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Auburn’s Urban Studio welcomed Birmingham to its new home Wednesday evening

AUurban studio signage unveilingVini Nathan, dean of Auburn University’s college of architecture, design, and construction, welcomed dozens of alumni, area residents, partner organizations, and Mayor William Bell to an open house celebrating the new home for the Urban Studio on Wednesday, September 4. The program for fifth year architecture students (officially known as the Auburn University Center for Architecture and Urban Studies) now occupies the ground floor of a three-story building located at 221 20th Street North in Birmingham’s central business district. The event also served as a way to formally introduce the interim director of the studio, Alex Krumdieck, to the public and provided for the unveiling of a sign inside the space visible from the street identifying it.

The structure has previously served as home to several pharmacies, Shoney’s Big Boy, and Porter’s Clothing Company. During her remarks, Nathan hinted at hopes for the studio to be able to eventually occupy the entire building. Remarks were also made by Cathy Sloss Jones of Sloss Real Estate and the mayor (who reminisced about filming a campaign ad in the middle of the intersection the building sits on at 5:30 p.m. back in the late 70s).

Former Auburn Tiger sets world record in Beijing

Birmingham’s Tiger Nation contingent should have been dancing in the streets yesterday as former Auburn swimmer Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe set a new world record of 58.77 in the women’s 100m backstroke at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. The crazy thing is, it was only the semifinals.

The finals are being broadcast live during prime time coverage this evening so you have a good chance to make up for not dancing if you didn’t.