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Wednesday 22 June 2022

Barber Design Center

New Barber Design Center Looks to the Future
The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is more than just a showcase for the motorcycle and automotive history, but is set to look into the future too with the opening of a new Advanced Design Center (BADC) to facilitate future-facing state-of-the-art design.

George Barber created the stunning Barber Motorsports Park complex in Birmingham, Alabama, around the world's biggest and best motorcycle museum. "Echoes of the past will resound at the museum's new facility - built to inspire new generations of creative thinkers.
"The intention of the new center is to encourage and explore design via the latest computer-aided design (CAD) as well as old school clay modeling, with the capacity to turn concepts into product reality.
"The BADC was created to open the door to thinking," Mr. Barber stated about his latest vision. "We need people to think beyond what's happening today and see how we can improve on it, and not just motorcycle design."
The new 11,000 sq ft facility is a high-tech workspace for industrial design exploration located on the top floor of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Inside are workstations, 3-D scanners and 3-D printers that have dramatically streamlined design processes. These tools not only speed up design work, they also allow highly accurate reverse engineering of vintage components.
The BADC will be open by appointment for students and designers from around the world. Public access will be restricted except for weekend open houses to be announced.