Chambless King Architects was honored recently with an Alabama Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Award for design excellence.
AIA Alabama recognizes projects that exemplify design excellence and achievement in various categories of building design at its annual Design Awards Gala, held on February 28 in Birmingham. The Chambless King New Office project was granted Honorable Mention. This project was part of a multistory renovation for the historic Teague Warehouse building in downtown Montgomery. Built in the early 1900’s the Teague building boasts three stories of timber framing with a masonry facade and large punched windows. The Chambless King office renovation encompasses about half of the triangular-shaped top floor and accommodates an open studio for a design and production staff with adjacent private offices for senior staff and auxiliary functions.
A panel of nationally distinguished judges from the Southeast evaluated 45 statewide entries, and gave special recognition to seven entries, including the Chambless King Architects Office Project. The following are comments about the project: “The careful restraint of the interventions proves that the designers respected this historic building and allowed it to have its own character. The interior is a rich contrast to a very simple exterior. The creative and honest use of the original materials helps highlight this richness.”