SDA in the 04W

SDA in the 04W


Commitment to the O4W

The Old Fourth Ward, at the edge of Midtown Atlanta, is an epicenter of in-town development activity. Smith Dalia has officed in the Fourth Ward for 30 years, and our contribution to this community is part of our Firm’s legacy. With Historic Fourth Ward Park as its centerpiece and the trendy Ponce City Market as its hub, the 04W is now experiencing unprecedented growth and revitalization.


Select 04W Projects
(* = Awarded Project)

Excelsior Mill (In construction)

North & Line (In construction)

*Cardlytics @ Ponce City Market 2015

*AMLI Ponce Park 2014

755 North 2014

AMLI Old Fourth Ward 2009

AMLI Parkside (Masterplan)

Studioplex 2007

2007 Old 4th Ward Masterplan – VOLUNTEER

*Auburn Glenn 2005

*Trinity Community House/Hanley Funeral Home 2005

*Highland School 2004

*Development & Design Consultation – Historic Fourth Ward Park 2003 – VOLUNTEER

*Freedom Lofts 2002

*Southern Dairies Building- SDA’s Offices 2000

Of Note: 
H4WP: How a Community Created a Park

In 2003, Smith Dalia’s Markham Smith and a small group of concerned citizens sought a sustainable solution to local flooding in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward.  Because of their municipal experience, Markham, Tom Dalia and others at SDA took leadership roles interfacing with City government to consider an above-ground stormwater detention pond doubling as the central lake amenity of an urban park.

The group expanded, and many iterations of the proposed park were rendered.  With help from the Trust for Public Land, serendipity intervened when the Atlanta BeltLine noticed the strong community involvement for this proposed park.  ABI allocated major funding toward land acquisition and construction, and Historic Fourth Ward Park opened to rave reviews as the BeltLine’s first new Park.  The community group subsequently became the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy, which has attracted many energetic, diverse and talented community leaders to ensure the Park’s future.

Trinity Community House

In 2005, Trinity Community Ministries commissioned SDA to rehabilitate the National Register property at 21 Bell St. for men’s transitional housing. The former funeral home had directed many of Black Atlanta’s largest funerals, including that of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. The Community House is still in operation today.

Photo Credits: North & Line: Courtesy of
Batson-Cook Construction
Southern Dairies: Scott Chester
Cardlytics @ Ponce City Market: John Clemmer