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Lord, Aeck & Sargent planned and designed the rehabilitation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building in downtown Atlanta. Constructed in 1933 as the main U.S. Post Office for Atlanta, the building houses the Southeastern headquarters for the U.S. General Services Administration. The building carries the cultural distinction of being the first named in honor of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The project, targeting LEED Silver- Level Certification, is a fusion of rehabilitation, restoration and sustainable design. Important character-defining features of the building, such as the historic postal lobby, stairway, windows and marble and granite facade and historic steel windows, were preserved, while the remainder of the building was rehabilitated to include Class A office space, modernized elevators and updated electrical and HVAC systems. Sustainable design features include high efficiency mechanical and lighting systems, low flow plumbing fixtures, landscaping with native plants, incorporation of daylighting strategies and commuter friendly elements such as bicycle racks and changing facilities. Click on the article below to read more.......