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Creature (formerly Appleseed Workshop) is a design/build architecture and construction firm founded in 2005 by Auburn University graduates Ben Strout and Mike Gibson. The firm has offices at 409 Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard South. It specializes in renovating existing spaces using reclaimed and locally-fabricated materials and fixtures.

In January 2017 Appleseed Workshop merged with Golden Construction. The combined firm marketed its design services as "Golden Appleseed". In 2018 the firm rebranded as "Creature".

Notable projects

View of Mercantile on Morris under construction with Creature signs visible, December 2020


  • Hoppe, Ian (November 24, 2014) "Appleseed Workshop: Birmingham design/build firm's passion is renovating downtown." The Birmingham News
  • Godwin, Brent (March 15, 2017) "Two major Birmingham building industry firms join forces in new venture." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Beahm, Anna (August 4, 2019) "Creature: breathing new life in old Birmingham." The Birmingham News

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