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  Cowan and Kohne Financial (Interior Build-Out)Cowan and Kohne Financial (Interior Build-Out)


Trylon Architects
910 Waters Reach Court, Alpharetta, GA 30033

General Description

Location: Suwanee, Georgia
Date Bid: Sep 2008 Construction Period: Nov 2008 to Feb 2009
Total Square Feet: 3,713 Site:Number of Buildings: One with 2 additional planned.
Building Size: First floor, 2,518; second floor, 1,195;
total, 3,713 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, ranges from 25’6” to 22’ 6”;
floor to floor, 12’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Tenant Build-Out. Foundation: n/a. Exterior Walls: n/a. Roof: n/a. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Stability Engineering - 431 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, #4, Decatur, GA 30030
General Contractor: Merit Construction Company - P. O. Box 48180, Atlanta, GA 30362
Mechanical Engineer: F. W. Kenney & Associates - 860 Crest Valley Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328
Electrical Engineer: Lastinger & Associates, Inc. - 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, #401, Duluth, GA 30097

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.

Cowan and Kohne Financial Group
The first priority of Trylon Architects in working with Cowan and Kohne Financial Group, was creating an inviting environment for clients that could still address sensitive workflow and security issues, namely confidential file storage and financial information for the firm’s private clients. The front entry showcases a large reception desk, sweeping staircase and curved-glass conference room. Just past reception, a long corridor is flanked by a private copy center, secure storage room, and private office. The first floor then opens to the full 22-foot ceiling height, and the second floor’s four private offices and conference room have windows overlooking the space below.

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
Carpet: Shaw VCT: Armstrong Base: Roppe
Cabinets: Wilsonart, Arborite® Countertops: Zodiac, Nevamar


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