Alabama Center for Architecture
About the Alabama Center for Architecture: The mission of the Alabama Center for Architecture is to advance the enjoyment of architecture and design through engagement, education and collaboration.
Engagement: Bringing citizens in touch with their physical environment not only through exhibits, but also through active participation in competitions, symposia, press conferences, and workshops. Supporting communities in understanding the existing conditions and the future potential of their physical environments. Encouraging civic discourse and an open, transparent, and sustained public dialogue. Celebrating the design achievements of the region and presenting the design accomplishments of other parts of the world in a manner that raises our aspirations.
Education: Expanding our current educational programs for Kindergarten through 12th grade. Providing an exhibit space for high schools and colleges to exhibit their design related work. Educating the communities through exhibits, lecture series, and charrettes. Providing a forum for professional and citizen dialogue about the importance of quality design, beautiful public spaces, good civic architecture, and sustainable, family-friendly neighborhood.
Collaboration: Connecting professionals, community, and civic leaders to build high quality environments. Fostering collegiality and exchange between industry professionals and providing professional development opportunities for them. Bridging the gap between the suburbs and city on regional issues such as the environment. Providing gallery space to exhibit projects related to good design.