PWBA Architects, Inc. is an Alabama architectural firm providing architecture and interior design services for clients in both the public and private sectors. With offices in Montgomery and Hoover, PWBA is led by three principals: Alex Alkire, Edward Brummal, and Johnny Latham. PWBA has a diverse portfolio, including corporate, academic, retail, civic, and industrial projects located throughout the southeastern United States.
With a staff of 14, PWBA provides a full range of architectural services, interior design, space planning, master planning, and construction contract administration. As a corporate member of the U.S. Green Building Council and with LEED AP expertise on staff, PWBA can help clients achieve energy conservation goals and implement sustainable design measures.
PWBA has significant experience designing corporate headquarters, office buildings, K-12 and college/university facilities, churches, training facilities, and specialized industrial facilities. PWBA has extensive mission-critical telecommunications experience involving data centers and central switching offices, as well as space planning experience with call centers, administrative and conference areas.
Most of our work is for clients with whom we have a long-term relationship spanning many years. We consider this the most reliable indication that we consistently meet their planning, budgeting, and design needs. Some of these clients include the State of Alabama, AT&T Corporation, Alabama Power Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the Armory Commission of Alabama, and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).
PWBA and its predecessor firms have been providing architectural services for eight decades. Our current firm traces its origin back to 1940 when Clyde C. Pearson, FAIA opened an architectural practice in Montgomery. He and subsequent partners designed many houses, churches and other facilities still in use. Over the years several ownership transitions and firm name changes resulted in our current name, PWBA Architects, Inc. Each of our current principals has been with the firm for over 25 years. In addition to our main office in Montgomery, PWBA has had an office in the Birmingham area since 1994.
Alex W. Alkire, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP, President
Alex Alkire oversees PWBA’s day-to-day operations and is in charge of specifications and quality assurance. He has extensive experience in planning, designing, and administering construction of new facilities, additions and renovations, particularly for institutional, industrial, and telecommunications projects. Alex is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is also a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Certified Construction Specifier (CCS).
Edward M. Brummal, Jr., AIA, CSI, CCS, Vice President and Secretary
Edward Brummal is PWBA’s chief designer and Project Architect/Principal-in-Charge of many schools, industrial manufacturing facilities, retail facilities, banks and churches. He has managed numerous federal Department of Defense projects throughout the Southeast U.S. Edward is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is also a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) member and a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Certified Construction Specifier (CCS).
Johnny L. Latham, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President and Treasurer
Johnny Latham is the manager of PWBA’s Birmingham office. He has served as Project Architect for high-technology operations; medical, telecommunications, and university facilities; corporate offices; state and federal government agencies; municipal projects, churches, and industrial facilities. Johnny is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is also a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a member of the International Code Council (ICC).
Anne J. Nieman, RID, NCIDQ
Registered Interior Designer Anne Nieman has provided planning, design, and specifications for corporate, school, church, and industrial interiors. She has served as an officer on the Alabama Board for Registered Interior Designers, the board of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Alabama Chapter, and the founding board of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Central Alabama Branch. Anne has an interest in historic preservation and is a long-time member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation.