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 chapter was chartered in January 1965. For almost 150 years, members of The American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create a more valuable, healthy, secure and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. As architects together, we give voice to our shared values in order to shape our neighborhoods. AIA members strive to make the world a better place for everyone to live, work and play.

Mission: Our primary goal is to promote good design, quality and practice of architecture.

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We love turnerbatson's new Trussville Downtown project. “This is a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime project,” said TURN...
07/16/2020
Downtown Trussville Entertainment District Construction Nears Completion - TURNERBATSON | Alabama Architects | Birmingham, Alabama (AL) Architect

We love turnerbatson's new Trussville Downtown project.

“This is a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime project,” said TURNERBATSON President, Dave Reese. “I love the scale and vibe of this new district. It reflects the personality, history, and individuality of Trussville, Alabama and it will be a vibrant attraction to this very special city.”

Click the link to learn more about this fantastic project!

The redevelopment of Trussville’s historic downtown continues to transform a non-descript corner of downtown into a walkable, family-friendly environment that will provide a much-needed entertainment district for the city.

It's #WIAWednesday and we're recognizing AIA Birmingham Councilor, Rebecca Whitlow, AIA of Revolutionary Architecture! S...
07/15/2020

It's #WIAWednesday and we're recognizing AIA Birmingham Councilor, Rebecca Whitlow, AIA of Revolutionary Architecture! She is an Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction grad from Muscle Shoals, AL, but she chose to stay in Birmingham after participating in Auburn University Urban Studio.

We love her willingness to volunteer her time with programs like the Alabama Center for Architecture's dreamARCHITECTURE program. Rebecca's first love of painting led her to the architecture industry. Check out the photos to see her work!

"The American Institute of Architects has provided incredible networking opportunities that have led to collaboration with other professionals in the industry. These connections have resulted in teamwork on some great projects! Since founding Revolutionary Architecture in 2016, AIA has also connected me with some of the best clients." - Rebecca Whitlow, AIA

AIA Birmingham's cover photo
07/14/2020

AIA Birmingham's cover photo

Don't miss the FREE opportunity to learn about the groundbreaking revitalization model, Build UP, TOMORROW, 7/10 from 11...
07/09/2020

Don't miss the FREE opportunity to learn about the groundbreaking revitalization model, Build UP, TOMORROW, 7/10 from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM via Zoom!

Register- https://bit.ly/ShopAIABHM

Participants will earn one LU! Registration is required to receive the event link and CEU credit.

Ending generational poverty may seem impossible, but our neighbors at Build UP are tackling it head on. They have create...
07/08/2020

Ending generational poverty may seem impossible, but our neighbors at Build UP are tackling it head on. They have created an innovative revitalization model that builds wealth from within.

Join us THIS FRIDAY, 7/10 from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM for a FREE virtual info session with Build UP Founder & CEO, Mark Martin! Visit https://www.buildup.work/ to learn more.

**Registration is required to participate in this FREE webinar. Visit https://bit.ly/ShopAIABHM to register! Only those who sign up online will receive the Zoom link on Friday morning.**

"As we work to break down barriers, we recognize we don’t have all the answers. To succeed, our action must be guided by...
07/07/2020
Racial equity initiative

"As we work to break down barriers, we recognize we don’t have all the answers. To succeed, our action must be guided by greater understanding. These resources represent just a few tools to help bridge the gap – the gap between complacency and knowledge, between knowledge and action, and between action and progress."

Click the link to learn more about The American Institute of Architects' Racial Equity Initiative! ❤️

Harnessing the passion of our members and the broader design community, the AIA is taking steps to do more to advance racial justice and equality in our organization, in our profession, and in our communities.

Join us THIS FRIDAY, 7/10 for a FREE Virtual Friday Conversation with Build UP, the first & only workforce development p...
07/06/2020

Join us THIS FRIDAY, 7/10 for a FREE Virtual Friday Conversation with Build UP, the first & only workforce development program of its kind in the US!

Build UP participants earn money & career skills while also gaining a world-class education. This empowers the next generation of leaders to "build up" their own community and create individual wealth from within.

Don't miss this chance to learn about a revitalization model that empowers long-term growth driven by young leaders from within the community.

Register - https://bit.ly/ShopAIABHM

*This event is FREE, but registration is required to receive the Zoom invite on Friday morning!*

07/01/2020
Build UP Ensley

Have you heard about Build UP? This revolutionary anti-gentrification model is the first & ONLY one if its kind in the nation.

Don't miss our FREE Virtual Friday Conversation with Mark Martin, Founder & CEO of Build UP! Everyone is invited.

7/10 // 11:30 AM-12:30 PM // Zoom Meeting

Register- https://bit.ly/ShopAIABHM

AIA Birmingham's cover photo
07/01/2020

AIA Birmingham's cover photo

We are proud to support the Alabama Center for Architecture! Share the ACFA love and visit https://www.alcfa.org/ to lea...
07/01/2020
Alabama Center for Architecture

We are proud to support the Alabama Center for Architecture!

Share the ACFA love and visit https://www.alcfa.org/ to learn more.

Wow -- The AL Center for Architecture was featured on the Bham Now list of 9 Nonprofits Supporting Arts + Culture in Birmingham! Click the link to check it out.

We feel lucky to have been listed among so many amazing local organizations: Alabama Conference of Theatre, Alabama Theatre, Birmingham Boys Choir, Blerdover, Community on the Rise, Girls Rock Birmingham, The Initiative for Creative Arts, Lyric Fine Arts Theatre!

For more information about the ACFA, visit https://www.alcfa.org/!

Need a fun summer activity? Check out this great PDF for kids and adults alike! Created by our friends at AIA Cleveland ...
06/29/2020

Need a fun summer activity? Check out this great PDF for kids and adults alike! Created by our friends at AIA Cleveland ❤️

In March 2020, we found ourselves confronted with a new reality and were introduced to a "Stay at Home" policy for parents and children. Many parents had to provide an educational experience with little practice needed to entertain their children.

Under these circumstances, AIA Cleveland and others in the architecture community came to recognize that they could produce a resource parents could access to provide both education AND entertainment.

Click the link below to check out an activity package and curriculum available to ALL (Thanks to AIA Cleveland & The American Institute of Architects) that supports this effort to educate and entertain through architecture.

https://bit.ly/Home_Architecture_Camp

Aren't our Silver Sponsors AMAZING?! Show them how much you appreicate them by contacting them for your next project! Th...
06/26/2020

Aren't our Silver Sponsors AMAZING?! Show them how much you appreicate them by contacting them for your next project! Thank you to these kind folks for supporting AIA Birmingham during 2020:

Acme Brick, Tile & Stone - Birmingham, Alabama Concrete Industries Association, Alabama Power, Bell & McCoy Companies, BHATE Geosciences Corporation, Camacho Associates, Inc., Continental Building Products, Continuity Consulting, Dale Incorporated, Ecs Southeast LLC, Engineering Design Technologies (EDT), Foresite Group, Humanscale, M. J. Harris Construction Services, Parrot Structural Services LLC, Sherwin-Williams, Smith Lacey Sales & Associates, Southern Clay Brick Company, Tarkett Official, Thyssen Krupp Elevators, & VW Gallerie at V & W Supply Company!

$10 for an interesting HSW??? Sounds too good to be true, but it's not! Sign up at https://bit.ly/ShopACFA today.
06/24/2020

$10 for an interesting HSW??? Sounds too good to be true, but it's not! Sign up at https://bit.ly/ShopACFA today.

TOMORROW: You don't want to miss this interesting story presented by Keller North America & Structural Engineers Association of Alabama. Attendees will also earn an HSW or PDH for only $10; a great deal, and it also benefits the ACFA's educational programs!

TOMORROW, 6/25 // $10 // 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Register - https://bit.ly/ShopACFA

Learn about the investigation, design, & stabilization of the Pointe du Hoc cliffs in Normandy, France, a key WWII battle site owned by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

The ACFA needs your help! Don't miss this Thursday's virtual fundraiser for the Alabama Center for Architecture hosted b...
06/23/2020

The ACFA needs your help! Don't miss this Thursday's virtual fundraiser for the Alabama Center for Architecture hosted by Structural Engineers Association of Alabama & Keller North America.

$10 // 1 HSW or PDH // https://bit.ly/ShopACFA

Proceeds will benefit student outreach efforts like dreamARCHITECTURE & the ACFA Scholarship Program.

It’s a weird time to be looking for a new job, BUT many people are doing just that right now! It is a great time to util...
06/22/2020

It’s a weird time to be looking for a new job, BUT many people are doing just that right now! It is a great time to utilize the AIA Bham Job Board and see what’s out there. We have MANY recent postings from our Member Firms.⁠

Visit https://bit.ly/AIABhamJobs to check it out!⁠

If your firm is looking to fill a position, please email [email protected] and we will add it to our list.

Architects: Show your Gold Sponsors some AIA Birmingham love; contact them for your next project! Thank you  to these go...
06/19/2020

Architects: Show your Gold Sponsors some AIA Birmingham love; contact them for your next project! Thank you to these gold sponsors for supporting AIA Birmingham during this crazy year:

Business Interiors, Inc., Consulting Construction Engineering (CCE), Edmonds Engineering, Hoar Construction, LLC, MBA Engineers Inc., Schoel Engineering, Southern Shutter Company, & Spire!

06/18/2020
Taylor Plosser Davis, AIA

Who is looking for a great career???

WE’RE HIRING! Taylor Plosser Davis, Architect LLC is expanding the team! As a woman-owned firm with exceptional clients, TPD is dedicated to work-life balance and is deeply committed to providing professional design services for each project, large and small.
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We look forward to this unique virtual presentation by Keller North America & Structural Engineers Association of Alabam...
06/15/2020
Alabama Center for Architecture

We look forward to this unique virtual presentation by Keller North America & Structural Engineers Association of Alabama on 6/25 from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM!

This virtual fundraiser shows a great example of a government agency, a large public university, and private industry working together to solve a problem.

Visit https://bit.ly/ShopACFA to register today!

All proceeds will benefit the Alabama Center for Architecture's dreamARCHITECTURE & Scholarship programs. Check out https://www.alcfa.org/ to learn more.

We can't wait to learn more about the Invasion of Normandy during the ACFA Virtual Fundraiser from Keller North America & Structural Engineers Association of Alabama! Attendees will learn about the investigation and repair of the Pointe Du Hoc Cliffs featured in the video below.

6/25 // 11:30 AM-12:30 PM // Register online

This virtual event w/ Q&A is only $10, and all proceeds benefit the ACFA Scholarship Program and dreamARCHITECTURE.

Visit https://bit.ly/ShopACFA to register for the webinar!

06/15/2020
CCR Architecture & Interiors

Look at our AIA Birmingham President go! We couldn't be more proud of Lissy Frese, AIA (Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds) for her courageous leadership during these unprecedented times.

Did you see our office on the news last night? Our Vice-President and President of AIA Birmingham, Lissy Frese was interviewed by ABC 33/40's Cynthia Gould for a segment on architecture's role in returning to the office safely.

AIA Bham wants to take a moment to thank our Platinum Sponsors for standing by us during this most unusual year!Their su...
06/12/2020

AIA Bham wants to take a moment to thank our Platinum Sponsors for standing by us during this most unusual year!

Their support means the world to us, so let's think of these folks when choosing consultants and vendors for projects: Alabama Graphics, AMA Lighting, LLC., Lighting Solutions, Murray Building Company, Inc., Petersen Aluminum / PAC-CLAD Metal Roofing, Birmingham Home & Garden, The Prewitt Group, Risk Strategies Company, & SESCO Lighting, Inc!

Prometric test centers in Alabama are open with limited capacity, and AIA Birmingham is offering socially distant study ...
06/11/2020

Prometric test centers in Alabama are open with limited capacity, and AIA Birmingham is offering socially distant study supply pickup M-F!

Visit https://bit.ly/NCARB_Update to learn more about testing from National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and email [email protected] to check out AIA Birmingham's study materials.

Eager to give back but not sure where to start? Check out this post from AIA Young Architects Forum! We hope our members...
06/10/2020

Eager to give back but not sure where to start? Check out this post from AIA Young Architects Forum!

We hope our members will consider donating their time to ACE Mentor of Alabama, Alabama Center for Architecture, or another organization that works to address racial disparities in architecture through education.

As our community of young architects continues to understand, grow, and navigate the deep systemic inequities within our profession, we welcome and encourage thoughtful and productive discussions about where we go from here.

Yesterday we posted about the disproportionate number of black architects, especially black women. While our profession has failed black architects in the past, we must do better as an industry— especially all of you passionate young architects and white allies out there. Consider offering your support to programs in your community that address these disparities head on through education, mentorship, and advocacy initiatives. We've compiled a list of programs of varying scales below and welcome you to share additional programs in the comments.
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Tiffany Brown's 400 FORWARD was named in light of the 400th living African American woman recently becoming a licensed architect in 2017 (out of over 113,000 total licensed in the US). This initiative aims to seek out and support the next 400 licensed women architects with an underlying focus on African American girls through exposure, mentorship, and financial assistance.
https://www.tiffanybrowndetroit.com/

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp uses hip hop culture as a catalyst to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and design.
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/

The SAY IT LOUD traveling exhibition created by Beyond the Built Environment intends to increase representation and elevate the contributions of women and diverse designers, architects, engineers and planners.
https://www.beyondthebuilt.com/

NOMA's Project Pipeline mission is to empower young people to affect change in their community through design. Students investigate through drawing and model building, analyze through diagramming and research, and engage through interviews and site visits. By the program’s conclusion, students present a fully realized project that addresses an issue in their city.
https://noma.net/project-pipeline/

The goal of the ACE Mentor Program is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.
https://www.acementor.org/about-us/

(Descriptions sourced from the respective program websites.)

We hope AIA Bham members will support the Alabama Center for Architecture by attending their first virtual fundraiser on...
06/09/2020

We hope AIA Bham members will support the Alabama Center for Architecture by attending their first virtual fundraiser on 6/25! This event is graciously hosted by Keller North America & Structural Engineers Association of Alabama.

Tickets >>> https://alabama-center-for-architecture.square.site/

Funds raised will help support the ACFA's dreamARCHITECTURE & Scholarship programs! For more info about these programs visit https://www.alcfa.org/.

Did you know last Saturday, 6/6 was the 76th anniversary of D-Day, the day in WWII when Allied forces invaded Normandy, France by means of beach landings? This event marks a change in the tide and the eventual surrender of Nazi Germany.⁠

Join us on 6/25 for a virtual fundraiser hosted by Keller North America & Structural Engineers Association of Alabama to learn more about the incredible repair of this great battle monument!⁠

Tickets- https://bit.ly/ShopACFA

This event is a fundraiser for the Alabama Center for Architecture (ACFA), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to advance the enjoyment of architecture and design through engagement, education and collaboration. Funds from the virtual webinar will help support the ACFA’s dreamARCHITECTURE & Scholarship programs.

AIA Birmingham is proud to stand beside The American Institute of Architects in dismantling systemic racial injustice an...
06/05/2020
The American Institute of Architects

AIA Birmingham is proud to stand beside The American Institute of Architects in dismantling systemic racial injustice and violence.

AIA supports the protests to stop systemic, state-sanctioned violence against people of color. Period. We support and are committed to efforts to ensure that our profession is part of the solution that finally dismantles systemic racial injustice and violence. https://bit.ly/3dGr7uQ

AIA Birmingham & The American Institute of Architects are proud to let our Members & Sponsors know where we stand on the...
06/04/2020

AIA Birmingham & The American Institute of Architects are proud to let our Members & Sponsors know where we stand on the issues of racial injustice & inequality.

Woke Vote & LRY Media Group is partnering with The Penny Foundation to provide support for small businesses that were im...
06/02/2020

Woke Vote & LRY Media Group is partnering with The Penny Foundation to provide support for small businesses that were impacted by the recent actions in Birmingham. The “Recover. Restore. Rebuild.” initiative will allow black & locally owned businesses that may need funding & assistance with clean up efforts to receive the support they need.

These organizations have set up a website, www.wokevote.us/restore, to allow businesses to get info on how this fund can assist them & their needs. The site will have a donate feature in which members of the community and abroad can make financial contributions to help with these efforts. Birmingham citizens who are interested in volunteering in the clean-up efforts are also encouraged to visit the website.

According to Rashada LeRoy, CEO of LRY Media Group, “Small businesses are the very fabric of the Birmingham community. In a time where many businesses are either struggling or recovering from the impact of COVID-19, we wanted to shine a little light during a time for many that seems so dark.”

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