109 Richard Arrington Blvd South, Birmingham, AL 35233
By renovating a historic building in downtown Birmingham, the Center for Architecture will serve as the physical home for the B.A.F. and AIA Birmingham Chapter, vibrant nonprofit organizations that provide resources to both the public and building industry professionals. These organizations and the Center will be a resource for communities, individuals & business owners who need design guidance. Through exhibitions, programs and special events, the Center aims to improve the quality and sustainability of the built environment, foster exchange between the design, construction, real estate communities, and encourage collaborations across the city and state. It will be an educational center for the community to learn more about the value of architecture. The Center will be dedicated to developing the understanding of architecture and its influence on our lives, our communities and world. The Center will improve the quality of civic and community life in the downtown area. When the center is complete, it will include private conference room, private work stations, kitchen and bar area, outdoor courtyard and exhibit/gallery space.
The Center for Architecture was envisioned with three core principals in mind: