Inspiration for the design of this historic law firm came from its involvement in reshaping the government and laws during the civil rights movement.
Both natural and industrial materials such as Alabama marble, limestone, concrete, steel and wood were used to symbolize the firm’s historical relevance to the region. The symbolic core of the building is anchored in cornerstones of marble with an exposed blazing wall of red. A translucent ring of glass forms a halo surrounding the firm's core while diffusing light from its perimeter. The swirling floor pattern is composed of gradated values of terrazzo representing the law's fluid nature. Baker Donelson won the Merit Award from the Birmingham Chapter of the AIA in 2013.