Dick Pigford (1947-2019) was the founding Partner of ArchitectureWorks. His career was rooted in service to others, not only through his career of award-winning projects but also demonstrated by his establishment of SawWorks, a community space with the mission of providing gathering space for non-profit groups in downtown Birmingham. Many diverse groups have developed regional community projects out of this pro-bono space – SpeakFirst, United Way, Friends of Railroad Park Development, Cahaba River Society, Community Foundation, and Create Birmingham.
Dick’s successful career included a wide range of project types – residential, retail, institutional, religious. His expertise and passion working with diverse community groups was evidenced by his long relationships with both Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and Birmingham-Southern College through multiple projects across two decades.
- Sixteenth Street Church Stabilization and Restoration
- Birmingham Southern College Fraternity Row and Lakeview Residence Halls
- Pursell Farms Headquarters, Education Pavilion and FarmLinks Cottages and Cabins
- Indian Springs School Residence Halls and Science Center
- Camp DeSoto Open-Air Gymnasium
- Books-A-Million Retail Stores
- 2nd & Charles Bookstores
- EBSCO Industries Office Expansion
- EBSCO Media Expansion and Renovation
- Mt. Laurel Town Concept Development, Housing, Commercial Building
- Highlands United Methodist Church Master Plan and Gathering and Greeting Space
- St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall Renovation
- City of Birmingham Redevelopment of Downtown Ensley
- BEAT, Inc. Community Revitalization