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!
The youthful enthusiasm of our Summer Interns sparked a special excitement within our walls as we pursued many new projects this Summer. Instrumental in the production and design concepts of many prominent new projects, their skills and talents were essential to our office. They return this Fall to the University of Virginia, Mississippi State University, and Auburn University in continued pursuit of their Architectural degrees. We extend a special thanks to our 2013 Summer Interns, and wish them all the best as they head back to School.
The Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of a young professional in the River Region, age 22-40, who has demonstrated noteworthy commitment to excellence and community service in his/her profession; who has worked to promote the well-being of his or her community as a whole; and who has demonstrated a high level of leadership, commitment and innovation through professional and personal growth.
We are excited to announce that our own Platt Boyd has been named winner of the Young Professional of the Year Award for 2013. In an award ceremony held at the Capital City Club on February 13, 2013, Platt accepted the recognition presented by the Torchbearers’ Alumni Committee of EMERGE Montgomery, a program of Leadership Montgomery. Congratulations, Platt! We are thankful for your leadership in the community as well as here at Seay, Seay, & Litchfield.
In 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.
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.
The AIA of Montgomery annually recognizes excellence in the architectural work of its members. In December of 2011, Platt Boyd and Jeff Bazzell were on hand to accept Seay, Seay & Litchfield’s Honorable Mention for the Stair detail at Dannelly Field’s new Composite Operations and Training Headquarters.
A double-height space with a mezzanine lines the front of Headquarters Building. Aligned with the front entry, a main stair mediates between levels, lofting from the ground to this mezzanine in a graceful swooping curve. A weighty cast-in-place concrete form receives the base of the stair, allowing its intricate steel structure to remain elevated above the ground plane.
The stair is held by a single steel tube, circular in section and curved in two degrees along its length. SS&L designed a custom cast aluminum module to interface between this tube and the treads and rail supports. While the overall swooping form mimics the movement of flight, the machined aesthetics of the module mimics plane construction itself.The industrial palette of the cast aluminum modules and stainless steel rail supports and cables is juxtaposed with the warmth of wood in the treads and handrails. Together, these balance a machine aesthetic and invitation for human interaction.
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.
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 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.
A native of Austell, Georgia, Ben Pendergraft joins Seay, Seay & Litchfield as a fourth year student in the Architecture program at Auburn University. Recognized by the Community and Academia alike, awards include 1st place in Auburn University’s College of Design & Construction Concrete Design Competition and 3rd place in the Alabama Associated General Contractor’s TigerStorm Competition. Next year’s thesis studies take Ben to Newbern, Alabama’s Rural Studio in exploration of sustainable and creative design. We sincerely thank Ben for the immeasurable hard work, dedication, and skill he has lent SS&L throughout the Summer.
Nick Vansyoc, of Gulf Shores, joins our Team after an Architectural Study Abroad program in Italy. An outstanding fourth year student at Auburn University, he is the recipient of Seay, Seay & Litchfield’s Annual Scholarship Award. Celebrated by other merits, Nick additionally obtained the following recognitions: Frank J. Sindelar Endowed Scholarship, Auburn CADC Writing Award Honorable Mention, and Alabama Forestry Association Wood Competition Finalist. Nick will complete his thesis studies at the Urban Studio, in Birmingham, as he concurrently works to obtain his Masters in Community Planning. Nick’s design future is bright, and we and wish him the best as he journeys towards Graduation.