Amazing Birmingham AIA winners honored at Architecture Design Awards

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The architects are going all out on these award-winning projects. Photo via AIA Birmingham for Bham Now

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2021 AIA Birmingham Design Awards on July 14. Several Birmingham based projects are being recognized for their innovative design and excellence. We’re here to highlight a few of these talented Birmingham AIA winners that call our city home.

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5 things you probably didn’t know about Birmingham’s Pratt City

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Corey Pettway enjoying the hammocks at One Pratt Park. Photo via Birmingham City Council Facebook.

Pratt City—where I barely passed my driver’s test at the DMV and a neighborhood with perseverance. After the April 2011 tornadoes, the community was heavily affected but continues to make strides into the new decade. Keep reading to learn about Pratt’s hidden gems.

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Pratt City has a new park! 3 reasons why this is a win for the Birmingham community

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One Pratt Park is the newest addition to a community set on growing and moving forward. Photo by Lauren Moore for Bham Now.

If you lived in the Birmingham area during 2011 like me, then you probably remember the tornadoes that destroyed much of Alabama that spring. To this day, many affected areas are still getting back on their feet, one of these being Pratt City.  

Now, after eight years of construction, a new park in Pratt City just recently opened, titled One Pratt Park. Want to learn more about this new outdoor space? Here are three reasons to get excited about Pratt City’s new park.

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