Daytime view of the plaza at Overton Office Building
Daytime view of the architecture at Overton Office Building
Twilight view of the architecture at Overton Office Building
A twilight exterior view of the architecture at 8000 Avalon Building and its surrounding shops
A daytime exterior view of the architecture at 8000 Avalon Building and its surrounding landscaping
Twilight view of the architecture of the rooftop lounge at SkyGarden at Pinnacle
Twilight close-up view of the architecture of the rooftop lounge bar at SkyGarden at Pinnacle
Daytime close-up view of the architecture of the rooftop lounge bar detail at SkyGarden at Pinnacle
Daytime view of the architecture of the rooftop lounge and bar at SkyGarden at Pinnacle
Daytime view of the architecture at Two Alliance Center silhouetted by the surrounding buildings
Daytime view of the architecture at Two Alliance Center
Twilight view of the architecture at Two Alliance Center silhouetted by the surrounding buildings
Twilight view of the architecture at Two Alliance Center
A twilight exterior view of the architecture at 271 17th Street
Twilight view of the architecture at 5405 Windward Pkwy
Daytime view of the architecture at 5405 Windward Pkwy
Daytime view of the architecture at One Alliance Center
A daytime view of the architecture at Ten Peachtree Place
A daytime view of the architecture at 201 17th Street
An exterior view of the pedestrian walkway at Promenade II
Promenade II | Entryway with Sculpture<br>Eastdil Secured
A close-up daytime view of the architecture at Promenade II
Daytime view of the architecture at Promenade II and its surrounding greenery
Daytime view of the architecture at Promenade II
A close-up, daytime, exterior view of the architecture at Ravinia #5 and its surrounding landscaping
A daytime exterior view of the architecture at Ravinia #5 and its surrounding landscaping
A daytime exterior view of the architecture at Pershing Park Plaza surrounded by the Atlanta cityscape
A daytime exterior view of the architecture at Pershing Park Plaza
A daytime exterior view of the architecture at NIOSH and its surrounding landscaping
Twilight view of the architecture at King & Spalding Child Care Center silhouetted by the surrounding buildings
Overton Office Building | Plaza with Water Feature
CBRE Heery, Inc.
Overton Office Building | Building Portrait
CBRE Heery, Inc.
Overton Office Building | Building Portrait
CBRE Heery, Inc.
8000 Avalon Building | Streetscape
Hines
8000 Avalon Building
Hines
SkyGarden at Pinnacle | Rooftop Lounge
Niles Bolton Associates
SkyGarden at Pinnacle | Rooftop Lounge Bar
Niles Bolton Associates
SkyGarden at Pinnacle | Bar Detail
Niles Bolton Associates
SkyGarden at Pinnacle | Bar Detail
Niles Bolton Associates
Two Alliance Center | Daytime Cityscape | Highwoods Properties
Eastdil Secured
Two Alliance Center | Design Detail
Highwoods Properties
Two Alliance Center | Twilight Cityscape | Highwoods Properties
Eastdil Secured
Two Alliance Center | Design Detail
Highwoods Properties
271 17th Street
Cushman & Wakefield
5405 Windward Pkwy | Entrance and Glass Tower Detail
Highwoods Properties
5405 Windward Pkwy | Building Portrait
Highwoods Properties
One Alliance Center | Building Portrait
Highwoods Properties
Ten Peachtree Place | Pedestrian Detail
Eastdil Secured
201 17th Street
Eastdil Secured
Promenade II | Exterior Pedestrian Walkway
Eastdil Secured
Promenade II | Entryway with Sculpture
Eastdil Secured
Promenade II | Building Cap Detail
Eastdil Secured
Promenade II
Eastdil Secured
Promenade II | Building Portrait
Eastdil Secured
Ravinia #5
Hines
Ravinia# 5 | Building Portrait
Hines
Pershing Park Plaza | Portrait with Cityscape
Eastdil Secured
Pershing Park Plaza
Eastdil Secured
National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
Cannon Design
King & Spalding Child Care Center
Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc.
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Overton Office Building | Plaza with Water Feature<br>CBRE Heery, Inc.
Overton Office Building | Building Portrait<br>CBRE Heery, Inc.
Overton Office Building | Building Portrait<br>CBRE Heery, Inc.
8000 Avalon Building | Streetscape<br>Hines
8000 Avalon Building<br>Hines
SkyGarden at Pinnacle | Rooftop Lounge<br>Niles Bolton Associates
SkyGarden at Pinnacle | Rooftop Lounge Bar<br>Niles Bolton Associates
SkyGarden at Pinnacle | Bar Detail<br>Niles Bolton Associates
SkyGarden at Pinnacle | Bar Detail<br>Niles Bolton Associates
Two Alliance Center | Daytime Cityscape | Highwoods Properties<br>Eastdil Secured
Two Alliance Center | Design Detail<br>Highwoods Properties
Two Alliance Center | Twilight Cityscape | Highwoods Properties<br>Eastdil Secured
Two Alliance Center | Design Detail<br>Highwoods Properties
271 17th Street<br>Cushman & Wakefield
5405 Windward Pkwy | Entrance and Glass Tower Detail <br>Highwoods Properties
5405 Windward Pkwy | Building Portrait<br>Highwoods Properties
One Alliance Center | Building Portrait<br>Highwoods Properties
Ten Peachtree Place | Pedestrian Detail<br>Eastdil Secured
201 17th Street<br>Eastdil Secured
Promenade II | Exterior Pedestrian Walkway<br>Eastdil Secured
Promenade II | Entryway with Sculpture<br>Eastdil Secured
Promenade II | Building Cap Detail<br>Eastdil Secured
Promenade II<br>Eastdil Secured
Promenade II | Building Portrait<br>Eastdil Secured
Ravinia #5<br>Hines
Ravinia# 5 | Building Portrait<br>Hines
Pershing Park Plaza | Portrait with Cityscape<br>Eastdil Secured
Pershing Park Plaza<br>Eastdil Secured
National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health<br>Cannon Design
King & Spalding Child Care Center<br>Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc.
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Commercial Exteriors

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, doing their practical duty well, then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.

John Ruskin (English Writer)

At no time in our history has there been such a rich and deep toolbox of engineering knowledge and materials available for designers to draw from in the process of the construction of commercial buildings.  As I look through the images in this portfolio, I can’t help but think of a single phrase.  Architecture is sculpture on a grand scale.

Contemporary architects are not limited to working within a single style.  Postmodern sensibilities are channeled through an ever-changing array of construction techniques and material choices.  Computer aided design allows buildings to be designed and modeled in 3D, and constructed with greater precision and speed.  Contemporary buildings and styles vary greatly.  Some feature concrete structures wrapped in glass or concrete screens, asymmetric facades, and cantilevered sections which hang out over the street.  The maxim that “Form follows function” is being turned on its head.

That said, modern techniques sit alongside traditional architectural styles and methods within this designer’s toolbox, and we can see vestiges of time-honored techniques and construction practices.  Examples are variations of a traditional post-and-lintel structure (think of a modern Stonehenge), or a variation of a traditional Roman arch, or Greek colonnade.

As we are asked to photograph these 21st century buildings, we take care to be aware of both the individuality of the design, and the context of that design within the surrounding community.  Our treatment of how the light interacts with the materials, how human beings utilize the spaces, and how the form of the building intrigues our aesthetic sense, all works toward the ultimate goal of helping to define this “sculpture on a grand scale.”

Creative Sources Photography | Atlanta Architectural Photographers

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