Alston and Bird's corporate values include optimizing energy efficiency and sustainability while striving to provide attractive, functional spaces for its employees, clients, and visitors. The firm sought and received LEED Gold certification as part of its sustainability commitment. In renewing its lease, Alston and Bird consolidated the law practice in one building to gain space use efficiency.
Alston and Bird project consisted of a 16-floor, 365,000 SF renovation and expansion of a Class A office space in One Atlanta Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Heery Engineering was retained to provide comprehensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural engineering design and construction administration services. The primary design challenge common to all disciplines was the integration of all building systems into the award winning interiors architecture. The final lighting system design was highlighted in the Department of Energy “Better Buildings” publication.
Technical challenges included: