Park(ing) Day in Birmingham

September 30, 2020

“The vast majority of outdoor urban space is dedicated to the private vehicle, while only a fraction of that land is allocated to open space for people.” Among the most innovative ways to turn hardscape into green space originated... Read more

Camp Winnataska Gets New Cabins and Bath House

August 18, 2020

Camp Winnataska – a nonprofit, faith-based summer camp east of Birmingham in St. Clair County – has been providing boys and girls with memorable experiences since 1918. Today’s campers and future generations are sure to enjoy the new cabins... Read more

Montgomery’s Rotary Park Upgrades

August 18, 2020

Transforming a derelict piece of land into a place that everyone can enjoy is what good urban planning is all about. That’s what’s happened to Rotary Park in downtown Montgomery that gets better with each new phase. Work began... Read more

Historic Columbiana Building Under Renovation

August 18, 2020

One of Columbiana’s earliest buildings is being repurposed into something new – for use as a restaurant, bar and event space. Constructed in the early 1800s, the two-story downtown building was originally used as a mercantile business on the... Read more

Equal Justice Initiative’s New Legacy Pavilion

June 30, 2020

Montgomery is known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement. So, it’s fitting that the Equal Justice Initiative – whose mission is to advance truth and justice in America and confront the legacy of slavery, lynching and segregation... Read more

Birmingham Department Store Now Luxury Apartments

May 31, 2020

For decades in downtown Birmingham, forward-thinking property owners and designers have found new uses for abandoned buildings. Among the latest is New Ideal Lofts, a luxury condominium building at Second Avenue North and 18th Street North in the Theatre... Read more

DesignPlace Video Debuts

April 30, 2020

Video is a proven way to get a message across, to capture and hold the viewers’ attention. This makes video an ideal complement to DesignPlace, the DesignAlabama program that partners Alabama communities with a design team whose goal is... Read more