Renovation of an existing building on Edgewood Avenue to create peaceful and spiritual retreat for the Kadampa Meditation Center, part of The International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU) founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Campbell Cove Lake House near Ducktown, Tenessee, consists of three independent structures (main house, bunk house, and garage). The modules are held together under a single roof triangulating between desired heights of individual spaces and nodes. The folded structure of ridges and valleys evokes the forms of the mountainous landscape around it, prompting the idea of the structure rhyming with it's context. The breezeway frames the lake view and a key outdoor place sequence encompassing an observation deck, a screened-in porch, garden, and a terrace anchored by a sculptural fire place.
Lake Laceola Residence
Sweeping views of Lake Laceola from every room of the house are accompanied by a series of eccentric dormers that bring in ample direct sunlight as well as ambient light reflected off the walls of the deep shafts. The dormers highlight specific parts of the program-dining, yoga, bathing-and respond with the appropriate light. The houses dramatic roofline and heavy stone walls are complimented by an equally dramatic terraced landscape reaching down to the water’s edge designed by London-based landscape architect Martha Schwartz.
Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Atlanta Hotel constructed in 1924 as the Bonaventure Arms Apartments. Located along a popular trolley car line, the apartment building embodied a transition underway in the Poncey-Highland area at that time from single-family suburban homes. It was constructed near the newly developed Ford Motor Assembly Plant, built in 1916, and was followed by the massive Sears Roebuck Building in 1926.
In 1939, the apartment building was converted to a hotel. A 1958 document indicates the hotel had 100 rooms and 33 efficiency and one-bedroom furnished apartments. As of April 2009, there were 22 rooms and apartments on each of the second through the fifth floors, for a total of 114 rooms.
The hotel will be renovated for use as a boutique hotel with 98 rooms, a gracious lobby and bar, and meeting space. The street front will be redesigned to include an entry plaza with a circular driveway for guest arrivals and valet drop-off . Amenities will include a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating to serve hotel patrons and neighborhood residents, and a rooftop bar with a stunning view of the surrounding neighborhoods and the Midtown skyline. Historic signage will also be preserved.
Restoration and rehabilitation of a circa 1963 modern house on a pitched site adjacent to the south fork of Peachtree Creek. New spaces include a lower level owners suite with outdoor shower a and pool, and enlarged family room, screen porch and updated kitchen.
The Pursell Family has been in the business of growing for more than 100 years. Their story begins in 1904 with the founding of the Sylacauga Fertilizer Company. By the end of the 20th century, the company, Pursell Technologies, had developed innovative technology that revolutionized the agronomy industry. The company had also moved to scenic Pursell Farms.
On the farm, David Pursell, the third generation of family leadership, had a visionary idea: to invite the product’s end users (golf superintendents) to see the product firsthand. To achieve this, the family built FarmLinks in 2002 as “the world’s only research and demonstration golf course.” Today, Pursell Farms has evolved into a premier regional family farm resort available for retreats, leisure getaways and weddings. Gamble and Gamble, along with Valor Hospitality and HGOR Land Planning, are working collectively on a series of new buildings and places that will transform Pursell Farms into a truly legendary guest experience.