Birmingham, Ala. (July 22, 2013) – Crawford McWilliams Hatcher Architects, Inc. was founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 1980 by Brandon Crawford, Jerry McWilliams and Everett Hatcher. The original founders’ goal was to create a firm with resources capable of handling major projects, but personalized enough to enable them to infuse their own individual talents and interaction into each project that bore their signature. Though small at first, Crawford McWilliams Hatcher Architects, Inc. grew quickly, doubling in size in each of the firm’s first few years. Now more than 30 years later, CMH Architects, Inc. has achieved the goal of its founders. The firm is known for its innovative design of a wide range of developments in 30 states across the country as well as in Japan. CMH currently has a payroll of over 20 employees, half of which are registered architects. Founding partner Brandon Crawford retired in 1987 as well as Jerry McWilliams in 2010 – Everett Hatcher is the current President of CMH. Currently, four more principals have established themselves in the company: Michael Tillman, Michael O’Kelley, Blake Nelson and John Wood.
CMH has designed and completed over 1,000 projects, both new and renovations, including commercial, light industrial, governmental, healthcare, religious, correctional and institutional facilities. CMH’s work continues to be praised by their clients as well as institutions such as the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers and for the past several years, the firm has also been recognized as one of the top five in profits and staffing by Birmingham Business Journal.