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2019 Award Winners



Student Housing


The Standard at Atlanta


Atlanta, Ga.

Architect/Designer | Niles Bolton Associates

Builder | Landmark Properties

Developer | Landmark Properties

Land Planner | Niles Bolton Associates

Photographer | Brian Gassel Photography

The 19-story high-rise tower consists of 765 beds in 257 furnished residential units. The ground level includes 10,783 sf of commercial space designed to provide street- level transparency, engage pedestrians, and promote walkability.

Premium indoor amenities totaling 12,153 sf include a clubhouse, fitness center, and study lounges. Cascading outdoor terraces with sweeping views exceed the city’s usable open space requirement and provide ample opportunities for social gathering. The elevated rooftop amenities, totaling 40,467 sf, maximize sun exposure and consist of a resort-style swimming pool, mini putting green, firepitm and barbecue areas.   The design concept seamlessly blends two buildings and two structural systems — precast and cast-in-place concrete frame — to create one cohesive project. The contrast in materiality results in compelling exterior façades. Large carve-outs throughout the building’s skin reveal contrasting color and texture hidden behind the outer face, allowing the design team to introduce shifts in form, strong shadow lines, and unique unit layouts.

From the Judges
This community is “absurdly nice” with huge amenities that will draw students. The judges praised the community space and the “great community table.”

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