Much of the “Birmingham character” that we appreciate and promote today is thanks to the many beautiful historic buildings and homes that still stand. Our concentration of historic structures is unique, and it’s an asset for our entire region’s economic development and growth, as that authenticity attracts people seeking sense of place and quality of life. But how do we ensure that the authenticity doesn’t begin to vanish as we continue to revive these historic structures?
What do you mean there's no dumpster? 5 adaptive reuse issues you might not think about—but architects do
Birmingham is a city practically made for adaptive reuse projects—and Poole and Company Architects is right in the middle of the fray.
So, when a switchyard warehouse is ready for a new life as an industrial office, how does its developer/architect/contractor make sure the most unique original architectural details can shine again? Meet the person who makes it happen.
Sixteenth St. Baptist Church honoring its history with interactive museum opening on 56th anniversary of bombing
Sept. 15, 56 years to the day that a bomb killed four little girls— Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson— a new interactive museum will open honoring the girls and the chain of events their murders set off in the Civil Rights Movement.