999 Peachtree Street

Atlanta, Georgia

Winner of an Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award for Design Excellence and a first place award in the office building category for the Fulton County Developer Day Awards, 999 Peachtree, a 28-story 650,000 SF office tower, and its adjacent parking garage and 200-room Hotel Midtown, were developed by Trammell Crow to occupy one full block in the southeast corner of Midtown Atlanta’s bustling Tenth and Peachtree Street intersection. Designed by Heery to be in keeping with the ”working neighborhood” theme of Midtown Atlanta, the main design objective of the tower was that it reflect the human-scaled, pedestrian-oriented feel of this older urban community.

Heery’s design approach centered on three basic ideas: (1) Circulation as a unifying element, both on the site and in the surrounding neighborhood; (2) a reinterpretation of early high-rise architecture; and (3) maintaining a comfortable human scale in the shift from pedestrian streetscape to the high-rise tower. The first three stories of the office tower extend forward, providing comfortable scale and transition from the traditional pedestrian streetscape.  A landscaped courtyard between the building and parking garage extends the public realm into the complex and provides a place of repose from the busy street. Retail space is incorporated into the ground level of the building, with maximum street frontage. This sidewalk-level redevelopment is enhanced by Heery’s "Peachtree Planter”, designed to beautify Atlanta’s famed Peachtree Street.

In 2008, the 999 Peachtree management company hired Heery, which occupied several floors of the building, to help them attain LEED certification. The management team believed that achieving LEED certification would give them an advantage in the highly competitive Class A office space market. Heery helped the management company navigate the LEED certification process, assembling all the LEED credit submittal data, and coordinating the entire team’s sustainable efforts. The building was awarded LEED-EB Silver certification in October 2009.