Berkshire Terminus

Berkshire Terminus is located in the heart of Buckhead’s business district at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Piedmont Road. Surrounded by world-class office, hotel and residential high-rises; with easy pedestrian access to numerous restaurants, entertainment venues and a MARTA rail station. Berkshire Terminus has helped transform the district into a walkable, high-density live, work and play community, bringing premium-quality residential living to a traditionally office-focused corridor.

Innovative design is most evidenced in the integration of a mid-rise building within a high-rise environment. Connections to the existing garden plaza and streets enhance the pedestrian environment. An indoor-outdoor extension of the garden plaza gives residents and the public a view into the building’s amenity courtyard, which is oriented to highlight the Atlanta skyline.

The architectural design of Terminus speaks to the surrounding facades of polished, commercial office buildings and high-rise condominiums while at the same time using residential building materials and elements like warm wood accents and bright, colorful sunshades that add warmth and human scale to the Terminus community. The structure further humanizes the pedestrian community with townhouse-style front stoops lining Terminus Drive. These single entry spaces yield a feeling of place and add a residential-quality to the bustling business district. Electric car charging stations, ample bike storage, strong connectivity to the surrounding pedestrian sidewalk system and close proximity to bus and rail provide residents with a wide range of transportation options. A wide range of unit sizes and configurations accommodate a wide variety of lifestyles.

ICC-700 National Green Building Standard’s at Bronze Level are reflected in smaller private floor plans, enhanced community spaces, sustainable water retention. Berkshire Terminus transformed a traditionally office-focused corridor into a high-quality high-density, live/work/play community, making it a lively and engaging urban village day and night. A bridge over Highland Drive provides a gateway for people moving from the offices to entertainment venues along Peachtree.


Cottonwood Westside

Elan Westside fills a challenging site with a dynamic new structure. The project consists of a 197 unit wood frame and epi-core apartment building located at the corner of Howell Mill and 14th street on Atlanta’s booming West Side. It anchors an important corner site in the heart of the “Westside Provisions District” – a high-end collection of shopping, dining, and entertainment options – all within a block of the building site.

The program is mixed-use, with 200,000 square feet of residential space and 15,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space. Both street frontages are enlivened with active uses, encouraging foot traffic and a mix of dining and shopping offerings.

The units were in high demand and the occupancy rate is 100%. Residents enjoy amenities that include a central courtyard, pool, and club room. Most apartments also offer dramatic skyline views of the surrounding city.

Rather than succumb to the more common traditional approach or all-glass aesthetic, the exterior features a variety of natural materials including wood, stucco and brick that all serve to add an overall warmth and texture to the structure. Parking is hidden.


Seventh Midtown

Seventh Midtown is a mixed-use, boutique high-rise occupying a prominent corner along Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta. The building includes luxury residential units over retail space, including a signature Starbucks Reserve.

The 9-level development includes 20 condominiums in approximately 48,000 square feet of residential space. The typical residential floor accommodates three different units, with two unique penthouse units on the top four floors. The penthouse units feature large balconies—complete with fireplaces—overlooking the lively intersection of 7th and Peachtree. Project features include gracious lobby areas and private outdoor living rooms.

Walkway connectors to the adjacent, existing Viewpoint condo high-rise provide access to shared dweller amenities and parking. In addition, the architect redesigned the Viewpoint building’s retail facades stretching all the way to 6th Street, and that provided a valuable opportunity to architecturally tie the streetscape together along the entire city block.

The design objective was to provide a luxury residential building appropriate for upscale, somewhat older dwellers in Midtown Atlanta. The design strategy incorporates a darker, richer palette of materials than surrounding residential high-rises (typically cladded with a simple window wall expression). The use of punched windows and rusticated brick provided a textural warmth and sense of scale that has proved more intimate and inviting.

Brooklyn Riverside

The Brooklyn Riverside is comprised of seven buildings that create a total of 310 Residential Apartment Units with 77 private tuck under garages. Each building is a Type VA with an NFPA 13R sprinkler system allowing the four levels. The project consists of platform framed wood stud walls with prefabricated wood floor and roof trusses. The Brooklyn maxes out the density allowed on the site, bringing more people closer to the city center. The layout of the seven buildings on the site provide the look of an urban city block, and having cantilevered balconies provided at each unit connects the residents to the neighborhood.

Using wood as the main building material lends the project to be very sustainable, and compared to using concrete, can reduce the amount of CO2 emissions. At a closer look inside, all exterior, corridor and demising walls have batt insulation or spray cellulose for their sound dampening abilities but also provide energy efficiency for each building and unit. The roof/ceiling assembly provided prefabricated wood trusses that have batt insulation at the bottom cord.

Broadstone Midtown

Broadstone Midtown is located on the corner of Juniper Street and 6th Street in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood. Its 218 luxury apartments are within walking distance to a large job base, Piedmont Park, restaurants and bars, public transit, The Fox Theater, and several churches. One—or two-bedroom apartments are available with a variety of floor layouts. Live/work units are incorporated at the street level to help connect the project to the city and bring activity to the sidewalks.

Residential amenities include a fitness center, a large bike storage and repair facility, a dog grooming room, a fenced dog park, a club room, and several terraces overlooking Midtown. Patterns were painted over the stucco exterior at several locations to provide a glimpse of the building’s eclectic interiors and connect the building to Midtown’s vibrant community and public art displays.

AMLI Arts Center

AMLI Arts Center is a 350-unit apartment building located in Midtown Atlanta. Located adjacent to Woodruff Arts Center, the High Museum of Art, Piedmont Park and the Arts Center MARTA Station, AMLI Arts Center is situated to provide its residents opportunities to explore life and the city. Within the certified LEED Gold and smoke free building, you’ll find two designer finish packages, a fully equipped 2 story fitness center, clubroom with big screen tv’s and game tables, a business center with conference room and bicycle parking. Outside, luxurious amenities include a rooftop skyline lounge, expansive pool and sundeck, outdoor movie theater, and a fenced dog park.

Broadstone Yards

Leveraging the project site’s historic function, neighboring developments, and the local artisan community, Broadstone Yards is designed to fit into Westside Atlanta. The exterior design references aesthetics commonly found in stockyards, the historic use for this area in West Atlanta. Like the surrounding developments, Broadstone Yards includes many found spaces and moments of discovery. Murals, furnishings, and artwork by local artists are located in the project’s public and amenity spaces. The project is comprised of 251 studio, one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments. Amenities include a pool courtyard, double-height clubroom and gym, a mezzanine business center with private offices and study rooms, an outdoor rooftop lounge and a three-story pedestrian bridge overlooking the Atlanta skyline.

The Charles

The Charles is located in Buckhead, Atlanta, and is situated where Paces Ferry, Roswell, and Peachtree roads intersect, creating a complex, triangular site. The design team embraced these site constraints to inform the unique and dynamic qualities of the building

The 18-story tower features 56 luxury condominium units and ground-floor retail and office space. The design creates a singular image and living experience that changes by orientation and view, culminating in a signature staggered balcony profile on the Peachtree Road approach.

By creating seamless interior to exterior living, every unit is afforded spectacular skyline views of Buckhead, Midtown, and downtown Atlanta in multiple directions. The building rethinks the very nature of luxury urban living on one of the most prominent sites in Atlanta.

The challenges for The Charles arise from the site geometry, urban edge conditions, and views to the larger surrounding context.

While ultimately becoming inspiration for the dynamic, angular design, the triangular site also presented a difficult set of challenges to the project. Two of the three sides of the site are bordered by Peachtree Road and East Paces Ferry Road. The design team recognized very early in the design process that the building would need to respond to both significant urban conditions with active ground floor uses. This meant that all the service and access would need to be accommodated on Boling Way. Furthermore, the small triangular footprint meant that the parking had to be above the ground floor active uses and access would be difficult. The solution was to design a series of straight and curved vehicular ramps through the ground floor service spaces and residential lobby. With parking high above the streetscape, this allowed the design team to create a decorative screening device for the parking structure that enhances the dynamic design aesthetic without interfering with the active uses at ground level.

Up in the residential tower, the challenge was to blur the boundaries between indoor/outdoor living while maximizing views for each unit. The initial concept was to provide each residential unit with a corner condition. With five units per floor, the design team knew the geometry would have to be manipulated from the simple four-square diagram. The resulting geometry reflects the angular nature of the site and allows each unit to benefit from a corner condition. Views were confirmed with multiple drone flights prior to design completion. Every unit has a large terrace that takes advantage of the corner condition with large Nanawall folding glass walls that allow the residents to extend their living space into the outdoor terrace.