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UAB Students Participate in 2017 Solar Decathlon

UAB Students Participate in 2017 Solar Decathlon

October 21, 2017

In order to survive and offer comfort sustainably, an Alabama house must be designed and built to withstand severe storms and offer relief in the hot, sticky climate in ways that conserve energy. That’s exactly the type of house that...

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Multi-use Riverfront Development in Gadsden is Underway

Multi-use Riverfront Development in Gadsden is Underway

September 17, 2017

As Gadsden’s riverfront development continues to improve and grow, it’s bringing “extraordinary opportunities” to the city, Mayor Sherman Guyton has said of the progress taking place along the Coosa River. The development – likely to be called “The Venue at...

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New Teaching Garden Designed for Auburn University

New Teaching Garden Designed for Auburn University

September 17, 2017

While classroom instruction certainly has its place, students also learn by doing. With that in mind, Auburn University’s College of Agriculture has initiated a project to fund and manage a hands-on teaching garden where students can engage in agricultural fieldwork....

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Regions Field Latest Attraction is Switchyard on 14th

Regions Field Latest Attraction is Switchyard on 14th

September 17, 2017

Ballparks are where people go to enjoy spectator sports, but at Regions Field in Birmingham an attraction has been designed to provide an opportunity to actually participate in games. SwitchYard on 14th is an outdoor venue at Regions Park where...

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Office Environments Redesigned into a “Living Office”

Office Environments Redesigned into a “Living Office”

August 30, 2017

Office Environments, a Herman Miller office furniture dealership, has transformed its showroom and workspace in Birmingham’s historic Jemison Flats into a “living office” – a more human-centered approach to the workplace and how people work together. The “living office” is...

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Lions Park Recognized in Best Student Design-Build Projects Worldwide 2017

Lions Park Recognized in Best Student Design-Build Projects Worldwide 2017

August 30, 2017

While it’s not every day that architecture students get global recognition for their work, that’s what happened with four students of Auburn University’s Rural Studio. Their Lions Park Shade project – a shading structure offering refuge in a 40-acre park...

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Oxford’s Streetscape Project to Begin in October

Oxford’s Streetscape Project to Begin in October

August 30, 2017

Plans are moving forward to upgrade the infrastructure of downtown Oxford, located in Calhoun and Talladega counties in the foothills in the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Oxford streetscape project will overhaul the core of the city...

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Walking in High Cotton

Walking in High Cotton

July 19, 2017

A nondescript warehouse with no windows in Irondale has been transformed into an inviting and highly functional work environment offering abundant light and views. Williams Blackstock Architects in Birmingham renovated the interior of the 57,000-square-foot long-abandoned tilt-up panel warehouse for...

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New Performing Arts Center Planned for Auburn

New Performing Arts Center Planned for Auburn

July 19, 2017

While Auburn is certainly best known as a university town, it’s becoming increasingly recognized for its cultural offerings. The Auburn University board of trustees has approved a $65 million new Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center – an 85,000-square-foot...

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Creating a New smiLe

Creating a New smiLe

July 19, 2017

Few objects are more functional than a table, yet bDot Architecture in Birmingham has designed one that takes the functionality of a table to even greater heights. The smiLe table is a custom-design play table for children with special needs,...

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