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The Home Depot Backyard is more than a tailgating space

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Last week, Mayor Kasim Reed, Arthur M. Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and co-founder of the Home Depot, and Craig Menear, Chairman, President and CEO of The Home Depot announced the addition of a 13-acre green space next to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium where the Georgia Dome currently stands. (more…)

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Atlanta United Training Ground Designers Talk Favorite Facility Features

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As Atlanta United begins their first season of play in Major League Soccer, the club’s training ground is opening in Marietta, GA. Here at tvsdesign, our sports design team has been hard at work on the new Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Grounds since before construction began in February of 2016. The new facility will house the club’s youth academy as well as the team and staff. (more…)

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Atlanta United glad to finally make transition to its Marietta headquarters

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MARIETTA — Atlanta United began its permanent residence at its Cobb County headquarters Tuesday afternoon.

While the facility’s 30,000-square-foot building is still a work in progress, United will practice the rest of the season on its six full-length fields. Before Tuesday, the team had spent most of their practices at the Atlanta Falcons’ headquarters in Flowery Branch — taking advantage of the two franchises’ common owner, Arthur Blank.

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Renderings: Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s 100 Yard Club

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While the first kickoff (and soccer match) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is still months away, new renderings show what one of the coliseum’s most unique public spaces will look like.

The 100 Yard Club, as the gathering place is called, will be a football field-length food hall, complete with concessions and bars open to all fans.

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tvsdesign receives ASID Design Excellence Award

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The Georgia chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) hosted their 36th annual Design Excellence Awards gala honoring outstanding design in commercial and residential design. (more…)

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United Way Week 2016 Roundup

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Our company raised the bar this year at our annual United Way Week with a total of $13,144.35 in donations, a solid step above our $10k goal. (more…)

Architecture, Hospitality, Interiors /

What Guests Want from Hotel Restaurants

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39 million U.S. travelers choose a destination based on the availability of culinary activities, while another 35 million seek out culinary activities after a destination is chosen.
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The Bell Tower at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

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A distinct peal from a bell tower can become a hallmark sound for a church and its surrounding community, but creating a bell tower that is architecturally iconographic becomes a visual representation of that church’s past, present and future.

Tom Ventulett, one of our founding members, just completed one such bell tower for the Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta. The church has a history of service to the Atlanta community, beginning that service as a haven for orphaned children after the Civil War.

 

From Holy Innocents’ Website:

“In 1872, as Atlanta had begun to recover from the devastation of the Civil War, signs of prosperity, which would become the hallmark of its future, became evident. The railroad became the source of an eventual booming economy. Growth also brought challenges. The women widowed and the children orphaned by the war were struggling – and Episcopalians responded with great concern. In 1872 the Rev. W.B. Elliott, rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, designated the church’s Easter offering to found a mission Sunday school for “the poor of the northern suburb.” With the help of a gift of land by Mrs. Richard Peters and building funds by Mrs. George Walker, the little Mission of Holy Innocents’ had its beginning at the corner of Ponce de Leon and Juniper Streets with the erection of a chapel-classroom.”

The original site of the church is located at 16th Street and what is now the expressway. Today, it stands in Sandy Springs. Holy Innocents’ wanted a bell tower to display and use the original brass bell that was used in the church, but to make a complete peal, they needed two more bells to round out the sound. After several sketches and plans were developed, the bell tower now stands at 64 feet with three columns and three bells, including the original brass bell.

 

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Atlanta United FC hires tvsdesign to plan Marietta headquarters

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“The guiding theme for this facility is to imagine more,” design principal Rob O’Keefe said in a prepared statement. “We wanted to design a state-of-the-art smart building that reflects core values of the rising, tech-savvy and environmentally-focused fan base. Atlanta United’s home base needs to suit a wide variety of needs — from those of the players and the employees behind the team to fans and community members. Our firm brings a depth of experience to this complex design, and we’re excited to create a training facility that embodies the essence of Atlanta United’s brand and culture.”