Urban Design Group Relocating to Buckhead’s Prestigious Prominence Building

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UDG, an award-winning architectural firm, recently announced plans to move their office to the Prominence building in Buckhead in April 2012.

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We are designing the new space using the latest Building Information Modeling technology, and we are incorporating green building practices and energy saving features throughout the space.

Urban Design Group (UDG), an award-winning architectural firm, formally announced plans to relocate their office to the Prominence building at 3475 Piedmont Road, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30305. The Prominence building is a 19-story, Class A office tower with more than 424,000 square feet of space. The building is strategically located in the heart of Buckhead at the intersection of Piedmont Road and Lenox Road (near GA 400).

Urban Design Group is leasing 7,518 square feet of space in the signature tower. They were represented in the lease by Wes Vaughan, Advisor with Cresa Atlanta. Jeff Bellamy of Jones Lang LaSalle represented the owners of the building, GA-Buckhead, LLC. Choate Construction Company has been selected as the contractor for the build-out of the space.

Urban Design Group is a 37-year old multidisciplinary architectural firm, with offices in Dallas and Atlanta. The firm’s Atlanta studio was established in 1989 and currently employs 18 full-time staff, including 8 registered architects. In 2011, the firm was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of Atlanta’s Top 25 Architectural Firms. UDG specializes in the design of hospitality, gaming, entertainment, mixed-use developments, restaurants, libraries and offices.

“We evaluated many buildings in the selection process, and Prominence rose to the top based on the building’s urban setting, upscale environment and their attractive leasing package,” said Donald C. Buenger, AIA, LEED AP, Principal with UDG. “We are designing the new space using the latest Building Information Modeling technology, and we are incorporating green building practices and energy saving features throughout the space. We feel our clients and employees will appreciate the strategic location and vibrant in-town market. We also believe the new office will help us attract new business and continue to recruit top-notch design talent.”

About Cresa:

Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services, including: Transaction Management, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Workforce and Location Planning, Subleases and Dispositions, Portfolio / Lease Administration, Capital Markets, Sustainability, Industrial / Supply Chain and Facilities Management. With more than 55 offices, Cresa is the largest tenant representation firm in North America. Through its partnership with Savills, one of the world's largest commercial real estate services firms, Cresa covers more than 255 locations in 40 countries. For more information visit http://www.cresa.com.

About Choate Construction Company:

Choate Construction Company is one of the largest commercial building general contractors in the southeastern United States with offices in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Choate provides preconstruction, construction, construction management and Design-Build services with the singular focus of delivering the highest quality finished product, on time and within budget. Areas of specialty as a general contractor and interior contractor include: healthcare and biomedical; office buildings; technology; warehouse and distribution centers; industrial and manufacturing centers; governmental buildings and student housing; senior living; automotive dealerships and professional auto racing teams; and water treatment. For more information, please visit http://www.choateco.com.

About Urban Design Group:

Urban Design Group offers architectural, interior design and urban master planning services to its worldwide clientele from studios in Atlanta, GA, and Dallas, TX. A market leader in the application and advancement of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, UDG's personnel work on a wide range of projects from libraries, university facilities, urban mixed-use developments and corporate offices to hospitality, resort, gaming design and Native American design projects.

In the firm's 37-year history, Urban Design Group has completed more than $6 Billion dollars in projects worldwide. The firm has received more than 80 design excellence awards and honors, 15 design competition awards and has been featured in hundreds of magazine articles, newspaper pieces and design resource books. For more information, please visit http://www.urbandesigngroup.com.

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