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New Welcome Center at Children’s Harbor

April 30, 2020

The Welcome Center is the newest addition to the Children’s Harbor campus along Lake Martin near Alexander City. Designed by ArchitectureWorks, the new center introduces visitors to a place where children with serious illnesses and their families can enjoy... Read more

Business Finds New Home in Birmingham Warehouse

March 31, 2020

Old warehouses often get reused after defunct industries leave them sitting empty. Such transformations have happened for decades in downtown Birmingham. Among the latest is a former service garage warehouse redesigned for Cayenne Creative, a creative branding agency that... Read more

Warehouse Transformed into the 2700 Building

February 27, 2020

Repurposing existing buildings is the ultimate in sustainable architecture and adaptive reuse projects abound in Alabama. Born out of this concept is flex space, a term used to describe light industrial warehouses that “flex” into larger or smaller air-conditioned... Read more

DesignPlace Selma Plan Unveiled

February 27, 2020

Selma is embarking on a plan to honor its past and embrace its future with the help of DesignPlace. This DesignAlabama program partners Alabama communities with a design team whose goal is to help the community enhance its assets.... Read more

Home of AU’s First Architecture Dean is Restored

January 20, 2020

North College Street Historic District in downtown Auburn is a trove of architecturally and historically significant buildings that date from 1848 to 1937. Of note is a Dutch Colonial Revival-style house designed in 1927 by Frederick Child Biggin, the... Read more

Master Plan Created for Birmingham’s Parkside

January 20, 2020

Birmingham planners and developers have long understood that parks improve the quality of inner-city life. As a result, the city has transformed swaths of derelict and underused land into vibrant urban parks and among the latest is the Parkside... Read more

New Spencer Cancer Center at East Alabama Medical Center

January 20, 2020

Quality design affects quality of health, particularly for patients battling cancer. Architect Doug McCurry of TRO Jung|Brannen in Birmingham considered the role a building plays in the health of its inhabitants when he designed the new 60,000-square-foot Spencer Cancer... Read more