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Nequette Architecture & Design: Creating a New Space to Create New Design

Nequette Architecture & Design: Creating a New Space to Create New Design

June 20, 2017

When Harold’s Furniture store recently closed after 50 years, many prospective buyers looked at the early masonry building on Second Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. Yet not one of them could see its potential. No one except Louise Nequette, who...

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New Park and Community Center Set to Open in Pratt City Early Summer 2018

New Park and Community Center Set to Open in Pratt City Early Summer 2018

June 16, 2017

Pratt City, part of the greater Birmingham area, was among the many communities devastated by the April 2011 “super outbreak” of tornados that swept through much of central Alabama. One Pratt Park and Community Center are part of a long-term...

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Brewing Design In Mobile

Brewing Design In Mobile

June 16, 2017

Across America, vacant buildings are being converted into craft breweries and Alabama is no exception. Two such projects are under way in downtown Mobile – one in a 1960s building that was a Goodyear Auto Service Center and the other...

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Planning Creates Place

Planning Creates Place

May 23, 2017

Planning is vital to making a community more cohesive. Community planning, particularly long- range comprehensive planning, establishes consensus in the community as a means to guide its future, explains Brandon Bias, community and regional planner in Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood’s...

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Historic Morris Avenue Building Renovated for a Bridal Fashion House

Historic Morris Avenue Building Renovated for a Bridal Fashion House

May 23, 2017

It’s no easy feat to restore an old building to use in a radically new way, while at the same time retaining its original character. That’s what Heidi Elnora did with one of the oldest buildings on one of the...

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Tiny Homes: Creating Large Design

Tiny Homes: Creating Large Design

May 23, 2017

Tiny houses have been all the rage for some time. There’s even a TV show called “Tiny House Nation” about living in a structure under 500 square feet. Jeffrey Dungan Architects in Birmingham has partnered with Maryville, Tennessee-based Clayton Homes...

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New BJCTA Intermodal Station

New BJCTA Intermodal Station

April 18, 2017

  Birmingham’s public transportation has been upgraded with the opening of the new Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority intermodal station. Amtrak, Max, Greyhound and Megabus terminals are together in the facility that takes up three blocks along Morris Avenue in downtown...

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City of Alabaster Creates Overlay District for State Route 119

City of Alabaster Creates Overlay District for State Route 119

April 18, 2017

A plan was recently approved to steer the growth of a high-traffic corridor and major gateway into Alabaster — the largest city in Shelby County and fourth largest in the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area. State Route 119 Overlay District was established...

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Industrial Design Creating Community- A Linear Example

Industrial Design Creating Community- A Linear Example

April 18, 2017

  Like other design disciplines, industrial design can help develop and define a community. A dynamic example is “Linear Motion,” a moving sculpture that helps to not only define the McWane Science Center but its Birmingham surroundings. The robotically controlled...

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Landscape Architecture and Community

Landscape Architecture and Community

March 23, 2017

  Landscape architecture encourages people to get out – to walk, to recreate, to dine outdoors, enjoy an outdoor concert, or simply take pleasure in a natural environment, notes landscape architect Joel Eliason, principal of Nimrod Long and Associates in...

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