Beltline Corridor Design
Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
Size: 6,000+ acres / 2428+ hectares
2014, Overall Excellence in Smart Growth Award, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
2013, Merit Award Urban Planning/Design, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Georgia Association
2013, Atlanta Urban Design Commission (AUDC) Adaptive Use Award
Designing a signature public meeting ground that creates new connections between Atlanta’s urban neighborhoods.
Built on a loop of reclaimed railroad tracks, the Atlanta BeltLine is a 22- mile multi-modal corridor consisting of transit, a linear greenway, and multi-use trails. This groundbreaking public infrastructure effort connects 45 historic neighborhoods around the city’s urban core, catalyzing economic development as it circles the city. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. hired our team
as the lead designer and manager for their Corridor Design, which provides a strategic framework to realize a functional, cohesive, and elegant urban design over time.
The Corridor Design highlights the character of the diverse landscapes through which the Atlanta BeltLine travels, creating an episodic experience in harmony with the urban fabric of the city. At the same time, it reinforces continuity and identity for the entire project by establishing a family of infrastructure elements, like bridges, walls, and railings, as well as strategies to incorporate public art and signage.