2019 Mid-Year Update

The Alabama Center for Architecture hosted the Fourth Annual Posters, Pints & Pies Exhibit opening reception on Thursday, January 31st. This years exhibit included more than 50 music posters from private collections.

This year we added live music with the YOUNG and very talented AndBlack. These kids are 15 and 16 years old playing old school music. We will all be paying big money to see these kids play one day. We can say we knew them when…..

As part of every exhibit, we promote architecture.  The design wall is always a part of the annual poster show.
Hope to see you in 2020 for our Five Year Anniversary! Yes, five years, time flies when you are having a “Good Time.”

Sponsors: Beveled Edge – Title Sponsor, Cahaba Brewing, Dave’s Pizza, & Diplomat Deli

For more information about this exhibit, click here!

In addition to the dreamARCHITECTURE Awards Ceremony, we host a free teacher workshop in Birmingham and Huntsville!
The workshop includes a presentation from an architect on the theme for the year, as well as an artist-led project for the teachers!

For more information on dreamARCHITECTURE, click HERE!


N2 ARCHITECTURE! brings local practicing architects to your school to present a 30-45 minute PowerPoint presentation designed to educate students about the built environment and the architectural profession. This program is offered at no cost to the school. In 2018, we presented to 13 different schools across the state of Alabama and reached 1,635 students!

If your school is interested in having architects present to your students or participate in your career day, please download the N2Architecture Presentation Request 19-20 and send to Katie Parker at katie@karmamanagementinc.com or 205-322-4247 (fax).

WOW – what an incredible turnout we had for the 2019 Building with Bricks Exhibit! Our exhibit featured state-wide projects from our amazing firm members, a private collection of incredible architectural wonders made of LEGO®, architectural models, and a design & build room for kids! This year, we added a scavenger hunt for all the project boards. View the photos here!

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Scavenger Hunt

Participating Firms: Adams Gerndt, ArchitectureWorks, ArcSpace Studio, CCR Architects, Chambless King, Christopher Architects, Creature, Dorsey Architects, Goodwyn Mills Cawood, Gresham Smith, Herrington Architects, KPS Group, Matheny Goldmon, Studio C Architecture, Thompson Architecture, TRO Jung Brannen, & Williams Blackstock Architects.

On June 13th, we gathered at the Alabama Center for Architecture to hear John Hudson present about the AIA Birmingham Honor Design Award Winning project – University of Nations in Battambang, Cambodia!

100 Fold Studio is a nonprofit architecture firm providing affordable and innovative design services to charitable organizations around the world.
“We are committed to demonstrating the love of Jesus by designing safe, efficient, and inspiring structures for all, regardless of religion, ethnicity or tradition.”

To learn more about 100 Fold Studio, visit their website here.

We had such a wonderful time at the AIA Alabama Conference on Architecture! Hosted at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, our 3 days consisted of interesting and engaging professional development presentations. Friday started with a hands-on session with the planners and designers of the new Lodge at Gulf State Park & the interpretive center. Saturday began with a Innovation, Regulation and Practice Management Panel, moderated by Katie Wood with Lathan Associates. We concluded the weekend with our Sunday brunch and the annual membership meeting! Thanks to AIA Alabama for another great conference. We hope to see everyone next year!


On July 16th, we gathered at The Club, Inc. to celebrate newly licensed architects and the 2019-2020 ACFA Scholarship winners. During the luncheon, we heard a wonderful presentation from Craig Lewis of Stantec Consulting about the Birmingham City Master Plan & Urban Trends! We would like to give a special thanks to our title sponsor Creature, as well as our medallion sponsor, Spire, our lunch sponsor, Webster Henry, and our speaker sponsor, Dix.Hite + Partners! ⁠

This year we had a total of 8 scholarship winners and 7 newly licensed architects!⠀

⁠The Alabama Center for Architecture is committed to investing in the future of the architecture profession by awarding scholarships to exceptional architecture students from the state of Alabama. These funds are made possible through the annual ACFA golf tournament, scholarship grants from AIA National and generous donations of patrons and sponsors.

We have awarded $91,750 in scholarships since 2007.



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