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Adrienne Retief’s “Art & Architecture”

December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

The ACFA is proud to show the work of Adrienne Retief, AIA from December 6th-20th. Her “Art & Architecture” exhibit will showcase her work with watercolors and charcoals. This work is inspired in large part by her many travels and South African heritage. Read below to learn more about Adrienne Retief!

“Art & Architecture” Events

Gallery Hours
Monday-Thursday: 10 AM-4 PM
Friday: 10 AM-3 PM

Opening Reception & 21st Street Open House
December 6th from 5:30-7 PM

Artist on Site
December 7th from 10 AM-3 PM

Artist Presentation
December 10th from 11:30-12:30 AM | Tickets: $5

About Adrienne Retief, AIA

Adrienne is a practicing architect and architectural illustrator who also happens to be a hopelessly passionate watercolor painter. She loves to share that passion with others and her particular interest lies in travel sketching and watercolor painting. She believes nothing anchors memories of the experience of a place quite like the act of sketching and painting on location. She offers watercolor workshops locally and abroad where she encourages participants to explore the magic of watercolor for a few hours, a day, or a week.

Adrienne was born and raised in South Africa – moved to Birmingham with her family in 1977, shortly after graduating from high school when her father was offered a research and teaching position at UAB. She studied pre-med at UAB, graduating with a BS in Natural Science and Math in 1980 and then continued on to study Architecture at Auburn, graduating with a BArch in 1984. She completed her architectural internship in Birmingham between 1980 and 1983, and shortly after obtaining her architectural registration in 1987, she joined the Peace Corps and taught Math in French in the Central African Republic from 1988-1991.

Since 1992, she has worked in the architecture profession, mostly in Birmingham, and her work experience includes Institutional, Commercial, Religious, Health Care, and Residential projects. She is currently a Senior Project Architect and Studio Coordinator at Davis Architects.



December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am
December 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm


Alabama Center for Architecture
109 South Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35233 United States