Project Type: Hospitality

UAB Hilton Lobby

The renovation of the UAB Hilton lobby and grand staircase created a clean, luxurious space with a professional and collegiate feel.

The lobby is often a university visitor’s first impression of Birmingham and of UAB, so the material palette uses black iron accents and UAB’s green to establish a strong connection to Birmingham—The Iron City—and to the university.

Previously dark and dated, the renovated lobby features high-contrast textures and materials that create four defined zones of use: reception, café, lounge, and waiting.

High-quality furniture, textile selections, and custom wall graphics give each area a comfortable, friendly character.

Seating at the bottom of the renovated grand staircase creates space for hotel guests, visitors, and event attendees to work or relax.

Bright green canopies provide shade on the outdoor deck and reference the UAB brand system.


The Heights Clubhouse

The clubhouse at The Heights, a non-traditional rental community offering luxury single-family homes and townhomes for lease, is a lifestyle-enhancing amenity for the community’s residents.

It houses the leasing office for The Heights and serves as the main gathering space and heart of the community.

The interiors, completed in collaboration with Catori Design House, are light-filled, functional, and a blend of traditional and modern style.

With a fitness center, kitchen, lounge area, and resort-style pool, the clubhouse offers a place for residents to exercise, work, and relax.


Total on 1st

This renovation of the first floor of the historic Woodward Building in downtown Birmingham houses a clinical spa that offers the most advanced non-invasive treatments for the body, face, and skin.

Soft, fluid forms and earthy, sophisticated Italianate tile and bronze materials reference the practice’s branding, the Neolithic earth goddess, fertility symbols, and the rivers of life. Flowing water features, scented air, and soothing sounds enhance the visitor experience.

  • LocationBirmingham, AL
  • Project Type
  • Award 2023 Best of Show, International Interior Design Association
  • Award 2023 Best of Healthcare, International Interior Design Association

The entrance lobbies and treatment bar are bright and open with views to the busy street outside.

Inside the main entrance, visitors are greeted at a curved desk with water imagery and the spa’s branding projected on the wall above.

The large, curving walls are coated in a shimmering, iridescent plaster and conceal the waiting room and clinical spaces, creating separation to ensure privacy and relaxation.

The lighting and materials in the waiting room, hallway, treatment rooms, and restrooms create a quiet, soothing environment.

Shelves inspired by the shape of a water droplet display skincare product offerings.

Behind the retail area, the oval-shaped waiting room is covered in a custom wallcovering inspired by the spa’s branding, and oval windows allow a limited amount of natural light into the space.

Taking inspiration from water and elements of nature, the space provides a place of relaxation and respite from the busy downtown environment just outside its doors.