Austin-based Shipshape to move into renovated building in Birmingham

October 2021
By Alec Harvey, Business Alabama
A rendering of 2222 Arlington in Birmingham.

Shipshape, a technology company based in Austin, Texas, is set to move into a Birminghamoffice building once it’s restored.

Shipshape will join Atlas Senior Living as anchor tenants in D&A Companies’ restoration ofthe 2222 Arlington Avenue office building, which is scheduled to break ground next month.

“Several unique factors inspired us to choose 2222 Arlington Avenue as our Birminghamoffice space,” says Shipshape’s founder and CEO, Alexander Linn. “As a business focused onsustainability and economic development that helps homeowners, the office’s proximity tothe historic Highland Park neighborhood, rich with green space and turn of the centuryhomes, appealed to us. We also appreciate how central the location is; it’s symbolic that youcan see both the iconic Vulcan statue and old Sloss Furnaces from the roof of the building.After growing up in Birmingham, it’s been delightful to come back years later and feel thecultural blossoming that seems to be awakening the city — I know our employees we recruitfrom all over the country will be excited to be a part of this community.”

Shipshape, which specializes in smart home technology, will house its network operationscenter on the top floor of the building, and it will also have signage rights for the building.

“2222 Arlington has been home to many successful businesses,” says James McCormick,partner and director of construction for D&A Companies. “D&A is modernizing the buildingfor the next generation of success. Shipshape has an amazing product and incredible leadership. We are excited to be a part of their success and keep the legacy of 2222Arlington as a place for business to thrive in Birmingham.”

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