“The $48 million facility is a 1,000-space parking garage that will look more like a park than a structure for cars.” Atlanta Business Chronicle
The City of Atlanta has announced plans for the Grant Park Gateway – a 1,000-car parking deck and venue space that will merge with the park’s topography to provide greenspace in place of an asphalt parking lot. The multidisciplinary design-build team is headed by Winter Johnson Group and Smith Dalia. More here:
“There were several adaptive reuse projects submitted this year, but the only one awarded went to the Defoor Hills Warehouse Renovation. The jury commended the design for its clarity and use of outdoor space. The carving back of the roof to allow for interstitial space and moments of relief is a clear success. The jury appreciated the restraint used and the clarity of existing versus intentional interjection. Special note was made of the restroom design, large graphics used, color scheme and material palette, which the jury all agreed were well done.”
– Jury Text, AIA Georgia Awards 2017
A shout-out to the Defoor Hills team:
Smith Dalia Architects, LLC – Architecture and Interior Design
It is our pleasure to introduce Robyn Zurfluh and Brian Whitfield as Smith Dalia’s newest Principals.
Robyn Zurfluh’s tenure at SDA has been distinguished by high-profile cultural projects that have also greatly benefited their communities. Her outstanding leadership and vision have been foundational to SDA, particularly in the areas of civic and non-profit projects, and in shepherding a firm culture that values altruism.
Brian Whitfield’s definitive design direction has also greatly enhanced SDA and enlivened its portfolio. Brian’s award-winning adaptive use and alternative office projects have created an audible buzz in Atlanta and other emerging markets. With designs as practical as they are transformative, Brian’s projects cultivate a balance of style and timelessness.
SDA is proud to honor Robyn and Brian’s commitment to architecture for a better world.
Nicole Seekely is named an Emerging Professional at the AIA Georgia’s Design and Honor Awards
The Millennium Gate Museum gala on April 16 was also punctuated with the surprise announcement of another honor. The AIA Georgia honored Nicole Seekely, AIA, with the 2016 Emerging Professional Award.
The award is conferred because of Nicole’s enthusiasm, innovation and active participation on the AIA Georgia Board; and for other past honors including YAF in 2011 and being listed in the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a 2015 CRE Up and Coming Professional. The award further commended “her efforts as a student mentor, volunteer and champion for Equity in Architecture for women.”
- We at Smith Dalia congratulate Nicole and wish her the best!