Vickers Design Group was asked to update the exterior of Mansell Court from the existing standard brick façade. Painting the brick, adding wood cladding to the tenant entryways, and oversized building signage not only changed the look and feel of the campus, but provided better wayfinding for visitors. New monument signage was designed and implemented as well as a new exterior courtyard with colorful sunshades to encourage outdoor gathering by the tenants.
This renovation project included removal of the existing concrete precast exterior skin and roofing system. The newly designed high-efficiency wall and roofing system not only made the building more environmentally friendly, but also updated the look of the building to attract and accommodate a software company. Additional exterior windows increased natural daylight contributing to the building achieving LEED Gold Certification.
With its ideal location near the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail and Ponce City Market, this 5,500-square foot structure just needed a facelift to transform the formerly vacant retail building into a new boutique space along Ponce de Leon Avenue that caters to the active millennial generation. Following a structural inspection that revealed an unstable foundation due to settlement and historically poor framing and roof joists – and a car crash that destroyed the façade, Vickers Design Group worked hand-in-hand with the structural engineers to identify solutions that included underpinning the rear wall, reworking roof supports and refacing the building – while preserving the building’s character and overall integrity. The storefront was returned to its original size, and the rear entries were updated with new decking and an ADA-approved lift.
Red Hare Brewing Company is an independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, GA. Expanding on its successful brewery design, Vickers Design Group was charged with renovating the old Hemingway’s restaurant on Marietta Square to become home to The Still on the Square. With Spanish tile, textured exterior walls and colored awnings, the design team brought a little Spanish style to the southern city. The renovation also added a craft distillery that is the exclusive rum maker for Mojitos Restaurant, located within The Still.
Vickers Design Group worked with First Communities to refresh the existing lobby, indoor amenities, fitness room and the outdoor pool area and dog park. Part of the program included a more open concept for the building reception area to create a more contemporary space through updated lighting, furniture and technology. The leasing offices were reconfigured to be more efficient and accessible, and the pool area included a new green wall and furniture.