Baker Donelson

A design inspired by the reshaping of the law 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.

  • LocationBirmingham, AL
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  • Award 2013 Merit Award, AIA Birmingham