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Truck & Tap Duluth, GA

Truck & Tap, one of our most recent projects, is an unique restaurant concept offering wide selection of draft beers and street food served out of a “permanent” mobile kitchen with rotating food trucks in Duluth, GA. Outdoor Dining The guests’ experience begins when they approach the restaurant through a spacious outdoor patio area. The…

Empire Hotel Adaptive Reuse Project

We are excited to share an update regarding our ongoing adaptive reuse design project: Empire Hotel in Salisbury, North Carolina. Historical Empire Hotel This outstanding building is located in vibrant downtown Salisbury. It served as a hub of the city for many decades and, therefore, was recognized as a prominent landmark. The hotel’s primary facade…

Due Diligence in the Design Process

As the City of Atlanta has grown and matured, its zoning ordinances have become more complicated. Throughout my career, I’ve seen first-hand how these ordinances have shifted projects, especially when the owner does not know what can be done with the lot. Surprisingly, these ordinances are often unknown. The simple act of expanding a house…

Townhome Rendered Elevation

Tiny Townhomes – A “New” Building Type?

Atlanta’s re-surging in-town development has led to higher property values and inflated construction costs. Coupled together, these two factors cause concern for affordable housing. In-town growth can also encourage the bulldozing of existing small homes, only to be replaced by larger, higher priced homes. However, when there are less properties available, developers resort to denser…

Refresh and Rebrand: An Adaptive Reuse Story

When most people think about rebranding, they think about product marketing. They certainly do not think about architecture. But why not? Rebranding is more than just corporate colors. It is: The perception of the firm or company; aka its personality. What experience do you want your customers to have when they walk in? How do…