Auburn University Ranks in Top Architecture and Interior Design Schools

Congratulations to Auburn University’s architecture and interior design undergraduate programs for ranking 11th in the nation by DesignIntelligence Magazine!

Williams Blackstock Architects is proud to have 20 Auburn University architecture and interior design graduates on our team.

An Architects Sketchbook — Jonathan Meadows

WBA's very own Jonathan Meadows presented his latest installation at the Alabama Center for Architecture. The installation is a representation of an architects sketchbook brought to life. It creates an immersive experience to the viewer with the architects design process happening all around them.

A site-specific installation created for the Alabama Center for Architecture, “A Walk Through an Architect’s Sketchbook” is a display of the Architect’s thought process through sketching. As a designer, I sketch not to create artwork, but rather as an extension of trying to see and understand the environment around me. By making marks on paper, I inscribe the moment in my mind, for future recall and reflection.
The installation is a digital recreation of my own illustrations, sketched out in massive scale on translucent sheets suspended within the space. Beginning with construction lines the drawing is gradually built, illustrating the focus first on overall proportion and composition, then on detail, and finally color and shadow as watercolors are applied. The installation creates a layered space through zones of transparency and opacity, and the central occupiable space is immersive, with activity occurring all around the viewer.
— Jonathan Meadows

2016 Top 40 Under 40: Binx Newton, Williams Blackstock Architects

 Binx Newton

Binx Newton

Congratulations to Binx for achieving the Birmingham Business Journal's 2016 top 40 under 40.

A Principal since 2013, Binx leads many of our research laboratory, healthcare and higher education projects. H fosters team collaboration with a passionate drive for thoughtful solutions, attention to detail and careful execution of concepts to realize client aspirations. With a sencere desire to improve the quality of the environment, he leads the firm's sustainable design practice.

Newton, 39, was the first employee to go from intern to principal at Williams Blackstock Architects, and he’s also leaving his mark on Birmingham.
— Birmingham Business Journal