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The Supply Store, University of Alabama

Recently our project the The Supply Store was covered in the The College Store Magazine. Fusing old and new architectural design elements in the store resulted in double-height ceilings, polished concrete floors, and a large wood-and-metal central staircase. Read More


American School & University’s Architectural Portfolio Featuring the UAB Hill Student Center

Four jurors from around the nation meet to judge the designs for the  Architectural Portfolio. Awarded projects exhibited clarity of concept, innovation and creativity in response to the specifics of program, users, community and site. The UAB Hill Center was chosen for outstanding design. Read More

New Storm Shelters Ready in Birmingham Before Tornado Season

Birmingham officials say three of five planned community storm shelters will be open before the spring tornado season. That’s nearly six years after the April 27, 2011 tornadoes that devastated parts of Alabama, including the community of Pratt City. One tornado hit the northwest Birmingham community, killing one person and destroying the library, a fire station, numerous homes, apartment buildings, at least one church and vehicles.

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UAB Hill Student Center Building Design & Construction

UAB’s Light-Filled Student Center Serves as Campus ‘Living Room’

The 159,000 sf Hill Student Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham centralizes student services and serves as a community space for events, performances, dining, and social activities. Read More

UAB’S Hill Student Center Grand Opening

Architect Birmingham ALDoster Construction Company recently completed the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s new $35 million Hill Student Center, which opened to students on December 7, 2015. The new facility replaces the Hill University Center (HUC) at the corner of University Boulevard and 14th Street.

The new 159,000-square foot, four-story student center consists of a food service and dining area (Panera Bread, Starbucks, Full Moon Bar-B-Que, and Mein Bowl), performance lounge, retail store, book store, outdoor patio dining, 280-seat theater, meeting rooms, office suites, 7,000 square foot multi-purpose room and an exterior third-floor balcony. The project also included the demolition and replacement of an existing parking lot, site paving, and landscaping. Read More 

University of Alabama at Birmingham – New Hill Center

Architect Birmingham ALThe 1980s-era Hill University Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has become an outdated facility that is not adequately supporting the growing student population and their changing needs. University administrators chose Hastings+Chivetta in association with Herrington Architects to design a new student center to replace the existing building.

Located in the core academic campus just north of the large Campus Green, the new student center will play a pivotal role in forging a more collaborative and connected student community. The new building will welcome visitors to campus, attract new students, provide the “place” for students and provide the essential daily services of student life. Read More

Here’s a look at UAB’s new residence hall, Hill Student Center

Architect Birmingham ALThe University of Alabama at Birmingham is nearing completion of its new $40 million Hill Student Center.

The new facility is one of two major additions to UAB’s campus for this year. The school’s new residence hall was completed this summer and is ready for 700 students to move in during the next few weeks. Read More

Panera, Starbucks among retailers in new $35 million UAB student center

Architect Birmingham AL

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – UAB’s new $35 million student center will have Panera Bread, Starbucks and bookstore along with other retail and restaurant space and places for students, faculty and staff to meet, mingle and even play video games.

The 159,000-square-foot, four-story Hill Student Center will serve as one of the gateway projects onto the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. Although the glass, brick and landscaped exterior aims to be inviting, UAB officials said they hope what’s inside gives students and others the environment they envision. Read More

UAB Construction Project Near Completion

Two big construction projects at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will soon be completed.

 According to UAB, a new residence hall and Hill Student Center will give the campus an updated look and will better serve students and the UAB community.

“Tremendous progress has been made on each of these new facilities on campus,” said Carolyn Farley, UAB’s director of Academic and Student Services. “It’s exciting to see the buildings take shape, and to feel the enthusiasm on campus build as we get closer and closer to their completion.”

The new residence hall will house incoming freshmen students, and is scheduled to open for the fall 2015 semester.

The new facility will house more than 700 students. Read More

American Library Magazine

Featured Birmingham (Ala.) Public Library

Reconstructed after being damaged by tornadoes in 2011, Pratt City Library was reborn as a lantern of inspiration and learning for the community. The lantern design motif also recalls the area’s coal mining history, and local museum artifacts were incorporated throughout the new reading room and stacks.

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Birmingham’s Building Boom

Featured Herrington Architects Hill Student Center

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Design Alabama’s March 2014 Online Journal

Rebuilt Pratt City Library

When a massive tornado struck Pratt City, a northwest Birmingham neighborhood, on April 27, 2011, the 1993 Pratt City branch of Birmingham Public Library suffered extensive damage. Herrington Architects of Birmingham and Chasm Architecture of Atlanta took the opportunity to give it a strong new presence in the community as it was rebuilt at a cost of $1.5 million.

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Hoover Apartments awarded LEED Silver






Visit the article at the University of West Alabama’s website.

Birmingham’s Green Initiative






The Birmingham News
Saturday, September 12, 2009

Birmingham’s Herrington Architects has formed a new company that will focus primarily on developing multi-family properties with sustainable features, a new twist on a growing trend in the metro area.

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Herrington Architects looking to branch out in 2009

Birmingham Business Journal

If 2008 was a good year for Herrington Architects, it’s largely because 2007 was a good year for the 14-year-old architectural design firm.

“As with many design professionals, the success of one year really depends on what happened the previous year,” said President Bruce Herrington, whose firm saw revenues grow 25 percent from 2007 to 2008.

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Fitness Center Shapes Up For The Future With Contemporary Metal Vision

No pain, no gain, as they say in fitness. For Birmingham, Ala., architects Bruce Herrington and Joe Swaika of Herrington Architects it was the challenge of designing an expanded version of Cornerstone Wellness & Fitness in Clanton, Ala., in a pain-free way—and within budget—that allowed the facility to continue to serve physical therapy patients and fitness clients while the renovation/expansion took place.
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People On The Move: Bruce Herrington Named 2008 President of the Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Bruce Herrington, principal of Herrington Architects in Birmingham, will serve as 2008 president of the Birmingham Architectural Foundation, part of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Trevor Matchett of Hendon + Huckestein Architects PC will serve as president-elect.

Birmingham Firm Designs Riverfront Apartment Complex in Tuscaloosa

Birmingham’s Herrington Architects PC has designed the apartment community that will be part of a new 37-acre riverfront mixed-use development in Tuscaloosa.
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4 Things New Birmingham Entrepreneurs Should Know

There are few people out there who know more about doing business in Birmingham than the successful entrepreneurs of the city.
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Everyone Benefits from Sound Design

The Birmingham News, February 18, 2007 Design matters. Every day, the design of the buildings, parks, streets, highways, even our homes influences all of us.

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People On The Move: Bruce Herrington Named 2008 President of the Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Bruce Herrington

Birmingham Business Journal, February 4, 2008

Bruce Herrington, principal of Herrington Architects in Birmingham, will serve as 2008 president of the Birmingham Architectural Foundation, part of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Trevor Matchett of Hendon + Huckestein Architects PC will serve as president-elect. Click here for article.