Gus Mayer Relocation Spotlight

Birmingham, Ala. (June 17, 2016) – We are ending the work week with a spotlight on one of our older projects, the relocation of the Gus Mayer!  The owners at Gus Mayer approached CMH regarding design of their new store at The Summit, asking for a new store that would clearly define their position in the Women’s Clothing market with a higher profile location and architectural style that helped them stand out among the other tenants in the Summit community.

The new 19,000 SF store required combining three existing tenant spaces with three separate electrical, plumbing and mechanical fire protection systems into one new tenant space.  During programming, CMH realized that the most cost-effective solution to provide the tenant with their required square footage was to build a new expansion on the rear of the store to house non-public uses such as storage, alterations and visual in a lower cost area.  The new exterior façade was designed as a simple, black and white elevation that would clearly distinguish it from the other more decorative architecture at The Summit.  The hardscape façade includes large glazed areas for fashion merchandising displays including changeable rotating graphic displays within the Women’s Shoe area.


CMH Projects Receive 2012 ABC Excellence in Construction Awards

Birmingham, Ala. (Oct. 25, 2012) — Two CMH projects recently received awards from the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards. ABC is a national association which represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry. ABC’s philosophy encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor… Continued

Sketch of the Week: Whole Foods Riverchase

Birmingham, Ala. (April 18, 2016) – The Sketch of the Week this week features a renovation of an existing vacant grocery store into a new Whole Foods Market.  The new market will serve as an anchor and help to revitalize an existing retail center.

CMH Uses Innovative Fabric Design in Galleria Renovation

Birmingham, Ala. (Sept. 6, 2013) – When the owners of the Galleria explained that they wanted something “to add color and interest” throughout the interior of the cavernous skylighted structure— something of significant size that would not interfere with access to the sprinkler, HVAC, electrical, security, or lighting systems—the design challenge was set. The CMH team began brainstorming and… Continued