Ascent Midtown

Atlanta, GA

Market: Mixed-Use

Client

R2L:Architects

Completion

2016
Ascent Midtown
Ascent Midtown

Ascent Midtown includes a 328-unit apartment tower and hotel that share a common podium with retail and below-grade parking. The complex offers many amenities, including a fitness center, a pool deck, community lounges, private balconies, and tall windows to maximize views. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design.

Scope | Solutions

SGH consulted on the design of the building enclosure, including below-grade and podium waterproofing, brick cladding, metal composite wall panels, exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS), and roofing. Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Developed a materials narrative and helped the project team select building enclosure systems and materials

  • Reviewed the building enclosure design, recommended ways to improve performance, and developed details to integrate the various systems, including waterproofing at the podium-level amenity terrace

  • Helped the project team with their selection of cladding materials and evaluated cast-in-place concrete as a potential exterior wall system

  • Helped develop a below-grade waterproofing and drainage strategy,  including coordinating with an existing exhaust shaft and egress stair structure for the MARTA transit system

  • Developed preliminary target performance values for primary building enclosure systems to support the whole-building energy model consultant’s baseline analysis

  • Participated in a mockup of the window wall, metal panels, and EIFS

  • Provided construction administration services, including reviewing submittals, witnessing performance testing, visiting the site to observe ongoing construction, and helping the contractor address field conditions

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