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2023 Award Winners



Student Housing



Best in Region—South Atlantic

Atlanta, Georgia

Architect/Designer | Niles Bolton Associates

Builder | JE Dunn Construction

Developer | LV Collective

Land Planner | Niles Bolton Associates

Landscape Architect/Designer | Ironwood Design Group

Interior Designer | Variant Collaborative

Photographer | Chase Daniel

When you can’t build out, build up. This thoughtfully considered tower rises 25 stories to take full advantage of its half-acre footprint within walking distance to Georgia Tech’s campus in the heart of Tech Square, Midtown Atlanta’s hub for startups and research centers.

Whistler offers 565 beds in 168 units and features more than 17,300 square feet of boutique-style amenities. Students can treat themselves to craft coffee and artisan pastries at the on-site Daydreamer cafe, exercise in the expansive fitness center with yoga and spin studios, or lounge poolside on the rooftop deck while enjoying panoramic skyline views.

The 284,839-square-foot property is served with one level of basement parking totaling 25 spaces to encourage a continued reliance on biking, walking, scooters and public transportation with proximity to Atlanta’s MARTA lines. The dynamic design of mid-gray tones starts with a stacked base of amenities to activate the street, and draws the eye up with slender, mini towers and rhythmically shifting balconies slightly offset from each other to create a dynamic facade instead of a static block.

Whistler accomplishes the city’s initiative to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment, while providing students unmatched amenity spaces and views of the city and campus.

From the Judges
It’s hard to believe this gorgeous development is for students. The architecture is absolutely stunning, with an amazing entryway and streetscape. The balconies provide a sexy exterior look. Inside, the abundance of biophilia speaks to current student generation, with plenty of community amenities for them to utilize. 

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