Architecture Birmingham Alabama

3 More Things I Love About My Work

3 More Things I Love About My Work

It’s February … the time of year when a person’s thoughts turn toward those who mean the most to them … people to whom they have given of themselves in great measure. Outside of my family, the focus of my thoughts is the people I…
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Strategies for Efficiency and Effectiveness | Doing More With Less

Strategies for Efficiency and Effectiveness | Doing More With Less

During this relatively stable period of economic growth, college/university enrollment has steadily increased. As enrollment grows, new facilities are being added to campuses and existing facilities are being renovated. With this increase in facilities, it seems that each institution’s Facilities Department is being given increased…
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A Christmas Thought

A Christmas Thought

 A Christmas Thought December is typically a month that event upon activity upon holiday celebration upon deadline.  It’s a unique time of the year when life seems to simultaneously slow down and speed up! When activity reaches its zenith, it’s a great time to intentionally…
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What's in a Residence Hall?

What’s in a Residence Hall?

A friend recently sent me an article – well, actually a paper written for a Florida State University class – that analyzed the success of three FSU residence halls.  Entitled “LIFE IN A BOX: The Psychological Effects of Dormitory Architecture and Layout on Residents” (Blakely…
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Finishing, and Finishing Well

Finishing, and Finishing Well

I have worked for two decades as principal of an architectural firm, and I’ve witnessed many architectural design projects started and completed. We appreciate every opportunity to be of service to our clients, and consistently strive to maintain high standards – of design, communication, and…
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The Beauty Around Us

The Beauty Around Us

Many thanks to my readers for your grace and leniency regarding this newsletter’s absence in May.  Between back-to-back vacation and conference, I was only “working” about 2 weeks during May!  That’s the longest I’ve been away from work since beginning my career after college! The…
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Grateful for Much!

Grateful for Much!

Rather than focus on an aspect of design or construction this month, I’d like to offer a comment or two on a topic that is meaningful to me … gratitude! Gratitude is very much a part of “who I am”, and expressions of gratitude are…
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Giving Thanks for Service and Sacrifice

Giving Thanks for Service and Sacrifice

Three events this month give rise to the topic of this newsletter.  Two of them happen every year, and are the highlight of the year for many individuals.  The third event is a “grand opening” of sorts and is unique to this year! Veterans Day…
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