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Colony Square

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, while inviting 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 visual connections — from the outside in and inside out — that will reinforce connectivity and promote an engaging pedestrian experience. The recent completion of Phases 1 and 2 featured the opening of The Grove, a 10,000 SF urban park, as well as the renewal of and new lobbies and retail identities for Buildings 100 and 400. Phases 3 and 4, currently underway, will 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.

 

Client

North American Partners

Location

Atlanta, GA

Size

360,000 SF

Completed

Phased Through 2021

People

FAIA, LEED AP
Partner
AIA
Partner, Director of Construction Administration
AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Partner
LEED AP
Senior Associate
AIA
Senior Associate
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate
Associate