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Admire the Best Pieces of Architecture in and Around Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Best Architecture in Atlanta

From the blue doors of the Swan House to the curving tower of the Sovereign, Atlanta harbors numerous architectural gems that casual observers will appreciate.

  1. Sovereign Buckhead
    3344 Peachtree Rd Suite 2910
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    Designed by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, the Sovereign rises above the Atlanta skyline with its sleek and distinctive design. Artfully curvaceous, with a glass-clad exterior, this iconic building offers luxury condos in two- and three-bedroom configurations. The mixed-use development boasts 50 stories and a total of 82 residential units – condos can be found on the 28th floor upwards.

    This award-winning architectural feat will soon be joined by a similar curvaceous tower which will rise right next to the site.

  2. Swan House at Atlanta History Center
    130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30305

    Famed for its bright blue doors, the Swan House was built in 1928, towards the end of the Jazz Age. It is a fine example of the Second Renaissance Revival Style, and is representative of the tastes and sensibilities of the 1920s jet set. The home was commissioned by cotton brokerage heirs Emily and Edward Inman primarily for entertaining friends and family.

    It was designed by Philip Trammell Schutze, a prominent Atlanta architect, and decorated by Ruby Ross Woods from New York.

  3. High Museum of Art
    1280 Peachtree St NW
    Atlanta, GA 30309

    Tucked away in northern Midtown, the High Museum of Art’s white buildings are unique works of art in their own right. Designed by renowned architects Renzo Piano and Richard Meier, the museum has an extensive collection of over 15,000 artworks dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries. It also boasts a growing collection of modern, contemporary, and folk art. Founded in 1905, it is the leading art museum in the southeast.

  4. Buckhead Library
    269 Buckhead Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30305

    Designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, this avant-garde landmark was erected in the midst of Buckhead Village in the 1980s. The library is up for an extensive renovation project that will go well into 2019. Officials have proposed changes that will create an open, flexible space, as well as system upgrades that will benefit both administrators and library-goers.

  5. The Fox Theatre
    660 Peachtree St NE
    Atlanta, GA 30308

    Built in 1928, a campaign saved this building from the wrecking ball in the 1970s. It was initially created for the Shriners organization, which took inspiration from the old temples in the Far East and envisioned a mosque-style building similar to the Temple of Kharnak in Egypt and the Alhambra in Spain. The building’s exterior is marked by gold leaf details and luxurious textiles. Spectacular minarets, domes, and archways set it apart from other buildings in Atlanta’s skyline.

  6. Bank of America Plaza
    600 Peachtree St NW
    Atlanta, GA 30308

    The Bank of America is one of the most iconic and famous attractions in Atlanta. At 55 stories and 1.3 million square feet, the building exemplifies a modern interpretation of art deco architecture. It was designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, with column-free interiors that allow for flexibility and offer views in all directions.