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  Utilities Analyses, Inc.

Utilities Analyses, Inc.Architect

Pate Design Group, Inc.
4168 Abbotts Bridge Road, #200, Duluth, GA 30097

General Description

Location: Suwanee, Georgia
Date Bid: Aug 2009
Construction Period: Aug 2009 to Nov 2009 Total Square Feet: 3,513 Site: N/A
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 2,448; mezzanine level, 720; balcony level, 345; total, 3,513 square feet.
Building Height: Mezzanine, 12’; first floor ranges from 22’6” to 26’6”. Roof is sloped.
Basic Construction Type: Tenant Build Out/Type IIB. Foundation: N/A Exterior Walls: N/A Roof: N/A Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Building Architect: Trylon Architects, LLC - 910 Waters Reach Court, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Structural Engineer: Bennett and Pless, Inc. - 3395 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30341
General Contractor: Schoppman Company - 1995 North Park Place S.E., #250, Atlanta, GA 30339
Mechanical Engineer: Granade Engineering, Inc. - 12345 Greenmont Walk, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Electrical Engineer: Lastinger and Associates - 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, #401, Duluth, GA 30097

The story of Utilities Analyses, Inc. (UAI) dates back to over 50 years ago when a commitment was made by a man named Carl Shaw. He promised himself when he graduated college that he would be the Vice President of Georgia Power Co. by the time he was 50 years old. If this dream did not come true, he would still be young enough to start his own company. He kept this pledge to himself and acquired UAI, which had been in business since 1972, just three weeks after his fiftieth birthday in 1986. UAI continued to grow over the years by bringing in employees who had previous experience working at various utility companies. Their goal was to help large users cut back their cost for utility services by understanding how the utility works from the inside-out. Carl’s son, Kevin Shaw, took over the business in 1999. Today they are one of the country’s top energy rate consultants.

UAI was looking for a new office space in 2009 when they stumbled upon an office for lease in a small warehouse office building, Commerce Park at Northbrook in Suwannee, Georgia. Kevin Shaw admired the design of the space and found out that the architectural and design team was Pate Design Group (PDG), a company owned by a longtime friend of his, Kirby Pate. UAI contacted PDG and they began working on a new office build-out in the same building.

UAI and PDG worked together to design a contemporary open office space within the two story suite. The build-out included new stairs and an addition to the existing second floor mezzanine for more work space. There is a variety of work space in the new UAI office including enclosed private offices, open cubicle offices, and a flex space for temporary employees or visitors. UAI requested a very simple open space and expressed to PDG that they were not afraid of using color, as long as the décor was functional and inviting for entertaining clients. The color scheme that PDG created for the new office was inspired by their corporate logo colors of grays and orange. The use of crisp white and the shades of gray throughout the space give the office a light contemporary feel and the pops of orange, green, and yellow create a bright and exciting work environment.

Product Information
Paint: Sherwin Williams
Acoustical: USG
Wall Coverings: Wolf Gordon
Specialty Resin Glazing: 3Form
Base & Stair Treads: Johnsonite
Carpet: Shaw

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