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Downtown Prattville to Get a New Outdoor Entertainment and Recreation Venue

Downtown Prattville to Get a New Outdoor Entertainment and Recreation Venue

October 3, 2023

A few years back, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program issued a report “Turning Around Downtown: Twelve Steps to Revitalization.” Step No. 7 is to create urban entertainment venues, which “gives all sorts of people a reason to come downtown…providing...

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New Video Helps Tell DesignAlabama’s Story

October 3, 2023

The mission of DesignAlabama is to improve a community’s quality of life, but making that happen is easier said than done. It’s a complex process that requires extensive planning and citizen involvement, while bringing together policymakers, planners and design professionals...

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More Flowers for Fairhope with a New Downtown Park on the Way

More Flowers for Fairhope with a New Downtown Park on the Way

August 30, 2023

A New York Times article called Fairhope “a small southern town that’s been holding on to its charm for more than a century.” Fairhope is about to get a bit more charming – if that’s at all possible – with...

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DesignAlabama Presents its DesignPlace Report to the City of Foley

DesignAlabama Presents its DesignPlace Report to the City of Foley

August 29, 2023

Located in the southern section of Baldwin County just north of Gulf Shores, the town of Foley has a lot going for it. Bays, rivers and the Gulf of Mexico. A near 500-acre nature preserve, a heritage rose trail that...

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Nequette Architecture & Design Volunteers Its Services to Help Those Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care

Nequette Architecture & Design Volunteers Its Services to Help Those Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care

August 29, 2023

Designing and constructing buildings to better society is fundamental to many projects, no matter the sector or size. And few projects generate greater social value than a place for young adults who have “aged out” of the foster care system....

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What Lies Beneath: Barge Design Solutions Wins Award for City Walk BHAM

What Lies Beneath: Barge Design Solutions Wins Award for City Walk BHAM

May 30, 2023

Reviving lost space below elevated freeways is becoming increasingly common as cities discover ways to use these structures for public leisure activities, not just massive transportation systems. So, it’s no surprise that Birmingham – a city known for resourcefulness and...

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Parking Lot Now a Park in Downtown Anniston

Parking Lot Now a Park in Downtown Anniston

May 30, 2023

“They paved paradise and put up a parking lot…”  The line is from the 1970 song “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell. The opposite has occurred in Anniston, where a parking lot made way for a bit of paradise. A...

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WPA Building to Become Jasper City Hall

WPA Building to Become Jasper City Hall

May 30, 2023

Alabama boasts many fine examples of WPA rustic-style stone buildings. One of note is the Sherer Auditorium in downtown Jasper built as a municipal auditorium in 1938 through the U.S. Works Project Administration. The WPA provided funding for architects to...

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Troy University Design Students Win Film Awards

Troy University Design Students Win Film Awards

January 31, 2023

Think about how graphic design is used, and what likely comes to mind is marketing and advertising, websites and logos, and promotional materials for print and digital. But a whole other world of graphic design is out there in television...

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Highlands College Featured in 2022 Architectural Portfolio of Outstanding Learning Environments

Highlands College Featured in 2022 Architectural Portfolio of Outstanding Learning Environments

January 31, 2023

It’s no secret that a thoughtfully designed university campus can go a long way to motivate students to reach their greatest potential. The intent of TurnerBatson Architects’ design of Highlands College — a Christian higher education institution in Birmingham –...

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