15 top architecture firms in Alabama, including Montgomery firm behind Protective Stadium

Photo Of Birmingham'S Protective Stadium With Lit-Up Alabama Sign Behind It - Done By One Of The Top Architecture Firms In Alabama
Protective Stadium in Birmingham. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Business Alabama has officially ranked the largest architecture firms in Alabama by total design fees for 2021, and we’ve got the scoop on which firms made the list. Keep reading to see which city makes the most appearances and see if your city has firms that made the list.

The top architecture firm in Alabama—Montgomery’s Goodwyn Mills Cawood

Construction At Protective Stadium
A view of Protective Stadium in Downtown Birmingham. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

Montgomery’s Goodwyn Mills Cawood ranked as the top architecture firm in Alabama by total design fees in 2021, with their largest project being one you might recognize if you’re in Birmingham: Protective Stadium. The stadium was completed in time for the 2021 fall football season for UAB and was home of the opening and closing ceremonies of The World Games 2022.

Click here to learn more about Goodwyn Mills Cawood.

Who else made the list?

Montgomery and Birmingham had plenty of firms on the list, but Huntsville and Mobile also had a showing.

CompanyLocation2021 Design FeesAlabama EmployeesLargest Project Completed in 2021
1. Goodwyn Mills CawoodMontgomery$93.7M300Protective Stadium: Birmingham, AL, $188M
2. Sherlock, Smith and AdamsMontgomery$16.2M60Desmond T. Doss Health Clinic at Schofield Barracks: Wahiawa, HI, $75M
3. Williams Blackstock Architects Inc.Birmingham$15.3M51The University of Alabama School of Business new classroom building: Tuscaloosa, AL, $45M
4. McKee & Associates Inc.Montgomery$12.4M42New Fultondale middle/high school: Fultondale, AL, $47.8M
5. Gresham SmithBirmingham$10.9M39Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital: Illinois, $30.3M
6. Davis Architects Inc. Birmingham$6.5M32New School of Business & Industry for Jacksonville State University: Jacksonville, AL, $43M
7. TRO Jung|BrannenBirmingham$5.8M17Wellstar West Georgia Medical Callaway Cancer Center: LaGrange, GA, $10.7M
8. Nola Van Peursem Architects PCHuntsville$5.5M22Midtown Elementary School: Madison, AL, $29.5M
9. Live Design Group PCBirmingham$3.5M15Red Mountain Theatre: Birmingham, AL, $18.4M
10. Birchfield Penuel & Associates LLCBirmingham$3.4M21UAB Heart & Vascular Equipment Replacement & Renovation: Birmingham, AL, $4.2M
11. Chambless King ArchitectsMontgomery$3.1M14Sand Mountain Park & Ampitheater: Albertville, AL, $80M
12. PWBA Architects Inc. Montgomery$2.9M14Lockheed Martin Missile Assembly Facility: Pike County, AL, $75M
13. TAG/The Architects Group Inc. Mobile$1.6M10Auburn University Student Activities Center Renovations: Auburn, AL, $5M
14. Payne Design Group Architects LLCMontgomery$1.3M2Environmental Health & Safety Warehouse: Tuscaloosa, AL, $2.3M
15. B Group Architecture Inc.Birmingham$725.5K7Axel Row Apartments: Birmingham, AL, $16.7M

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Cecilia Wood
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