CDC Arlen Specter Headquarters & Emergency Operations Center

Location:

Atlanta, GA
 

Owner:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 

Architect:

Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Atlanta, GA
 

Contractor:

Turner Construction (Global Communications Center)
and Skanska USA Building Inc. (Headquarters)
 

Project Scope

Sq. Footage:

525,000
 

Architectural Precast Elements:

• Architectural precast concrete spandrels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CDC Arlen Specter Headquarters & Emergency Operations Center
CDC Arlen Specter Headquarters & Emergency Operations Center
CDC Arlen Specter Headquarters & Emergency Operations Center
CDC Arlen Specter Headquarters & Emergency Operations Center
CDC Arlen Specter Headquarters & Emergency Operations Center
CDC Arlen Specter Headquarters & Emergency Operations Center
CDC Arlen Specter Headquarters & Emergency Operations Center
CDC Arlen Specter Headquarters & Emergency Operations Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CDC Arlen Specter Headquarters & Emergency Operations Center and the Thomas R. Harkin Global Communications Center

Both the new headquarters and communications center on CDC’s main campus were designed featuring architectural precast concrete spandrels and large expanses of glass on their exterior to exude a professional yet traditional look that offered a high-quality image.

Both the 12-story headquarters building and smaller communications center feature flat and curved spandrels, which help the structures relate to the four-acre landscaped commons onto which they open. The designs shape the buildings to maximize the visual impact of the new landscaped areas and create interesting vistas as people move through the spaces.

Sandblasted and retarded finishes were used to create visually disparate textures on the precast components. The buildings each erected in three phases, starting at the bottom and working upward to the top of the structures, which required three mobilizations of the erection crew.

 
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