BJCC Lobby & Club Spaces
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
Originally constructed in the 1970s, the Concert Hall at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex has long served as one of Birmingham’s and the region’s major performance venues, for symphonies, Broadway shows and other large-scale events. And yet, the public areas were rather austere, with lots of cold, hard surfaces that weren't inviting. The Davis team was engaged to change that through adding warmth, color, and dynamism.
The firm’s work on the concert hall included softening many of the original hard surfaces with floor-to-ceiling fabrics, replacing light fixtures with dramatic and delightful fiber optic designs, creating softer and more intimate seating areas in the foyers and reception areas, replacing carpets throughout, and transforming a tired old lounge area into a contemporary martini bar with an energetic feel.
The result was a transformation that pleased both the client and judges for the Birmingham Chapter of the International Interior Design Association’s recent IDIE Awards in which the BJCC Concert Hall renovations took top honors in the Best of Assembly category.
At a glance
- Located in Birmingham, AL
- 50,000 sf
- Completed Fall 2008
- Interior Design
- Furniture Specification
- Renovation + Restoration
- IDIE Award for Best of Assembly - IIDA Alabama