Richard Pigford, FAIA, LEED AP

Founder (1947-2019)

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.