The Atlantic Beach Country Club rejuvenated what had been a faded 18-hole golf course in the small town of Atlantic Beach, Florida, adjacent to Jacksonville. Adding 178 new single-family houses on 50 acres in the center of the 170-acre property financed entirely new facilities for the country club, reviving the club’s flagging membership. The new country club includes a redesigned 18-hole golf course and an expanded clubhouse with additional amenities. The new houses, ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet, were built by both production and custom builders in a mix of regional architectural styles. The town supplied reclaimed water for irrigation in exchange for an open-space easement over the golf course.
Certified green—the first high-rise office building in the world to be precertified by LEED-CS (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design–Core and Shell Development program) at the Silver level and, upon completion, the second to be certified by LEED at the Gold level—1180 Peachtree is a striking icon that has redefined the epicenter of Atlanta’s urban renaissance and enhanced the city skyline. Located at the center of Midtown—a four-square-mile (10 sq km2) neighborhood between downtown to the south and Buckhead to the north—the 41-story tower at the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets anticipates the Santiago Calatrava–designed future home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO). An extraordinarily narrow site challenged the development team to accommodate office and retail space as well as parking; the extremely efficient floor plan provides more than 630,000 square feet (58,529 m2) of office space and more than 32,000 square feet (2,973 m2) of retail space plus a 1,200-space parking deck. When ASO’s Symphony Center is completed, it will face 1180 Peachtree across a large public plaza to be shared with the Woodruff Arts Campus to the north.. A landscaped plaza and retail and lobby frontage define 1180 Peachtree’s street-level presence, and passers-by are unaware of the parking, which is situated below the main office tower.