December 2021 Newsletter

Last ACFA Fundraising Event of the Year

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Looking Back at 2021

Project images from Housing with Jonathan Tate, The BLOCK Project, and Housing+

2021 Stats & Facts

  • 10 Fundraising Events – including our Clay Shoot in Huntsville!
    • More than 12 HSWs given
    • Our 2021 Topics:
      • Housing with Jonathan Tate
      • A Citizen Architect’s Journey featuring Steve Lewis
      • The BLOCK Project featuring Bernard Troyer
      • The Positive Effects of Safe Habitable Affordable Housing featuring Michael E. Pierce, Executive Director of the Mobile Housing Board
      • Huntsville Community of Hope featuring Mandy Kilgore & Karen Nabors
      • It’s A Mindset – Auburn Urban Studio featuring Alex Krumdieck, AIA & Dr. John Pittari Jr.
      • Housing+ featuring Amanda Loper, AIA LEED AP, David Baker Architects, Tab Bullard, Zimmerman Properties, & Audrea N. Rease, TriStar
      • City of Birmingham Housing Authority featuring David Northern, Sr., President/CEO of the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District
      • Evicted Housing Symposium featuring Amanda Loper, AIA, LEED AP, Laura Williams, AIA, LEED AP ND, Sarah Ahmadzai, Assoc. AIA, Meghan McAllister, AIA, and David Baker, FAIA, LEED AP
  • 1,500+ entries for dreamARCHITECTURE
    • 890 Birmingham Entries
    • 487 Huntsville Entries
    • 159 Mobile Entries

We hosted both N2Architecture & dreamARCHITECTURE virtually. All of our awards ceremonies for dreamARCHITECTURE were held through Zoom. Click here to see our 2021 dreamARCHITECTURE winners!

Thankfully, we were still able to hold our Annual Golf Tournament, Clay Shoot & the opening of the National Building Museum’s Evicted Exhibit at the Birmingham Public Library – Central Location!

Clay Shoot

Thank you to our Title Sponsor Interior Exterior! We are looking forward to hosting this event again May 19, 2022 at Old South Clays.

Annual ACFA Golf Tournament

Our 25th Annual ACFA Golf Tournament was a huge success! We would like to thank our Title Sponsor, The Prewitt Group. Click here to see more from this event!

The National Building Museum’s Evicted Exhibit

The ACFA was proud to play a part in bringing the National Building Museum’s Evicted Exhibit to Birmingham. Click here to read more about the exhibit!

2022 ACFA Plans and Goals

In 2022 we want to continue our mission of advancing the enjoyment of architecture and design in Alabama through education, outreach, and collaboration. We will continue with our usual programs such as dreamARCHITECTURE & N2 Architecture, and plan to bring back certain events we missed out on in 2020 & 2021! See below for a list of events we were unable to hold in 2021.

  • ACFA Annual Scholarship Luncheon
  • Posters, Pies, & Pints
  • LEGO Exhibit

2022 Event Schedule:

  • January 29 – dreamARCHITECTURE Teacher Workshop
    • Click here to learn more about 2022’s dreamARCHITECTURE theme, Draw Your Dream Hospital!
  • February 3 – Posters, Pies, and Pints
  • March 26 – April 2 – LEGO Exhibit
  • April 28 – Mobile dreamARCHITECTURE Ceremony
  • May 5 – Birmingham dreamARCHITECTURE Ceremony
  • May 12 – Huntsville dreamARCHITECTURE Ceremony
  • May 19 – Clay Shoot (Located in Huntsville)
  • July 7 – July 17 – The World Games
    • The ACFA will have the Alabama Portion of the Evicted Exhibit on display during this time!
  • July 19 – ACFA Scholarship Luncheon
  • October 13- Annual ACFA Golf Tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley (Fundraiser for ACFA Scholarships!)


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