With almost 30 years of experience, Freddie has gained significant recognition for exceptional design work and needs assessment studies, particularly in the K-12, higher education, and municipal projects. Projects under his leadership have received numerous awards on local, regional and national levels from institutions such as the American Institute of Architects, School Planning & Management, and College Planning & Management. Among his most recent achievements is the inclusion of the new Park Crossing High School in the Designing for Disaster exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., as a benchmark for innovative safe room design. Other award-winning and notable projects completed by Freddie Lynn include the 696-bed Montgomery County Detention Facility, Alabama Department of Corrections 2007 Needs Assessment Study, Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center, Troy University Trojan Arena. Freddie plays an active role within the community and his profession. He has been an active Boy Scout Troop Master for over 10 years, and the proud father of two Eagle Scouts and an accomplished daughter. He regularly participates in various community activities, and teaches his troop to live the Boy Scout law. Professionally he supports the American Institute of Architects, serving previously as the local chapter secretary, treasurer, president-elect and president, in addition to helping launch its first design awards program, he organized the "Streamlined Design" symposium in conjunction with the Montgomery Museum of Art and represented the chapter at the Grass Roots Convention in Washington D.C. and the National Convention in San Francisco. He is also a member of several state and national education associations.

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The rooms will have 69 apartment-style units, with one-bed-room, two-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments, said Freddie Lynn Jr., regional vice president for architecture for Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood.

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Freddie Lynn, regional vice president and director of architecture for the Montgomery-based Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, told board members that “schools are primarily what we do every day.� The design Lynn showed to the board called for a two-story wing to be added to the existing Alexandria Elementary School.

The 91,787-square foot addition would include 30 classrooms, a new cafeteria that doubles as a storm shelter, and a new lobby. Also included are a new gymnasium, band and choir rooms.
Lynn gave an estimated cost for construction of $14,583,167. Including furnishings, equipment, professional fees and testing, the total cost for the school was set at $16,407,209.
He said that the costs for the construction could go down by as much as $1 million if the board agreed to build a 24- classroom school, which would still accommodate the 600 students it is meant to serve.
“We just wanted you to be aware that you can take square footage out of the school for additional savings,� said Lynn.
The architectural firm’s design also calls for the elementary school’s existing inclement weather gym, playground and kitchen to be unchanged, except for new equipment in the kitchen. That could save the school system more money.
“You’re looking at saving $1.5 million by saving these assets,� Lynn said, explaining that the figure is derived from the smaller number of classrooms as well as from using the same kitchen for both schools.
He recommended that the board consider using those savings to update the elementary school by improving student access to a central courtyard; removing some existing classrooms would accomplish that. The new school’s capacity would mean fewer students in those rooms anyway, he said.
“Let’s get some of those 21st-century learning spaces I know you all want,� Lynn told board members.
Board member Mike Almaroad asked Lynn if his firm’s professional fee for the planning of the new school was negotiable, and Lynn said yes.
Lynn said yes, but that the design called for two separate shelter areas that would serve both elementary and middle school students. Together, the shelters could house the board’s target of 1,500 people.
Lynn also said that the board could designate one of the structures as a community shelter, which could open up access to Federal Emergency Management Agency grants.
“On this FEMA grant, on the ones you’ve assisted in applying for, have they been granted?� Almaroad asked.
Lynn said they had, but that different rules apply to community shelters and school shelters.
“We’re not recommending that you use the middle school shelter as a community shelter,� Lynn responded. He said that the shelter would have to be built with a generator, extra toilets and special ventilation in order to act as a community shelter.
“It would have to accommodate a 24-hour stay,� he said. “This is just an option for you.�

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Freddie Lynn, Jr. AIA, Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood, Inc

Mr. Lynn will discuss how the traditional high school design in Montgomery has been re-invented from the ground up to enhance the learning concepts Montgomery Public Schools are implementing.
Freddie Lynn Jr., AIA is Vice President and Director of Architecture at Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc.(GMC) an Architecture and Engineering firm headquartered in Montgomery Alabama with offices throughout the southeast. As leader of the education design group at GMC Mr. Lynn has 23 years of experience in school design both at the collegiate and K-12 level. In addition to being responsible for several award winning education projects Mr. Lynn has authored articles for "American School and University" magazine as well as "School Construction News".

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