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Creating an Arts & Cultural District in Historic Montgomery

Creating an Arts & Cultural District in Historic Montgomery

March 23, 2017

  Plans are under way to revitalize a Montgomery historic district that played a critical role in the Civil Rights movement. The Five Points Cultural Commission is redeveloping the commercial corridor of the Five Points area into an Arts and...

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Cordova Plans for a New City Park

Cordova Plans for a New City Park

March 23, 2017

The city of Cordova was hard hit by the series of tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama in 2011. Among the latest efforts to revitalize the old mill town is the creation of a park on the 18-acre site...

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After Press Offers Custom-Printed Letterpress Designs

After Press Offers Custom-Printed Letterpress Designs

February 27, 2017

  A Birmingham studio specializing in the art of letterpress printing combines centuries-old letterpress techniques with today’s digital technology. Letterpress operator Bradey Baxter and Brian Authement, creative director of the Birmingham graphic design and branding firm Odie and Partners, opened...

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Prattville’s Historic “gin shop” to Become Apartment Complex

Prattville’s Historic “gin shop” to Become Apartment Complex

February 27, 2017

Plans are under way to turn the historic Continental Eagle Corporation’s five cotton gin buildings in downtown Prattville into a 150-unit apartment complex called The Mill, designed by Chambliss King Architects of Montgomery. The collection of masonry buildings date from...

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Tuskegee University Master Plan

Tuskegee University Master Plan

February 27, 2017

A master plan for Tuskegee University is being designed to address the overall organization of campus functions, create a more pedestrian-friendly and immersive collegiate environment and improve infrastructure. “We are reviewing the final draft of the plan, and the final...

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A Look How Architecture Creates Community- A Conversation with Joel Blackstock

A Look How Architecture Creates Community- A Conversation with Joel Blackstock

February 27, 2017

It is virtually impossible to separate architecture from community. Architecture and the result of its application through design and construction are meant for the community. The community is the end-user of the works of architecture, so the needs and preferences...

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UA Engineering Students Partner with NASA

June 6, 2016

Two teams of University of Alabama mechanical engineering students spent their senior year designing prototypes for tools that NASA anticipates it will need for planned missions in the 2020s and beyond. The UA teams are participating with 22 schools nationwide...

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Cahaba Brewing’s New Tasting Room

June 6, 2016

An old cotton gin in Birmingham’s Avondale district is now the site of Cahaba Brewing Company’s new production facility and tasting room, which opened in January. Project architect Williams Blackstock Architects of Birmingham kept the brickwork intact, along with hand-made...

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Rotary Trail Contributes to the Revitalization of the Downtown Area of Birmingham

June 6, 2016

Efforts to revitalize downtown Birmingham have sparked a boom in residential and commercial construction and renovations. The latest transformation is an abandoned rail bed that created an eyesore in the city center. The once blighted area is now Rotary Trail...

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Krebs Engineering Wins Award

March 22, 2016

Birmingham-based Krebs Engineering was recently recognized for helping the city of Albertville develop a cost-effective, long-term solution to control solids hauling and disposal costs by using renewable biogas produced at its wastewater treatment facility. Biogas is called “the ultimate win-win...

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