About Us

Firm Profile

PWBA Architects, Inc. is an Alabama architectural firm providing architecture and interior design services for clients in both the public and private sectors. With offices in Montgomery and Birmingham, PWBA is led by three principals: William Wible, Edward Brummal, and Alex Alkire. PWBA has a diverse portfolio, including LEED certified projects, corporate, academic, retail, civic, and industrial projects located throughout the southeastern U.S.

With a staff of 15, PWBA provides a full range of architectural services: architectural design, interior design, space planning, master planning, and construction contract administration. As a corporate member of the U.S. Green Building Council and with LEED AP expertise on staff, PWBA can help clients achieve energy conservation goals and implement sustainable design measures.

PWBA has significant experience in designing corporate headquarters, office buildings, K-12 and college/university facilities, churches, training facilities, and specialized industrial facilities. PWBA also has extensive mission-critical telecommunications experience involving data centers and central switching offices, as well as space planning experience with call centers, administrative and conference areas.

Our repeat client list includes many departments of the State of Alabama, including Finance, Judicial, Human Resources, Mental Health, Risk Management, Transportation, Agriculture, Veterans Affairs and the Armory Commission. University clients include Auburn University and Alabama State University. Federal clients include the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Corporate clients include Alabama Power Company, AT&T Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corporation.

History

For more than seven decades, PWBA Architects has designed spaces that stand the test of time. Founded in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1940 by Clyde C. Pearson, FAIA, the firm changed its name in 1989 to Parsons Wible Brummal Alkire/Architects, Inc.—reflecting its leadership by architects Gene Parsons, AIA; Bill Wible, AIA, LEED AP; Edward Brummal, AIA, CSI, CCS and Alex Alkire, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP.

In 1994, the firm established a branch office in Birmingham, led by Johnny Latham AIA, LEED AP. Upon the retirement of Parsons in 2010, the firm adopted its current name, PWBA Architects, Inc.

Bios

William R. Wible, AIA, LEED AP
A member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), PWBA President Bill Wible has served in the field of architecture for over 40 years. He has been the design architect and principal architect for clients ranging from universities to state agencies, finding the right solutions to their needs by applying traditional methods, current trends and cutting-edge technology to produce an aesthetically striking, uniquely functional result. Bill is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Accredited Professional.

Edward M. Brummal, Jr., AIA, CSI, CCS
Vice President Edward Brummal, a registered architect for 35 years, has often served as project architect or principal-in-charge, designing schools, industrial manufacturing facilities, retail facilities, banks and churches. He has extensive experience working with federal Department of Defense Agencies throughout the Southeast. Certified by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Edward is also a Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) with the Construction Specifications Institute and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Alex W. Alkire, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP
Vice President Alex Alkire has dedicated 35 years to planning, designing, and administering construction of new facilities, additions and renovations—particularly for institutional, industrial, and telecommunications projects. In charge of PWBA’s specifications and quality assurance, Alex is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is also a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), Construction Specifications Institute.

Johnny L. Latham, AIA, LEED AP
With more than 28 years of experience in architectural design, Johnny Latham is Managing Architect for PWBA’s Birmingham branch. He has acted as project architect for high-technology operations, medical facilities, telecommunications facilities, university facilities, corporate offices, state and federal government agencies, municipal projects, churches, and industrial facilities. Johnny is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Code Council (ICC). He is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Accredited Professional.

Anne Nieman, RID
Registered Interior Designer Anne Nieman has provided planning, design, and specifications for offices, schools, churches, corporate and institutional clients. She has served as an officer on the Alabama Board for Registered Interior Designers, the board of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Alabama Chapter, and the founding board of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Central Alabama Branch. Anne has an interest in historic preservation and is a long-term member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation.