NAIOP Awards

The Birmingham News

  • Overall Design, Architecture

The interior design of the Birmingham News Corporate Headquarters reflects a modern industrial character that is compatible with the building’s exterior architecture. Of paramount importance was updating the image of the office while creating a highly collaborative and effortlessly flexible work space. Williams Blackstock’s design solution abandoned the tradition cubical design and instead centered on varied partition height enclosures and open workspace configurations throughout the 4-story building. A raised flooring system was incorporated to allow for the under floor distribution of air, power and data. This, coupled with easily adjustable furniture systems, created a completely flexible, modern and cost-effective office environment that fosters productivity, collaboration and efficiency.