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Showcase: Troy University Architecture

We have had the wonderful opportunity of being able to work alongside Troy University over the past few years. Here’s a recap of some of our amazing projects that have transformed the beautiful campus in Troy, Alabama.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

On a soggy June 1st night, we here at Seay, Seay, & Litchfield welcomed in the summer by taking a night out to the Montgomery Biscuits game! With family and friends in attendance, we were privileged to watch our own team member Davis Campbell take his pitching skills to the field and throw out the first pitch. And although he was a little unsure of his throwing abilities, we’re happy to report that his pitch did, in fact, make it all the way to the plate.

The game itself was an action-packed event, with the Biscuits coming out on top over the Tennessee Smokies 9-2! Can’t wait to do it again!

SS&L Pumpkin Carve 2014


With Fall temperatures in place, SS&L staff invited their families to join them at the office on Thursday, October 23rd and enjoy the cooler temperatures with pumpkin decorating and a BBQ dinner in the courtyard.

The aroma of the grill lingered in the air as kids were seen running about and enjoying an activity of pumpkin painting. Adults found themselves getting a bit more competitive with their unique, carved designs. By the end of the evening, families had pumpkins, large and small, to take home in preparation of Halloween and as a souvenir of a fun evening spent together.

Leaving with full bellies and great memories it was a well enjoyed evening in the fellowship of our loved ones.

Seay, Seay & Litchfield Annual Scholarship

For ten years, Seay, Seay & Litchfield has awarded a yearly endowed scholarship to one student from the College of Architecture at Auburn University for demonstrating strong performance in design studio and academic achievement. This year’s recipient is Margaret Shariett from Decatur, AL. Margaret, in her fifth year at Auburn, is also the recipient of the Alabama Architecture Foundation Scholarship. While completing her BA, she has studied at Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey and interned with Schneider & Associates in Huntsville, AL. She is currently studying at the Rural Studio in Greensboro/Newbern, AL and working on the $20K House for which the Rural Studio has been nationally recognized. The design challenge is to build two-bedroom house models that can be built by contractors anywhere in the rural South for only $20,000, including labor. We are excited to see what Margaret and her fellow students create in Hale County. Congratulations Margaret, SSL wishes you success in your final year!

SSL Scholarship Winner

Nick Vansyoc (SSL), David Hinson (Head of AU School of Architecture), Margaret Shariett, and Jimmy Seay, Jr. (SSL) at the APLA Awards Ceremony, September 20, 2013.

SS&L is Awarded River Region’s Ethics Award for Small Business

RRE.winner-small-busi-2012In October of 2012, Seay Seay & Litchfield was recognized as the frontrunner in the Small Business Category, of the River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards. This designation acknowledges and upholds businesses which foster a climate of ethical integrity and promote ethical awareness. Seay, Seay & Litchfield Architects, celebrating its 35th anniversary, is a service-oriented Architecture firm practicing with a philosophy of Quality by Design and a charge to serve others by the Golden Rule: one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself. Manifestation of the golden rule compels SS&L to substantially contribute to the well-being of the community and the livelihoods of each other and their neighbors.  Results are a firm wide effort to better the lives of clients and employees though use of the utmost ethical standards and environmentally-responsible design, diversified staffing, commitment to education within the firm and abroad, dedication to philanthropic causes, and involvement in the community. In turn, SS&L is 1 of 3 firms in the Nation recognized for its industry leading environment, which attracts our Country’s top talent to the River Region.

SS&L Announces Dothan Branch Opening!

Raleigh J. Price, AIA, LEED AP, Dothan native and Registered Architect, directs the expansion of Seay, Seay & Litchfield’s practice into the Wiregrass, West Georgia, and North Florida Regions. From 175 Belmont Drive in Dothan, Price continues SS&L’s 35-year tradition of excellence in design for Federal, Institutional, Academic, Military, Healthcare, and Private clients.

An honors graduate of Auburn University’s Internationally recognized College of Architecture, he is a member of their advisory council, Dothan Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Dothan Area Young Professionals, Covenant United Methodist Church, and Landmarks Foundation. Price is also recognized Nationally by the American Institute of Architects as a continuing education provider with expertise in historic, energy efficient renovations. Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, he coordinates SSL’s Internship Program, which is 1 of 3 in the Nation to be recognized consecutively as an IDP Outstanding Firm. Raleigh and his wife Christen have twin daughters, Maralee and Adeline.

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SS&L Awarded IDP Outstanding Firm Award again!

We are proud to announce that we have been honored again with the prestigious IDP Outstanding Firm Award for 2011-2014.  The following is an excerpt from our recognition letter:

“On behalf of the 2011 IDP Firm Awards Program jury, it is our pleasure to inform you that your nomination,
Seay, Seay & Litchfield, P.C., has been awarded a 2011-2014 IDP Outstanding Firm Award. The jury convened
in November to consider the submissions for this award and verified that your firm not only meets all twelve of
the mandatory criteria but goes above and beyond in Category 6: Innovation, thus making it an outstanding
environment for interns pursuing licensure.

Recipients will also be added to the awards program website and recognized in an upcoming issue of

You can see the full press release from AIA online in the AIA Pressroom.

Tuscaloosa News

Alpha Tau Omega/ Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Houses
In the aftermath of April’s tornadoes, our hearts go out to the regions that experienced devastation at the hands of these destructive storms. Our thoughts and prayers are with these Communities as they attempt to rebuild their cities and livelihoods.
As the Tuscaloosa area rebuilds, Seay, Seay & Litchfield continues forth with our work on the University of Alabama Campus with the Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Houses.  Nearing completion, the Alpha Tau Omega House is expected to be ready for occupancy this Fall Semester. In the heart of campus, this state-of-the-art facility provides brothers and alumni with premier living quarters and sophisticated fellowship spaces that will satisfy their growing Chapter and social functions.
The relocation of the Phi Delta Theta into a new Chapter House commands attention, at the corner of University Boulevard and Second Avenue. The economical and energy efficient Chapter House will provide the occupancy of 30 Dorms, House Manager Suite, full-service Kitchen capable of serving both the Dining Hall and adjoining Fellowship Hall concurrently, naturally-lit Chapter Room, Recreation Room, Library, Formal Sitting Area, Study Hall, Laundry Room, and secured Social Courtyard to accommodate large Game Day events.

Troy University Dining Facility Opening

Troy University excitably awaits the opening of their New Dining Facility, which is currently under construction. Designed to serve students and the Campus community, the 58,000 square foot Dining Hall includes dining spaces, storage, food prep areas, as well as suitable arrangements for food and equipment delivery. With 7,000 faculty, staff and students on campus and an average of 2,000 participating in the resident dining program, the building design accommodates the ebb and flow of dining traffic while complimenting the Campus’s overall traditional design. By design, its flexibility allocates for open spaces that easily flow from one to another, utilizing natural light that enhances the interior spaces.

Distinct Features of the Dining Hal include:

Four “All You Can Eat”, Creative Serveries for Buffet-Style Dining

Retail Dining Spaces, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Boarshead Deli

Exclusive Dining Restaurant

Civic Meeting Rooms, for privately served dinners and banquets

Chancellor’s Dining Hall adorned with high-end finishes, chandeliers, and handsome carpeting for the uses of special occasions and intimate gatherings

New Courtyard serving as a gathering area for students and game day participants, as well as exterior seating for overflow for the Dining Facility

Expected to be one of the finest dining facilities in the Southeast, tremendous attention was given to the Building’s placement, which significantly improves Campus life. Seamless connection to existing facilities and vibrant choices throughout the interior environment ensure this Facility will provide a pleasing and sustainable environment as the Troy University Campus continues to blossom.

The Benefits of Resource-Friendly Renovation

Green Design, the latest trend in the Architecture and Construction Industry, has left many consumers questioning the benefits, costs, and environmental responsibilities of this practice. True to our age-of-information-overload, there is a wealth of knowledge available to the consumer regarding green design practices. The key is sorting through this information to determine an environmentally-conscious and cost-effective manner to implement these applications.

Our built environment accounts for the greatest use of our environment’s resources and produces more carbon dioxide emissions than any other sector.  While, it is the responsibility of our community to preserve and protect our natural surroundings, green practices may offer consumers additional significant value, such as:

  • Holistic approach for design solutions that inherently function correctly, for full system capability and minimal energy loss by the proper selection of Mechanical Systems
  • Thermal Resistance and Energy Efficiency through the correct choice of building envelope and the subsequent proper management
  • Enhanced thermal comfort levels and benefits of natural day-lighting which are proven to increase productivity

Utilizing these various strategies through Renovation services offer the most benefit for both our environment and the economically-resourceful client. Hence, SS&L is offering a Resource Conscious Renovation Lunch and Learn/Seminar, free of charge to interested parties across the Southeast.  Through the examination of building’s life cycle costs we will discuss why operations and maintenance costs vastly outweigh design and construction costs.  Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to energy efficiency has made this economically feasible through new ways of thinking and advanced technologies.  Through the use of existing resources and advanced strategies, clients achieve the Triple Bottom Line – a balance between, social, environmental, and economical prosperity.

Please contact our office for details and scheduling.