Coda at Tech Square

Architect of Record: Portman Architects

Role: Project Designer / Architect at Portman Architects

Gross Building Area: 664,752sf
Stories: 21
Height: 310′

Sustainable Certification: LEED Platinum

Coda is a mixed-use office complex that extends Georgia Tech’s Technology Square district south to include offices, restaurants, and a high performance computing center. As the winning entry in a Georgia Tech sponsored competition, the design stimulates collaboration and innovation through a strategic series of spaces for work and for interaction. The project kickstarted the revitalization of West Peachtree St which includes Anthem Technology Center.

The complex is anchored by the historic 1928 Crum and Forster building and a public plaza connecting West Peacthree St to Spring St. The 63’ wide arcade is flanked by a foodhall and 72’ long multimedia screen. . The 21 story office tower is connected by a series of stacked atriums and a continuous spiral stairway which act as a collaborative core. Each mini-atrium, or neighborhood, has its own distinct character and incentivizes users to move up and down the building via the stairs. The tower volumes are composed of narrow floor plates which allow for ample daylight and views from any part of the building. The roof deck features an outdoor green space for yoga or soccer.