The Best Office Architects in Atlanta

Metropolitan Atlanta is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, both in population and in jobs. Its economy is the tenth largest in America, eighteenth in the world, and follows only New York City, Houston, and Dallas in the number of Fortune 500 companies that call it home. The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, Home Depot, Chick-fil-A, Hyundai, and Rubbermaid all have offices in Atlanta. The following architecture firms, singled out for their acclaim and accomplishments, as well as for their innovative, mission-driven, and sustainable designs for corporate clients, all reflect Atlanta’s adaptability in a rapidly changing economy. Whether Atlanta-based or operating from a more global reach, these firms have designed spaces for several of the businesses that allow Atlanta to flourish.
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The Best Restaurant Architects in Atlanta

In Atlanta, restaurants pay homage to traditional Southern cuisine and hospitality, while also meeting the demand for a thoughtful, stylish edge to the dining experience. This list reveals some of the architect and design firms whose work in Atlanta’s restaurants, cafes, and food halls has been well-received by the community. Some specializing in restaurants and others well-versed in myriad design projects, some working in small teams and others working in widespread collaboration with one another, these firms reflect professionals who produce functional and stylish restaurants, each tailored to the needs of a variety of clients. The following firms stand out for the ethical, creative, and mission-driven nature of their designs, the intimate roles they play in the community, and for their success in producing award-winning and locally celebrated Atlanta dining spots.
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The Best Custom Home Builders & Design-Build Firms in Atlanta

Atlanta’s design-build experts are committed to preserving the historic aesthetic of traditional Georgia neighborhoods while also enriching the landscape with new, modern styles. Atlanta is still filled with French chateaus, Mid-century ranches, and Craftsman-style bungalows, but the 2007 Modern Atlanta Home Tour ushered in a new trend with sleek, unconventional modern homes, often with hints of industrial styles. Boasting multitalented teams of architects, contractors, and even interior designers, the following firms create entire high-quality homes from scratch, from the earliest design stage all the way to the final touches on construction. The firms on this list value environmental sustainability, the principles of universal design, and the accessibility of high-quality homes for all. They were chosen for their presence in Atlanta-based publications and awards; the depth of their missions in building creative, sustainable, and accessible homes; and for the educational, professional and artistic backgrounds of their founders and leaders.
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The Best Commercial Architects in Atlanta

Atlanta is a city whose traditional Southern landscape joins with a bustling and diverse community of workers, thinkers, and artists. Known for its lush scenery, parks, and botanical gardens, Atlanta is also home to one of the world’s busiest international airports, one of the world’s largest aquariums, the World of Coca Cola, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, a civil war museum and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, and the Atlanta Braves, Hawks, and Falcons. The following architecture firms have designed, and are designing, some of the large commercial properties that engage citizens and keep Atlanta’s economy going. The list reflects some of the architects whose work has a notable impact on Atlanta’s culture and economy, and whose designs have shaped some of Atlanta’s most trafficked and well-known landmarks today.
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The Best Residential Architects and Designers in Atlanta

Atlanta, they say, is the city that rose from the ashes of the Civil War. Now more progressive than many of its more conservative neighbor cities in the American South, Atlanta has grown into a national hub for transportation, technology, education, cuisine, commerce, and art. It is famous for its picturesque, tree-covered landscape, as well as for its striking buildings and homes. Since the 1864 fire that destroyed the majority of the city, Atlanta’s architecture has embodied both the past and present, with architects designing structures to reflect where the city came from and where the field of architecture, as a whole, is going. The following architects excel in a number of project types and have received many awards and recognitions, but were selected here because their work in designing high-end, single-family residential properties has taken such care to form connections: between the old and new, the home and nature, the beautiful and functional, the luxurious and environmentally sustainable, and even between European styles and those that are traditional to the deep American South.
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