The People love The Son of a Butcher! ArchitectureWorks was honored to receive the People’s Choice Award at the 2022 AIA Alabama Excellence in Design Awards for The Son of a Butcher. This award is voted on by our peers attending the state conference on architecture, and we’re pretty sure they were as focused on the amazing selection of meats, seafood, and specialty food items on display as they were on this renovation of a nondescript 60’s era building in the Pepper Place District of Birmingham. Our design employs a simple palette of stainless-steel fixtures and utilitarian tile finishes in subtle contrast to custom white oak cabinetry and finish carpentry, providing a complimentary backdrop to the shop’s high-quality products. The simple presentation of this retail shop belies the complex mechanical, plumbing, and food handling requirements more typically found in much larger industrial facilities. Thank you AIA Alabama and congratulations to the other recipients!
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Photography: Cary Norton