Colony Square

Atlanta, USA
Photo © Iran Watson
Photo © Beyer Blinder Belle
Photo © Iran Watson
Picture © Beyer Blinder Belle
Photo © Beyer Blinder Belle
Photo © Jenni Girtman/Atlanta Event Photography
Photo © Iran Watson
Photo © Iran Watson
Photo © Jenni Girtman/Atlanta Event Photography
Architects
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects
Location
30361 Atlanta, USA
Client
North American Partners
Team
Richard Metsky (Partner/Partner-in-Charge), Carlos J. Cardoso (Partner/Director of Construction Administration), Maxwell W. Pau (Partner), Dai-Yi Ou (Senior Associate), Kyung Jae Yu (Senior Associate), Hong Fang (Senior Associate), Sukwon Lee (Associate)
Executive Architect
Lord Aeck Sargent
Landscape Architecture
SITE Solutions, LLC
Structural Engineer
KSi Structural Engineers
Civil Engineering
Kimley-Horn
Lighting
Gabler-Youngston
Code/Life Safety
Code Consultants International (CCI)
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing
Newcomb & Boyd
Contractor
Hoar Construction

BBB's vision for Colony Square transforms a mid-century office complex and covered mall into a dynamic open-air, mixed-use hub interwoven with new buildings and public spaces designed for the pedestrian experience.

Renewal of Colony Square, Atlanta's original mixed-use development, pulls retail and dining closer to the street with new contemporary additions, repurposes underperforming spaces, and invites the public into the previously insular site. Two new office buildings, a food hall, and theatre will reestablish the site as "Atlanta's living room." Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, Colony Square is poised to become a cultural and entertainment destination within a burgeoning commercial, residential, and arts district.

A central challenge is to soften the hard edges and seemingly impenetrable buildings that make circulation through the complex difficult. Our approach is to dissolve the barriers between Colony Square and the adjacent community by creating new physical and visual pathways — from the outside in and inside out — that will reinforce connectivity and promote an engaging pedestrian experience. These pathways are punctuated by new outdoor areas with varied seating and spatial configurations, most notably The Plaza, which formerly housed an enclosed shopping concourse with limited gathering spaces and low retail visibility. Phases 1 and 2 of the project concluded with the opening of The Grove, a 10,000 SF urban park, and revealed newly revitalized lobbies and retail identities for Buildings 100 and 400. Phases 3 and 4 add a dine-in cinema, food hall, new office buildings, and additional retail to Colony Square. BBB is undertaking the project in collaboration with Atlanta-based architect Lord Aeck Sargent.

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