Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects is located on Atlanta’s Ponce de Leon Avenue and the Beltline. As the Architect of Record for the Ponce City Market project, and an office tenant, our firm has been integral in transforming Georgia’s largest historic building and surrounding site into a vibrant mixed-use activity hub. The core of the project is the adaptive reuse of the former Sears Roebuck and Company distribution center.
Site work included demolition of 1960’s era parking decks and the construction of a new elevated plaza tying the building back to North Avenue. Exterior work involved the restoration of the exterior masonry surfaces and the rehabilitation of over a thousand steel framed windows. Of the original 2 million square feet, 1.8 million square feet of the existing building remains. This includes a rentable area of 1.2 million square feet with 600,000 square feet used for interior parking. The building now houses loft offices, residential units, and a wide variety of retail/restaurant tenants.
Architect: Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects, 2014
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