AIA Birmingham

AIA Birmingham The Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional membership organization of 350 architects and graduate architects.
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The Birmingham Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) represents the Birmingham area’s more than 350 licensed architects, graduate architects and affiliates. The Birmingham Chapter includes; Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Pickens, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties. Our cha

The Birmingham Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) represents the Birmingham area’s more than 350 licensed architects, graduate architects and affiliates. The Birmingham Chapter includes; Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Pickens, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties. Our cha

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Who remembers Design Awards 2013 at Regions Field? We can't wait to share another night celebrating design!⁠⁠⁠⁠➡️ NEW DA...
07/05/2021

Who remembers Design Awards 2013 at Regions Field? We can't wait to share another night celebrating design!⁠⁠
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➡️ NEW DATE: Wednesday, June 14 // 6 PM⁠⁠
(AIA Birmingham guests will enter from the Parkside Gate on 1st Ave S.)⁠⁠
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SPONSORED BY: @spire ⁠⁠
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✨ Register online at https://bit.ly/AIABham!⁠⁠
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Registration includes dinner, beverages, and a ticket to the ballgame. Single tickets and tables of eight available.⁠⁠
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#AIA #AIAAL #AIABham #AIABirmingham #AIABhamDA2021 #BirminghamAL #ThePizitz #DesignExcellence #DesignAwards #Spire

Who remembers Design Awards 2013 at Regions Field? We can't wait to share another night celebrating design!➡️ NEW DATE: ...
07/05/2021

Who remembers Design Awards 2013 at Regions Field? We can't wait to share another night celebrating design!

➡️ NEW DATE: Wednesday, June 14 // 6 PM
(AIA Birmingham guests will enter from the Parkside Gate on 1st Ave S.)

SPONSORED BY: Spire

✨ Register online at https://bit.ly/AIABham!

Registration includes dinner, beverages, and a ticket to the ballgame. Single tickets and tables of eight available.

“America is another name for opportunity.”-Ralph Waldo EmersonFrom everyone here at AIA Birmingham, Happy 4th of July! 🇺...
07/04/2021

“America is another name for opportunity.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

From everyone here at AIA Birmingham, Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇲

“America is another name for opportunity.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

From everyone here at AIA Birmingham, Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇲

#AIADesignoftheDayOneonta Lodge by Adams-Gerndt Design GroupAdams Gerndt Design Group designed a four-bedroom, two-story...
07/03/2021

#AIADesignoftheDay
Oneonta Lodge by Adams-Gerndt Design Group

Adams Gerndt Design Group designed a four-bedroom, two-story home with a soaring living room wrapped in windows to capture those awe-inspiring vistas. For the barn, they created a classic structure with reclaimed timbers using mortise-and-tenon construction. To tie the two buildings together, the designer incorporated materials such as hand-split cedar shake roofs and red cedar board-and-batten siding.

Additional rustic features include cedar posts and beams on the home’s porches and reclaimed brick pavers for the barn floors (inside and out). Local rock—a brownstone-and-moss rock mix quarried just 5 miles from the building site—was used on both structures, while the house also showcases Pennsylvania bluestone on the terraces.

Learn more here: www.adams-gerndt.com

📸: Chris Luker Photography

Design Awards is only one week away!!!⁠⁠➡️ SPONSORED BY: Spire ⁠⁠Tickets and tables of eight available at https://bit.ly...
07/03/2021

Design Awards is only one week away!!!⁠

➡️ SPONSORED BY: Spire ⁠

Tickets and tables of eight available at https://bit.ly/AIABham.⁠

Don't forget: Vote for your favorite project to win! People's Choice! Voting is live until 7/14 at https://aiabham.org/da2021/.

Design Awards is only one week away!!!⁠

➡️ SPONSORED BY: Spire ⁠

Tickets and tables of eight available at https://bit.ly/AIABham.⁠

Don't forget: Vote for your favorite project to win! People's Choice! Voting is live until 7/14 at https://aiabham.org/da2021/.

#AIADesignoftheDay⁠⁠Cane Ridge High School by Barge Design Solutions⁠⁠Cane Ridge High School was designed as a two-level...
07/01/2021

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Cane Ridge High School by Barge Design Solutions
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Cane Ridge High School was designed as a two-level, comprehensive high school with a projected core enrollment of 2,000 students. Their educational program is anchored by an academic cluster of four “academic houses” each containing classrooms, labs, and administrative offices designed to house an assistant principal and an administrative assistant. These smaller academic units allow for a closer and more integrated learning environment within the larger comprehensive high school.⁠⁠
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The “academic houses” are stacked in a double wing configuration for site efficiency. Exterior building materials are principally concrete block with brick veneer exterior and steel truss roof structural systems. The second-floor systems utilized precast concrete planks, reducing construction time. The walls consist primarily of painted concrete masonry units with brick accent trim used in the public areas and the student commons.
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Learn more here: www.bargedesign.com

HUGE thank you to Creature and Orchestra Partners for making yesterday’s EP Site Visit possible. We’re so grateful to ev...
07/01/2021

HUGE thank you to Creature and Orchestra Partners for making yesterday’s EP Site Visit possible.

We’re so grateful to everyone who came out to see Mercantile on Morris! It was so much fun to see all your smiling faces in person again.

About 60% of the buildings in the United States are in disaster hot-spots.Climate change is increasing the probability o...
07/01/2021
More Than Half Of U.S. Buildings Are In Places Prone To Disaster, Study Finds

About 60% of the buildings in the United States are in disaster hot-spots.

Climate change is increasing the probability of extreme events.

Extreme events and natural disasters increase social inequality.

Buildings are concentrated in places that are likely to be hit by a disaster such as a hurricane, flood or wildfire, researchers found. That includes both urban and rural hotspots.

NEWS: For the first time in 5 years, homeowner interest in larger homes increased over the last 12 months, according to ...
06/30/2021
Demand for larger homes grew over the last year

NEWS: For the first time in 5 years, homeowner interest in larger homes increased over the last 12 months, according to new data from AIA's Home Design Trends Survey.

The survey also found a sharp rise in demand for accessory dwelling and rental units. → https://bit.ly/35TP4MS

Latest Home Design Trends Survey finds demand for larger homes grew over the last year

Don't miss our EP Site Visit to Mercantile on Morris with Creature on Wednesday, 6/30 at 4:30 PM!⁠2212 Morris Ave, Birmi...
06/28/2021

Don't miss our EP Site Visit to Mercantile on Morris with Creature on Wednesday, 6/30 at 4:30 PM!

2212 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203⁠⁠
Registration- $5 // https://bit.ly/AIABham

Mercantile on Morris will include 47 residential condos available for purchase ranging from micro to two-bedroom. Units feature historic charm with modern finishes. Residents have access to a terrace that overlooks the bustling pedestrian plaza. Live in the heart of the city, footsteps from the best bars, restaurants, and retailers in Birmingham!

Learn more about Creature here: https://creaturebuilds.com

#AIADesignoftheDay400 41st Street Building by Design InitiativeThis project involved the conversion of a former 1930s Gu...
06/28/2021

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400 41st Street Building by Design Initiative

This project involved the conversion of a former 1930s Gulf gas station into a multi-tenant building serving the burgeoning urban center of Avondale. A 2,000 SF glass enclosed addition fronts the original single story building, bringing the structure to the edge of the sidewalk to reinforce the urban edge. The new structure is divided to accommodate four smaller retail spaces intentional sized to attract local entrepreneurs.

Retaining the character of the existing station, its original brick walls, exposed wood joists and decking reveal the history of the structure and connect the structure to its place. The new work is intentionally distinct, creating a balance composition that juxtaposes old versus new and solid versus transparent. The new form is simple and direct. The building systems are exposed to reflect to the raw character of this emerging neighborhood center.

Learn more here: www.design-initiative.net

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! ✨Stop by The Gallery at The Pizitz Food Hall (across from Ono Poke) and check out the 2021 Design...
06/26/2021

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! ✨

Stop by The Gallery at The Pizitz Food Hall (across from Ono Poke) and check out the 2021 Design Awards projects. The Pizitz Food Hall is open from 11 AM-8 PM today and is CLOSED tomorrow.

Voting for People's Choice does not end with the exhibit. Vote via link in our bio until 7/14! (https://www.aiabham.org/da2021/)

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! ✨

Stop by The Gallery at The Pizitz Food Hall (across from Ono Poke) and check out the 2021 Design Awards projects. The Pizitz Food Hall is open from 11 AM-8 PM today and is CLOSED tomorrow.

Voting for People's Choice does not end with the exhibit. Vote via link in our bio until 7/14! (https://www.aiabham.org/da2021/)

The awesome EP Site Visits just keep coming! Next week we have Mercantile on Morris with Creature.Visit https://bit.ly/A...
06/25/2021

The awesome EP Site Visits just keep coming! Next week we have Mercantile on Morris with Creature.

Visit https://bit.ly/AIABham to register!

The awesome EP Site Visits just keep coming! Next week we have Mercantile on Morris with Creature.

Visit https://bit.ly/AIABham to register!

#AIADesignoftheDayHodges Taylor Gallery by Gresham SmithWhen Charlotte's longest-running art gallery and consulting firm...
06/25/2021

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Hodges Taylor Gallery by Gresham Smith

When Charlotte's longest-running art gallery and consulting firm relocated, they needed a contemporary space to match their legacy. Simple, yet complex in detail, Gresham Smith captured Hodges Taylor Gallery's creativity and sophistication with ease. ⠀

Visit www.greshamsmith.com for more information.

📸: Lydia Bittner-Baird

The American Institute of Architects' Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is an economic indicator for nonresidential cons...
06/24/2021

The American Institute of Architects' Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is an economic indicator for nonresidential construction activity, with a lead time of approximately 9–12 months. Investment groups, media outlets, firms of all sizes, and business leaders rely on this monthly economic indicator to assess business conditions and predict the market.

The ABI is derived from AIA’s Work-on-the-Boards survey, which has gathered data on shifts in billings from architectural firm leaders for over 20 years. This data is a trusted tool used by the AEC industry and other firms to predict and track movements in the market.

Learn More- https://www.aia.org/pages/6411804-abi-may-2021-business-conditions-strengthe

The American Institute of Architects' Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is an economic indicator for nonresidential construction activity, with a lead time of approximately 9–12 months. Investment groups, media outlets, firms of all sizes, and business leaders rely on this monthly economic indicator to assess business conditions and predict the market.

The ABI is derived from AIA’s Work-on-the-Boards survey, which has gathered data on shifts in billings from architectural firm leaders for over 20 years. This data is a trusted tool used by the AEC industry and other firms to predict and track movements in the market.

Learn More- https://www.aia.org/pages/6411804-abi-may-2021-business-conditions-strengthe

This weekend is the last time to visit the Design Awards People's Choice Exhibit at The Pizitz Food Hall! The exhibit is...
06/24/2021

This weekend is the last time to visit the Design Awards People's Choice Exhibit at The Pizitz Food Hall! The exhibit is open from 11 AM-8 PM through Saturday.

Stop by The Gallery (across from Ono Poke) to vote your favorite for People's Choice. Voting will be live online at https://aiabham.org/da2021/!

#AIADesignoftheDayJimmy Wright Emergency Operations Complex by Chambless King ArchitectsThe 12,756-square-foot, fully ha...
06/23/2021

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Jimmy Wright Emergency Operations Complex by Chambless King Architects

The 12,756-square-foot, fully hardened facility provides a comfortable working environment and access to natural light while protecting occupants from winds up to 200 mph. The previous DeKalb County emergency facility was located underground without exterior views. An all-glass interior wall creates a feeling of openness and extends daylight from the dispatch room into the main corridor.

Simple building forms were used due to structural code requirements for tornado shelters. Stacked stone cladding gradually increases in scale to reinforce the sense of mass and shelter. The use of local stone also provides balance to an otherwise unfamiliar architecture. Perforated weathering-steel screens add a layer of shelter to large areas of impact-resistant glazing. The perforation pattern is designed to mimic dappling through tree canopies when light is cast into and onto the building.

Learn more here: www.chamblessking.com

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has developed two supervisor training courses that are eli...
06/22/2021
Take Advantage of NCARB’s Free CE Courses for AXP Supervisors

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has developed two supervisor training courses that are eligible for Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) Learning Units (LUs). Both CE courses are available for free through their Continuum Education Program.

Earn HSW CE credit by taking our new supervisor training continuing education courses

Who’s excited for today’s Chapter Meeting at Evolutia?!Huge thanks to Evolutia and Thermory USA, LLC for making today po...
06/22/2021

Who’s excited for today’s Chapter Meeting at Evolutia?!

Huge thanks to Evolutia and Thermory USA, LLC for making today possible. Can’t wait to share lunch & laughs with you all after more than a year apart! ❤️

Wow!!! We are so proud of our Executive Director, Rhea Williams, for being elected as an Honorary Member of American Soc...
06/21/2021

Wow!!! We are so proud of our Executive Director, Rhea Williams, for being elected as an Honorary Member of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). This is one of ASLA's highest honors! She was nominated by colleagues within AIA Alabama, AIA North Alabama, & ASLA.

Thanks so much to everyone at the Alabama Chapter ASLA who played a part in making this surprise happen! ✨

Wow!!! We are so proud of our Executive Director, Rhea Williams, for being elected as an Honorary Member of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). This is one of ASLA's highest honors! She was nominated by colleagues within AIA Alabama, AIA North Alabama, & ASLA.

Thanks so much to everyone at the Alabama Chapter ASLA who played a part in making this surprise happen! ✨

1.5 HSWs TUESDAY 6/22:Join us at Evolutia  for a tour of their showroom and a presentation from Thermory USA, LLC! 11:30...
06/20/2021

1.5 HSWs TUESDAY 6/22:

Join us at Evolutia for a tour of their showroom and a presentation from Thermory USA, LLC!

11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Thermally Modified Wood Presentation by Thermory USA (1 HSW)
12:40-1:10 PM: Reclaimed Wood Presentation & Site Tour from Evolutia (.5 HSW)

Register online at https://bit.ly/AIABham!

Thermory will present Thermal Modification as a tried and tested process for increasing the safety and durability of wood while maintaining a warm aesthetic in building design. We will examine all aspects of this sustainable wood product and how it can be incorporated into a variety of projects. Scroll to check out different applications of their product.

How gorgeous is this reclaimed wood from Evolutia ? ⁠⁠Join us this Tuesday, 6/22 at 11:30 AM for our first in-person cha...
06/18/2021

How gorgeous is this reclaimed wood from Evolutia ? ⁠

Join us this Tuesday, 6/22 at 11:30 AM for our first in-person chapter meeting in more than a year! We cannot wait to share lunch and laughs with you all again. 1.5 HSW!⁠

**Please send any dietary restrictions by 2 PM today, 6/18.**⁠

Register online at https://bit.ly/AIABham.

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're taking it back to last year's Design Awards People's Choice Exhibit! Who remembers browsi...
06/17/2021

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're taking it back to last year's Design Awards People's Choice Exhibit!

Who remembers browsing boards in Jasper, AL with Jasper Main Street and checking out projects at Pepper Place?! So much fun.

➡️The fun is back in 2021 at The Pizitz ! Join us TONIGHT at 4:30 PM for a FREE Opening Reception with Happy Hour Specials from The Louis Bar at Pizitz until 6 PM.

(You can find us in The Gallery across from Ono Poke!)

DON'T FORGET, you can vote for your favorite projects to win People's Choice at https://aiabham.org/da2021/!!!

We cannot wait for our first in-person chapter meeting in more than a YEAR! How has it been this long?!⁠⁠Don't get FOMO....
06/16/2021

We cannot wait for our first in-person chapter meeting in more than a YEAR! How has it been this long?!⁠

Don't get FOMO. Register online today at https://bit.ly/AIABham!

Boxed lunch is included with registration. Send any dietary restrictions to [email protected] before 2 PM Friday, 6/18!

We cannot wait for our first in-person chapter meeting in more than a YEAR! How has it been this long?!⁠

Don't get FOMO. Register online today at https://bit.ly/AIABham!

Boxed lunch is included with registration. Send any dietary restrictions to [email protected] before 2 PM Friday, 6/18!

#AIADesignoftheDay⁠⁠Upper East Side Apartment by Pledger Architect⁠⁠This complete renovation project began by addressing...
06/16/2021

#AIADesignoftheDay⁠⁠
Upper East Side Apartment by Pledger Architect
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This complete renovation project began by addressing several practical and aesthetic challenges resulting from the owner’s desire for modern living within the framework of a pre-war Manhattan apartment building. The service-style galley kitchen and maid’s room were antiquated and disconnected from the main living areas.⁠⁠
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With the primary exposure being south facing, new openings were introduced between rooms allowing for borrowed light and direct sight lines from the newly configured Kitchen through the Dining and Living areas out towards the view. Integrated into the design was a new HVAC system along with new windows, flooring, two reconfigured bathrooms, and millwork throughout.⁠⁠
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Learn more here: www.pledgerarchitect.com

THIS THURSDAY, 6/17: Swing by The Pizitz for Happy Hour drinks and a sneak peek of the People's Choice Exhibit. ⁠👀⁠Votin...
06/15/2021

THIS THURSDAY, 6/17: Swing by The Pizitz for Happy Hour drinks and a sneak peek of the People's Choice Exhibit. ⁠👀⁠

Voting is live now! Visit https://aiabham.org/da2021/ to cast your vote for People's Choice.

We will raffle one pair of tickets to AIA Birmingham's Design Awards event and see everyone IN-PERSON!! 🎉

THIS THURSDAY, 6/17: Swing by The Pizitz for Happy Hour drinks and a sneak peek of the People's Choice Exhibit. ⁠👀⁠

Voting is live now! Visit https://aiabham.org/da2021/ to cast your vote for People's Choice.

We will raffle one pair of tickets to AIA Birmingham's Design Awards event and see everyone IN-PERSON!! 🎉

TOMORROW! Banking 101 - Understanding Loans and Homeownership⁠⁠ with 1st Resource Credit Union 💰⁠⁠Virtual Webinar | June...
06/14/2021

TOMORROW! Banking 101 - Understanding Loans and Homeownership⁠⁠ with 1st Resource Credit Union 💰
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Virtual Webinar | June 15th ⁠⁠| 12-1 PM | FREE Registration⁠⁠
⁠Register here: bit.ly/Banking_101

TOMORROW! Banking 101 - Understanding Loans and Homeownership⁠⁠ with 1st Resource Credit Union 💰
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Virtual Webinar | June 15th ⁠⁠| 12-1 PM | FREE Registration⁠⁠
⁠Register here: bit.ly/Banking_101

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