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Krumdieck Assumes Urban Studio Leadership

Alex Krumdieck, a principal in the Birmingham-based architecture and interior design firm Krumdieck A + I Design Inc. has been hired as Interim Director of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture's (APLA) acclaimed Urban Studio program based in Birmingham, Alabama. Alex will lead the APLA’s teaching team in Birmingham, focusing on the Fifth Year architecture students who choose the Urban Studio as the venue for their final year of study. Alex follows Cheryl Morgan,  long-time Urban Studio Director, who retired in December 2014.

In addition to his teaching role, Alex will coordinate the outreach and community-based design activities of the Urban Studio, and serve as a liaison to the other APLA and CADC faculty engaged in learning and outreach activities in Birmingham.

Alex has served as an adjunct instructor in the Architecture Program for several years, both at the Urban Studio and on the main campus. Krumdieck A+I has earned numerous awards for its design work, including recognition by the AIA and the IIDA. Alex led the design team on the recently completed Alabama Center for Architecture in Birmingham. Alex earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Tech. 

“We are very excited to have someone with Alex’s talent for design and teaching, and deep roots in the Birmingham community leading our Urban Studio program,” says APLA School Head David Hinson, adding, “Alex will help us continue the outstanding legacy of high-quality professional education enriched by outstanding community engagement that has been the hallmark of the Urban Studio for over twenty years.”