Sterling Development and HDA Architects began the process of designing a plaza style apartment project on 14th Street in Midtown Atlanta. The project falls within the fire district and is subject to a myriad of City codes and ordinances. HDA and Sterling worked together with the City officials to maximize the use of the $6 million property.
The Concept for this project is an Italian Villa which produced multiple buildings enclosing an open plaza for fountains and social gatherings. The unit designs include lofts, efficiencies, one and two bedroom units in roommate and family layouts. The structure is comprised of two levels of parking and five levels of apartments. The two story leasing office provides street access for visitors while maintaining complete security for the residents.
This project had numerous complexities. The parking deck was constructed of cast in place concrete with the top floor acting as a transfer deck carrying the significant loads of the apartment buildings above. The design also needed to meet a multi-use occupancy. This included retail, office space, parking, and of course residential occupancy.
The size and complexity of this project dictated that we work with a large team of consultants and designers, which we coordinated with to maintain an aggressive schedule.