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

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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 (CraftBeer.com 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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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

The Atlanta Voice: The Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

See the newest buzz surrounding the next big office incubator and co-working space. Office of Design has enjoyed working on this exciting new project slated to open later this year. Find out more by reading this article by The Atlanta Voice. 

The first business incubator is coming to the southside of Atlanta.

The federal office of Economic Development Administration (EDA) joined with the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) (Jan. 12) to announce a new partnership with the Center which will eventually provide space and facility for “more than 100 emerging entrepreneurial companies” in the metro Atlanta area.
— Vincent Christie, The Atlanta Voice

Atlanta Eater: Gusto!

Looking for some healthy, fast, and delicious grub? Look no further than Gusto!, now open on Ponce de Leon Avenue. Learn more about our work with this new restaurant concept by reading Atlanta Eater's article. 

The Gusto team calls the Ponce location’s design ‘sunny and smart,’ and it appears to check most of the boxes for today’s trends. Look for exposed brick and ductwork, concrete floors, and yellow accents that pop against the white walls and ceiling. Large windows let in plenty of natural light.
— Chris Fuhrmeister, Atlanta Eater

Curbed Atlanta: Reynolds Square

Our design for Reynoldstown townhomes breaks ground! Curbed Atlanta featured our project as one to watch. 

Site work is plowing ahead on a batch of 23 townhomes that will continue the trend of Moreland Avenue development heading southward from Little Five Points.
— Josh Green, Curbed Atlanta