Emory St. Joseph's Doctors Building 

Atlanta, Georgia

This renovation of the Emory/St. Joseph’s Doctors Building includes both exterior enhancements and an interior revitalization, including the revitalization of the atrium space aimed to create a more vibrant environment. The building renovation was designed to be reflective of the high-quality health care for which the physicians are recognized.  The design mission was to visually enhance and to activate this medical office environment, as well as provide forward-thinking solutions to create spaces that promote well-being and comfort for patients, their families, and staff.


The atrium has been redesigned with biomimicry concepts and nature-inspired solutions to create a space of healing, comfort, and refuge.  The space offers not only places to gather, but intimate spaces offering a place of respite. The first-floor space allowed the addition of several highly visible including a credit union, fitness center, and other retail spaces. To further activate the common area space, kiosks were designed to allow for a change of product or service.

A stepped commons area was added to an area which had been a dead-end space, creating a gathering space for nursing students as well as providing connectivity to the new food service and outdoor courtyard.  This area also contains a green wall water feature, creating ambiance and tranquil sounds. Of particular interest is a glass elevator in the atrium space which serves not only as a design feature, but also a functional improvement to the pedestrian circulation between the three office buildings and the hospital.

The exterior has new color-coded vestibules to assist with wayfinding, as well as new exterior and interior environmental signage.  The north-facing facade has a new entrance design and vestibule.

Awards: 2019 BOMA Renovation of the Year

Designed by Principal Larry Sweat while with previous firm.

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