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Mayors and Design Professionals Join Forces at Latest Mayors Design Summit

Mayors and Design Professionals Join Forces at Latest Mayors Design Summit

March 27, 2024

Brainstorming ideas and generating solutions is what DesignAlabama’s community-based initiatives are all about, including its annual Philip A. Morris Mayors Design Summit held last month for the 18th year. At the recent two-day Summit held in Prattville, a team of...

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Jerry’s Juke Joint Recognized by Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery

Jerry’s Juke Joint Recognized by Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery

March 27, 2024

Today, you can instantly listen to any song with paid subscription services like Spotify and Apple Music or free on YouTube. Or pay skyrocketed ticket prices to hear stars perform in large stadiums. Yet nothing beats the excitement and intimacy...

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Education and Visitor Center Under Way for 16th Street Baptist Church

Education and Visitor Center Under Way for 16th Street Baptist Church

March 27, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. – responding to the bomb in 1963 that killed four young girls before a Sunday service at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham – sent a telegram to Alabama’s segregationist Gov. George Wallace, stating point-blank: “The...

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Get Ready for Upcoming Your Town Alabama 2024

Get Ready for Upcoming Your Town Alabama 2024

February 22, 2024

Your Town Alabama is a 2 ½-day workshop that provides civic leaders and elected officials of small and rural towns with the tools to strengthen their economy and make community improvements. And while doing so, retain the characteristics that give...

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King’s Canvas Supports Marginalized Artists and Boosts West Montgomery Economy

King’s Canvas Supports Marginalized Artists and Boosts West Montgomery Economy

February 22, 2024

If you find yourself on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in West Montgomery, be sure visit King’s Canvas, a nonprofit arts organization at 1413 Oak St. on the west side of Montgomery in Washington Park. Described as a...

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Historic Birmingham Warehouse Now Home for Startups

Historic Birmingham Warehouse Now Home for Startups

February 22, 2024

CCR Architecture & Interiors has created an inviting space to nurture young companies. Space so inviting that the startups might not want to leave once they’re done incubating. The Birmingham-based firm converted a turn-of-the-20th-century masonry warehouse on historic Morris Avenue...

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Design Team Creates Comprehensive Plan for Centreville

Design Team Creates Comprehensive Plan for Centreville

January 15, 2024

Yogi Berra, the major league baseball catcher known for his witty and astute observations, once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” A community also needs to know where it’s going. That’s the purpose...

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A 1961 International-style Building Renovated for Office Space

A 1961 International-style Building Renovated for Office Space

January 15, 2024

Adaptive reuse projects have played a significant role in revitalizing downtown Birmingham.  Just about every type of building you can name has found a new purpose in the Magic City – from warehouses, mid-20th century modern high-rises and car dealerships...

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Papa Dubi’s Restaurant Brings New Orleans to Albertville

Papa Dubi’s Restaurant Brings New Orleans to Albertville

January 15, 2024

In the mood for a taste of New Orleans? While there’s no other place like New Orleans in the world, it’s possible to experience the city’s unrivalled ambiance, culture and cuisine without leaving Alabama. Step inside Papa Dubi’s Cajun-style restaurant...

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Midcentury Modern Motel Converted into Dothan Apartment Complex

Midcentury Modern Motel Converted into Dothan Apartment Complex

October 3, 2023

Turning vacant hotels and motels into apartments is gaining momentum nationwide, with good reason. Neighborhoods are revived, local economies get a boost, and most importantly the inventory of much-needed affordable living space increases. It’s a match made in heaven, so...

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