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Inside Ballston Quarter, the $330M Mall Redevelopment That Shows Where Retail Is Heading | BisNow | Mar 2019

Spearheaded by Forest City, which Brookfield acquired last year, the $330M redevelopment brought the aging Ballston Common Mall to life with a mix of today's trendiest retail concepts. From a food hall to an interactive adventure venue to a bowling alley-restaurant-and-bar hybrid, the Ballston Quarter redevelopment offers a glimpse into how developers hope to bring the shopping mall model into a new era ... Cooper Carry designed the redevelopment.... Read More

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Renovation Sparks New Vitality | Commercial Architecture | Mar 2019

New Urbanism, as an overarching approach to community planning, promotes a lot of positive things—compact, walkable, dense, diverse, mixed-use neighborhoods that provide people with the ability to meet their daily needs without the use of a car, acknowledged Kristin Halloran, AIA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, historic rehabilitation and adaptive reuse area leader, Cooper Carry, Atlanta. “However, I think that what most of the general public sees as the central focus of New Urbanism is a neo-traditional aesthetic—not even the form of the individual buildings, but the applied style—when that wasn’t originally the point,” she said. “New Urbanism is really just old urbanism. Before cars, cities developed all over the world as walkable, dense, mixed-use neighborhoods where everyone worked toward using space efficiently because it made their daily lives easier."... Read More

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Downtown’s Long-Vacant Medical Arts Building To Become Hotel | Atlanta Business Chronicle | Mar 2019

"Plans were filed March 8 in Atlanta to convert the Medical Arts Building into a 160-key hotel. The project would rehab the 12-story building and its original parking deck. It would include 2,000 square feet of ground-floor food and beverage space. Atlanta’s Cooper Carry is the architect. The circa-1927 building has long been an eyesore at the gateway to downtown. It’s sat vacant since a four-alarm fire in 1995, according to the Atlanta Preservation Center."... Read More

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Design Details Help Drive A Restaurant’s Success | Orlando Sentinel | Mar 2019

"The look of a restaurant tells a story about the space, said Juliana Kerschen, senior associate and project interior designer of The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry. Lighting is key because it can do everything from set the eatery’s mood to inform diners about the nearest restroom. It can also highlight the aspects of a restaurant the designers find important such as artwork and textural details."... Read More