Design Solutions That Make Thriving Educational Institutions



Since 1970, Southern A&E has proudly served the design needs of over 65 K-12 educational systems in Georgia along with many higher education institutions. During that time, we have completed: 132 new elementary schools, 64 new middle schools, 36 new high schools, and thousands of additions and renovations.

During the design of an educational facility, we encourage each of our employees to think like a manager with the welfare of the client always held uppermost in their decision making. When a client retains the services of Southern A&E, we will deliver a well-organized, comfortable, and safe space that is configured for its intended purpose.

Crawford County Middle/High School

400 East Agency Street, Roberta, GA 31078

The recently completed 172,340 sf middle/high school was designed by Southern A&E and opened in the summer of 2022. The new school consists of a two-story middle school wing, a two-story high school wing, a core wing with kitchen and cafeteria, C.T.A.E. wing and a gymnium and fieldhouse.

Main Elementary School

3 Watters Street, Rome, GA 30161

The two story replacement school features a large media center with collaborative learning spaces for the students and conference rooms and offices for the faculty. A large corridor greets visitors into the school with administrative offices and visitor waiting. Each hall is color coded per grade level and has its own technology lab. Specials include a physical education gymnasium, music lab and art classroom.

Heard County GPAC

545 Main Street, Franklin, GA 30217

The new Heard County Gymnasium and Performing Arts Center was completed in the Summer 2021. The multidiscipline center features a large competition gymnasium with lockers and coaches offices along with a performing arts center. The PAC  houses a large multi-use atrium, boys and girls dressing rooms, stage equipment storage and ticket windows for productions.

Rome College and Career Academy

1000 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Rome, GA 30161

The recently completed 164,000 sf Rome College and Career Academy was designed by Southern A&E and opened to the public in February of 2021. Some of the unique classrooms/labs featured in the facility include Cyber Security, Broadcast Production, Sports Medicine, Veterinary Services, Manufacturing, and Fire/Police. The new CCA also houses an indoor 55-yard synthetic turf practice field along with lockers and weight training.

Pope-McGinnis Student Activity Center

201 Trojan Dr., Carrollton, GA 30117

The new student activity center at Carrollton High School serves not only multiple sports at the high school but also the community. A 100-yard indoor synthetic turf field is the highlight of the facility. Multiple bay doors help with air circulation along with industrial-sized fans. The center also features a gymnasium, weight training, indoor sprint track, offices, lockers, and team meeting/multi-purpose rooms.

Carrollton High School

202 Trojan Dr, Carrollton, GA 30117

Southern A&E is pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the 3 Phase construction project at Carrollton High School is complete. With an aesthetically pleasing two-story entrance, the three-story lobby is a must-see. The main level of Phase 1 consists of the Administration and Special Education Suites. The middle and top levels have a total of 27 classrooms along with the Music and Art rooms. To top it all off, a school store has been included in the design to allow swift accessibility for students in need of last-minute school spirit. We look forward to updating you on Phases 2 and 3 upon their completion!"

Carroll County Performing Arts

815 Old Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30116

The main entrance to the center entails a two-story lobby that has quick access to the balcony level of the auditorium. There is a total of 1,132 seats in the auditorium; the balcony can seat 384 people, while the main floor can seat 748 people. Not only is there a plethora of seating, but there are multiple maple wood wall and ceiling box diffusers that scatter and diffuse sound for the best possible acoustical performance. With a 324” retractable screen and a floating maple wood floor than can accommodate different purposes, the Carroll County Performing Arts Center is a must-see!

Jackson County High School

152 Jaxco Junction, Hoschton, GA 30548

The new 195,000 square foot high school for the Jackson County School System was completed in the fall of 2021. The high school promotes collaborative learning in the many unique spaces throughout the school. State-of-the-art classrooms and labs help students learn to grow while providing a secure and sfae enviroment. The school features a performing arts center, 2 story media center, a synthetic turf football field, and a 2 story gymnasium.

Rabun Primary School

801 East Boggs Mountain Road, Tiger, GA 30576

Rabun Primary’s mountain top location in the Northeast corner of Georgia provides students and teachers with a 360-degree scenic view of the surrounding area. The new primary school is 130,275 square feet. Some of the unique features include bamboo flooring in all classrooms, way-finding by the use of color and floor patterns, and collaborative learning areas attached to each grade level. The gymnasium takes advantage of solar tracking skylights which provide ample lighting throughout the day.

Calhoun High School

355 South River Street, Calhoun, GA 30701

The new Calhoun High School was part of a three-year multi-building process for Calhoun City Schools that included a new gymnasium and a new middle school. The new high school consists of 62 classrooms and labs totaling over 170,500 square feet. Highlighted areas of the new high school include a culinary arts laboratory, a multi-level cafeteria with separate senior seating, a high-tech media center, and a truly customizable black-box theater.

Coosa High School

4454 Alabama Highway, Rome, GA 30165

Phase 1 of Coosa High School was completed in the fall of 2015. The new building has three levels housing 54 instructional units. The school features a multi-level cafeteria and media center along with a large central commons area with a staircase spanning all three levels. Technology hubs are located in all of the commons areas and feature benches with built-in charging stations. Phase 2 of Coosa High added a new competition gymnasium and an auditorium to the site.

Habersham Central High

2059 St. Highway 197 South, Mt. Airy, GA 30563

In the summer of 2011, Southern A&E completed a 300,600 new high school for the Habersham County School District. When designing the new high school, Southern A&E openly incorporated sustainability into its many features. Environment-friendly LVT was used in the main atrium, cool metal roofing was applied to the exterior of the school and high efficiency, energy recovery HVAC units were used. The high school also features a 2,000 seat gymnasium and a 650 seat auditorium.

New Manchester High School

4925 Highway 92/166, Douglasville, GA 30135

New Manchester High School is a brand new facility designed for the Douglas County School System. The high school was built in response to the growing student population in the county and features three large educational and administrative wings, a performing arts center, a two-court gymnasium, and an athletic complex that houses baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, a field house, and a synthetic turf football stadium. New Manchester has a total overall square footage of 378,944.

Gordon County College & Career Academy

The new CCA features the following labs

  • Robotics

  • Agriculture Mechanics

  • Engineering and Drafting

  • Graphics

  • Business Administration

  • Marketing

  • Networking

Freedom Field

111 Bear County Blvd, Warner Robbins, GA 31088

The 12,000 seat high school stadium serves a dual purpose as the home field for two schools in Houston County. The stadium field is full synthetic turf with an elevated landscaping turf seating area for spectators in the home end zone. Stadium guests walk into the stands at a mid-cross aisle and then decide to either head down into the cast in place concrete stands or up into the all-aluminum grand stands. For the players, a nearly 7,000 square foot conditioned field house was designed with full locker rooms, restroom facilities, and training rooms for home/visiting teams.