Designing A New Home

SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson provided architecture, engineering, and interior design services for the relocation of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Moving to a new site on Memorial Drive, the scope included the complete renovation of the 1950-era Pittsburgh Plate Glass Distribution Warehouse. New facilities included the new 25,000-square foot Family Support Center, the 45,000-square foot House Crew Operations Warehouse, and a new 24,000-square foot ReStore retail outlet.

Renovations for a Better Tomorrow

The 5.5-acre master plan included employee, customer and volunteer parking, house crew trailer parking, and loading service areas. In addition to the incorporation of the new parking areas, the design complies with the Beltline Overlay District's requirements for new sidewalks, street trees, and landscaping.

Sustainable Features

The new facilities also include several sustainable design features such as improved daylighting by way of a renovated clerestory system in the warehouse; the use of reclaimed building materials; and a Rainwater Harvesting System which stores up to 70,000-gallons of water for re-use by neighboring organization Trees Atlanta.

A Note from Don Maddox, Jr., Executive Vice President and COO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

"Atlanta Habitat for Humanity engaged Stevens & Wilkinson to re-purpose a former 1950's glass distribution warehouse into a new Family Support Center, and Operations Center. The firm also worked on the design of a new ReStore facility, also located on the same site. These new facilities support our mission of making adequate and affordable housing a matter of conscience and action. During all phases of the project, SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson demonstrated considerable skill in managing the design within the budget and meeting our timetable for moving into the new facilities. The team remained resilient and creative dealing with the [numerous] discoveries found during a very challenging renovation. [In the end] the results have been a great benefit to our staff, customers and volunteers."

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ClientHabitat for HumanityLocationAtlanta, GeorgiaProject Size70,000 square feet renovation | 24,000 square feet new construction ServicesArchitecture, Engineering, Interior Design

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