The new 9,000 SF Zuckerman Museum of Art has consolidated collections that were previously spread out across the campus of Kennesaw State University into a facility that includes gallery space for permanent collection and temporary exhibitions as well collection storage, staff offices, and support facilities. The project won a 2014 Georgia AIA Award, a 2014 CODA Award and has been published in numerous publications including Architectural Record, Interior Design Magazine, ArchDaily, ArtsATL, Burnaway, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Curbed Atlanta and Creative Loafing.
AIA Atlanta is excited to announce our 2015 Residential Design Awards Program. The annual AIA Atlanta Residential Design Awards & Exhibit will honor excellence in work built in the Atlanta region or by AIA Atlanta members and architects who are registered in the State of Georgia. The competition will also feature unbuilt work in the Atlanta Region by members, registered architects, young graduate interns and students in the State of Georgia (Idea Awards). Awards will be announced at the 2015 Residential Design Awards ceremony, taking place at the annual Build Something Great event on October 29, 2015 at The Biltmore in Midtown Atlanta.
The Residential Design Awards Program is planned to be followed in 2016 with a Home Tour program and Design Symposium. The goal of this multi-faceted program is to educate the public about the exciting possibilities and innovative solutions that are currently being explored in the realm of residential design.
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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.
AUGUST DESIGN PICK OF THE MONTH
Picked by: Shaun Martin, AIA
Goat Farm Arts Center1200 Foster St. NW
Architect: Edward Van Winkle
"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
Picked by: Bruce McEvoy, AIA
Ponce City Market Inaugurated in 1926
Architect: Nimmons, Carr and Wright Architects
"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
Picked by: Liz Heath
Krog Street Market 99 Krog St NE
Architect of Renovation: Rile Joy Trammel + Rubio
"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
Picked by: Mark Levine, AIA
1180 Peachtree Street
Architect: Kendall Heaton Architects
"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
APRIL DESIGN PICK OF THE MONTH
Picked by: Howard Wertheimer, FAIA
G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Georgia Institute of Technology
Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (2014 AIA Pennsylvania Architecture Firm Award recipient)
“Clough Commons is one of the most fabulous university facilities anywhere. It brings together a unique portfolio of academic programs seldom seen on a university campus. As the interdisciplinary academic home to all undergraduate students at Georgia Tech, Clough Commons houses all introductory science laboratories for biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and atmospheric science, experiential classrooms, academic advising, tutoring, student success programs, writing and communications programs, information technology support, and over 700 seats of innovative student commons areas for individual and group study, the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, and a Starbucks (NYSE: SBUX) café.” – Howard Wertheimer, FAIA READ MORE
JANUARY DESIGN PICK OF THE MONTH
Picked by: David Yocum, AIA
The Georgia-Pacific Building 113 Peachtree Street Completed 1982
Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Architects, New York Office
“The building is an outstanding contribution to the Atlanta skyline, far and away the most refined tall building in the city, distinctive in its form and composition, and uncompromising in its presence at the pedestrian level of the street. It is important to this city because it represents a noteworthy nexus between corporate commitment to design excellence, the belief that companies (and developers) have a responsibility to invest and build in the historic core of the city, and the understanding that quality architecture and art can be long-term investment to the quality of the urban experience, at the street level and viewed from afar.” – David Yokum, AIA, Principal at BLDGS