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design alabama
Children’s Harbor Lodge was designed to provide a haven for... READ MORE
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Birmingham: Interior of Linn-Henley Research Library 
Public libraries should inspire and inform, and the Linn-Henley Research... READ MORE
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Pittsview: pair of historic churches
In the tiny hamlet of Pittsview – an unincorporated community... READ MORE
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Birmingham: Rotary Trail
At the entrance of Birmingham’s Rotary Trail is a 46-foot-tall... READ MORE
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Little Texas: Little Texas Methodist Tabernacle
One of the last structures of its kind is located... READ MORE
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Leeds: Earthborn Pottery
Chefs and restauranteurs in Alabama and across the country love... READ MORE
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“What is important is using ones talents and intellect and energy in order to gain an appreciation and affection for people and place.”
Sam Mockbee, Architect and Rural Studio Founder
Design Influencer
Thomasville: Central Business District
Founded in 1888, Thomasville was in its infancy when a... READ MORE
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Montgomery: Cotton and Pine
When A.H. Cather Publishing Company in Birmingham closed its door... READ MORE
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KW Container
A pioneer in the plastics recycling industry, Troy-based KW Plastics... READ MORE
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Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Quad
Thomas Jefferson’s plan for the University of Virginia was designed... READ MORE
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Lloyd Cooper
“I always wanted to be an inventor when I grew... READ MORE
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Athens: Founders Hall
The adjective “stately” is often used, and even overused, to... READ MORE
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Eva Pfeil and Walter Schaer
Two professors of industrial design at Auburn University made important... READ MORE
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Montgomery-Capitol/Dexter Ave/Court Square
U.S. history changed twice on Montgomery’s six-block Dexter Avenue. At... READ MORE
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Gee’s Bend: Ferry Terminal
Not only is Gee’s Bend home to world-famous quilters, but... READ MORE
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Florence: Toms Wall-Natchez Trace 
Just east of Natchez Trace Parkway outside Florence is one... READ MORE
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Florence: hand-crafted brooms by George Jones Jr.
Among the most cherished crafts are those that are both... READ MORE
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Chris Livaudais
An organization that was instrumental to the design career of... READ MORE
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Sterret: Sunshine Farms Chapel
Spirituality and symbolism are foremost in church design, and that... READ MORE
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Car manufacturers: Hyundai, Mercedes, Honda
Alabama auto manufacturing keeps on rolling.  Hyundai, Honda and Mercedes-Benz... READ MORE
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Jackson County: Russell Cave NM
A great place for a spelunking adventure is Russell Cave... READ MORE
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“I love every nook and cranny of the building, and during the restoration I was here every single day in a hard hat with the contractors,” recalls the Alabama native. “I could envision what it could be. I didn’t want to break land and create something new. I wanted old bones.”
Heidi Elnora, fashion designer and Alabama Native
Design Influencer
Auburn University: Alabama Workshops Toolkit
Though the creative process is often a solitary pursuit, design... READ MORE
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Selma: Edmund Pettus Bridge
The 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March was a pivotal moment in the... READ MORE
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Main Street Alabama
Community-led revitalization is challenging work and Main Street Alabama makes... READ MORE
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Mobile:  Washington Square
Mobile’s historic urban squares may not be as well known... READ MORE
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Auburn: Auburn University: Samford Hall  
According to legend, as a prank students once led a... READ MORE
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DesignAlabama journal
When it comes to the DesignAlabama Journal, you certainly can... READ MORE
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Cullman: St Paul’s Lutheran Church
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cullman is proof that a... READ MORE
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Fort Payne: Zkano & Little River Sock Company
Fort Payne was once the Sock Capital of the World... READ MORE
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Mobile: The Grand Hotel (Point Clear- The Grand Hotel))
Built in 1847, the historic Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf... READ MORE
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Montgomery: Huntingdon College core
Part of the historic Old Cloverdale neighborhood in Montgomery, the... READ MORE
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Birmingham: Rail Road Park
Nineteen acres of unused spaced along the railroad tracks between... READ MORE
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Mobile:  Spring Hill College Quad
A cluster of early buildings on the campus of Mobile’s... READ MORE
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Courthouse Square Commercial Historic District 
In 1818, the White House officially reopened after being burned... READ MORE
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Birmingham: UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center was renovated in 2014 by Williams... READ MORE
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Birmingham: YMCA
Several neo-Gothic landmarks adjoin the modernist Birmingham Downtown YMCA designed... READ MORE
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Huntsville: Courthouse Square
Courthouse Square has long been a significant part of Huntsville’s... READ MORE
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Birmingham: Five Points South
A convergence of five streets sounds like a traffic nightmare,... READ MORE
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Gulf Shores: Gulf State Park
Not been to Gulf State Park in a while or... READ MORE
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Mooresville: Historic District
Sandwiched by Huntsville to the east and Decatur to the... READ MORE
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Alabama Communities of Excellence
Alabama is fortunate to have many organizations working to improve... READ MORE
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“Everything that becomes mature and becomes heritable is subtle ... it takes a real strong and smart appetite to try to develop what's going to last.”
Bobby McAlpine, Architect and Author
Design Influencer
The Posters of Auburn’s Urban Studio Small Town Design Initiative
Revitalizing towns should involve the entire community, and what better... READ MORE
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Florence: Rosenbaum House
Architecture critic Peter Blake wrote in 1960 that during the... READ MORE
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Moundville Archeological Park
Alabama is home to the remains of one of the... READ MORE
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“The nice thing about this kind of plan is you can show something that’s easy to follow. Its very real stuff. And its not just for big public project but for developments large or small. There’s more flexibility and that mean more value for property.”
Ken Groves, City Planner
Design Influencer
Birmingham: Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge 
During the Jim Crow era, the Most Worshipful Prince Hall... READ MORE
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Wetumpka: Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum
No wonder that Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum near... READ MORE
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segway-downtown-montgomery
Tuscaloosa and Montgomery are two cities that have taken full... READ MORE
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Birmingham: Avondale Park
No surprise that Avondale Park is one of Birmingham’s most... READ MORE
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Sylacauga: Pursell Farms
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Sylacauga... READ MORE
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anniston-st-michaels
St. Michael’s and All Angels Church in Anniston would not... READ MORE
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colbert-wilson-dam
Neoclassical architecture is associated with many buildings such as the... READ MORE
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jones-valley-teaching-farm
Urban farms are springing up across America and one is... READ MORE
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Gulf Shores: Fort Morgan
Condos and beachfront hotels aren’t all that face Alabama’s Gulf... READ MORE
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Tuskegee University Chapel Interior
Concerning architecture, Tuskegee University is best known for its Booker... READ MORE
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University of Alabama Smith Hall Interior
With its Classical-Revival façade, the Alabama Museum of Natural History... READ MORE
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Gee’s Bend: Gee’s Bend Quilters
Gee’s Bend’s “eye-poppingly gorgeous” quilts, wrote New York Times art... READ MORE
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Columbiana: 4-H Environmental Education Center
The Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana has a strong identity... READ MORE
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Birmingham: Vulcan Park and Grounds
A fine example of Birmingham’s long and rich legacy of... READ MORE
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Birmingham: YMCA Youth Center
Bold lines, geometric shapes and primary colors energize YMCA Youth... READ MORE
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“I remain in my own designs a minimalist and believe in trying to do the most with the least-simple, and one hopes, elegant design.”
Cheryl Morgan, FAIA, Architect and Professor, Auburn University
Design Influencer
Stewart Perry Corporation
Reuse and reverence for the land are evident throughout the... READ MORE
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Owen Foster
Owen Foster, a 2005 graduate of Auburn’s Master of Industrial... READ MORE
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Empire Building
When it was constructed in 1909, the 16-story Empire Building... READ MORE
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Horton Mill Covered Bridge
Pennsylvania is the state with the most covered bridges with... READ MORE
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Arley: Wood Studio
On Smith Lake at the southern end of the Bankhead... READ MORE
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Mobile: Government St. Presbyterian Church
Mobile’s Government St. Presbyterian Church is considered among the finest... READ MORE
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Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Hard to imagine that the Ross Bridge Renaissance Resort and... READ MORE
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Fort Payne: Orbix Hot Glass
On 26 acres along Little River Canyon National Preserve in... READ MORE
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Birmingham: 16th Street Baptist Church
In 1963, a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in the... READ MORE
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una-quad
What do New York City’s Central Park and the master... READ MORE
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Year of “Posters” – Luckie and Company
Promoting all that Alabama has to offer was the aim... READ MORE
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Barber Motorsports Park is the brainchild of George Barber Jr.,... READ MORE
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“We want good design in Alabama to be like breathing, a natural part of living and doing things”
Philip Morris, Writer, Editor and Design Enthusiast
Design Influencer
Huntsville: Saturn Rocket
Fun fact: A rocket built in Alabama burned more fuel... READ MORE
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Montgomery: National Memorial for Peace and Justice
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened April 2018... READ MORE
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Old Southern Progress Building
Nestled into a heavily wooded 27-acre site, the old Southern... READ MORE
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Talladega College’s Savery Library
Fifty-three illegally purchased West Africans were transported from Cuba in... READ MORE
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Anjuli Bedekar Clavert
As Senior Innovation Strategist at Humana in Louisville, Kentucky, Anjuli... READ MORE
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Cohrane-Africatown Bridge
Alabama’s only cable-stayed bridge is the Cochrane–Africatown USA Bridge carrying... READ MORE
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jule-collins-smith-museum
Step into the lobby and take in the magnificent multicolored,... READ MORE
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Mary Catherine (Clem) Folmar
The designs created by Mary Catherine Folmar for her hand-illustrated... READ MORE
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Montgomery: Capitol Dome Interior/Staircases
Step into the main foyer of the Alabama State Capitol... READ MORE
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Ken Musgrave
Auburn University industrial design graduate Ken Musgrave is vice president... READ MORE
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regionsfield
Ballparks are for watching baseball, but at Regions Field in... READ MORE
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sloss
No better place for the metal arts than Birmingham’s Sloss... READ MORE
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Sturdivant Hall
If Hollywood location scouts ever need to find a superb... READ MORE
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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is the largest golf... READ MORE
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Community Identity through Graphic Design
Known as a historic railroad town, the City of Opelika... READ MORE
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albany-neighborhood
Wandering the streets of the Albany Historic District in Decatur... READ MORE
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Birmingham: Kelly Ingram Park
The hallmark of Birmingham’s Kelly Ingram Park is its many... READ MORE
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Huntsville: Feather Wild
Sarah Conklin, founder of Feather Wild in Huntsville, starts the... READ MORE
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Birmingham: UAB Heritage Hall/Quad
On a busy corner of UAB’s campus is Heritage Hall,... READ MORE
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Ave Maria Grotto
Prayer and spiritual devotion come in many forms. For Brother... READ MORE
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Mobile: Bellingrath Gardens
Something is always blooming at Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile –... READ MORE
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Communities across Alabama are thriving thanks to the ongoing efforts... READ MORE
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