2015 Birmingham IDIE Awards

WBA took home awards for both Shaeffer Eye Center and the Radella Residence at the biennial IDIE Awards at the newly renovated Florentine Building.


Shaeffer Eye Center

  • Retail Award

As a provider of advanced eye care in the State of Alabama, the new flagship Schaeffer Eye Center in Hoover tangibly translates the pillars of the Schaeffer Eye Center Experience – science, style and service – through its crisp, forward-thinking interior design. Originally the home of a furniture showroom, the new clinic was transformed through a complete gutting of the 10,000-square-foot first floor.


Radella Residence

  • Residential Award

 A tree-lined sandy pathway along Rose Walk leads to this beachside home in Seaside, Florida, a community renowned for its innovative and elegant approach to capturing the character of traditional beachside towns. This 1,962-square-foot house is situated between the pedestrian-only Rose Walk path and Robert’s Way. The importance of this pedestrian path on one side, along with the desire for vehicular access on the other side, drove the design to essentially have two fronts, with two entry porches and two front doors.

2009 Birmingham IIDA Awards

Kenny & Co.

  • Best of Retail

Kenny & Company, an exclusive, high-end plumbing fixture, tile and lighting boutique, enlisted Williams Blackstock to renovate and expand its showroom, a 1,610-square-foot industrial space formerly called The Loft, located in the Design District of Birmingham, Alabama. To invite customers in to explore the showroom, a large storefront window was cut into the exterior wall creating expansive views of the fixture vignettes, brightly-colored tile and custom lighting on display. Custom millwork was used throughout the space to present the array of upscale plumbing fixtures and tile collections – including free-standing panels that show mock-up design concepts for the bathroom and kitchen. Smaller tile boards are artfully displayed on long sections of bent plate angles from floor to ceiling.