Presented by David Thaddeus, AIA, NCARB, the three-day ARE Structures Seminar covers the structural systems division of the ARE 4.0, including general structures, lateral forces and the structural framing vignette. Registration is now open.
Save this date! Hosted by AIA Atlanta, The Circle of Trust Atlanta and ULI, Summer Social returns on June 30. Join us at Topgolf Midtown for an evening of fun, networking and, of course, drinks. No golf experience is required! In fact, 85% of customers at Topgolf are inexperienced.
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Behind every landmark Atlanta building are the architects who first imagined it. Yet, they don't always get recognition for transformational projects, often yielding the spotlight to developers and investment partners. This year, though, the attention shifts to the architects and their work. In 2015, the national convention of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) lands in Atlanta, a showcase event for the city.
In the months leading up to the convention, and as the city sees more new projects enter the development pipeline, what better time to highlight Atlanta's world-class buildings? Over the next year, Atlanta Business Chronicle will feature the AIA's design of the month, a chance to focus on the city's best architecture. AIA will let its top architects explain how these buildings are unique and why we should appreciate them.
OCTOBER DESIGN PICK OF THE MONTH
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Architect: Phil Freelon, FAIA and HOK
Picked by: Garfield Peart, MBA, AIA, LEED GA
“Since it's opening on June 23, 2014, the Center for Civil and Human Rights has elevated the City of Atlanta to a new level in contemporary architecture design; quickly becoming one of the city's most exciting attractions in decades. Architect Phil Freelon FAIA and HOK designed an iconic building that uniquely distinguishes itself both with its architecture and mission of being an place that aptly frames the historical and modern day stories of America's civil and human rights experience. The new 43,000 square foot museum which houses galleries, permanent collections, event space and material from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection is perfectly suited for a site that includes other key Atlanta attractions like the World of Coke Museum and Georgia Aquarium."
- Garfield Peart, MBA, AIA, LEED GA
SEPTEMBER DESIGN PICK OF THE MONTH
Westside Provisions District
Architect: Henschein and McLaren for William H. White
Picked by: Jay Silverman, AIA
"The Westside Provisions District is a mixed-use district consisting of White Provision and The Westside Urban Market, located at the intersection of 14th street and Howell mill Road. The district is a catalyst for redevelopment of the surrounding neighborhood that includes shopping, dining, boutique office space and residential lofts. This vibrant area consists of new streetscapes, a new bridge over the active rail line separating the two properties, as well as new construction and adaptive use of the former White Provisions Company Meat Packing Plant and a complex that formerly housed the United Butcher’s Abattoir and Stovall Lawn Mower Sales and Repair".
- Jay Silverman, AIA
Principal, Dwell Design Studio; Past AIA Atlanta President
AUGUST DESIGN PICK OF THE MONTH
Goat Farm Arts Center | 1200 Foster St. NW
Architect: Edward Van Winkle
Picked by: Shaun Martin, AIA
"The architecture inspires the innovation which inspires the culture at the Goat Farm. The owners and their teams pride themselves in creating a forum for contemporary thought, vanguard art, entrepreneurial spirit and a social syntax that attracts forward thinking ventures seeking fortuitous interaction. They are quite successful at the creation of this type of social architecture. The Goat Farm continuously explores programs designed to find new ways of organizing people and their knowledge sharing behaviors. Their model encourages practitioners to leverage off of each other's knowledge bases engaging in an arrangement that is perpetual, working towards a common goal, to "push culture forward"...together."
– Shaun Martin, AIA, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
JULY DESIGN PICK OF THE MONTH
Ponce City Market | Inaugurated in 1926
Architect: Nimmons, Carr and Wright Architects
Picked by: Bruce McEvoy, AIA
"The architectural character and detailing throughout the spaces are also considerate to time, which brings me to my second thought about the project: being unfinished. Ponce City Market acknowledges the passage of time as a rare reminder of Atlanta’s history and we are soon going to watch it turn 100years old. That is unique for a young city like Atlanta, where we are obsessed with the entrepreneurial spirit of tomorrow, often to the detriment of our history. To see this project thrive again with a new purpose is what every architect wants for old buildings."
– Bruce McEvoy, AIA, Perkins + Will
JUNE DESIGN PICK OF THE MONTH
Krog Street Market | 99 Krog St NE
Architect of Renovation: Rile Joy Trammel + Rubio
Picked by: Liz Heath
"Krog Street Market is best known for its communal feel, whether you’re in the food hall or one of thechef-owned restaurants on the perimeter of the building. The space’s design is what creates the sharedfeeling that we’re all part of something special and unique in this iconic, repurposed building. One of the best design features that contributes to this feeling is the circulation corridor that moves Krog-goers around the space. These network corridors encourage patrons to move through the building from vendor to vendor, and with so many entrances, they can come and go as they please. "
– Liz Heath, tvsdesign
MAY DESIGN PICK OF THE MONTH
1180 Peachtree Street
Architect: Kendall Heaton Architects
Picked by: Mark Levine, AIA
"Unbeknownst to most, 1180 Peachtree demonstrates a high level of sustainable design principles and was the first high rise building in the world to be pre-certified LEED - CS Silver, and later achieve a LEED - (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) CS Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Over ½ of the compact 2.5 acre site is dedicated to public outdoor open space, gardens and courts – a rarity along the Peachtree St. corridor. The building also features extensive roof top plantings visible from adjacent high rise buildings."
– Mark Levine, AIA, Pond & Company