Roger Sparks, Artist and Architect

Birmingham, Ala. (May 19, 2016) – Roger Sparks, one of the CMH family, is both an artist and an architect.  He and his wife, Rosie, who is a full-time artist, have started a side family business, Sparks Design.  Through their work they try to share their delight in the natural & imagined elements of the visual world.  Rosie creates original mixed media jewelry from a variety of materials, including opaque and frosted shrink plastics, assorted beads and crystals, and silver-plated findings and chains.  Roger illustrates a vast array of scenes, creatures, and objects using tiny dots of various sizes and colors, a style of painting otherwise known as pointillism.  Rosie turns these images into night-lights, Christmas ornaments, prints, greeting cards and mobiles using shrink plastic & paper.  Roger has won several design competitions including an Architectural study grant that allowed him to travel in Europe, Asia & Africa. He has received purchase prizes for his art work, and also had it exhibited in several art museums.

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Lifestyle Center Timeline

Birmingham, Ala. (July 22, 2016) – In the 2000s, the lifestyle center became the darling of retail shopping.  In the years from 2000 to 2008 CMH designed 23 lifestyle centers with a total area of 7.8 million square feet.  See chart below to view our major contributions to the rapid rise of this popular shopping venue.

The LightRails in Downtown Birmingham

Downtown Birmingham, Ala. (March 28, 2017) – We love Birmingham! The LightRails are an art installment under the 18th street viaduct by San Antonio artist, Bill Fitzgibbons. Not only does it light up an area often deserted at nighttime, but it also brings vibrant color, character, and life to our roadways.

Meet our New Hire: Katherine Looney

Birmingham, Ala. (August 2, 2016) – Time for another introduction to one of the newest members of the CMH family!  We are delighted to acquaint you with our very bright and hard-working interior design intern: Katherine Looney.  She took some time to write about herself and her life below. Take a peek! “I started working at… Continued