Renderings: Abandoned building’s redo in heart of Kirkwood eyes summer debut

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Office of Design is excited to share updated renderings of Kirkwood’s latest new business! Evergreen Butcher + Baker will not only offer delicious treats, but will also offer the opportunity to learn how to make them at home. We are looking forward to seeing this project coming to life!

Plans call for mixed-use on a small scale that includes an “old world” neighborhood bakery and butcher—and architecture that embraces what’s old, rather than removing it.
— Josh Green, Curbed Atlanta

Could downtown’s Forty-One Marietta tower be converted to apartments?

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Office of Design is excited to be designing the conversion of a mid-rise office block into an amenity rich apartment complex in downtown Atlanta. The building, currently abandoned, will be modernized and converted into efficient apartment units, some with truly spectacular city views.

...renderings of the renovation plans shared by architecture firm Office of Design show that Charlotte-based FCA Partners would lead the development, converting the circa-1976 office building into a 131-unit apartment tower.
— Sean Keenan, Curbed Atlanta

Office of Design Celebrates Recognition for Another Award-winning Design

Office of Design was honored on November 15, 2018 with the recognition of AIA Atlanta jurors at the annual Residential Design Awards. At a ceremony where all forms of residential design were celebrated: Mixed Use/Multi-family design; Single Family Nontraditional design; Single Family Traditional design; and Renovation/adaptive reuse design; Office of Design was one of 2 firms to receive an acclaimed Design Excellence Honor Award for it’s project: The Lakeshore House. The office is delighted to receive this honor. Here are some things the jurors had to say:

This project captured the best an architect can do: bring out the specific beauty of a place in an empathetic and responsible manner.”

”This house is a delight. It is amazingly efficient. The exterior image shows a simple and beautifully proportioned hut, and the interior is playful and compact. The site and program were a challenge. The architect rose to the occasion.
— AIA Atlanta Jury

Fresh renderings released for townhomes at long languishing Memorial Drive site

Designed by Office of Design, these Memorial Townhomes are in the press! Long anticipated, these are out of the ground and moving fast, creating signs of life at a long dilapidated site. Check out the article by Curbed for more details!

Each townhome is expected to flaunt a rooftop terrace, three bedrooms, and three-and-a-half baths within roughly 2,100 square feet.
— Curbed, Sean Keenan



Office of Design project, Reynolds Square, is on the market and selling like hot-cakes! With every home in phase 1 nearly sold out, the combination of accommodations, affordability, and location make this a project we are thrilled to have designed. Office of Design designed this project and another currently under construction, The Chelsea Westside (also mentioned in this article), for Icon Development. 

As the urban landscape continues to expand, backyards are becoming smaller to non-existent. Of course, most homeowners are perfectly happy to trade weekend yard work for a great view. Icon Residential has gone above and beyond (literally) to bring their homeowners a spacious, private rooftop overlooking the exquisite views of historic Atlanta. Having the option to take advantage of a fantastic view from a high vantage point is the ticket to a quiet, soothing relaxation area – even in the bustling city!
— Staff Reports, Know Atlanta

"View-rific" Town homes Break Ground!

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Renderings courtesy of Monte Hewett Homes

Office of Design is excited to see the start of another one of it's town home projects, 'Plateau West', break ground near Atlantic Station. These Loring Heights town homes will boast gorgeous views of downtown Atlanta and sleek, modern design moves. Stay tuned to see how these beauties progress! 

The project is one of at least three townhome ventures brewing within a few blocks, per the grapevine, but Monte Hewett’s director of marketing, Dina Gundersen, says Plateau West’s “unique, sleek, and modern [design] sets it apart” from other semidetached communities in the area.

“The rooftop decks are fantastic gathering spaces with arbors, outdoor grills, and fireplaces, and have great views of downtown,” Gundersen wrote in an email to Curbed Atlanta. “Each townhome has multiple decks, and one plan design has dual master suites.”
— Josh Green, Curbed

USA Today's 10 Best Reader's Choice 2018: From the Earth Brewing Co.


Office of Design is excited to hear that From the Earth Brewing Co. got voted as the 3rd Best Brewpub in the country! 

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Ruth Berman (Bon Beer Voyage), Julia Herz ( Beer & Food Course), Gary Monterosso (What’s On Tap), Jack Muldowney (The Hop Review) and Ale Sharpton were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of the North American beer scene.
— USA Today

Atlanta Business Chronicle: H.J Russell & Co. pick president and CEO of the Russell Center

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Entrance to Center, Rendering & Design by Office of Design

Office of Design is excited to learn that the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship now has an official CEO. Our team is looking forward to working Mr. James "Jay" Bailey to get this intriguing project up and running. Learn more about the center by reading the Atlanta Business Chronicle's article, available online now. 

“Growing up in Atlanta, Herman Russell was one of my greatest heroes,” Bailey said. “I am honored to have this opportunity to build on his incredible legacy, paving the way for the next generation of doers, innovators and job creators.”

Bailey joins RCIE with more than a decade of leadership experience in the non-profit and economic empowerment space.
— Maria Saporta, Atlanta Business Chronicle

Curbed Atlanta: Cabbagetown’s Memorial Drive condos are half-sold before construction starts


Office of Design is excited to hear that the 764 Memorial condos are selling fast and prior to the start of construction. The location, modest cost, and conscientious design are all driving factors to the condominium's popularity. Take a look at what folks are saying about this project!

A unique Memorial Drive condo offering at the edge of Cabbagetown could soon move toward construction, as half of the units have been claimed.

The project, 764 Memorial, is proposed for a long-scraggly site across the street from under-construction Atlanta Dairies. Now, the project’s website reports that 50 percent of the building has been sold.
— Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

The Samuel Elbert Hotel is now award-winning!


Office of Design, in partnership with Sims Patrick Studio, is excited to have been presented with an award honoring the best designed hospitality project for the state of Georgia in 2018. In a ceremony hosted by the International Interior Design Association - Georgia Chapter, Office of Design and Sims Patrick Studio received the highest honor for the Best of the Best: Play category for the Samuel Elbert Hotel and Conference Center.

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Curbed Atlanta: Eight Virginia-Highland townhomes to rise on Ponce, near Freedom Parkway

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Office of Design is excited to see progress on one of it's latest town home projects! The team can't wait to see this slice of modernism go up in one of Atlanta's most architecturally interesting neighborhoods. Check out The Milo project's feature in Curbed Atlanta for more information. 

Plans call for two housing types at The Milo on Ponce, with two “urban villas” and six “sawtooth” townhomes. Both options feature three bedrooms and two-car garages. They will stand four stories tall, with rooftop patios and either three and a half, or two and a half, bathrooms.
— Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

First Look: From the Earth Brewing Co.


Our latest restaurant project, From the Earth Brewing Co., is now open in Roswell! Details about the awesome food and beverage menu, and an interview with the owner, Tim Stevens, and have been featured in Atlanta Restaurant Scene in the AJC. 

And while From the Earth certainly is a brewpub, it aims to elevate both the atmosphere and the menu well beyond beer and burgers...

...Stevens hired architecture firm Office of Design of Decatur to assist with the build-out, which transformed the large shopping center storefront to accommodate both a restaurant and a brewery.
— Bob Townsend, The AJC

Office of Design's William Lentjes Named Portz Scholar

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Office of Design is beyond proud of its newest employee's recent accomplishment of being named a 2017 Portz Scholar for his senior thesis project titled “On Craft.” Congratulations, William! We are excited to have you on our team. 

In “On Craft,” Lentjes promotes looking beyond “endless mechanized production and spiritless materialism” and viewing architecture “through the consciousness, awareness and perception of a subject.” He describes “craft” as a relationship between craftsman, tool and material.
— Paul Floeckher, Kennesaw State University News

Curbed Atlanta: 764 Memorial

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The 764 Memorial project has unveiled floor plans and will feature one and two bedroom options with some units providing downtown skyline views. 

Just east of Oakland Cemetery, construction is set to begin on Memorial Drive’s highly anticipated condo development (yes, singular), and more details are emerging about the 24 units expected to deliver next summer.
— Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

From the Earth Brewing - Coming to Roswell


We were honored to design the latest and greatest brewery and restaurant to come onto the scene in the metro-Atlanta area. The AJC ran the following feature to promote the opening, slated for late October or early November: 

Billed as “the first farm to table brewpub in Roswell,” it will feature a mix of “locally sourced cuisine, world-class beer and craft cocktails.”

Atlanta chef Kevin Rathbun, who is partnering with chef Peter Kaiser at the new Kaiser’s Chop House in Sandy Springs, is among the investors in the concept.
— Bob Townsend, AJC

Curbed Atlanta: Cabbagetown Gateway

Cabbagetown Gateway, now branded as 764 Memorial, will provide clean, simple design in place of an existing eyesore and unusable site. See what Michael Kahn with Curbed Atlanta, and local ATLiens have to say about Cabbagetown's newest multi-family project. 

Each unit will feature a balcony facing Memorial Drive, with fifth-floor units also having private rooftop terraces with views of the downtown and Midtown skylines.
— Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Atlanta Magazine: From the Earth Brew Company

The Atlanta brew-scene is getting a new addition this fall with From the Earth Brewing Company, a farm-to-table brewery and restaurant concept opening in Roswell. We were lucky to help the owner, Tim Stevens, bring his vision to life! Atlanta Magazine gave the inside scoop:

Near one end of the Big Creek Greenway trail in Alpharetta is Jekyll Brewing Co., one of the few breweries in Atlanta’s northern suburbs. In August, another local brewery, this one a chef-driven spot called From the Earth, will open on the opposite side of the Greenway in Roswell, allowing guests to jog, walk, or bike between the two.
— Carly Cooper, Atlanta Magazine

WYFF News 4: The Samuel Elbert Hotel & Conference Center

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The city of Elberton, Georgia is excited for the opening of The Samuel Elbert Hotel & Conference Center. Office of Design and Sims Patrick Studio teamed up with the city to revitalize a formerly abandoned city building. Take a look at an article and video feature by Elberton local news station, WYFF News 4.

‘We are bringing a New York feel to a rural community,’ said Catrina Goudelock, the hotel’s general manager.

Goudelock said the 27-room boutique hotel has Elberton granite and artifacts to give it a more personal hometown feel.
— Mandy Gaither, WYFF News 4

PR Web: The Chelsea Westside & Reynolds Square

Office of Design is the architect for both Reynolds Square and The Chelsea Westside projects. We are happy to assist ICON Residential in establishing a presence in the Atlanta Market. Take a look at PR Web's article about these two new exciting developments. 

The demand for intown living close to amenities, jobs, recreation, etc continues to increase and we offer a product that millennial to empty nest buyers are wanting.
— Jason Braga, ICON Residential via PR Web