Wednesday, December 28, 2011

GSA MLK Building Atlanta Renovated

Submitted by David Ramsey, Lord Aeck Sargent Architects, Inc.

Written by:
Adam Moore| Managing Editor
Interiors & Sources

Photography by:

Jonathan Hillyer Photography, Inc.

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.......

Thursday, December 1, 2011

1st Recipient of IIDA Georgia NCIDQ Education Fund Goes to......

Congratulations Sarah Holliday, Associate IIDA, Recipient of the first IIDA GA 2011 NCIDQ Education Fund Lottery.

Sarah Holliday is an Interior Designer with VeenendaalCave, Inc., located in Atlanta, Georgia. The NCIDQ Education Fund was created for the purposes of fostering and supporting the education process of its IIDA GA emerging professionals.  To be eligible for the NCIDQ Education Fund awards the participants must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be current IIDA members
  • Must have taken either the 2011 January or 2011 July IIDA NCIDQ preparatory program
  • Must have taken either the 2011 Spring or Fall NCIDQ exam
  • Must have passed all parts of the NCIDQ exam
  • Must  not be a recipient of the IIDA Headquarters' 2011 Design for the Future fund
The 2011 FALL NCIDQ Education Fund recipient will be announced the first quarter of 2012, once the NCIDQ exam results are released at the beginning of next year.