Goodwyn Mills Cawood-Designed Student Housing Opens at UAB, Orchestra Partners Buys Landmark Birmingham Building

Goodwyn Mills Cawood-designed student housing opens at UAB
The McMahon, a $73 million residence hall on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has opened. The 712-bed facility was designed by Birmingham’s Goodwyn Mills Cawood. – Multi-Housing News

Orchestra Partners buys landmark Birmingham building
Birmingham-based Orchestra Partners has purchased the 10-story Frank Nelson Building for $33 million. Plans are to turn the building – once home to First National Bank of Birmingham and then Birmingham School of Law – into a 180-unit apartment community. The Frank will offer studio and one-bedroom apartments.  – Commercial Observer

NASCAR team creating new Apache seats
NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports is helping the U.S. Army’s Apache Attack Helicopter project office at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville create safer and more comfortable seats for pilots. Like racing cars, there is limited room in an Apache cockpit, and Hendrick has helped the Army take advantage of that space. – Forbes

Alabama cities named best for accountants
Three Alabama cities are ranked in the top 10 in their respective categories on AdvisorSmith’s list of Best Cities for Accountants, including Birmingham, which tops the large cities list. On the midsize cities list, Montgomery ranked 5th, and Huntsville ranked 7th. – AdvisorSmith

Lamar advertising opens facility in Huntsville
Louisiana-based Lamar Advertising has opened a facility in Huntsville’s Jetplex Industrial Park. Lamar Advertising of North Alabama merges the company’s operations in Decatur and Huntsville. Lamar is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies. The new facility boasts 15,500 square feet and 24 employees. – Aviation Pros

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