Perk­­ins+Will Recognized for Cutting-Edge Designs by ASID, AIA and SCUP

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The Atlanta office of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will was honored this month for their designs by three different Georgia associations. Perkins+Will received six Design Excellence Awards from the Georgia Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers, three Merit Awards at the 2018 AIA Georgia Design Awards and the SCUP (Society of College and University Planning) Excellence award in Landscape Architecture – Open Space Planning and Design.

The ASID Georgia Chapter recognized the best of Georgia’s commercial and residential designs with 2018 excellence awards. Perkins+Will took six awards in the retail, healthcare, commercial and branding categories. Perkins+Will received the following merit awards:

Star Provisions – Atlanta, GA (Silver Design Award in Retail)

Bacchanalia – Atlanta, GA (Bronze Design Award in Hospitality: Hotels/Resorts)

Located in Atlanta’s Westside, the design for the new Bacchanalia and Star Provisions space was inspired by the chef’s Anne Quatrano’s family farm, Summerland, in Cartrersville, Georgia. The architectural look and feel – pitched roof, beams, and wood elements – came from the idea of a barn. The theme of ‘organic, contemporary farm’ is carried throughout the restaurant. Wrapped in wood, a memory wall connects Bacchanalia to Star Provisions. Each picture, hung organically along the wall, hold precious memories of Anne’s life and restaurant journey. From her first Bacchanalia location 20 years ago, to her best friends, house on Summerland, family, and her dogs, this photo wall is held near and dear to Anne’s heart. The message is to not only remember the past, but also continue to celebrate the future, in this new space, with friends, family, and every customer.

The Star Provisions space is contemporary and clean, acting almost as a daytime picnic in the park in contrast to Bacchanalia’s starlit evening on the farm. A large U-shaped counter, clad in a light herringbone-patterned tile, is the hub of the space, providing an array of meats, cheese, baked goods, and even beer on tap to guests. A play on the restaurant’s namesake, corrugated metal is twisted to form a star-shaped canopy over the food counter. Benches line the perimeter of the space and house goods from the space’s popular shop, while also serving as seating for patrons. Open shelving on the walls provides a display area for retail items and can be shifted and changed with the seasons.

UHealth Gables, Lennar Foundation Medical Center – Coral Gables, FL (Silver Design Award Healthcare over 10,000 SF)

Located at the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, the UHealth Gables Lennar Foundation Medical Center is the flagship of University of Miami/UHealth’s outpatient services brand. The new 209,000 SF facility serve as an ambulatory surgery center and multidisciplinary clinic to students, employees and local Coral Gables residents. Beyond the functional program of outpatient healthcare, the University of Miami required that the design of the Clinic reinforce the notion of public health and wellness in multiple aspects, including exterior public amenities, calming interior spaces, sustainable finishes, and strong connections to the University of Miami campus and Coral Gables community.

The clinical facility includes 110 multi-disciplinary exam rooms for various specialties, six ambulatory Operating Rooms, two Interventional Procedure rooms, a three room Endoscopy suite, a Chemotherapy Treatment unit, Radiation Oncology and an Imaging and Diagnostic center. The facility is designed for the potential of future expansion to include additional Interventional Operating Rooms or Procedure rooms. Specialty clinics include: Cancer, Primary Care, Physical Rehab, Women’s and Men’s Health, Surgery, Neuro-Muscular, the Bascom Palmer Eye institute, Sports Medicine and Cardiology.

Newell Brands Hoboken – Hoboken, NJ (Gold Design Award Branding/Graphic Design)

Newell Brands Hoboken – Hoboken, NJ (Silver Design Award Corporate between 20,000-75,000 SF)

Newell Brands – Facets of Life Sculpture – Hoboken, NJ (Silver Design Awards Custom Design by ASID Practitioners – Commercial)

Newell Brands, the new name for Newell Rubbermaid, relocated its global headquarters to New Jersey and needed a space that would showcase the company’s “house of brands”. Just before the transition to New Jersey, there was the joining of Newell Rubbermaid and the Jarden Corporation, creating a $16 billion global consumer goods company. To incorporate the company’s products throughout the space, the P+W team created a flexible, collaborative space which encourages team members to push the envelope, and a space to showcase the technology and innovation of the company.

The AIA Georgia Design Awards recognize excellence in architectural design and celebrate the contributions of architects, designers and owners to the built environment.  Perkins+Will’s winning projects ranged from a teaching medical center to creation of one of the new outdoors features at Fernbank in Atlanta. All of the successful Perkins+Will project designs involved built environment to enhance student-learning experiences.  

Perkins+Will received the following AIA Georgia Merit awards:

UHealth Gables, Lennar Foundation Medical Center – Coral Gables, FL

Bowie State University Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing – Bowie, Maryland
Bowie State University’s New Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing includes undergraduate teaching laboratories and classrooms for Math, Engineering, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical sciences and blended disciplines.  The 21 hands on team-based research lab suites include a collaborative environment for students in chemistry, biology and physics, with core labs for microscopy, spectrometry, and an NMR. There are 7 state-of-the-art classrooms and layered informal learning spaces which provide a rich environment for learning and collaboration. Three complete nursing simulation suites provide the stage for unique opportunities for undergraduate research.  A unique “iconic” multipurpose room acts as a visual and functional beacon to express the University’s commitment to STEM and Nursing education.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History – Atlanta, GA

The Lead Designer, Prime Consultant on this project was Sylvatica Studio. Perkins+Will served as the Architect of Record for the project. This project was part of a larger master planning effort by Fernbank intended to re-orient the museum and its visitors toward an emphasis on forest stewardship.  The museum recently resumed ownership over one of the largest old growth forests in a U.S. metropolitan area. The elevated walkway and pods designed by Perkins+Will are a part of a series of outdoor exhibits that gradually introduce visitors to the forest and convey them from the rear terrace through the woods and into the reclaimed old growth area. The walkway is an accessible ramp that navigates the 12’ difference between the elevation of the rear museum terrace and the adjacent forest floor. Two viewing platforms (“pods”) evoke natural forms native to the area. These forms take the shape of a “Fern” pod, and a “Petal” pod, evoking the flower of the tulip poplar tree that is common to the area. The pods are as much as 26’ tall, and the walkway traverses several steep slopes and ravines, meaning the visitors are times as much as 35’ above grade.

The Perkins+Will team was also awarded a SCUP (Society of College and University Planning) Excellence award in Landscape Architecture – Open Space Planning and Design for the Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Drive Master Plan. The Atlantic Drive project is an important linear open space running through the heart of the Georgia Tech campus. Building on the framework established by the Georgia Tech Campus Master Plan, the Campus Landscape Master Plan, and the EBB + South-Central Campus Sector Plan, the Landscape Master Plan reimagines the existing street as a grand pedestrian promenade that culminates in a centrally located square at the crest of a hill. This project was also awarded the Georgia ASLA Design Awards, Honor Award, Planning and Analysis Category.

The judging panel for the competition was comprised of distinguished professionals connected to all facets of the design profession. As projects are subject to diverse contexts, programs, budgets and restraints, each entry was judged for the success with which the project had met its individual requirements.