WBA Making A Splash in Pell City

The recently completed splash pad in Pell City is officially open for business. Located at Lakeside Park, this state of the art, splash water park is based on the design theme of a fish camp. It has an overall pad area of approximately 3,000 square feet and  includes 24 water features, including the large central monsoon water slide, which is the focal point and the main attraction. 

Urban Cookhouse restaurant expanding to Tuscaloosa with help from WBA

AL.com's article on the expansion of Homewood based restaurant, Urban Cookhouse. WBA is excited to be a part of their growing business.

Urban Cookhouse, a fast-casual restaurant concept that began in Homewood in 2010, will open its first Tuscaloosa location later this year in the Village at Northbank development off Rice Mine Road.
Urban Cookhouse will be the only restaurant tenant in the new development, which was designed by Ellis Architects and is managed by College Station Properties, according to a media release. Urban Cookhouse was represented by Walter Kelley of Arc Realty, and Williams-Blackstock Architects will be designing the restaurant space.
— AL.com

WBA Ranks First in Birmingham's Top Architecture Firms

The Birmingham Business Journal has ranked Williams Blackstock Architects number one in their list of architecture firms in Birmingham. 

The top players on the List retained their spot since last year. Williams-Blackstock Architects PC tops the ranking with 21 architects in Birmingham offices…
— Birmingham Business Journal

Mountain Brook Municipal Complex

Design Alabama has a wonderful article on the recently completed Mountain Brook Municipal Complex. Enjoy!

A municipal building is often a monolithic structure that stands out instead of harmonizing with its surroundings. But that’s not the case with the two-story Mountain Brook Municipal Complex located in leafy Crestline Village.
— Design Alabama

Mountain Brook Municipal Complex

Nestled among existing oak trees, the new Mountain Brook Municipal Complex occupies the same site as the original Mountain Brook City Hall built in 1967. Designed as the new home for the community’s city council, mayor’s office, city manager and fire and police departments, the 53,000-square-foot complex provides much needed additional space and facility upgrades – including a 60-space, underground parking deck – while complementing the character and design elements, such as red brick with limestone trim and Tudor-style details, of the community village where is sits.

UAB will be breaking ground this Fall on the Collat School of Business

WBA is excited to be apart of the future Collat School of Business building at UAB.

UAB Collat School of Business rendering

UAB Collat School of Business rendering

The Collat School of Business is proud to be a vital part of the incredible renaissance taking place in our Magic City. Every day, our students, faculty and staff break new ground by pushing boundaries, innovating ideas, inspiring others, and turning challenges into opportunities.
— UAB Collat School of Business

Renovations begin soon at former Federal Reserve Building

WBA is excited to be apart of the restoration of the Federal Reserve building in downtown Birmingham. The project will create 85,000 square feet of office and retail space to the dormant building.

The historic Federal Reserve Building sits between two very important courthouses in a critical part of Birmingham’s downtown, after sitting dormant for almost 20 years, the 1927 and 1958 properties are being restored back to modern use.
— Norman Tynes, Harbert Executive Vice President

Two of our projects, the UAB Collat School of Business and the UAB School of Nursing, are included UAB's master plan.

Williams Blackstock Architects is playing a key part of UAB's master plan, creating a more walk-able campus while expanding the footprint of their campus. 

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The school recently developed a new master plan that will transform not just the campus, but the entire Southside, creating new opportunities for developers, innovators and the region.
— Birmingham Business Journal