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  Commerce Park at NorthbrookCommerce Park at Northbrook


Trylon Architects
910 Waters Reach Court, Alpharetta, GA 30033

General Description

Location: Suwanee, Georgia
Date Bid: Apr 2006 Construction Period: May 2006 to January 2007
Total Square Feet: 17,097 Site: 2.78 acres.
Number of Buildings: One with 2 additional planned.
Building Size: First floor, 13,206; second floor, 3,891;
total, 17,097 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, ranges from 25’6” to 22’ 6”;
second floor, 12’6”; total, 28’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Pre-Engineered Building.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, metal studs & sheathing. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: n/a.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Pruitt Eberly Stone - 1852 Century Place, #201, Atlanta, GA 30345
General Contractor: Horizon Construction Company - 415-B Winkler Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: The Maddox Group - 9039 Seminole Road, Jonesboro, GA 30326

Commerce Park at Northbrook was conceived as an alternative to the residential style condominium offices being built throughout Atlanta. Designed and developed by Ken Klebanoff with Trylon Architects, the project was built as an 18,000-square-foot shell with plans to subdivide the space into five individual units. This approach offered buyers the chance to locate in a building with heightened commercial presence and the ability to customize their spaces as needed while enjoying all the benefits of private ownership including building equity.

The concept was to create an open, flexible space that could be adapted to each purchaser’s specific needs. A pre-engineered steel, free-span structure was employed to keep the interior as open and column-free as possible. The building was constructed with the exterior envelope complete, plumbing and the other utilities were stubbed into the space pending the interior fit-up construction. The shell also included a 750-square-foot mezzanine space. Buyers had the option to extend the mezzanines or combine spaces to create larger units. Trylon Architects envisioned users seeking clean manufacturing or lab space, show room or uncluttered studio space. As it turned out, all the tenant-owners were office professionals, each with individual requirements and desires for their space.

Commerce Park will include Phase I (completed) plus two 10,000-square-foot stand-alone LEED® registered buildings as part of Phase II. The site work for Phase I of Commerce Park provides the infrastructure for both phases of the project, including all parking, landscaping, storm water facilities, utilities and utility stubs. The site plan also features a courtyard installation between the completed building and the future phase(s).

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Product Information
Pre-Engineered Building: Metallic Building Company
Gypsum Sheathing: DensGlass® by Georgia Pacific
Windows, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer


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