West Main Atwood project wins BAR approval

After a lengthy process of deferrals and resubmissions, the “Atlantic” project made it across the finish line, winning approval from the Board of Architectural review at their March meeting. I was involved with the project from the start, working with Bill Atwood on both the planning and the architectural aspects of the project. The project started out at the initial stage by maximizing the by-right volume. Subsequently, in response to the feedback from the review board, it ended up getting reduced in scale by the carving of an internal street within the project connecting West Main to Commerce Street. This allowed an opportunity to create a “5th” internal facade across from the existing historic buildings which helped enliven the architecture. The final piece I worked on was a dusk rendering of this internal street, intended to visualize the concept and help win the final approval.

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The other renderings prepared for this project show the street facades within their respective street contexts.
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In addition to the renderings, I also prepared all the plans, elevations, wall sections, and material board that were required to fully document the project for the BAR.