Tag Archives: Atlanta architects

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…

New boxed bay windows help the design be renovated for modern living

Renovating for Modern Living

Renovating for Modern Living Tactics used to update a ranch house style: Open Living Plan edition A client came to Jones Pierce after finding a great ranch house candidate to convert to mid-century modern style. Their strategy was to sell the home their kids grew up in, then downsize into single level living environment.  This…

Garcia Backyard Under Construction

Emory Backyard Escape – Form and Function

Nearly all of our residential projects include backyard escapes. This project includes a pool, expanded upper open porch with see-through fireplace, a lower indoor/outdoor place with kitchen, pizza oven, and accordion door unit. The carpentry and masonry compliment the great design by Jones Pierce’s Angel Shockey. With Angel at the helm, successful design was a…

Picture showing zip wall on a house under construction

Residential High Performance Design

What is the right prescription for southern high performance residential architectural design and building? In our evolving practice we now recommend a prescription of high-performance solutions on every project.  From a humble renovation to custom new home built to Passive House criteria we consider features in a following order of priority according to our client’s…

Design stewardship

Project Stewardship (#5 of 10 Principles)

What does “project stewardship” mean? Sometimes project stewardship is literal; like when we were recently commissioned for our 5th project for the 3rd owner of the same property. Other times project stewardship involves helping clients make long-term decisions. These decisions, for example, might include using advanced building science strategies that create healthier, more resilient, lower…

Viridian Nearly Complete

Viridian Leasing is Nearly Complete! Our long awaited  Viridian Leasing Office is finally finishing up this week. The Grand Opening will take place this weekend. The rain has slowed construction down a little bit. However, we were able to capture a few photos during our punch list review.              …