Birmingham is home to the nation’s oldest and largest Veterans Day celebration. It is the county seat of Jefferson County, the most populous county in Alabama. Birmingham offers award-winning restaurants, shows at the world-renowned Alabama Theater, and the McWane Science Center.
Birmingham’s economy is thriving and bringing an increase in development. The city has many skilled architects and contractors, many of whom specialize in industrial projects. Some of the best industrial architects in the Birmingham area are included on this list. Our editorial team chose these experts based on their background, history, and credentials.
Williams Blackstock Architects
2204 First Ave. South Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35233
Williams Blackstock Architects was established in 1994 to provide creative, one-of-a-kind designs that are customized to the client’s ideas and visions. Over its 27 years, the firm has amassed an impressive portfolio, completing millions of square feet across the United States. The firm has rapidly expanded and constantly improved its processes, establishing itself as a market leader in the ever-changing design market. It continuously fosters growth, leadership, expertise, experience, enthusiasm, and dedication to provide the best possible results to its clients. The firm has many satisfied clients, thanks to its superior quality, impeccable professionalism, and outstanding customer service.
Williams Blackstock Architects is led by Auburn University graduate Joel Blackstock, who has over 27 years of experience. He is a winner of the 2020 AIA President’s Award, 2015 Architect of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association of Alabama, and the 2014 Accolade Award from AIA Birmingham. The firm has been featured in publications like Bham Now, Birmingham Business Journal, The Auburn Plainsman, The Bama Buzz, Medical Construction and Design, AL.com, Business Alabama, Building Closure Online, Spaces4Learning, and Landscape Architecture Magazine.
Clark, Geer, Latham & Associates, Inc.
3901 Spring Hill Ave., Mobile, Alabama 36608
Clark & Geer Engineers was established in 1974 by civil engineers James M. Clark and Vasco R. Geer. The firm has expanded to include a full range of engineering and architectural services to industrial and commercial clients. Clark, Geer, Latham & Associates, Inc. was formed in 1988 when Latham Engineering merged with Clark & Geer Engineers.
CGL provides superior engineering and architectural services to a wide range of clients, both locally and nationally. CGL’s commitment to customer service is the foundation of its more than 47 years of success.
Clark, Geer, Latham & Associates is backed by a team of LEED-accredited professionals who also hold memberships with the American Institute of Architects. Current president Thomas Latham is responsible for the overall management of CGL and is involved in the business development of new and existing clients. Mr. Latham’s civil engineering and mechanical engineering background includes municipal, educational, industrial, commercial, and marine facilities, including a large volume of work in retail development, throughout the United States.
Line Scale Form
101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Line Scale Form began as Herrington Architects in 1994 and was rebranded as Line Scale Form in 2020. Over its more than 25-year history, the firm has completed numerous notable projects, including student housing, multifamily housing, institutional, municipal, and educational structures. The company has grown from a one-person operation to a ten-person studio. The firm brings extensive professional experience to each project, whether designing a new structure or restoring a historic one. The firm’s collaborative process allows the project team to collaborate and share different points of view, resulting in a streamlined construction experience.
Bruce Herrington is the man behind the company. Herrington Architects was founded to showcase his architectural talent, serving Birmingham and the southeastern United States. What began as a one-man shop specializing in multifamily projects has grown into a studio of ten specializing in multifamily, commercial, and mission-critical work. After 25 years in business, Bruce saw an opportunity to formally delegate leadership and ownership of the company to its employees. The firm is more diverse, enthusiastic about problem-solving, and committed to its clients now that it has a broader range of experience and talent.
1500 Urban Center Dr. Suite 220, Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
Designform, LLC has been in business since 1986. The firm is committed to providing cutting-edge architectural design and planning services that produce outstanding results for its clients. With its commitment to excellence, technical knowledge, and superior quality, the firm has demonstrated its ability to create designs that reflect the vision of its clients. Whether handling a tenant improvement development or a full-scale construction, the firm is dedicated to exceeding expectations. The firm offers a full range of design services throughout the Southeast, specializing in architectural design, site and space planning, interior design, project management, construction documentation, and construction contract administration.
Designform’s work has been featured by publications like Business Alabama, Birmingham Journal, AL.com, and Design Alabama. It has also earned the 2005 Real Estate Development of the Year Award from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and was named the 2004 Best Overall Design Winner by the same organization.
1741 4th Ave., North Birmingham, AL 35203
FORMWORKS Architects is a full-service architectural company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and serving the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The company has experience with commercial, industrial, restaurant, retail, church, and residential architecture. FORMWORKS Architects, founded in 1994 by Angela Nash and Gary Nash, has a long list of satisfied clients throughout the Southeast.
Angela Nash has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial construction industry as an architect. For the first 15 years of her career, she focused on large-scale project management, including extensive on-site construction administration. Angela founded FORMWORKS Architects in 1994 and has served as the firm’s managing partner and lead architect, leading the design and production efforts on a wide range of project types. She is a Construction Specification Institute-certified Construction Document Technologist and a past president of the American Institute of Architects Birmingham Chapter. She has served on the General Contractors and Sub-Contractors Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors and is a member of the International Code Council.