While the Gypsy Kitchen restaurant is located in the chic Buckhead Atlanta development, once inside the patio doors and beyond the sweeping skyline view of Buckhead, guests are taken on a sensory trip to the exotic Iberian Peninsula. Spanish, Moroccan and Indian influences permeate everything from the smallest details in the cuisine to the mammoth metal bull prancing over the bar.
Trendy geometric patterns and mosaic tiles adorn the bright turquoise walls while Moorish lanterns and iron chandeliers lend an ambient, rustic glow. Copper tones and deep-red leather accent the wooden tables and hardwood floors. Stacks of vintage suitcases above the bar evoke the nomadic traveler theme, complemented by the riveting gaze of a mysterious woman overlooking the space.
Tapas-style plates are served out of a state-of-the-art kitchen, which is shared with neighboring restaurant Southern Gentleman, also completed by Choate.
The HVAC system for the space is comprised of water source heat pumps with an outdoor air unit. The kitchen exhaust systems features four hoods, exhaust and make up air equipment, welded black iron grease duct, and pollution control unit.
The Moreland Village Outfitters Center and Social Club are the next major addition as Palmetto Bluff continues to expand its offerings with this master-planned community. Building on the success of the original Wilson Village established in 2005, Moreland Village is the second master-planned community within Palmetto Bluff.
Developer Crescent Communities partners with Lake Flato Architects of San Antonio, TX and 4240 Architecture from Denver, CO, for an integrated and collaborative approach on these two components of Moreland Village.
The 7,600-SF Outfitters Center is designed by Lake Flato Architects and comprised of a retail store, canteen/deli, classroom, real estate sales office, and adjacent maintenance building. 4240 Architects designs the 19,600-SF Social Club which includes two pools, amenities building, smoke house, bike rental barn, pool bar, tree house, bowling alley, restaurant, fitness center and service building.
Architectural features include cypress siding, exposed timber frame, boardwalks with IPE decking material, and antique reclaimed barn wood floors.
Telecommunications leader Comcast relocates their regional headquarters to a space designed to further support the global largest broadcasting and cable company. Overlooking the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, the space houses over 1,000 Comcast employees in a dynamic office space that intertwines innovation, technology, and growth. As a technology development hub, the headquarters office provides a home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects.
The 229,192-SF building comes to life with an interior upfit on all nine of its floors. Employees and visitors alike are welcomed into the grand lobby with sleek terrazzo floors, fry reglet forms, and surfaces finishes. NanoLumens screens are mounted to interior lobby walls, showcasing Comcast’s services.
Encouraging workplace comradery, a cafe on the second floor features a commercial kitchen and includes indoor and outdoor dining areas. The full-service corporate kitchen features a large pizza oven, and a walk-in refrigerator and freezer. Additionally on the second floor, a gym with extensive workout equipment, showers, plus yoga rooms allows employees to unwind during their downtime. A striking glass and terrazo staircase leads guests to the third floor outdoor gathering space.
An open-office floor plan promotes teamwork and runs throughout the third through eighth floors with huddle rooms, large conference rooms, breakrooms, plus private offices. The executive space takes up the ninth floor with spacious private offices, large training conference rooms, and a warming kitchen.
A popular spot in the building, the ninth floor, features an indoor bar plus an outdoor seating area. Employees can watch a Braves game from the ninth floor and enjoy a signature hotdog cooked on the various outdoor grills. Box suites with cushioned risers allow a comfortable space to watch a baseball game or finish work outdoors.
Recognizing the need for additional senior living communities in the region, Caddis Partners brings Heartis Fayetteville to Fayetteville, GA. The 160,000-SF facility provides residents a full continuum of care with an independent living, assisted living, and memory care wing.
Wood frame, metal stud framing, hollow core planks, and metal roof trusses create the facility’s structure. The exterior of each wing is adorned in brick and cementitious siding, shingle and metal roofing, as well as decorative canopies and porte cochere components.
Granite counter tops, luxury vinyl tile and ceramic tile flooring, plus a decorative lighting layout enhance the 158 resident units. First-class amenities include full kitchen and dining area, game and activity rooms, beauty and barber shop, café/bistro, and pool and fitness area. Beautifully landscaped courtyards and a lengthy perimeter walking path allow for vibrant outdoor activities.
Superica, a “Mex-Tex” inspired restaurant with a casual and lively atmosphere influenced by the famous Chef Ford Fry’s Texan roots, is a 4,983 SF restaurant is taking a space at Krog Street Market. Formerly Tyler Perry’s studio in Inman Park, the transformation of the existing warehouse space turns into an upscale restaurant with wood-burning grills and an indoor/outdoor patio bar set up to host live music.
The project is located within a recently renovated building classified as an A-2 assembly occupancy. The construction type is IIIB and is fully equipped with a NFPA 13 Dry System.
Founded in 1974, InVue Security is a global leader in developing innovative products that focus on preventing retail theft for today’s newest technology. These security devices protect merchandise on display in retail stores in the video, music, wearable technology, and personal device industries. InVue more than doubles its footprint in the Charlotte, NC area with this corporate headquarters campus. The campus houses a research and development lab, product testing lab, quality control operations center, main IT hub, and data center for their worldwide operations. The corporate headquarters features a striking building with three floors above grade and a below-grade basement. The basement level is constructed of cast-in-place concrete, creating the foundation for the three floors above which are comprised of structural steel with exposed steel brace framing. Substantial masonry work and glass curtain wall make up the building’s exterior façade. Two elevators service the central core of the building. Sitework includes ample parking for InVue’s employees and visitors.
Atlantic Packaging, a leader in packaging materials, equipment, engineering and technical resources, receives a 68,000-SF interior renovation in their Charlotte, NC office. The existing lobby and office space are demolished to create the new building entrance to the Packaging Solutions Center. The old manufacturing area is gutted to allow for the construction of the Packaging Solutions Center which showcases Atlantic Packaging’s products, equipment, and packaging engineering capabilities to potential and existing clients. This new area incorporates concrete polished floors, butt glazed storefront system, plus an underground ductal power supply and compressed air system to feed each piece of robotic equipment on display. The renovated lobby boasts wood slat cloud system ceilings and a built-in 1,000-gallon salt water aquarium.
Located in 3515 Glenwood Avenue, also constructed by Choate Construction, Bank of North Carolina opens an office and full-service bank branch in the first generation space. Over 40 private offices allow ample space for Bank of North Carolina’s corporate real estate division. Custom prefinished walnut cabinetry runs throughout the office and bank areas while a wood base lines the floor, adding a warm and traditional feel to the space. The bank features a fully-automated drive-through with a pneumatic tube system running underground to the bank teller. A break room and multiple conference areas complete the space.
The Georgia Board of Regents (BOR) has signed a long-term lease agreement with Corvias to develop, maintain, and operate student housing on multiple campuses across the state over the next 65 years. Augusta University is one of seven campuses receiving student housing in phase one of this public-private-partnership.
The student housing at Augusta University is split into two separate five-story buildings – one for graduate students and another for undergraduate students. The undergraduate building is comprised of 412 beds in 145 suite and semi-suite style units totaling over 97,665 SF, while the graduate building has 312 beds in 305 apartment style units totaling 171,330 SF.
Focusing on the complete student experience, the undergraduate building also includes a large, 2,775-SF multi-function “connect” space. Other amenities in both buildings include common kitchens, lounges, laundry, and study areas. Finishes are typical of an institutional dormitory building utilizing a mix of carpet tile and ceramic tile flooring in the dorm units.
Site construction includes the abatement and demolition of five existing dormitory buildings on the eight acre site. Storm water is funneled into three separate underground detention systems installed across the site. A 301-space asphalt surface parking lot is installed to the south of the dormitories.
Both buildings are Type III wood frame construction supported by conventional shallow/spread footings with a slab-on-grade. The exterior skin of both buildings is comprised primarily of brick masonry with cement panel accents and stucco at the upper floors. Both buildings utilize VTAC mechanical systems with a mix of local water heaters for the graduate apartments and a central hot water boiler system for the undergraduate units.