FBI Birmingham Field Office Building
The FBI Birmingham Field Office Building is the headquarters of the FBI Birmingham Field Office, located at 1000 18th Street North, on a full block, with its main entrance drive on the southwest corner of 11th Avenue North. It and the contemporary U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Building form a federal law enforcement complex north of I-20/59, west of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and south of Oak Hill Cemetery.
The three-story, 96,278 square-foot building was developed by Rick Baier and Cathy Howard of CB Richard Ellis Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri for lease to the U.S. General Services Administration. It was designed in a post-modern style by Hoefer Wysocki Architects of Leawood, Kansas. The L-shaped building has an underground garage and is surrounded by landscaped parking lots protected by steel fencing. The building wraps around a skylit circular atrium. The exterior is precast concrete
The FBI Birmingham Field Office Building was constructed for $14 million by Batson-Cook Construction of West Point, Georgia. Construction began in 2004 and completed in April 2005. The building was formally dedicated by FBI director Robert Mueller III on August 4, 2005.
In 2016 Easterly Government Properties Inc. of Washington D.C. purchased the FBI Building and nearby DEA Building for $38.9 million.
- "FBI building hits halfway point in construction." (October 7, 2004) Birmingham Business Journal
- Godwin, Brent (August 29, 2016) "D.C. firm buys two downtown Birmingham buildings." Birmingham Business Journal