Founded in 2006 by Tom Adams and Adam Gerndt, Adams Gerndt Design Group is a regional design firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. With a primary focus on custom residential projects, Adams Gerndt Design Group is a full service design firm offering a range of services including design, site planning, master planning, interior design, furniture design, and construction management. Adams Gerndt Design Group has completed a broad range of projects including lake houses, farm houses, mountain houses, hunting camps, primary residences, boat houses, condominiums, lofts, retail space, office space, and one floating hunting camp in the bayous of Louisiana. We have worked on projects ranging in size and scale from 300 square foot renovations with a budgets less than $30,000 to 9000 square feet of new construction with a budget of $3.9 million. We have completed projects in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Montana.
The firm’s philosophy is rooted in the ancient Vitruvian concept that design needs to be a synergy of commodity, firmness, and delight. We strive to design projects that maximize a client’s investment, select materials and processes that will ensure the longevity of the project, and develop innovative designs that push well beyond just meeting our client’s basic programmatic needs. We are constantly looking forward for new ideas and inspiration for our designs; but we find that the use of regional materials, vernacular forms, sensitivity to the environment, and the acknowledgement of historic precedent, helps in the development of timeless designs that are appropriate to their place, their environment, and to the function for which they are intended.