We had a great evening representing the firm at the 2017 AIA Birmingham Design Awards, taking home awards for High Cotton, Lewis Communications and Nike Showroom.
- Honor Award
- Jury Award
This project is an interior renovation of a 57,000SF existing concrete tilt-up panel warehouse with no windows and a 24 foot tall structural deck. The program was to provide 15,000SF of office space and 43,000SF of production printing space for a company that requires security for the banking industry related business.
The design concept integrates the employees of the production printing side of the business with the administrative office employees for more effective collaboration, and efficiency and create a work environment that inspires, retains and attracts employees, while impressing potential clients.
- Merit Award
The 28,000-square foot renovated building is the new home for Lewis Communications, a marketing and branding company. The project is a historic tax-credit renovation of a Postwar International style five- story building in a dynamic and growing urban downtown setting. The design goal was to create an interior design that is simple, clean, and timeless. The new interior brings a contemporary edge and complements the historic interior elements remaining. The design captures the natural daylight and provides a creative, fun, collaborative and comfortable workplace for the employees.
- Honor Award
This project is a showroom space for Nike to serve wholesale customers who are major retailers of sporting goods shoes and clothing. The interior design expresses materials that are unique to the Birmingham locale including, blue mill scale steel, Sylacauga marble, and locally recycled gym flooring and bleachers for wood elements throughout the space.
The rustic, raw, Alabama marble and blue mill scale steel materials transition to more polished and finished materials to symbolize the shaping of a finely-tuned athlete through inspiration and innovation, hard-work, practice, and technique. The story of Nike is told through the treatment of the materials, the details, and the relationship materials throughout the spaces.