This statewide award honors architects for solving business problems for their clients, thereby demonstrating the power of architecture to shape business performance, to improve peoples’ lives and provide a value added service to clients in a business setting that far exceeds the costs of that service.
2022 Business Architecture Award Jurors
Owner & Founder, Dos Luces Brewery
2021 Business Architecture Excellence Award
VP of Sales & Marketing,
Connecticut Stone Supplies, Inc.
Laura Pirie, AIA, NCARD, LFA
Principal, Pirie Associates
New Haven, CT
Projects designed for businesses employing 50 people or more
Norfolk Southern Headquarters | Pickard Chilton
Photo Credit: David Sundberg
Located on a 3.4-acre site near Technology Square, a nexus of talent and innovation in Midtown Atlanta, Norfolk Southern’s new high-performance headquarters has been designed as an efficient, next-generation urban campus. The project benefits from a direct connection to the North Avenue MARTA Station across the street as well as easy access to the Interstate and east/west connectivity via Ponce and North Avenue.
Composed of two high-performance office towers, the complex is unified by a five-story campus-style hub that serves as a destination for employees to work and socialize throughout the day. The hub also features multiple verdant roof terraces.
Norfolk Southern prioritized sustainability and employee health and wellness in the design of their new LEED-NC Gold headquarters. The entire development is clad in a high-performance enclosure with floor-to-ceiling glass to maximize daylight and views.
Jury Comments: Very cool, iconic design and a truly unique space that encourages the collaboration, innovation, and well-being of its occupants. The design and layout are on point for a post-Covid world in which touchless technology, greenspace, and open workspaces are critically important in bringing people back to work in a safe and comfortable way.