Join us for a two-day celebration of West Alabama! Friday, April 29 – Saturday, April 30

Friday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m., we will celebrate three recently completed projects: Breathing Wall Mass Timber, Thermal Mass & Buoyancy Ventilation, and the Horseshoe Courtyard. Dinner and Rural Studio Alumni Lectures at Horseshoe Courtyard to follow. Limited seating available.

Saturday, April 30 at 8:30 a.m., the tour of projects begins at Morrisette House in Newbern, Alabama. Lunch will be provided at Morrisette House. Evening activities include: Pig Roast & Fish Fry Dinner, Valediction Ceremony, and Live Music Extravaganza at the Bodark Amphitheatre in Newbern.

Toast the Projects, Roast the Pig!


Meet us at our headquarters at Morrisette House, located in Newbern, AL, along Alabama Highway 61. Morrisette House is the cream/pale yellow house with a black iron gate and Auburn flag in the front yard. If you’re coming from the north, the house is 0.5 miles beyond downtown Newbern on your right. If you’re coming from the south, the house is on your left; if you reach downtown Newbern, you’ve gone too far. View our location on Google Maps.

Morrisette House and garden
Image by Keith Isaacs

Additional Location Information

Horseshoe Courtyard: 1202 Main Street, Greensboro
Moundville Archaeological Park: 634 Mound State Parkway, Moundville
Bodark Amphitheater: Downtown Newbern

Follow the tour caravan to discover all project locations. Additional details will be provided in the printed event program available upon arrival to Morrisette House.

Tips for Visiting

  • Wear comfortable, durable shoes. It can be quite muddy here in the Spring. You may be guided through active construction sites, so please be prepared!
  • You will be outside for all of the tour and meals. Bring a hat and sun protection.
  • Note: We’re located in a rural community with limited access to cell service and internet.
  • Are you hungry or need a coffee break? Don’t miss our local spots in Newbern! Head to the Newbern Mercantile for lunch and Sweetbriar for delicious coffees and teas! Some local merchants prefer cash, so consider having some handy.
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