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Harbert at Home Around the World

Harbert at Home Around the World

Global builder BL Harbert can boast world-class Alabama projects, including a huge expansion at Mercedes.

September 2014
Building Benchmarks for 50 Years

Building Benchmarks for 50 Years

Two women managers oversee the $280 million Grandview Medical Center project for Brasfield & Gorrie — marking the 50-year-old company’s longstanding initiatives to advance women builders.

September 2014
Montgomery Metamorphosis

Montgomery Metamorphosis

Golson and John Foshee are flag bearers in a downtown Montgomery renaissance set to unfold for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March next summer.

August 2014
Student Housing’s Lux 10 Percent

Student Housing’s Lux 10 Percent

Real estate investors are plunging into the high tide of college enrollments, and they build luxury for the top 10 percent. Here’s what’s going up in Tuscaloosa and Auburn for the most affluent — or lavishly indebted — scholars.

April 2014
Tackling the Beast and Crafting Yachts

Tackling the Beast and Crafting Yachts

A $12,000 loan in 1959 helped a ship fixer stake a big corner of Gulf diesel work. “Wild and wooly” ventures have since yielded one of the largest yacht companies on the Gulf Coast.

April 2014
Building for Building Planes

Building for Building Planes

Birmingham’s Hoar Program Management is overseeing the construction of the first U.S. assembly plant for European commercial air giant Airbus. Even as the first steel rises, it’s all about building airplanes.

March 2014
Headlines Review of 2013

Headlines Review of 2013

January 2014
Hands-On Soulful Designs

Hands-On Soulful Designs

In 20 years, more than 600 “citizen architects” have received a matchless hands-on education at Auburn University’s Rural Studio, crafting buildings with the soul of community.

November 2013
Garden Green Hospital for the Army

Garden Green Hospital for the Army

Feature Project 2013

September 2013
The Powder Room is on the Left

The Powder Room is on the Left

Home builders wanting to claim a copyright on their bestselling plans need to come up with “substantial differences” to convince the U.S. 11th Circuit.

September 2013