Birmingham, Alabama


The renovation of this historic 1920s building, which was vacant for two decades, now serves as a tenant office for a fast-growing retail development company. The design meets state and federal historic preservation requirements qualifying the project for tax credit funding.

Historic features are enriched by the clean and simple interior elements that float within the umbrella of the historic structure. Its garage doors, interior ramps, brick walls, gabled steel trusses, wood decking and sky lights were all preserved alluding to the buildings past.

The historically accurate renovation is juxtaposed with an innovative contemporary office space that encourages collaboration, teamwork, and attracts and retains employees in an exciting and engaging office environment. Large steel windows flood natural light into the workspace so all exterior views are shared and visible from one end of the building to the other. The workstations are centered on tiered levels helping anchor private offices on either side.

A dynamic “town center” and gathering space greets visitors with a dramatic first impression. This hub for interaction provides a diverse work and social space that can accommodate an individual working from their laptop or the entire company. The space offers a kitchen and bar with beer tap, pool table and access to the large, covered porch that runs along the exterior of the building for entertaining.branding of the company.




29,500 SF


Interior Design
Historic Preservation