Our team provided civil engineering services the adaptive reuse renovation of the historic Candler building, an existing office building, into a luxury hotel. This 17-story, 230,000 s.f. building is located at 127 Peachtree Street NE in downtown Atlanta.
The Candler Building was Atlanta’s first steel skyscraper, built by Coca-Cola magnate and former mayor Asa Griggs Candler. The renovation of the building, originally built in 1906, focused on preserving and honoring the building’s grand interiors and its ornate marble and terracotta exterior. Because it is a historic building, the Candler Atlanta Hotel required our engineers to work through all the ordinances and codes applicable to the new occupancy and obtain variances for the nonconforming issues.
The hotel also features 265 guest rooms, lounge spaces, a grand ballroom, meeting space, and an upscale French restaurant.
Take a closer look at this project and learn more about civil engineering considerations for adaptive re-use projects.