Category Archives: Architecture

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DESIGNhabitat House

DESIGNhabitat HOUSE Opelika, Alabama Completed 2002 Located in Opelika, the first DESIGNhabitat prototype house was designed to blend into the surrounding historic neighborhood. The design was influenced by traditional southern housing types. Varying plans were designed to accommodate any site condition to maximize solar orientation. … Read More


North Birmingham Trust & Savings Renovation

Regarding Architecture NORTH BIRMINGHAM TRUST & SAVINGS North Birmingham, Alabama Under Construction Originally completed in 1926, this neo-classical structure, once renovated, will become the first home office for Regarding Architecture. Its subtle ornate details, such as carved limestone block on the exterior and plaster cast … Read More

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Pass Christian Mixed Use

Regarding Architecture PASS CHRISTIAN MIXED USE Pass Christian, Mississippi Conceptual Renderings This proposed mixed use development was the first of its kind to be introduced to this hurricane ravaged area of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Using the newly ratified Smart Code and the Gulf Coast … Read More


Auburn Arena

Patrick Nelson with Davis Architects AUBURN ARENA Auburn, Alabama Completed 2010 The new Auburn Arena provided a much needed, updated facility for men’s and women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics and the Lovelace Athletic Museum. Incorporated into the arena are two full size practice courts adjoined by … Read More

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Beard Eaves Memorial Coliseum

Patrick Nelson with Davis Architects BEARD EAVES MEMORIAL COLISEUM Auburn, Alabama Completed 2006 The scope of the project was to replace a removable athletic floor with a high end permanent sports floor. The new floor rests on cushioned metal sleepers. Ramps were installed at entrances … Read More


Nelson Porch Addition

Nelson Family NELSON PORCH ADDITION Huntsville, Alabama Completed 2002 The addition of the screened porch replaced an unused concrete patio, while providing a bug free place to enjoy the backyard. At 16′ x 16′ (the footprint of the porch), few cuts were required generating very … Read More

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Rural Studio Thesis

Auburn University Rural Studio Thesis NEWBERN LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD Newbern, Alabama Completed 2003 A new home for the Newbern Little League Baseball team was carved out of an unused pasture. This field was designed and constructed by four Auburn University Rural Studio students, two, who … Read More


Rural Studio Exhibition

Auburn University Rural Studio Exhibit COL-LEGI d’ARQUITECTES de CATALUNYA Barcelona, Spain June 2003 The Col∙legi d’ Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) is a specialized entity of architects and similar professionals. Its Barcelona location is housed in a building wrapped in famous Joan Miró murals and faces … Read More