New Addition

    Pfeffer Torode Architecture expands its reach across the southeast by adding its newest design studio in Birmingham.

    Photography by Ali Harper Photography

    Birmingham is the latest addition to the studios of Pfeffer Torode Architecture brand. Nashville, Chattanooga, and Montgomery have already felt the firm’s presence in shaping the architecture of their cities—now, it’s our turn. And they’re already making it better. Converting a former Southside landmark on Cobb Lane to serve as their studio brings back style and purpose to the cobblestone street. “Historically, we have always preferred refitting existing buildings for our studios, and Birmingham is well supplied with old homes, storefronts, and warehouses,” says design principal Scott Torode, who will be at the helm of the new office. “The structure’s residential scale and details like brick cobbles and masonry arches recall its original use as a carriage house.”

    “Our decision to establish our studio on Cobb Lane
    was about embracing the city and participating in the thriving pool of design talent that Birmingham enjoys.”

    —Scott Torode

    Following a decade-long tenure at the esteemed McAlpine firm, Scott joined his brother, Jonathan, and friend, Jamie Pfeffer, at Pfeffer Torode Architecture. His background has instilled in him a dedication to consistently integrate nature into the built environment, creating authentic and timeless spaces for clients. He has already started establishing a reputation in the Mountain Brook area, having completed three homes in the neighborhood. “I’m fortunate to be to returning to Birmingham, a city that was very formative to me in my childhood and which left an indelible impression on me with its style and natural beauty,” Scott says. “Maybe having a father who was an architect helped, but I always appreciated the architectural landscape of Birmingham and its surrounding boroughs. It’s undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cities in the South.”

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