Southern Progress Building
Iconic Birmingham office building stands the test of time
The Southern Progress building leans into its natural landscape, expressing the company’s philosophy of “enlightened use of the land.” Sheltered by a canopy of trees on a heavily wooded 27-acre site, it “grows” out of a foundation of Alabama fieldstone and bridges a 35-foot deep ravine to create a dramatic lobby that appears to float in the treetops. The award-winning 150,000sf building originally housed the corporate headquarters of Southern Progress, publishers of Southern Living and other regional magazines, with administrative offices, conference rooms, a 100-seat auditorium, photo studios and labs, a library, and 13 test kitchens. The project was recognized with design awards across the southeast and was designed by a joint venture of KPS Group and Jova/Daniels/Busby of Atlanta.
Site Planning | Architecture | Interior Design
Gray Plosser FAIA | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Southern Progress building received the first 25-Year Design Excellence Award bestowed by the Birmingham Chapter AIA.